Lounge Review: Las Vegas Amex Centurion Lounge
After our Virgin Atlantic flight from London Gatwick, we had wasted good hour at The Club at LAS. I can’t believe I had actually “forgotten” that there was an American Express Centurion Lounge in our terminal! After realizing this, we headed over to the Las Vegas Amex Centurion Lounge.
Located in the D Concourse of Terminal 1 in the Las Vegas airport, the Las Vegas Amex Centurion Lounge is part of American Express’ proprietary airport lounges.As a American Express Centurion Card or Platinum Card cardholder, you can receive complimentary access to the American Express Centurion Lounge at DFW for yourself and up two guests, regardless of airline or class of service. As of March 30, 2017 card holders can no longer admit more than 2 guest, even if they are immediate family members.
On arrival, the check-in staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. We got a quick run-down the lounge layout and directed where could find various amenities in the lounge. It was about 5 PM on Thursday and the lounge was only about a quarter full, mostly a handful of business travelers. I’ve also never seen Terminal 1 itself be particularly busy. This was definitely the least crowded Centurion Lounge that I’ve visited.
On first impressions, the Las Vegas Amex Centurion Lounge is probably the largest Centurion Lounge that I’ve visited thus far. It’s a spacious, rectangular lounge divided loosely into various sections by sections of wall. The DFW Centurion Lounge and the New York LaGuardia Centurion lounges are both segmented into lots a small tight spaces and long corridors. So I appreciated the openness of this location. The lounge is stylish and follows the same decor theme as the other Centurion Lounges with modern, bright furniture, pops of travel iconography, and dark wood tones.
While we didn’t have a long time to spend in the Las Vegas Amex Centurion Lounge but we made time for a few nibbles. Like other Centurion Lounges, there’s a great selection of both hot and cold food, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks. There’s a full bar with complimentary adult beverages. I sampled a bit of friend chicken and Brussels sprouts from the buffet which was quite tasty. From the drink selection, I especially liked the ginger peach iced tea.
One thing I’ve noticed in multiple Centurion Lounges it the sharp contrast in service between different staff members. The front-desk staff couldn’t have been friendlier but the bar staff didn’t hardly say a word. I’ve had similar experiences at the DFW Centurion Lounge.
I’m still kicking myself that I actually forgot this lounge was in our terminal. But in the end, we made it to the Las Vegas Amex Centurion Lounge and got to savor it, even if for just a short 30 minutes. I enjoyed the Las Vegas Amex Centurion Lounge and it’s probably the most pleasant in the Centurion Lounge network thus far. I appreciated the small crowd, the friendly staff, and the open space. For all you Platinum Amex holders, be sure to stop in on your next trip to Las Vegas.