I tend to LOVE American Express Centurion lounges so when I missed my flight in Mexico City and found that I had a few extra hours to kill I decided to relax in the Centurion Club instead of clearing security and going to the Admirals Club. Yet to my surprise, this Centurion club was nothing like those found in the USA (especially the ones I have been to in Vegas and Dallas) and instead was an extremely basic lounge with more items “for sale” then anything.
The Centurion club I visited in Mexico city was pre-security and is open from 0600 to midnight each day. Per the signage it appears as only Platinum Card holders and Centurion card holders have access, however as the lounge was divided with cabanas for Platinum holders, a general seating area, and a side room for Centurion card holders, leads me to believe those with other American Express may have access as well.
In addition to the three seating areas, there is also a club room for children with toys, movies, and Xbox game systems, a smoking room, and small business center. There was also a spa with paid services, but I failed to look at the prices as at 6 in the morning I was still to tired to think.
As far as food goes, one can forget the buffets that are seen in North America North of the Border as it appeared as though everything was ordered via servers and prices were between $6-$15 per dish. I didn’t see a drink menu, but I had a glass of water and coffee and did not receive a bill. I would imagine there are more items that could be ordered complimentary, but I did not see many options.
Overall I was not impressed by this lounge and find it to be a pathetic offering compared to other American Express Centurion lounges which American Express has opened in the last few years in North America. I would love to see Amex standardize their lounge offerings so customers could know what to expect.
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