I finally had the opportunity to see the IAH Centurion lounge which is relatively new-ish. I wish this lounge was here when I was flying through IAH every week to get to Detroit. Once you’ve seen one Centurion lounge you know what to expect at any other location. However, I have read that this lounge is not easy to find if you don’t know where to go. It involves walking through a store, an elevator, and a hallway.
The real reason for this post is the journey of getting to this lounge. I arrived in concourse C, which was recently renovated by OTG (same as EWR). Unlike EWR, IAH actually has space and it looks pretty nice. I pulled up the American Express Centurion IAH website which noted the entrance was “across from D6”. I knew it wouldn’t be that easy based on what I read.
I walked from concourse C to D and arrived at gate D6. Not to my surprise, there wasn’t any elevator immediately around the gate area. There were a few restaurants and a duty free store. Walking past some liquor towards the back of the duty free store there were two elevators and an sign for the centurion lounge.
I then took the elevator down one floor to the mezzanine level. Upon getting out of the elevator you’re in a white hallway with nothing in sight. The only reassuring sign is literally a sign on the wall.
This gave me hope that I was indeed going in the right direction. I proceeded down the hallway hoping to see something eventually.
At the end of the hallway I saw the familiar blue door and the American Express logo.
Upon entering the lounge there was the classic live wall which is featured at all Centurion locations and added some nice color to the sterile white hallway I just came from.
I was quickly checked in and headed to the buffet to grab a bite to eat. The decor of the lounge is similar to all the other locations. The food at IAH included
- Fried Chicken (which I feel is a cop-out when you tout local celebrity chefs)
- Corn on the cob
- Navy bean soup
- Lentil and Eggplant Dish
The bar/buffet seating had plenty of space as well
After trying a bit of everything I decided to head to the main lounge and sit down away from the clanking of dishes.
Overall this Centurion lounge is just like the rest, which is good. The Centurion lounges are a league above their domestic counterparts. While they do tend to get crowded at times, they are worth the card membership fee for me.