American Express Opens Lounges at PHX

American Express Opens Centurion® Lounge and Escape Lounge

American Express and MAG USA announced the opening of The Centurion Lounge and Escape Lounge at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

With Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport welcoming more than 44 million passengers each year, the two unique spaces will provide Platinum Card® and Centurion Members with more options and premium amenities as they travel through Phoenix.

Located in Terminal 4 and spanning a combined total of over 9,500 square feet, the two side by side lounge locations will feature a shared entrance, separate reception areas, specialty cocktails, fresh locally-inspired cuisine, and more.

“Our premium Card Members tell us that lounge access is the number one travel benefit they’re looking for, so we’re excited to bring two world-class lounge experiences to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport,” said Alexander Lee, Vice President of Loyalty and Benefits at American Express. Lee added, “The Centurion Lounge in Phoenix is our 10th location and builds on the ongoing growth of our lounge access with plans to open five more Centurion Lounges in airports around the world.”

“MAG USA is thrilled to help bring to life both of these premium lounges in Phoenix Sky Harbor,” said Martin Jones, CEO of MAG USA (Escape Lounge’s parent company). “We look forward to this collaboration and bringing a new and exciting experience to Phoenix travelers.”

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The new American Express Centurion Lounge and Escape Lounge will feature Mexican cuisine inspired food menus curated by Chef Doug Robson, the executive chef and co-owner of Phoenix’s top Mexican restaurants Gallo Blanco and Otro Cafe. The menus will include a range of dishes such as eggs and chorizo, tortilla soup, pollo asado with a tamarind glaze, roasted cauliflower with harissa and a masala galam yogurt sauce, and more.

“I’m honored to bring my dishes to The Centurion Lounge and Escape Lounge in the Phoenix Airport for travelers and locals alike,” said Chef Doug Robson. “These menus are inspired by my upbringing in Mexico City and the multicultural flavors and energy of the cuisine.”


In addition to the premium food menu from Chef Robson, the new Centurion Lounge in Phoenix will offer Platinum Card and Centurion Members and their guests access to premium amenities and services including:

● A complimentary full bar with custom cocktails created by renowned mixologist Jim Meehan and wine selections handpicked by renowned wine authority Anthony Giglio
● Floor-to-ceiling windows with expansive internal and external views
● Essentials for business and leisure travelers alike, including dedicated workspaces, power outlets, private phone areas, comfortable seating and access to high-speed Wi-Fi


Platinum Card and Centurion Members receive complimentary access to the Escape Lounge as part of the American Express Global Lounge Collection. Non-Card Members can also access the Escape Lounge for a fee.

The new Escape Lounge will offer visitors premium amenities including:

● Local chef-curated menu featuring premium food options and seasonal changes
● Unique Phoenix-inspired cocktails courtesy of head mixologist Sarah McElroy*
● Local wines, beers and spirits, coffee, and espresso*
● Silent digital library, with noise cancelling Bose headphones and free access to over 7,000 publications from over 120+ countries courtesy of PressReader
● Children activity packs, including Escape Lounge’s Kids Crew puzzles, coloring book and crayons

American Express Global Lounge Collection provides Platinum Card and Centurion Members with places to relax and recharge while traveling the globe offering access to the most lounges compared to any U.S. credit card, including more than 1,200 lounges around the world, in 500 plus cities across 130 countries and counting. Card Members can search and find lounge locations within the Global Lounge Collection through the Find A Lounge tool online or within the Amex Mobile app. They can also check into select Centurion Lounges through the mobile check-in tool within the Amex Mobile app.

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