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Amex Centurion Lounge in Las Vegas is Expanding!

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Good news and bad news for travelers wishing to visit the American Express Centurion Lounge at Las Vegas McCarran Airport. (Read Rene’s review here.)

Bad news first: the lounge is closed and not expected to reopen until next year. (Although all Centurion Lounges are currently closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic). However, this reopening process may take a while. Why?

Well, my friend, here’s the good news!

Seats near the foyer of the American Express Centurion Lounge at Las Vegas McCarran Airport (LAS).
Seats inside the American Express Centurion Lounge at Las Vegas McCarran Airport (LAS).

OMAAT wrote the lounge is expanding from its current 9,000 square foot size to about 13,400 square feet.

Ben notes, “While the lounge won’t be getting a spa, it will feature additional multi-purposes areas, new private telephone rooms, newly designed reception, and workspace areas.”

Because Amex has strict limits on how much time and when someone can access the lounge, the spa exclusion doesn’t affect me. And here’s hoping people use the darn telephone rooms!

I’m curious to see how “contact items” such as the buffet and coffee machines will be resigned (if at all).

Breakfast buffet at the American Express Centurion Lounge at Las Vegas McCarran Airport (LAS).
Breakfast buffet at the American Express Centurion Lounge at Las Vegas McCarran Airport (LAS).

When the new The Club LAS Terminal D reopens (read Rene’s review), that may be a good place to cool your heels until the Centurion returns. (The Club LAS is a Priority Pass network lounge. Entrance may also be purchased and credit back to an American Express Green Card, thanks to its Lounge Buddy perk.)

Overcrowding Issues

Except for very early mornings, late nights, and maybe a Saturday afternoon, the LAS Centurion Lounge was always packed when I visited. Even after Amex instituted the departure-only, three-hour max rule, it was still crowded. (One lounge employee told me the changes helped but didn’t significantly cut down on traffic.)

My daughter loving the American Express Centurion Lounge in Las Vegas.
My daughter loving the kids/family room at American Express Centurion Lounge in Las Vegas!

Hopefully, the additional space will make a marked difference and the place won’t seem so cramped.

Which American Express Cards Get You Into Centurion Lounges?

Four American Express cards give members complimentary access to Centurion Lounges:

The Platinum Card from American Express.The Platinum Card from American Express (learn how to apply)

American Express Business Platinum cardThe Business Platinum Card from American Express (learn how to apply)

Delta Reserve American Express cardDelta Reserve Credit Card from American Express (learn how to apply)

  • Only when flying a same-day Delta Air Lines flight on a ticket purchased with your Reserve card

Delta Reserve for Business American Express cardDelta Reserve for Business Credit Card from American Express (learn how to apply)

  • Only when flying a same-day Delta Air Lines flight on a ticket purchased with your Reserve card

And, of course, the invitation-only American Express Centurion Card.

More Fun Things to Look Forward To!

A remodeled, expanded Centurion Lounge is just another adventure to add to next year’s list of fun trips. I’m also excited to visit some of the new Centurion Lounges, including the one at LAX’s TBIT.

— Chris

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