American Express is continuing to expand their Centurion Lounge network and the newest location slated to open in late 2022 is going to be Washington D.C. Reagan National Airport (DCA).
American Express has also reopened All US Centurion Lounge locations except for New York LGA, which is still under construction.
American Express has previously published a notice on their website announcing the closure of all Centurion Airport Lounges since March 21st 2020.
Amex has since kept these lounges closed until early December and reasoned it with Covid-19 yet most of the other lounges operated by airlines were long open again. Even since reopening their own lounges Amex has kept the actual opening hours to a minimum and closes them in the afternoon. Weak!
Now they have unveiled their latest project: A new Centurion Lounge at Washington D.C. Reagan National Airport (DCA) to be opened late next year.
American Express officially announced today that there’s another Centurion Lounge in the works. The newest lounge will be at Washington D.C.’s Reagan National Airport (DCA), bringing a Centurion Lounge to the U.S. capital. In conjunction with this news, Amex also announced that they will expand their lounges at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The new lounge in D.C. and expanded lounges in San Francisco and Seattle are all slated to open before the end of 2022.
The new Centurion Lounge at DCA will be an 11,500-square-foot luxury enclave in Terminal B. It will open when Reagan National Airport completes their $1 million improvement project. Like the 15 Centurion Lounges that have opened before it, the anticipated D.C. lounge will feature a custom bar and culinary program, work spaces, and other areas to unwind. Previous Centurion Lounges have introduced amenities like a speakeasy (at the JFK Centurion Lounge) and menus designed by top culinary talent (like Global Dining Collection chef Nancy Silverton’s program at the LAX Centurion Lounge). As the plans unfold for the Washington D.C. Centurion Lounge, we’ll have to see what customizations are in store.
“We’ve been steadily growing our lounge footprint around the world and are excited to bring a premium lounge experience to Reagan National Airport, and upgrade our lounges at San Francisco International and Seattle-Tacoma International Airports,” said Alexander Lee, vice president of Travel Experiences & Benefits.
Here are some renderings provided by Amex:
The design appears to be an open air style gate side concept which might be a bit noisy.
At this point it seems even Amex has very few definitive ideas of how the lounge will eventually look like as previously there were a lot more renderings of newly planned lounges.
In any case it’s good to have more Centurion Lounges around which are one of the main reasons these days to carry the Platinum Card.
The new Centurion Lounge at Washington Reagan National (DCA) will open sometime late 2022 so almost 1.5-2 years from now.
Until then there will be ample time to follow the progress for the new facility and possible other locations Amex is planning to establish lounges for their domestic network.