New home for American Express Lounge at Sydney Airport

Expanded footprint driven by increasing demand from cardholders

American Express will open a new and larger lounge facility at Sydney Airport’s International terminal from 23 October 2019. The current American Express Lounge opened in December 2014 for card members, who have now outgrown the existing space. The new facility is located adjacent to the Emirates Lounge, near Gates 50-63, and at 600 square metres will be three times the size of the original lounge.

The lounge is operated by global premium airport hospitality specialist Plaza Premium Group and offers guests a premium airline lounge experience, including:

  • Three shower suites featuring L’Occitane en Provence products;
  • Complimentary food and beverages featuring a variety of vegetarian, vegan and wellness options, an exclusive dining area, and live cooking stations;
  • Full-service bar including a selection of cocktails and wide selection of craft and international tap beers;
  • High-speed Wi-Fi and charging stations and quiet resting areas;
  • Flight information screens, and a selection of local and international magazines and newspapers.

“Airport lounge access continues to be one of the most valued benefits for our card members and we know from  the success of our lounges around the world that travellers appreciate the stress-free environment, complimentary dining, and luxury amenities that our American Express Lounges offer,” said Naysla Edwards, Vice President of Brand, Charge Cards and Experiences at American Express AU/NZ.

“Opening this new, spacious and convenient American Express Lounge at Sydney Airport is part of our ongoing commitment to provide our card members with premium travel benefits, exceptional hospitality and best-in-class facilities and experiences. We  look forward to welcoming travellers to our new card member lounge,” Edwards added.

The new American Express lounge at Sydney Airport’s T1 International terminal is part of American Express’ broader Global Lounge Collection, which offers Platinum and Centurion Card Members with access to more than 1,200 airport lounge locations across the world, in 500 plus cities, across 130 countries and counting.

It’s unclear at this stage what will become of the existing American Express Lounge facility.

For information about American Express’ lounge offering, see
For details about the Plaza Premium Lounge network, see

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