AMEX Centurion Houston: Not My Favorite

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The Amex Centurion Houston Lounge Review is part of The Quest Around The Globe Trip Report which covers the following places:

Here is the Picture Preview, the Excel Spreadsheet of all the points redemptions, and my CNN International Business Traveller segment which was filmed in Vegas.


I once asked the question, “How long is too long at the lounge?” Personally, I like to get there as early as possible and take my time drinking, eating, and mingling. Before my SQ flight to Moscow, I arrived at the Amex Centurion Lounge in Houston hours before my flight, excited for what may be the best airline in the world in terms of service.

Amex Centurion Lounge Houston
Amex Centurion Lounge Houston
Amex Centurion Lounge Houston
Amex Centurion Lounge Houston

The Decor 

Amex does a great job in decorating the lounges. They feel like a bar lounge more than an airport lounge.

Lounge area
Lounge area
Art
Art
Need one of these
Need one of these
Art balls
Art balls

The Size 

Many Centurion Lounges are tiny, por ejemplo, Miami. The one in Houston was large in comparison. There were plenty of places to sit, eat, drink. There was even a points meetup conference area.

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The Drinks 

In my experience, the best Centurion lounges for drinks are LGA and LVS. If there is a best, then there has to be the worst. To date, the worst was Centurion Houston. My sensitive palette could not comprehend what I was drinking. Drinks like Desert Oasis and Chinese New Year were not the celebration I thought they would be. Having said that, I still sampled most of them.

The bar
The bar
The bar
The bar
The bar
The bar
Quality draft
Quality draft
Terrible drink menu
Terrible drink menu
Drink #...
Drink #…
I think this was the
I think this was the Desert Oasis

The Food 

Where is the LAS chicken? Actually, I’m happy they did not have it here. They had fried chicken which like the rest of the food was bland. 算了

Cucumbers!
Cucumbers!
Lettuce!
Lettuce!
No good
No good
Looks good
Looks good
How do you mess up fried chicken?
How do you mess up fried chicken?
No idea
No idea
Bland dip
Bland dip

The TV

Why have an HD TV that does not broadcast in HD? Luckily, it was just the Buckeyes game so I didn’t care to watch.

The TV area
The TV area
Ultimate sign of disrespect
Ultimate sign of disrespect

Overall

This wasn’t the greatest lounge experience in terms of food and drinks but it got the job done. Wheels up to Moscow!

She looks real
She looks real

6 COMMENTS

  1. Did anyone (lounge staff or passenger) object when you take a picture at lounge?. Do you use a regular camera or you use a phone camera to take the pictures at lounge.

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