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The CenturionSM Lounge from American Express Opens in San Francisco International Airport

November 6, 2014

First West Coast location enhances cross-country travel experience for Platinum Card® Members

American Express and Uber team up to offer complimentary rides to the airport to celebrate opening

American Express® Card Members traveling in the Bay Area have a new reason to get to the airport early, as American Express announced today the opening of The Centurion Lounge in San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The new Lounge is the first on the West Coast and the fourth location to open in a network that’s expanding in major airports across the United States.

Unlimited, complimentary access to The Centurion Lounge is among a suite of curb-to-curb benefits designed to create a more seamless travel experience for Platinum Card Members. The 8,200 square foot Lounge, located in Terminal 3, features world-class amenities that allow Card Members to:

  • Wine & Dine: Featuring Napa Valley inspired, seasonal cuisine curated by Christopher Kostow, chef at The Restaurant at Meadowood, as well as signature cocktails by renowned mixologist Jim Meehan. A unique wine tasting area powered by Wine Emotion allows guests to sample different pours from Napa Valley, chosen by wine director Anthony Giglio.*
  • Work & Play: Connected work spaces include high speed Wi-Fi and outlets near every seat, and a sound-proof family room allows a safe and fun place for kids to play.
  • Relax & Recharge: Thoughtfully appointed relaxation areas and luxurious shower suites provide an optimal place to refresh, and Member Services Professionals on-staff can help assist with Card inquiries and travel services.

“With The Centurion Lounge in San Francisco and our recent opening at LaGuardia Airport, American Express is building a bicoastal network of lounges,” said Lisa Durocher, Senior Vice President, Consumer Charge Cards & Benefits at American Express. “San Francisco is a gateway to the Pacific and one of the busiest airports in the country. We’re proud to enhance the airport experience for our Card Members who travel through every year.”

Expanding Lounge Network

The Centurion Lounge has locations currently open in Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS), Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA). American Express will unveil a new Centurion Lounge location next year at Miami International Airport (MIA).

Entry to The Centurion Lounges is complimentary for consumer, Business and Corporate Platinum Card and Centurion® Members, and their immediate family or up to two travel companions. Other American Express Credit and Charge Card Members may purchase a one-day pass at The Centurion Lounge for $50**.

American Express and Uber Team Up to Offer Complimentary Rides to the Airport

To celebrate the opening of The Centurion Lounge at SFO, American Express is working with Uber to give Card Members a complimentary Black Car ride to the airport.

On November 6, 2014, Card Members who have an eligible American Express® Card as their selected method of payment can enter the promo code CENTURIONSFO in the Uber app to receive a complimentary Black Car ride from San Francisco to SFO.***

*Must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly.
**Subject to availability/capacity
***Terms apply, Visit http://t.uber.com/amexsfo for more information.

About American Express

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, foursquare.com/americanexpress, linkedin.com/company/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress.

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About San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) offers non-stop flights to more than 36 international cities on 30 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport connects non-stop with 79 cities in the U.S. on 15 domestic airlines. SFO is proud to offer upgraded free Wi-Fi with no advertising. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, cultural exhibitions, ground transportation and more, visit www.flysfo.com. Follow us on www.twitter.com/flysfo and www.facebook.com/flysfo.

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Kimberly Litt, 212-640-0453

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