A new premium lounge will land at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the Tom Bradley International Terminal next year. American Express announced Tuesday that it will open a signature Centurion Lounge for premium card-holders that will feature something novel: a tranquillity area to help travelers adapt to different time zones.
The L.A. location will be the 12th lounge for the brand. “LAX is the No. 2 airport our Platinum Card Members travel through, based on Amex Travel bookings,” said Josh McKay, vice president and general manager of Global Benefits and Services.
The post-security lounge will occupy almost 14,000 square feet with amenities such as a spa, family room, custom wall installations, free chef-crafted bites, wines and cocktails, workspaces, access to Wi-Fi, restrooms and showers, and the tranquility area.
The lounge is free to Platinum Card and Centurion (or Black) Card members with a same-day boarding pass and valid ID. Platinum Card members may bring up to two travel companions free of charge; Centurion members can bring immediate family members or two travel companions. (One-day passes for additional guests cost $50.)
The annual Platinum Card charges $550 in annual fees; the invitation-only Centurion Card charges members $2,500 a year, plus an up-front initiation fee.
Other Centurion Lounge locations include LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York City, McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).