American Express to open first lounge in Europe at London Heathrow

American Express today announced plans to open the thirteenth location within its signature airport lounge network, The Centurion Lounge, at Heathrow.

This will be American Express’ first Centurion Lounge in Europe, and second outside of the US. Opening in 2019, the new Centurion Lounge at Heathrow will be located post-security in Terminal 3 and offer an exceptional level of luxury including the premium facilities and services that Platinum and Centurion Cardmembers have come to expect as well as a bespoke offering specific to the UK.

“Both in business and their personal lives, our Premium Cardmembers are living more globally, and we are committed to meeting their needs wherever they go,” said Chris Cracchiolo, SVP, Global Loyalty & Benefits, American Express.

“London has long been a top city our Platinum and Centurion Cardmembers travel through, so it made perfect sense to open our first Centurion Lounge in Europe and second location outside of the US, to Heathrow.

We look forward to welcoming Cardmembers to our new Centurion Lounge location in Heathrow next year.”

London’s distinctive combination of history and modernity will serve as inspiration for the space, which will span approximately 7,000 square feet.

In addition to the existing amenities found across Centurion Lounge locations – such as complimentary food and beverage from top chefs and mixologists, premium showers, access to high speed wi-fi and private noise-buffering work stations – the lounge will feature specially curated amenities influenced by British hospitality, culture and style.

John Arbuckle, Head of Property at Heathrow said, “We are really proud to welcome Europe’s first Centurion Lounge to Heathrow.

The lounge will offer a unique and premium experience for Amex customers and a comfortable haven, bringing to life the essence of Modern British hospitality.”