Before a short hop from Las Vegas (LAS) to Los Angeles (LAX), I was able to do a quick visit to the AMEX Las Vegas Centurion Lounge. Las Vegas was actually home to the first AMEX Centurion Lounge back when it opened in 2013. It has since expanded due to its popularity, and the larger version opened in 2021. I was excited to try it out for the first time! Most recently I’ve visited the New York La Guardia (LGA) and Los Angeles (LAX) locations.
The AMEX Las Vegas Centurion Lounge is located in Concourse D across from Gate D1, which is near the center of the X-shaped concourse. As of my November 2023 visit, the hours of operation are from 5 am to 11 pm daily.
Thankfully, my Delta flight was departing not too far away, at D42, and it only took me about 5 minutes to get to my gate after leaving the lounge.
Complimentary access is available for:
- Platinum Card, Business Platinum Card, and Corporate Platinum Card® Members
- Delta SkyMiles® Reserve and Reserve Business Card Members (when flying on a same-day Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight)
- Centurion® Members
As of February 2023, U.S. Platinum Card and U.S. Business Platinum Card Members will be charged a $50 fee for each guest (or $30 for children 2-17). Or, if you spend $75,000 in a calendar year on the cards, you’ll get 2 guests for free. You can see the full rules on access here if you’re interested.
I entered the lounge around 3 pm on the Friday after Thanksgiving, and there was a short queue to get checked into the lounge. Once my Platinum Card and boarding pass were scanned, I was in!
The lounge felt more open than the other Centurion Lounges I’ve visited which was nice. Right as I entered, I encountered some seating, as well as a CLEAR representative encouraging signups.
I headed straight down when I entered, and passed some seating along with a “Beer, Wine, and Mimosa Bar” that wasn’t open at the time. The lounge was bustling with people, but not full to the point that it was hard to find a seat. I was a bit scared after reading online how crowded this lounge can get, but I was lucky during my visit as it wasn’t too packed. Perhaps I got lucky!
I continued past this area and started seeing windows. I liked how there was a lot of natural light, and I chose a cool seat that was a tall bench that went up to the ceiling.
Then, I checked out the bar and dining area. There was a good number of restaurant-style seating and a full bar with a bit of a queue.
Next to the bar is the buffet. During my 2 pm visit, the hot main dishes included Chicken, Mac Cheese, and Chilean Fish. Salads and other cold cuts were available as well. Since I just had a big lunch before coming to the airport, I didn’t try much of the food. There was a tea/coffee machine, and a unique watermelon agua fresca. I love agua frescas, but unfortunately, this one was too sweet.
There was also a cannoli and a lemon dessert. Since one can always have more desserts, I decided to cave into my sweet tooth’s wish. I like the cannoli a lot and would have totally eaten more had I not been so full.
I also passed by some phone booths, a multipurpose room, as well as a whole section of seating reserved for Centurion cardholders.
In terms of restrooms, it seems there were two different sets. I used the one near the back of the lounge past the buffet, but there was also one towards the center of the lounge. When I visited, it was clean and fit the other lounges with the L’Occitaine hand wash.
Overall, my short visit to the Las Vegas Centurion Lounge was solid and a nice place to relax before a flight. I liked the food selection as well as the comfortable seating options. If my travels bring me back to flying out of Las Vegas, I’ll stop by the lounge before my flight.
Have you been to the Las Vegas Centurion Lounge before? How was your experience? Comment below!
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