American Express Opens New Centurion Lounge in Sea-Tac Airport

American Express has opened a new, 14,000-square-foot Centurion Lounge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The new lounge is nearly triple the size of the original Centurion Lounge at SEA and now located in the newly created mezzanine level of the Central Terminal post-security. It offers views of the airfield and iconic Olympic mountains, ample room for guests to relax or work before their flight, and a locally inspired menu from Seattle-based Communion Restaurant and Bar Executive Chef Kristi Brown. Plus, the new location includes Blue Roast by American Express, a coffee bar serving specialty coffee, espresso drinks, and cold brew from local Seattle roaster Caffè Umbria, and a mural of the Seattle skyline made from coffee beans by celebrated artist Harold Caudio.

Chef Brown, James Beard Award semifinalist, will bring her signature “Seattle Soul” cuisine to the lounge. Her cuisine uses fresh local ingredients honoring traditional soul food and flavors from communities represented in the Pacific Northwest, including Southeast Asia and East and West Africa. The menu at the Centurion Lounge at SEA will include dishes like Trinidadian Spiced Pork Belly, Blackened Chicken Cobb Salad, and "Peach Cobbla” French Toast, her twist on the traditional breakfast treat.

At Blue Roast by American Express, the first full-service coffee bar with counter service located in a Centurion Lounge, baristas will serve espresso beverages, cold brew and rotating seasonal specialty coffee drinks from local Seattle roaster Caffè Umbria. The wellness-themed café menu also includes healthy bites, made-to-order fruit smoothies and kombucha on tap.

Harold Caudio’s 40-square-foot mural of the Seattle skyline hangs prominently in the main lounge space and was created with Caffè Umbria beans. Caudio is a Haitian-American, mixed-media artist and designer whose portraits explore the intersection of pop art, culture and politics. He’s most known for his series “The Colored Collextion,” a Skittles-coated collection of hand-crafted portraits highlighting public figures who've had a symbolic impact on society and culture.

The new lounge also includes more seating areas to cater to every type of traveler, complete with scenic views of the airfield and Olympic Mountains. Additional improvements include more restrooms, private phone rooms and noise-buffering workspaces along with complimentary Centurion Lounge Network amenities like signature cocktails1 and access to high-speed Wi-Fi.

Good to know: American Express is continuing to expand and enhance the Centurion Lounge network with new locations under construction in Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport (DCA) and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and recent expansion of its San Francisco International Airport (SFO) location.

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