American Express Centurion Lounge In Seattle Is Closing Several Weeks For Renovation Work From Monday, 11th March 2019

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The American Express Centurion Lounge at Seattle Tacoma Airport will be closing for several weeks starting this coming Monday, 11th March 2019.

The exact date when these clubs will reopen hasn’t been published on the Amex website yet but apparently the reason for the closure is “renovation and improvement”.

While the recent renovation works in Las Vegas lasted just 1-2 weeks, there isn’t any indication how long the upgrades at the Seattle club will last. American Express didn’t publish any info if there will be a major overhaul of the lounge and expansion of the entire space will be done or if it’s just some minor “cosmetic surgery”.

You can access the reference page for American Express Centurion Lounge in Seattle here.

The notice on the Amex website reads:

Beginning March 11, 2019, The Seattle Centurion Lounge will be temporarily closed for a short period as we renovate and improve the space.

In Seattle the Centurion Lounge is located in Concourse B, Opposite Gate B3. It’s accessible from other concourses as well which is also useful to look for an alternative venue during the closing time of the Centurion Lounge.

Priority Pass has the following options available at Seattle Tacoma:

  • Concourse A: The Club at SEA, next to Gate A11
  • South Satellite: The Club at SEA, next to Gate S9

The Alaska Airlines lounge at Seattle no longer participates in the Priority Pass program. The restaurant option has also been taken away just days after it had been added.

Conclusion

I have previously written about the extremely crowded Centurion lounges and what Amex should about that. Unfortunately they did exactly the opposite and instead of introducing sensible policies in regards to guests the new rules restrict the actual cardholder. I certainly hope the closure at Seattle will be quick and efficient because the airport isn’t really nice to sit around in the public area if you don’t have the lounge access there.

These days there always seems to be the one or other Amex Centurion Lounge to be closed. It’ll be interesting to see how long they actually stay open after these renovations before another refurb is required. The main issue, though, is that the lounges are simply to small and maybe it would be better if Amex procured larger facilities at the airports they have a presence at instead of small cosmetic improvements like they did in Las Vegas.

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