The American Express Centurion Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is now open and looks great.
American Express Centurion Lounge LAX Hours + Location
Hours of operation will be daily from from 6:30AM until 11:00PM. While not surprising considering there are few flights from Tom Bradley departing in the 4:00AM – 6:00AM window, there are many flights that depart from 11:00PM – 1:00PM. It’s thus a bit surprising the lounge will not stay open a bit later. A 24/7 lounge would have really been impressive. The nearly nearly 14,000 square foot lounge will be able to accommodate 200 people at once.
The lounge is located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) on Level 4, just below the Qantas lounge. Here’s a guide on how to reach the lounge. Remember, TBIT is connected via a series of tunnels and walkways to Terminals 4-8.
American Express Centurion Lounge LAX Spa
This lounge will features a spa and tranquility area. Here’s how AMEX describes it:
For those traveling into new time zones, or guests hoping to relax before a long flight, the Centurion Lounge at LAX will feature first-of-its-kind Sunrise and Moonrise tranquility rooms, offering brightly and dimly lit quiet spaces to relax and recharge. The Moonrise room ushers in a sense of nighttime relaxation through a starry night inspired ceiling, creating an atmosphere of subtle, yet relaxing energy. Meanwhile, the Sunrise room helps awaken the senses with illuminated walls, emanating an atmosphere of dawn-like hues.
American Express has also partnered with Exhale to offer elevated wellbeing and spa services centered around energy and light. Guests can indulge in Light Therapy designed to hydrate skin, Reiki treatments to restore the body’s equilibrium, and Ear Reflexology to relax the mind and ease the body. Hand and nail therapies, as well as chair massages, will also be available.
Sounds nice to me…
American Express Centurion Lounge LAX Menu
The lounge will also feature Southern California cuisine:
Offering a taste of Los Angeles’ exceptional culinary fare, American Express Global Dining Collection Chef, Nancy Silverton, will curate a bespoke menu as Executive Chef of the LAX Centurion Lounge. Having grown up in Southern California, Silverton has always been surrounded by an abundance of fresh ingredients. Leveraging her relationships with local farmers and purveyors, Silverton’s menu will incorporate a variety of local and artisanal ingredients, ensuring guests enjoy a meal or snack that is both seasonal and fresh. Some of these locally inspired dishes include:
- Asparagus Egg Pie
- Panettone French Toast
- Farro Salad with Fresh Herbs and Feta
- Mozza Meatballs
- Roasted Beets with Horseradish Vinaigrette
- Butterscotch Budino
Also sounds nice to me!
California ingredients will be used, when possible, for wine and cocktails. And even coffee:
Guests will also be able to enjoy coffee from Los Angeles-based City Bean Roasters, whose coffee is sustainably sourced directly from local farmers.
It would be great if this lounge has a barista (like Hong Kong) instead of just a machine…
American Express Centurion Lounge LAX Pictures
Here are some pictures from the new lounge, provided by American Express:
I’m traveling internationally this week, so my visit will not be until next week. It pains me not to be the first to review the new lounge in one of my home airports, but perhaps a review next week will be a more helpful barometer of crowds and give the lounge a chance to work out any initial kinks.
AMEX usually offers nice swag bags on the opening day of its new lounges. If you’re departing from LAX today, take time to stop by.
Just stopped by…they were handing out branded powerbanks for opening day, which was clearly evident given the way staff was operating, a bit of a dress rehearsal feeling. The executive chef was fine tuning her food assortment, the bar manager was hovering over everything being created, check in was a bit cumbersome (wanted to see amex card, ID and boarding pass), and staff was figuring out how to do all food serving for everyone given health concerns. The place is split up into many different nooks and crannies, so while it may be the biggest centurion lounge, every spot you are in feels relatively small and intimate.
Thanks for sharing your experience!
It’s a strange layout at first. But a nice space in the end. The mandatory server situation at the buffet worked but the lounge was maybe 25% full. At capacity I would expect some lines for food. Italian food was a great change to the mediocre gourmet food at most of these lounges.