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American Express Opens Luxury Lounge at Miami International

Airlines & Airports | Rich Thomaselli | June 05, 2015

American Express Opens Luxury Lounge at Miami International

Photo courtesy of American Express

American Express is providing quite a perk to its card members traveling through Miami International Airport.

AMEX announced today that its new Centurion Lounge has opened in the North Terminal in Concourse D. Access to the Centurion Lounge network is exclusive to American Express Card Members, and a key complimentary benefit for Platinum Card Members as part of a suite of benefits.

Inside the lounge is a range of amenities including complimentary world-class food from local James Beard award-winning Chef Michelle Bernstein; beverages from mixologist Jim Meehan; spa treatments from exhale spa, including massages and manicures; dedicated work spaces with high-speed Wi-Fi and plenty of power outlets; semi-private nooks; and soundproof kids play area

“At any given time, a large number of our card members are likely traveling in and out of MIA, whether they’re leaving home, visiting, connecting domestically or passing through on the way to Latin America or the Caribbean,” Lisa Durocher, senior vice president, Consumer Charge Cards & Benefits at American Express, said in a statement. “We designed this lounge to reflect the vibrancy of Miami, with great food, entertainment and plenty of ways to relax. Whether traveling for work or pleasure, card members will find a retreat in the lounge.”

AMEX is making the lounge very Miami-centric. Bernstein, Chef/Owner of Cena and Crumb on Parchment, and Chef of Seagrape in the Thompson Miami Beach hotel, will bring a locally inspired, seasonal menu to The Centurion Lounge coupled with Miami-inspired cocktails crafted by Meehan and wine selections by wine director Anthony Giglio.

“What I love about joining The Centurion Lounge is that we’re elevating airport dining by creating a restaurant-like culinary experience,” Bernstein said. “I didn’t design a menu for an airport; I designed a menu that has the same passion, quality and South Miami flavors that I serve locals and visitors every day.”

The Centurion Lounge in Miami includes several unique features that pay homage to the city’s reputation for design, most notably a floor-to-ceiling textural wall resembling a wave that gives a nod to the city’s coastal vibe.

The new lounge in Miami joins locations in Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, New York's LaGuardia Airport, and San Francisco International Airport. In the coming weeks, American Express will also introduce The Centurion Studio in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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