The New American Express Centurion Lounge in the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is now open for business. It is the first lounge on the West Coast joining the others in the American Express line up, located in Las Vegas, Dallas and New York City.
Members can now relax and refresh in the lounge or do some work, while enjoying a cuisine inspired by the Napa Valley and developed by a celebrity chef, sipping specialty drinks and fine wines, surfing the internet using the lounges free Wi-Fi, or taking advantage of the other amenities and services.
Entree into the lounge is free for consumer, business and corporate Platinum Card and Centurion members. They can bring two guests or family members along too. All other cardholders can pay $50 for a day pass, based upon availability, but prepaid cardholders are not eligible.
Luxury, Luxury, Luxury
The San Francisco Centurion Lounge will be featuring cuisine designed by Executive Chef Christopher Kostow, who was a Michelin-starred chef before turning 30, and in 2013 Kostow was named Best Chef in the West by the James Beard Foundation. Kostow developed a menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner using fare from the Napa Valley, featuring dishes like Sturgeon Rillette, Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Apple Lees Vinegar and Chestnut Pudding with Roasted Chocolate.
Members can also try out mixologist Jim Meehan’s signature cocktails, which include a Gin Basil Fizz, Stone Fence and the Frisco. Those who are in the mood for some wine can sample pours curated by wine director Anthony Giglio.
People can work and play in the lounge too, whether that means taking advantage of the Wi-Fi, grabbing one of the work nooks, bellying up to the computer bar, watching TV, or taking up residence in a soundproof family room, where kids can play. A shower suite complete with plush towels and L’Occitane products means that folks can refresh and get ready for the next leg of their travels.
If members need to manage travel arrangements or reservations once they are on the ground they can check in with the Member Services staff to get that all straightened out.
Watch out Miami
American Express will be rolling out a Centurion Lounge at Miami International Airport (MIA) sometime next year.