American Express does, indeed, work in mysterious ways.
The company has decided to launch a pop-up ‘Centurion Lounge’ in London for six days in the run up to Christmas. Free alcohol is the main attraction, to be honest, as you will see below.
American Express has only told its US cardholders about this. (EDIT: apparently it was in the Vista newsletter yesterday, apologies! My spam filter refuses to deliver Vista. It is not on the Platinum website.)
American Express is taking over private members’ club, The Hospital Club, near Covent Garden. The lounge will be open from Friday 24th November to Sunday 26th November and from Friday 1st December to Sunday 3rd December, from 11am to 8pm.
You will apparently get access with a Platinum or Centurion card. Each cardholder can bring two guests, so presumably if your partner has a supplementary Platinum card then you’d be allowed four guests between you.
The action seems a little uneventful. We’re talking, and I’m not making this up:
snow globe making
make your own home fragrance
brunch with Father Christmas
“holiday tips related to shopping, clothing, and decorating”
Personally, I’ll be sticking to the free drinks “from Centurion Lounge renowned mixologist Jim Meehan”. There is apparently free food and drink all day with a special ‘cocktail and canapes’ happy hour between 5pm and 7pm.
I reckon that Head for Points has at least 1,000 London-based American Express Platinum cardholders amongst its readership.
I suggest we head down there for cocktails and canapes at 5pm on Friday 24th November. If you don’t have a Platinum card, come along anyway if you’re nearby – I’m sure someone can guest you in …..
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