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American Express Wednesday announced plans to open a new Centurion Lounge at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). The new lounge, which is expected to open in 2023, will be the largest in the Centurion Network with approximately 26,000 square feet and will feature an array of new amenities.
“This lounge marks an important milestone for our Card Members as we continue to expand our vast Centurion Network,” Pablo Rivero, vice president and general manager, Global Lounge Experiences, said in a press release. “With outdoor spaces, tarmac views and design inspired by Atlanta’s natural landscape, we’re excited to bring this unique and expansive lounge to one of our Card Members’ favorite airports.”
Centrally located between domestic and international terminals in Concourse E, the new lounge will be accessible from every terminal through The Plane Train or by walking along the Transportation Mall. The lounge will also host travel essentials that Card Members know and love, such as private telephone rooms, shower suites, high-speed Wi-Fi, private noise-buffering workspaces, and more.
Eligible Card Members will get an “authentic taste of Atlanta through distinctive features,” including:
- Multiple outdoor areas, including a garden terrace inspired by the city’s rich tree canopy and open tarmac views, a first for a Centurion Lounge
- Modern design influenced by Atlanta’s local landscape and culture
- Locally inspired beverage and dining selections, including a modern bourbon bar, curated by a local chef and Centurion Lounge mixologist, Jim Meehan
- Additional local and unique amenities specific to the Centurion Lounge in Atlanta that will be announced closer to opening
“Hartsfield-Jackson is committed to providing a wonderful customer experience to our passengers,” said Airport General Manager Balram “B” Bheodari. “This new lounge will offer eligible passengers yet another option to enhance their travel experience to and from ATL.”
Lounge access continues to be a leading benefit for consumers, according to a recent Amex Trendex* survey that found that 60 percent of respondents agreed that they like to get to the airport early so they can enjoy the airport lounge.
The Centurion Lounge at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the latest addition to the growing American Express Centurion Network following its newest locations at London Heathrow (LHR) and New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA). American Express also has plans to open a new lounge at the Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C., and is continuing to enhance its existing locations, with expansions in San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Seattle-Tacoma Airport (SEA) and the newly opened wellness space in Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in partnership with leading mental wellness brand Calm.