Friday, June 5, 2015

American Express Introduces The Centurion Lounge at Miami International Airport

It was a night to remember, full of delicious food, luscious libations and relaxing massages that made you feel like you were floating in the air. American Express celebrated the opening of The Centurion Lounge at Miami International Airport Tuesday night, with true Miami flair. It is the first location in the southeast region and the fifth in the country. Situated in the North Terminal in Concourse D, The Centurion Lounge in MIA provides 8,000 square feet of space for Card Members to unwind and recharge on the way to their final destination.

American Express's latest Centurion Lounge

At the Entrance to The Centurion Lounge at
Miami International Airport

Travelers Can See Exactly When Their Flight Departs
While Sitting On A Comfy Couch

Bernstein's Healthy Salad
Soup Shots
Were Irresistible
True to the Centurion Lounge tradition, American Express has partnered with James Beard award-winning Chef Michelle Bernstein to create custom, local menus for the lounge. Bernstein will bring her locally inspired, seasonal menus to The Centurion Lounge in Miami, to include healthy food choices like salads and soups. Not only will travelers get to munch on these tasty appetizers as they await their flight, but Bernstein will also feature heartier comfort entrees with starchier sides.  We had the opportunity to sample some of her creations on Tuesday night, and they were sensational. 

Salad Ornaments Were Innovative and Original

Light Bites Were Beautifully Displayed

Desserts by Chef Michelle Bernstein

To complement the food, drinks by renowned mixologist Jim Meehan will be provided, as well as wine selections by wine director Anthony Giglio. I personally couldn't stop sipping the refreshing and citrusy Navel Gazer made with Absolut Mandarin Vodka, Lillet Blanc, Cointreau and Orange. Other creative cocktails include the 305 Special, made with Casa Dragones Blanco Tequila and the Key Lime Gimlet, a tangy gin concoction which serves its iconic name well.

Navel Gazer

The Spectacular Bar

Josie Romero enjoying
Breathtaking Tarmac Views
Besides the food and beverage benefits, the Centurion Lounge also gives travelers the opportunity to relax in a beautiful, comfortable space designed with Miami's cultural fabric at its epicenter; spa treatments from Exhale Spa, including massages and manicures; dedicated work spaces with high-speed wifi and plenty of power outlets; cozy semi-private nooks; and a soundproof kids play area so even the little ones can feel like VIPs.

Feeling all fuzzy inside while enjoying a hand massage
by this talented miracle worker, only to be followed by
a shoulder and back massage that had me snoozing

The special opening night was made even more exciting for us with music by DJ Danny Daze and a great crowd including Candela Ferro and Khotan Fernandez, Alexia Echevarria, Marysol Patton, Yolanda Berkowitz, Poppy Archer, Yona Puri, Fabian Basabe, Horacio Silva and many others.

Champagne and wine awaited us as we entered The Centurion Lounge

An impressive, celebrity-studded crowd came
to welcome The Centurion Lounge by American Express
to Miami

Entry to The Centurion Lounge is complimentary for consumer, Business and Corporate Platinum Card and Centurion Members, and their immediate family or up to two travel companions. Other American Express Credit and Charge Card Members may purchase a one-day pass at The Centurion Lounge for $50. After experiencing this adventure, I can honestly say American Express sure knows how to make travel more enjoyable and seamless for its members.

1 comment:

  1. My goodness it looks a beautiful place! great post thanks!