The operator of Terminal 4 (T4) at John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York, has broken ground on what is planned to be the world’s largest American Express (Amex) Centurion Lounge, set to open in 2020.
With spectacular views of the airfield and one-of-a-kind design elements, The Centurion Lounge at T4 will span more than 15,000ft2 (1,400m2)across two levels and will feature a complimentary custom bar and food menu, premium restrooms and shower suites, access to high-speed wi-fi, and noise-buffering workspaces.
Chris Cracchiolo, senior vice president, global loyalty and benefits, Amex, said, “As a major gateway for both domestic and international travel, we’re thrilled to soon provide our card members with a premium lounge experience in T4, one of the most active air terminals in the country. While today marks just the beginning of this vision coming to life, we look forward to sharing more in the coming months and eventually when we open in 2020.”
Roel Huinink, president and CEO of JFKIAT, the terminal operator, added, “As the international gateway to New York City and the rest of the USA, T4 serves more than 21.5 million travellers each year. The Centurion Lounge is a perfect match for our passengers, who already expect premium service and experiences when they travel out of T4, and we are very excited about this partnership.”
Amex is set to open new locations in Charlotte, Denver, London, and Los Angeles over the next year. In addition to the Centurion Lounge, T4 offers more than 122,200ft2 (11,300m2) devoted to shopping and dining, including chic, upscale boutiques; convenience and gift stores; world-class eateries; well-known casual dining; health options; and food-to-go.