We were lucky enough to be able to visit the new Centurion Lounge in Miami with a week of opening its doors. Located in the Miami International Terminal in Concourse D, near Gate D12 on the 4th floor, the lounge is open from 5am until 11pm.
It’s not an overly large lounge and was quite busy when we arrived with everyone checking out the new luxe space. Complimentary access is only available to those with a global Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members. Upon entering, you must present your Card to the team at the front desk along with your boarding pass and government-issued I.D. Entry is valid for the card holder plus two guests or immediate family at no additional cost.
If you’re not the holder of one of the above, there is the option to purchase a day pay to the lounge (subject to availability) at the cost of $50 per person (which includes complimentary access to children under 18).
When first arriving, it’s best to check if there are any spa appointments available before going to find your seat as spaces fill up quite quickly for spa therapies. To the right of the lounge is a quite area for those looking to get some work done on private working stations. To the left are lockers to lock up you’re goodies if your heading back out to do some shopping.
Moving past the entrance is the Exhale Spa on your left through a clean glass door. The spa is quite small with two massage chairs, a small waiting area and a table for manicures. Massages are booked in 15 minute increments to ensure you are relaxed before your long flight.
The main space is the 8,000 sqft lounge area with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the tarmac. Furniture throughout the lounge is mismatched and comfy to create a modern and simple atmosphere.
The premium bar showcases cocktails created by one of the countries top mixologists, Jim Meehan as well as a perfectly selected range of wines from the editor of Food & Wine. All drinks are complimentary and of the highest quality. There are no shortcuts taken here!
The food here I found much better than many of the other lounges. Although not a huge selection, the food was quite tasty and cooked beautifully. On offer was fried chicken with hot sauce, a variety of salads, soup, fried greens and mashed potatoes.
The space itself is beautiful, fresh and welcoming. When visiting a lounge, I am always looking for somewhere to relax where it’s quite, however the amount of people in the lounge this time around was a bit too much. It was impossible to find a seat and we had to stand around the bar waiting for someone to leave.
I did thoroughly enjoy our visit as it is one of the better ones in the airport, but I think a bit of crowd control on how many people they let in needs to be addressed.
Features & Amenities:
- Fresh, seasonally food developed in partnership with renowned local chefs
- Signature cocktails, premium spirits and curated wines
- High-speed Wi-Fi
- Semi-private workspaces
- Computer bar with printer/fax/copier
- TVs, magazines and newspapers
- Spa services
- Wine tasting area
- Conference room
- Shower suites
- Family room
- Luggage lockers