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Houston Centurion Lounge Opens Calm Health & Wellness Space

The American Express Centurion Lounge at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport now has a new health and wellness stop for flyers.
For travelers who need to escape the hectic airport experience, a new space at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) may have an answer.


The American Express Centurion Lounge at IAH opened their first Health & Wellness Space in partnership with mental wellness app Calm on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

Wellness Space Includes Health-Conscious Beverages and Relaxation Suites

The new space in the lounge was designed to help flyers calm down during their travel experience. It is open to everyone who has access to the Centurion Lounge on a first come, first-served basis.


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Upon entry, travelers are greeted with a suite of health-focused beverage options. Travelers can choose from a selection of teas, coconut water, blended juices and immune booster drinks. With a refreshment in hand, guests can take a seat in the relaxing lounge chairs, put on a neck warmer, and get lost in the ocean designs on the wall.


The quiet space is the first of its kind for the Centurion Lounge, based directly on public feedback. According to the most recent Amex Trendex study, around half of respondents said taking a lounge visit before a flight helps them relax prior to flying. Moreover, 72% said their top new year’s resolution is to focus more on health and wellness, with 49% paying closer attention to their mental health in 2022.


Image courtesy: American Express


The new space at the Centurion Lounge comes as American Express is preparing to make changes to their admission policies. Starting in 2022, travelers must spend at least $75,000 per year on The Platinum Card from American Express to keep the complimentary guest entry benefit in 2023.


New Space Opens Before Lounge Competition Heats Up

The Calm space at the IAH Centurion Lounge comes ahead of rival Chase opening their own set of private spots. In August 2021, the credit card issuer announced the launch of the Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club, with spots opening in Boston, Hong Kong and New York.

tw747 February 7, 2022

WOW!  I can't wait to see where they put this.  Space at the IAH club was already tight.