Today American Express announced the opening of their long anticipated Centurion Lounge at London Heathrow Airport (LHR, T3).
Located in Terminal 3, the lounge will be the first Centurion Lounge in Europe and American Express’ third Centurion Lounge to open this year.
The opening of this facility has long been anticipated by card members who frequently go through Heathrow, even though considering it’s size only the few who fly from Terminal 3 will be able to make use of it.
“We are thrilled to introduce the Centurion Lounge experience to our Card Members traveling through London’s Heathrow Airport and make their return to travel even more special,” said Pablo Rivero, Vice President & General Manager, Global Lounge Experiences. “From bespoke interior design to signature bites from a Michelin-Star chef, we continue to raise the bar for airport lounges by providing truly unique, top-notch premium experiences.”
Here are some images of the new space:
It certainly looks comfortable with the the established “homey” feel to it that we know from other Amex Centurion Lounge locations. Although here I’m really missing the natural light as it apparently doesn’t feature windows or open spaces towards the terminal.
Spanning over 7,000 square feet (650 square meters), the new lounge will embody London’s vibrancy and charm while incorporating the signature features Card Members know and love. The new space will feature local custom-made design elements and unique amenities, including:
- Curated Global Menu by Michelin-Star Chef Assaf Granit
- British-Inspired Tea Cart with Hot and Cold Beverage Selections
- Seasonal Soapsmith Products by Samantha Jameson
- British Art and Design
“We are delighted to be the first major hub airport in Europe to host an American Express Centurion Lounge. As travel restrictions continue to ease and key markets open back up, the new Centurion Lounge in Terminal 3 will be a most welcome addition for passengers in need of a quiet place to relax before setting off on their journeys,” said Fraser Brown, Director of Retail and Property at Heathrow.
Access to the Centurion lounges is available to personal and business customers of the Platinum & Centurion Charge Cards. Until February 1 of 2023 card members are allowed guests under the current policy but from that date forward each visitor requires their own card or the card member will be charged per each guest.
American Express has opened the long awaited Centurion Lounge at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 3. Hopefully this lounge will be open on a more consistent basis as the other facilities at Los Angeles International Airport (Tom Bradley Intl Terminal) and Hong Kong remain closed for the time being. The U.S. domestic lounges are widely available again although many of them with limited hours of operation.
I wish I had the opportunity to visit this lounge but I can’t exen exactly remember the last time I used Terminal 3 at Heathrow. I believe it was a BA flight to Las Vegas several years back. I’ll certainly ask my girlfriend to report back how she liked the new lounge once she flies out of T3 on JAL again (which might also be rather distant considering the trouble to get back to Japan these days).