17K sq. ft. Centurion Lounge to open at Newark Airport’s new Terminal A

Will feature terrace with Manhattan skyline, airfield views and piano lounge

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and American Express on Tuesday announced the Centurion Lounge network will open within Terminal A of Newark Liberty International Airport in 2026.

American Express is the first credit card issuer to announce plans to open a proprietary lounge at EWR.

At 17,000 square feet, the lounge will include an indoor terrace overlooking the airfield with views of the Manhattan skyline and a cocktail bar and piano lounge celebrating New Jersey’s rich jazz history. It will also feature signature Centurion Lounge amenities, including a menu inspired by local cuisine, ample seating areas, dedicated workstations and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi.

“The new Terminal A is the first step in a renaissance for Newark Liberty International Airport,” Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole said. “The addition of the Centurion Lounge, with its stunning architecture, incredible amenities and a celebration of New Jersey’s rich history throughout, will be a fitting capstone to an already world-class facility.”

“The Port Authority is committed to elevating the travel experience for the nearly 14 million passengers expected to use the new Terminal A this year,” Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said. “When this new lounge opens, it will become part of the world-class amenities available to travelers in the stunning new Terminal A at Newark Liberty airport.”

“The Centurion Lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport is a strong addition to our global network, giving eligible card members a taste of New Jersey’s local culture,” Audrey Hendley, president of American Express Travel, said. “From the design to the food and beverage menu, our new lounge is inspired by New Jersey’s history and features upscale amenities that our card members love.”

The new Centurion Lounge will feature locally inspired design and amenities including:

  • Terrace with city skyline views: A 1,400-square-foot indoor terrace overlooking Newark Liberty International Airport’s airfield and a view of Manhattan;
  • Jazz bar and piano lounge: Jazz has played a vibrant role in New Jersey’s cultural landscape for decades, making the state a vibrant home for jazz enthusiasts past and present. To celebrate that history, guests will enjoy a cocktail bar inspired by the 20th-century jazz era in New Jersey and a piano lounge featuring live music;
  • Archival collection: A quiet reprieve featuring artifacts and antiques that celebrate New Jersey’s rich culture and history of ​​innovation.

In addition to special local touches, the new lounge will be home to signature amenities, including a space designed for families with small children, complimentary food and beverage offerings that will feature a locally inspired menu and signature cocktails, premium restrooms and shower suites.