Regarding some passengers at McCarran Intercontinental Airport in Las Vega, the wait before a flight just became significantly more comfortable. American Express has opened their first Centurion Lounge within a US airport and also the facility is quite impressive. Located in Terminal D, the lounge provides a great collection of amenities for its guests.
Scott Conant, the chef behind the Scarpetta restaurants, is usually that the executive chef to the lounge. And unlike many other lounges through the USA, this title really means something. There are real food choices on offer both at breakfast (zucchini, parmesan and herb frittata, anyone?) and on the lunch/dinner menu, which capabilities salads, hot entrees, and desserts. The bar location is equally well supported—the cocktail menu was designed from renowned mixologist Jim Meehan of Pegu Club and Food & Wine magazine fame. Meehan is joined from Anthony Giglio, furthermore a frequent contributor to Foodstuff & Wine, as Wine Director.
But there is more to a lounge compared to simply food and drink, and American Express has done a solid job with the Centurion Lounge. Lounge guests can access a shower suite (the merely one at McCarran) and passengers traveling with kids can utilize a devoted space inside a lounge that offers movie games, books, movies, and toys. For passengers needing to get some work done before or after a flight, the sector overhaul of the Centurion Lounge lid most needs. Work spaces are available, as are computer stations. inside addition, a conference room may be reserved on a first come, first served basis.
Of course, like most nice things in Las Vegas, gaining access to the Centurion Lounge comes with a rather steep price. merely American Express Centurion Card-holders will possible be granted access for free. Other cardholders can obtain access at $50 per person for a travel. Not a bargain, surely, but with this level of amenities, it can merely be worth the price of admission.