American Express is bringing its Centurion Lounge network to Japan.

The issuer shared news with TPG on Wednesday that it will open a Centurion Lounge outpost at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND). The lounge will open in 2025 and will be located on the fourth floor of HND’s Terminal 3.

Amex teased that the lounge will be designed in a Japanese philosophy, with artwork and decor reflecting the locale. The lounge will also showcase great views of the airfield from floor-to-ceiling windows. (Hopefully, the windows aren’t pre-tinted to hinder any planespotting you might want to do while waiting for your flight.)

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The lounge will measure about 7,400 square feet and have seating for about 120 passengers, meaning it will be one of the network’s smallest Centurion lounges. That’s bad news for cardmembers who are used to overcrowding and waitlists at Centurion lounges in the U.S. I expect similar waits to enter the club during peak travel periods.

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“We continue to expand our Centurion Lounge presence at international airports in popular travel destinations for our card members. As we continue to see growth in travel to Japan, particularly with Millennials and Gen Z, the Centurion Lounge at Haneda Airport will be a standout. Our global An important addition to the lounge network,” said Audrey Handley, president of American Express Travel, in a statement shared with TPG.

This new Centurion Lounge location will be the issuer’s second location in Asia, after the outpost in Hong Kong, and only the third outside of US Amex’s Centurion Lounge at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR), which opens in 2021. Amex has rebranded several of its other international lounges. Centurion Lounge, but the London and Hong Kong locations were other international spaces designed from scratch for Amex’s most premium cardmembers.

Amex doesn’t have any additional details about the new Tokyo Lounge, but we’ll update this story as more information becomes available.

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Interestingly, Delta Air Lines also recently opened a Sky Club at Haneda during the coronavirus pandemic. Given Amex’s relationship with Delta, perhaps the issuer saw proprietary data that led it to bid for lounge space in Tokyo.

Of the other credit card-branded lounges, Chase is the only other issuer with an international location. In fact, The Club opened the world’s first Sapphire Lounge in Hong Kong in 2022.

The Centurion Lounge network is expected to grow this year with the addition of a new outpost at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) near Washington, D.C. Amex is also working to open an outpost at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), but an opening date has yet to be released. not

The new outpost in Newark will be located in the airport’s Terminal A.

How to access the Amex Centurion Lounge network

Customers can access the Centurion Lounge by flashing Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express Or The Centurion Card from American Express.

Information for the American Express Centurion Card has been independently collected by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card Cardmembers also receive complimentary access to the Centurion Lounge when flying Delta.

For more information about the Centurion Lounge Network, check out the helpful links below.

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