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Inside American Express’s brand new Heathrow Centurion Lounge

The American Express Heathrow Centurion Lounge features a British tea cart, a menu designed by Michelin-Star Chef Assaf Granit and custom-made furniture. 

Spanning more than 650 square meters, the new American Express Heathrow Centurion Lounge embodies London’s vibrancy and charm.

This is the first Centurion Lounge in Europe and American Express’ third Centurion Lounge to open this year. It’s wildly luxurious but it also incorporates signature features American Express members know and love.

Guests can enjoy dedicated workspaces, power outlets, private phone areas, comfortable seating, wireless mobile charging and high-speed Wi-Fi.

They can also browse a selection of stunning works in the art gallery and unwind with bespoke scented bath and body care products from London-based Soapsmith.

American Express Heathrow Centurion Lounge
The gallery inside the American Express Heathrow Centurion Lounge. Credit: Amex

What’s on the menu?

Chef Assaf Granit of Coal Office in London serves as the Executive Chef in the lounge.

His menu ties back to London’s rich multicultural heritage with dishes such as homemade Kubalah bread, fried pita chips with tahini, shakshukit, a beef & lamb dish with confit tomatoes and tahini, and for dessert, an “Oh ‘My Baklava’” olive oil cake with pistachio anglaise and rose water diplomat.

The lounge will feature global wines sourced from France, Italy, Argentina, and more – exclusively selected by Wine Director Anthony Giglio. Cocktail-lovers will be well looked after too. Legendary mixologist Jim Meehan has curated a menu featuring Wayne’s Collins, a mashup of the Tom Collins and White Negroni, and non-alcoholic mixtures like the Hare of the Fog, a Negroni riff featuring England’s own Seedlip spirit and Aecorn aperitifs.

The American Express Heathrow Centurion Lounge tea cart will also have a selection of local hot and cold teas and pastries all day long.

American Express Heathrow Centurion Lounge
Inside the American Express Heathrow Centurion Lounge. Credit: AmEx.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Centurion Lounge experience to our Card Members travelling through London’s Heathrow Airport and make their return to travel even more special,” Pablo Rivero, Vice President & General Manager, Global Lounge Experiences said on Tuesday.

“From bespoke interior design to signature bites from a Michelin-Star chef, we continue to raise the bar for airport lounges by providing truly unique, top-notch premium experiences.”

To access the lounge, travellers must be American Express Consumer Platinum and Business Platinum Card members. These cards generally have a higher fee, of $1000 a year or more.

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