American Express opened its 13th Centurion Lounge at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) which is the largest Centurion Lounge to date and the first to encompass two (2) guest floors. The Lounge accommodates 223 guests. The lounge was built as an extension of the existing terminal out towards the tarmac.
The new lounge spans more than 15,000 square feet in JFK’s Terminal 4. The main lounge area has a variety of seating areas that feature couches and individual recliners. The signature Amex watchdog and fight information monitors adorn the wall in this area. Guests will also find the Equinox Body Lab with sweeping views of the tarmac. Passing through the central corridor guests will view the planes parked at T4’s A-gates. The floor-to-ceiling-windows are a dream for aviation enthusiasts.
The lounge also has six “tree houses” – individual phone booths, restroom area, elevator, and staircase. There is a high-top counter with plenty of seating, main buffet area, smaller buffet area, dining room and bar. The lounge features a multipurpose room designed for families traveling with children.
At the lower-level bar area is a copper-paneled wall – once pushed the guests are transported to 1850 Speakeasy bar, designed to evoke the Prohibition era with its oak paneled walls and dark interiors – 1850 is also the year Amex was founded. This is the lounge’s third bar.