I was at LAX on Saturday and pleased to see that the American Express Centurion Lounge looks about ready to open. An opening date has still not been announced.
The Los Angeles lounge was originally slated to open in 2019, but was delayed. The latest Centurion Lounge will be a large one, with over 13,900 square feet of floor space and a special tranquility area and spa.
For the first time, American Express will be introducing an enhanced tranquility area, offering both brightly-lit and dimly-lit quiet areas to help global travelers adjust to new time zones as they travel internationally. The new lounge will also feature a spa, a kid and adult-friendly family room, custom, visual wall installations, complimentary chef-crafted food menus, premium wines and specialty cocktails from sommelier Anthony Giglio and mixologist Jim Meehan, enhanced workspaces, access to high-speed Wi-Fi, premium restrooms and showers, power outlets, private noise-buffering work stations and American Express Member Services Professionals to provide onsite Card-related and travel-related services.
The lounge will be located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), meaning you can get there fairly easily from all terminals except Terminal 1. Terminals 4-8 are connected on the secure side by walkway and Delta offers shuttle service from Terminals 2 and 3.
The lounge entrance will be on Level 4, one level below the Qantas First Class lounge, near the bridge that connects TBIT to Terminal 4. It appears you’ll enter the lounge then proceed down an elevator to the lounge itself, which is located on the arrivals levels. It’s almost like an island in the midst of baggage claim between passport control and customs. The glass is frosted on the lower windows, providing some degree of privacy.
Already, you can see a large American Express logo, countertops are complete, and even furniture has been moved in.
I am looking forward to finally having an American Express Centurion Lounge in my home airport. You can bet I’ll be one of the first to check it out once it opens.