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The American Express Centurion Lounge in Dallas is my favorite of all of the Amex lounges I have visited, largely because of the amenities including a complimentary spa and a family room. However, since opening day in 2013, it has only gotten more and more crowded for Platinum Card® from American Express and their guests…even after guesting privileges were restricted to two complimentary guests per cardholder earlier this year.
Amex has said to me that they had plans in the work to deal with the overcrowding situation at some of their lounges, and now they have announced they aren’t just expanding the existing DFW Centurion Lounge, they are building an entirely new and larger Amex Centurion Lounge at DFW!
The new location will be opposite the existing space, neighboring Gate 17 on the mezzanine in Terminal D, just inside security. The new, expanded space is expected to open in the first half of 2018, and it will be 3,000 square feet larger than the current DFW Centurion Lounge that is about 9,000 square feet.
It will retain a full-bar, buffet, spa and family room, and add an additional shower suite, private mother’s room, and private phone room.
This is all really good news, however, I do have to wonder how much of a difference the additional 3,000 square feet will make in practice. Amex isn’t new to the lounge game at this point, so I trust they will make good use of the space, but wouldn’t it be cool if they actually had two DFW Centurion Lounges instead of just one somewhat larger lounge? I’m being a little greedy I imagine, but I do hope that the larger lounge will be able to manage the demand. Regardless, I look forward to checking out the new space next year!
What are your thoughts on Amex’s announced plans for a new DFW Centurion Lounge?
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