UPDATE [28/03/22]: Following reports earlier this year that both the AMEX lounges in Melbourne and Sydney airport were going to reopen, both have now started welcoming American Express cardholders from today. Eligible Card Members are now welcome back into the popular lounges, which offer a great selection of complimentary food and drink to passengers before they took off to the skies.
As always, you’ll just need to present your eligible American Express Card at the front desk to gain lounge access. And for Card Members with unused lounge entries that were due to expire last year, do note that you now have up until 30th June 2022 to use them up. Any unused entries have automatically carried over and can be enjoyed in addition to the usual two entries eligible Card Holders would have received at the start of 2022.
There’s no word as to exactly when both American Express lounges will be rebranded as Centurion Lounges, but the change will come later this year.
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Original Article – American Express Sydney & Melbourne Airport Lounges To Reopen
American Express has confirmed that both its Sydney and Melbourne lounges will reopen by the end of this month, just two years after they first shuttered for obvious pandemic-related reasons. Now with international travel on an upward trajectory, both popular airport lounges will once again welcome American Express Platinum cardholders as well as all other passengers who meet entry requirements.
And while it’ll be business as usual with the lounges, AMEX has also announced that both will finally relaunch as Centurion Lounges later this year, aligned with the enhanced offerings of AMEX’s premium lounges in busy airports like New York LaGuardia Airport and London Heathrow Airport.
American Express has not indicated any changes to entry requirements, although it’s being assumed that if you can access the AMEX airport lounges currently, then you will be able to access the Centurion Lounges once they go through the big rebrand.
An exact date for the reopenings has not yet been set but it is being reported that passengers will once again be able to max-o relax-o in the AMEX lounges towards the end of March. Of course, we’ll be updating this article once an exact date has been set.
The current American Express Sydney lounge opened back in 2019 after the previous location proved a bit too small for AMEX’s considerable presence. That former spot has since been taken over by Plaza Premium, while the newer AMEX Sydney Airport lounge revealed an elevated offering that’s become one of the most comfortable ways for travellers to unwind before a flight. To think that American Express will further elevate the offering later this year makes the Sydney Centurion Lounge a very attractive prospect for cardholders and their guests.
In case you need a reminder of how nice the current American Express Sydney Airport lounge is check out the video we did back when the 6,500-square-foot space was revealed in October 2019.
Centurion Lounges are the top-tier American Express airport lounges, with more expansive and generous lists of wine, spirits, signature cocktails, and Champagne for all guests. Despite lacking details on exactly what we can expect from both the Sydney and Melbourne Centurion Lounges, it’s safe to expect a top-quality a la carte menu as well, with an extensive range of hot meals.
While a significantly improved food and drink selection should be the major distinction with the new Centurion Lounges, overseas iterations of American Express’ premium airport lounges also feature improved comfort and convenience. The Centurion Lounge in LAX features a dedicated cocktail and wine bar as well as a day spa, so we’re hoping some of those features find their way to both the Sydney and Melbourne lounges.
More details are to be expected once the American Express lounges reopen in both Sydney and Melbourne.