Elevate your travel experience before leaving the ground
Between having both Chris and my family planted firmly on the East Coast and long-distance weddings up the wazoo, travel is an unavoidable part of my life. And, no matter how frequent a flyer I am, the process of waiting in line, checking in, waiting in line, checking my bag, waiting in line going through security, waiting in line, buying overpriced food and drinks, waiting in line and finally boarding the plane is stressful. And all this happens before you even depart for your destination.
So, when American Express invited me to check out their new Centurion Lounge in Terminal 3 of San Francisco International Airport, one of four super luxe lounges at airports around the country, I was quick to jump onboard. The 8,200 square foot space felt somewhere between a posh club and a five star restaurant. I found the decor sleek and refined, the food and wine selections local and sumptuous, and the service first rate.
Stepping out of the whirring chaos of the airport terminal and into the protected cocoon of the Amex Centurion Lounge provided a soothing, VIP experience that was in sharp contrast to the stressful, icky game of air travel survivor I’ve come to expect.
Access to the lounge is complimentary for American Express Platinum Card holders and $50/day for all other Amex members.
What does access to paradise include?
Enjoy complimentary, unlimited…
- Wine & Dine: Napa Valley-inspired, seasonal cuisine curated by Christopher Kostow, chef at The Restaurant at Meadowood, signature cocktails by renowned mixologist Jim Meehan and wine tastings featuring a selection of Napa Valley favorits chosen by wine director Anthony Giglio.
- Work & Play: Work spaces with high speed Wi-Fi and nearby power outlets. A soundproof playroom for kids and families.
- Relax & Recharge: Thoughtfully appointed relaxation areas and luxurious shower suites. Professional travel assistance and card inquiry help.
I can personally vouch for the food and wine selections! Here I am below chowing down. Check out other pictures and be sure to explore the lounge yourself next time you’re flying SFO!