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American Express Centurion Lounges are some of the nicest lounges that you will find in the US — at least whenever you are not flying first class or business class on international routes.
We’ve been waiting for the Centurion Lounge at LAX to open up for quite some time and finally it is set to open up in just a couple of days on March 9!
We have some details about the lounge and it looks like it’s going to be one of the best Centurion Lounges (if not the best).
Here’s what you need to know about the new lounge!
First, this lounge is going to be huge.
At nearly 14,000 square ft., this is going to be the largest Centurion Lounge that we have ever seen. As many Centurion Lounges have seen crowding issues, this is very good to see.
It’s located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal and while LAX is not the easiest airport to navigate post security the lounge will be accessible post-security from Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
This lounge is going to introduce a new concept known as “tranquility rooms.” There is both a sunrise room and a moonset room which are designed to offer relaxation.
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.
It sounds like a pretty cool concept and the chaise lounges in the moonrise room look like a good place to actually lie down and get some real rest.
This will also be one of the Centurion Lounges that offer spa treatment.
American Express partnered with Exhale to offer “elevated wellbeing and spa services centered around energy and light.” The lounge is going to offer light therapy for hydrated skin, Reiki treatments, Ear Reflexology, hand and nail therapies, as well as chair massages.
Food and drink
The menu is going to be inspired by American Express Global Dining Collection Chef, Nancy Silverton. 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 and more.
The new lounge will also offer premium wine selections by Wine Director Anthony Giglio, as well as specialty cocktails by renowned Centurion Lounge mixologist Jim Meehan.
The interior sounds like it’s going to look really cool.
There’s a custom mural created by Los Angeles-based mixed media muralist, Danielle Garza, hand-picked film artifacts for the lounge, and a sweet-looking silhouette of the Hollywood Hills.
If you’re flying to LAX soon be sure to make your way to the international terminal so that you can check it out.
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