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American Express is expanding another of its Centurion Lounges. Amex is adding to the popular Miami International Airport (MIA) Centurion Lounge so it’ll be able to accommodate more passengers and offer more amenities.
Rather than changing locations, Amex will just expand on its existing space, which first opened in 2015. The lounge will continue to be located in Concourse D near Gate D12 and on the fourth floor. The new lounge is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
With the refurbishments, loungegoers can expect more than 4,000 square feet of additional space, an additional food buffet and beverage area, wine bar, more restrooms, tranquility area, two private telephone rooms and more seating.
While many will likely get excited about the additions, especially the expanded space and seating options, loungegoers will be pleased to hear that many of its current features will stick around. The MIA Centurion Lounge will continue to offer complimentary spa therapies from Exhale, a full premium bar, locally inspired cuisine, dedicated work area, members services desk, conference space, family room, computer bar and large flat-screen TVs.
This announcement for the MIA Centurion Lounge comes just three days after Amex opened its first international Centurion Lounge at Hong Kong (HKG). The company will also open a new location at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in late October. Plus, in September, Amex announced it would be expanding its current lounge at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) to combat that lounge’s issue with overcrowding.
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