I am a big American Express fan and as a holder of the Gold Rewards Card, Platinum Card, and Platinum AIR MILES card I expect some good perks when travelling.
On our latest trip overseas, we had a long layover at SFO, San Francisco, which is a great airport in the US (even has a yoga studio). Whomever complains about long layovers cry me a river (2 kids, 11 hours on route to Auckland).
All American Express Card Members with a valid American Express Credit or Charge Card are eligible to visit the Lounge. Any eligible American Express Card Member may purchase a one-day pass at the Lounge for $50, subject to capacity.
If you are a Platinum Card or Centurion Member, access to The Centurion Lounge is complimentary as part of your Card Membership. This even works for Canadians so my family of 4 was in and it had so many amenities:
Refresh in our shower suite. This space is complete with plush towels and L’Occitane products, all for your rejuvenation.
Kids and Parents Room
Area where kids can have fun and watch a movie or read or play! They had books even video games for older kids. It was a quiet place to relax and let the kids burn off energy. I kind of wish they had more books though – lots of comfy pillows.
Unwind with a signature cocktail crafted by their mixologist. Must be 21 or older to drink alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.
The cocktails were incredible – even had a wine pairing to try!
Indulge in freshly prepared seasonal fare designed by Executive Chef Christopher Kostow.
We were there for 3 hours then left for a stroller nap and then returned to relax.
We enjoyed the fresh food and were able to relax before our 15 hour flight to Sydney.
I hope they add on of these lounges to Toronto or Vancouver!
Yet another great benefit of the American Express Platinum card.