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American Express Takes Its Premium Airport Lounge Program Global; The CENTURION® Lounge Coming to Hong Kong and Philadelphia in 2017
NEW YORK,  January 31, 2017 -- 

Today, American Express (NYSE:AXP) announced plans to bring its signature airport lounge program global, with the introduction of a new location of The Centurion Lounge in Terminal 1 of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), as well as a location in the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) later this year. In addition, the existing location in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) will be significantly expanded in the coming months.

“We’re thrilled to bring our best-in-class Centurion Lounge to Hong Kong, one of the most popular travel destinations in Asia among our premium Card Members,” said Janey Whiteside, senior vice president and general manager of Global Charge Products, Benefits & Services, American Express. “We’re also looking forward to continuing to expand our Centurion Lounges in the U.S. with the addition of a new location in Philadelphia. Philadelphia International is one of the most trafficked airports for our Card Members, as we’ve seen a ten percent increase in travel into Philadelphia in the past year alone,” said Whiteside.

The new Centurion Lounge will be located in Terminal 1 of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The more than 8,000 square foot lounge will offer an escape for Card Members visiting the busy global travel hub and feature a unique selection of premium amenities, food and beverages.*

The new 6,300 square foot Centurion Lounge in Philadelphia International Airport will be located in Terminal A West and will offer amenities such as a complimentary premium bar and food menu featuring a selection of local Philadelphia favorites, floor-to-ceiling windows with expansive internal and external views, premium bathrooms and a private shower suite, as well as access to complimentary Wi-Fi and noise-buffering workspaces.

As Seattle continues to grow as a travel destination for premium Card Members, with a 12 percent increase in air travel into Seattle the past year, American Express will also be expanding the existing Seattle-Tacoma International Airport lounge location by 1,400 square feet, to bring the total space to 4,500 square feet, and which will include the addition of a private shower suite, more restrooms, a full premium bar, expanded seating and spectacular views of Mount Rainier. This expansion will build on the existing Concourse B location opposite from Gate B3, and is expected to be completed the first half of 2017.

Each Centurion Lounge location features a unique selection of exceptional amenities designed to anticipate travelers’ needs. Complimentary chef-crafted food menus, premium wines and specialty cocktails from top sommeliers and mixologists, access to high-speed Wi-Fi, premium restrooms and showers, power outlets, and private noise-buffering work stations, are just some of the examples of the world-class services guests can find within a luxurious and contemporary setting.

The Centurion Lounge network is the signature program within the broader American Express Global Lounge CollectionSM – an exclusive benefit for American Express Centurion and Platinum Card Members. The Global Lounge Collection provides our Card Members with access to the most lounges across the globe from a U.S. credit card, including access to more than 1,000 lounges around the world, in 500 plus cities, across 120 countries and counting. In addition to The Centurion lounge network, the Global Lounge Collection also includes access to International American Express lounges, Delta Sky Club® for Card Members flying on Delta, Priority PassTM Select Lounges upon enrollment, and Airspace Lounges. Card Members can find a lounge at the Global Lounge Collection website.

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*Must be of legal drinking age to consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.

**Metrics provided by American Express Travel


Heather Norton
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