American Express and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced plans to expand the Centurion Lounge Network with its first ever location at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). At 17,000 square feet, the new Centurion Lounge will include an indoor terrace overlooking the airfield with views of the Manhattan skyline and a cocktail bar and piano lounge celebrating New Jersey’s rich jazz history. It will also feature signature Centurion Lounge amenities, including a menu inspired by local cuisine, several seating areas, dedicated workstations, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. The newly constructed lounge, located in the new Terminal A, is scheduled to open in 2026. American Express is the first credit card issuer to announce plans to open a proprietary lounge at EWR.
“The Centurion Lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport is a strong addition to our global Network giving eligible Card Members a taste of New Jersey’s history, while delivering the premium experience and amenities that have become synonymous with the Centurion Lounges,” said Audrey Hendley, President of American Express Travel.
“The new Terminal A is the first step in a renaissance for Newark Liberty International Airport,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole. “The addition of the Centurion Lounge, with its stunning architecture, incredible amenities and a celebration of New Jersey’s rich history throughout will be a fitting capstone to an already world-class facility.”
“The Port Authority is committed to elevating the travel experience for the nearly 14 million passengers expected to use the new Terminal A this year,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton. “When this new lounge opens, it will become part of the world-class amenities available to travelers in the stunning new Terminal A at Newark Liberty airport.”
The new Centurion Lounge will feature locally-inspired design and amenities including:
- Terrace with City Skyline Views: A 1,400 square foot indoor terrace overlooking Newark Airport’s airfield and a view of Manhattan.
- Jazz Bar and Piano Lounge: Jazz has played a role in New Jersey’s cultural landscape for decades, making the state a vibrant home for jazz enthusiasts past and present. To celebrate that history, guests will enjoy a cocktail bar inspired by the 20th Century jazz era in New Jersey and a piano lounge featuring live music.
- Archival Collection: A quiet reprieve featuring artifacts and antiques that celebrate New Jersey’s rich culture and history.
In addition to special local touches, the new lounge will be home to signature amenities including a space designed for families with small children, complimentary food and beverage offerings that will feature a locally inspired menu and signature cocktails1, premium restrooms and shower suites, dedicated workstations, several seating areas and access to high-speed Wi-Fi.
With more airport lounge options than any other credit card issuer, the American Express Global Lounge Collection™ is just one of the many ways American Express supports Card Members while they travel. American Express continues to enhance the Centurion Lounge Network by opening new locations and expanding existing lounges, including the recently reopened Centurion Lounges at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). American Express also announced plans to open new lounge locations at Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C. and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport (ATL).