Finally, I got the chance to visit the Centurion Studio at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) myself. The Studio opened at the beginning of July shortly after the Centurion Lounge in Miami.
The Lounge in Seattle is called a Studio because it’s much smaller as the other regular Centurion Lounges, but still a great place to get away from the trouble outside in the terminals. It’s located next to gate B3 and is easily reachable from the main terminals. If you have to go to the north or south satellite, give yourself enough time to make it there. You will need to take a short train ride to get to this terminals.
Check-In was easy and quick as usual when you visit on of the American Express lounges. The staff was friendly and helpful.
There was plenty of seating available during my visit on a Sunday afternoon. There is also no kitchen like in the lounges, here you will find finger food style items. For drinking, you have sodas, water, coffee, tea, beer, and wine. For beer and wine just ask the waiter walking around and he will bring it to you.
There are two toilets and both are unisex, which is also different to the Centurion Lounges. The Studio is short on some of the great amenities American Express offers in their Centurion Lounges. Anyway, this will be my new to-go “lounge”/studio when I am at Sea-Tac.
It also sounded like that they try to upgrade this studio to a full lounge if they can find any bigger space to move it to. But that won’t happen anytime soon.
Update: Lounge Expansion
American Express expanded the lounge and added a full-size bar, shower suite, and restroom to the new annex. The lounge has now more seating possibilities especially to eat and drink right next to the bar.
The ceiling to floor windows gives you a great view of the tarmac and Mount Rainier on clear days. This is definitely a positive upgrade to the lounge and overcrowding of the lounge made this necessary. Shower suites are a great feature of the American Express Centurion Lounges and great for long travel days.