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October 7, 2020

American Express opens flagship Centurion Lounge at JFK Airport

By Mohamed Dabo

American Express has announced that its 13th Centurion Lounge will open at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)’s Terminal 4 in the coming days.

With more than 15,000 square feet, the new space is the largest Centurion Lounge yet and the first with two guest floors.

Alexander Lee, vice president of Travel Experiences and Benefits, said:

“Our flagship Centurion Lounge at JFK is our fourth location to open in 2020 and reiterates our commitment to backing our Card Members whenever they may be ready to travel, while striving for a safe environment for all.

“Like many of our customers we are proud to call New York City our home, and we are thrilled to have another lounge in our backyard. This new lounge will span two incredible floors and host a variety of amenities that bring New York City culture to life, plus floor-to-ceiling windows that offer sweeping views.”

New health-and-safety practices will be in force

Card Members visiting the Centurion Lounge at JFK will see new health-and-safety practices in place, as part of the “Centurion Lounge Commitment.”

These new practices will be implemented across the lounge network.

They include socially distanced seating, reduced capacity, increased cleaning frequency, requirements to wear a face covering when entering the lounge, served food instead of buffets, and more.

The Centurion Lounge at JFK will feature American Express’ first-ever “1850” speakeasy bar, a reference to the year the company was founded, complete with cocktails developed by Centurion Lounge mixologist Jim Meehan.

The lounge will also provide an Equinox Body Lab wellness experience, a bespoke menu created by Executive Chef Ignacio Mattos, new design elements inspired by New York’s cultural landmarks and much more.

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