American Express just opened its newest Centurion Lounge at LAX on Monday, March 9, and it was worth the wait. This is the largest of all of the Centurion Lounges and offers everything that you could desire in an airport lounge and more.

The Centurion Lounge is located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Passengers in Terminals 4-8 can also access the lounge without having to go through security again due to the new walkways that have been constructed. However, walking time to the lounge from the furthest terminal, Terminal 4, can take 30 minutes each way, so many travelers may not opt to use the lounge when traveling through that area.

The newly opened Centurion Lounge at LAX spans approximately 14,000 square ft and has been carefully designed to look cozy even with that amount of space. The areas of the lounge are carefully divided so that guests can rest, relax, enjoy spa services, work or enjoy an LA-inspired menu, specialty cocktails and an assortment of wine without interruption from other areas. A mixologist is on hand to offer handcrafted local cocktails for those who would like a tipple or two.

The Centurion Lounge at LAX boasts two very special tranquility rooms. The Sunrise Room is designed to be bright and sunny to help passengers adjust to time changes. On the flip side, the Moonrise room is intended to help passengers adapt to nighttime easier when they travel.

All eligible cardmembers can access the lounge up to three hours before their flight or within 24 hours of a connecting flight. Centurion cardholders can use the lounges at any time and have access to the lounge at their destination airports as well, whenever available.

The opening of the new Centurion Lounge at LAX comes after American Express opened a Centurion Lounge in Charlotte.

Adam Luehrs is a contributing writer at based in California. He likes traveling to new and exciting destinations, preferably on his credit card company's dime. When not on the road, Adam enjoys hiking around the mountains of San Diego, trying out new food and reading history books. Email: