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Last July we learned that the next airport to get one of American Express’ excellent Centurion Lounges would be Houston IAH Airport. At the time the lounge was expected to open in “early 2016,” though there were some delays with the completion.
The good news is that the Amex Centurion Lounge Houston is now open. The lounge is open daily from 5:30AM until 9PM.
The lounge is located airside in Terminal D at IAH, accessible via the elevator near gate D6. The good news is that there’s a train connecting terminals airside in Houston, meaning you can use the lounge when flying out of other terminals without having to reclear security.
The following people can use the Amex Centurion Lounge:
- Those with The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN, and the American Express Centurion Card receive complimentary access
- Those with either of the above cards may bring their spouse and children under the age of 18, or two travel companions as guests
- If you have an American Express Card other than the ones listed above, you can purchase a day pass at the entrance for $50
This new lounge complements Amex’s existing network of US lounges, including locations in Dallas (DFW), Las Vegas (LAS), Miami (MIA), New York (LGA), San Francisco (SFO), and Seattle (SEA). Furthermore, we’ve learned that American Express is planning on opening a Centurion Lounge in Los Angeles, though we don’t yet have a timeline on that.
As is the norm at US Centurion Lounges (though not at the one in Mexico City, oddly), all drinks and food are complimentary, and they blow away what’s offered by other airlines.
Here’s a sample menu for the lounge:
Meanwhile here’s a sample drink list:
The Centurion Lounge Houston doesn’t have a spa, unlike the lounges in Dallas and Miami.
It’s great to see the Centurion Lounge network continue to expand. Centurion Lounge access is probably my favorite perk of The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN, as these lounges are significantly better than what’s offered by other airlines. My only complaint is how consistently crowded the lounges are, but I guess that’s a testament to their quality.
Do you have plans to visit the Centurion Lounge Houston anytime soon?