The American Express Centurion Lounge at Miami International Airport is to undergo a major expansion project over the next 12 months.
The haven for elite travellers will be expanded by 4,000 square feet and get new amenities like a wine bar, private phone rooms, lounge seating, and more food and beverage options, the Miami New Times reports.
Local celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein, a James Beard award winner, will oversee the new food operations, with “elevated” dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that could include dishes like lemon ricotta pancakes, chorizo and kale quiche, braised chicken thighs with confit potatoes, and vanilla panna cotta.
The premium lounge, opened in 2015 and located on the fourth floor of the airport’s Concourse D near Gate D12, is accessible only to Amex Platinum Card holders; a $50 day pass programme for non cardholders has been discontinued.
Other amenities include spa treatments, semi-private work areas, conference rooms, a computer bar, and large-screen TVs.
American Express operates eight Centurion Lounges in the US and more internationally.
In September 2017, new lounges were opened at Philadelphia International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport — the latter the first Centurion Lounge in Asia. As in Miami, Amex partnered with prominent local chefs and mixologists to oversee the food and beverage operations at both new lounges.