AmEx Opens Largest Centurion Lounge at Atlanta Airport

American Express has announced the opening of a new Centurion Lounge at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the busiest airport in the world. At nearly 26,000 square feet, it is the largest of its kind in the Centurion Lounge network and is located in Concourse E near gate E11.

The design is inspired by Atlanta’s reputation as “the city in the forest” and its abundance of trees. The main seating area has a 50-year-old olive tree and a 3,850-square-foot custom light sculpture that represents a forest canopy. Additionally, visitors can enjoy multiple outdoor terraces, a first for the Centurion Lounge network. These seating areas are equipped with heaters and fans for use year-round. The lounge also showcases commissioned artwork from local artists.

Chef Deborah VanTrece, owner of local Atlanta restaurants Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, Oreatha’s At The Point and La Panarda, will bring her take on modern, global soul food to the lounge. There will also be a food and beverage station with gluten-free and vegan options, including protein bites, salads, smoothies and immunity booster juice shots.

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The Reserve by American Express is a bespoke whiskey bar serving signature cocktails designed by Centurion Mixologist Jim Meehan, along with a selection of classic and new American whiskeys (Centurion Lounge/Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport)

The Reserve by American Express becomes the first dedicated whiskey bar in a Centurion Lounge. The cocktail menu, curated by mixologist Jim Meehan, includes five specialty whiskey cocktails. Guests can alternatively choose from over 20 classic and new American whiskeys. The bar has caramel leather seating and connects to an outdoor lounge area. The lounge also offers a fully stocked main bar with 10 wines selected by sommelier and Centurion Lounge Wine Director Anthony Giglio, a local cocktail menu including spirit-free options, and other Centurion Lounge signature drinks.

Signature amenities include workstations, phone booths, restrooms, shower suites, several seating areas and complimentary Wi-Fi.

American Express continues to expand and enhance the Centurion Lounge Network with plans to open new lounge locations at Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C. and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey.

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