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American Express and MAG USA Join Forces to Bring The Centurion Lounge® and the Escape Lounge to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 8:44 am

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 12, 2019--

Today, American Express (NYSE: AXP) and MAG USA announced joint plans to bring two new lounge locations, The Centurion Lounge and the Escape Lounge, to Terminal 4 within the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in the coming months.

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Rendering of the future Centurion Lounge at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (Photo: Business Wire)

As Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport welcomes more than 44 million passengers each year, the two lounges will provide guests with premium spaces and amenities to ease their travel journeys. The lounges will span a combined total of over 9,500 square feet and will feature a shared entrance, with separate reception areas, lounge spaces and amenities for each location. American Express Platinum Card® and Centurion Members will have complimentary access to both locations as part of the access provided through the American Express Global Lounge Collection ®.

“We are excited to partner with MAG USA to bring our Platinum Card and Centurion Members two incredible lounge spaces to visit when they travel through the Phoenix airport,” said Chris Cracchiolo, SVP, Global Loyalty & Benefits at American Express. Cracchiolo added, “As Phoenix is a popular travel hub for Card Members, and home to one of the largest American Express offices in the U.S., The Centurion Lounge and Escape Lounge in Phoenix Sky Harbor airport will be the perfect additions to the Global Lounge Collection.”

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

The Centurion Lounge at PHX

Access to The Centurion Lounge is complimentary and exclusive for Platinum Card and Centurion Members. The Centurion Lounge at PHX will feature a curated mix of The Centurion Lounge’s signature amenities as well as locally-inspired offerings, including:

  • Full premium bar with specialty cocktails developed by Centurion Lounge mixologist Jim Meehan, and wines handpicked by Centurion Lounge wine director Anthony Giglio, including seasonal wine flights*
  • Fresh, locally-inspired cuisine
  • Semi-private and dedicated work areas
  • On-site American Express Member Services Professionals to assist Card Members with Card account requests and travel-related inquiries

The Escape Lounge at PHX

As the exclusive partner for Escape Lounges, American Express Platinum Card and Centurion Members receive complimentary access to the Escape Lounge as part of the access provided through the American Express Global Lounge Collection. Access is also available to all airport travelers for a fee. The new Escape Lounge coming to the PHX airport will offer visitors premium amenities including:

  • Unique Phoenix-inspired cocktails courtesy of head mixologist Sarah McElroy*
  • Local chef-curated menu featuring premium food options and seasonal changes
  • 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

The Centurion Lounge and Escape Lounge will also both feature flight information display, high speed Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines, showers, charging stations, television service, and business services.

About American Express

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at  americanexpress.com  and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, instagram.com/americanexpress, linkedin.com/company/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress.

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About The Centurion Lounge

Current locations of The Centurion Lounge include New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Miami International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Houston’s George Bush International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport. In addition to The Centurion Lounge at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, American Express recently announced new locations coming to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, Denver International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, London Heathrow and Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Access to The Centurion Lounge is complimentary and exclusive for Platinum Card and Centurion Members. Platinum Card Members may enter with up to two travel companions at no additional charge. Centurion Members may enter with their immediate family or up to two travel companions. Platinum and Centurion Card Members may purchase access to The Centurion Lounge for additional guests for $50 each guest.**

The Centurion Lounge is the signature lounge program within the broader American Express Global Lounge Collection, which provides Platinum Card and Centurion Members with access to the most lounges across the globe compared to other U.S. credit cards, including access to more than 1,200 lounges around the world, in 500 plus cities, across 130 countries and counting. The Global Lounge Collection includes access to American Express Centurion Lounges, international American Express lounges, Delta Sky Club® for Card Members flying on Delta, Priority Pass TM  Select Lounges upon enrollment, Airspace Lounges, MAG U.S. Escape Lounges and Plaza Premium Lounges. Card Members can  find a lounge at the Global Lounge Collection website or by using the Amex Mobile app.

Visit  http://americanexpress.com/platinum  for more about the Platinum Card.


Launched in 2015, MAG USA is the United States’ ‘go-to’ organization for delivering market-leading commercial airport solutions with a focus on Airport Lounges, digitally driven Car Parking Services and Distribution, as well as P3, Retail and Terminal Developments. MAG USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Manchester Airport Group, UK (MAG) which owns and operates Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports. MAG USA’s headquarter is in Chicago, IL.

About The Escape Lounge

Current operating Escape Lounges locations are in Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Bradley International Airport, Oakland International Airport, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, Ontario International Airport - Terminal 2, Ontario International Airport – Terminal 4 and T.F. Green International Airport. Other Escape Lounges opening by the end of 2019 include Sacramento International Airport – Terminal A, Sacramento International Airport – Terminal B, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Escape Lounges are part of the American Express Global Lounge Collection, which gives American Express Platinum Card members complimentary access, along with two guests, to all U.S. locations. Others wishing to enjoy the lounge can pay a day pass fee of $45, plus tax. Reservations made online at EscapeLounges.com prior to arrival receive a $5 discount.

Escape Lounges are all-inclusive premium common-use airport lounges open to all travelers. Guests entering the lounge will receive unlimited amenities that include hot and cold food and beverages, plush and relaxing seating with ample power outlets, high-speed Wi-Fi, up-to-the-second flight information as well as local and national newspapers. An award-winning local chef, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, develops each Escape Lounge’s food offerings.

About Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX)

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport,  America’s Friendliest Airport®,  has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 120,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the Airport.

* Must be of legal drinking age to consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.

**Subject to availability/capacity.

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