The Lounge is accessible airside to all gates at CLT.
Hours: 7 am - 7 pm
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From the moment you walk in, you'll see that things are different here. Unexpected touches like a family room and a well-appointed shower suite meet productive workspaces with high-speed Wi-Fi.
* Must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.
Enjoy Southern-leaning cuisine from North Carolina’s own Joe Kindred. The renowned chef and restauranteur is a James Beard semi-finalist, and his latest venture Hello, Sailor was named a GQ “Best New Restaurant” in 2018.
Enjoy a cocktail developed by one of the nation's top mixologists, Jim Meehan, or explore wines handpicked by renowed wine authority Anthony Giglio.
Get a taste of our Charlotte-inspired cocktails and wines. The full menu is available in the Lounge.
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James Beard semifinalist Chef Joe Kindred is the chef owner of Kindred in Davidson, NC, and Hello, Sailor in Cornelius, NC, with his wife, Katy Kindred. After attending Johnson and Wales in Charleston, SC, Joe became the first intern for Nobles in Charlotte, NC, before moving to Chicago for the next chapter and challenge. His tenure in Chicago saw stints at Tru, one sixtyblue, and The Pump Room, where he met Katy. Before the couple got married, opening a restaurant had always been a dream of theirs. They moved to San Francisco together, where Joe worked at acclaimed restaurant Delfina under Chef Craig Stoll. Out of a desire to move closer to family, the Kindreds uprooted back to North Carolina, where he was hired again by Chef Jim Noble to be the Chef for Rooster’s Uptown and lead culinary manager for Noble’s four restaurants. With their roots back in North Carolina, they began to work on realizing their dream of a restaurant of their own. They did so with their namesake Kindred, housed in one of the city’s most historic downtown buildings, followed two years later by Hello, Sailor, located on Lake Norman at a location that Joe frequented growing up as a child. Kindred was named a Bon Appetit “Hot 10” restaurant in 2015 and Hello, Sailor was named a GQ “Best New Restaurant” in 2018. Chef Joe lives in his hometown of Davidson with Katy, their three kids Alba, Luca, and Graydon, and their dogs.
Jim Meehan worked at some of New York City’s most revered restaurants and bars including Gramercy Tavern and the Pegu Club before opening the James Beard Award-winning bar PDT in 2007 and a second branch in Hong Kong a decade later. A journalist and former editor of Food & Wine Cocktails and Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide; Jim’s own books, The PDT Cocktail Book and Meehan’s Bartender Manual, have become industry favorites worldwide. He and his family currently reside in Portland, Oregon where he oversees his consulting firm Mixography Inc.
Anthony Giglio is one of the most entertaining wine and spirits authorities on the planet. He has written several books, including three editions of FOOD & WINE’s Wine Guide; five editions of the Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide, and his highly regarded first book, Cocktails in New York. Giglio has written for numerous publications, including FOOD & WINE and Travel + Leisure. Giglio is currently a wine reporter for CBS News Radio, and has appeared on numerous television programs.
Inspired by his ancestors’ traditions, Olivier Baussan founded L’OCCITANE over 30 years ago in the Provence region of France. All L’OCCITANE skincare, body care, fragrance and home products are passionately created to preserve the authentic ingredients and traditions of the Mediterranean land. To give greater accessibility, L’OCCITANE has incorporated Braille labeling on its boxes and containers where possible. L’OCCITANE products are available online and in 170 boutiques throughout the U.S.
Sonic Editions specializes in limited-edition fine-art photographic prints of the greatest musicians, film stars, cult heroes, and cultural icons. With an unrivaled number of specially sourced iconic pictures from the world's best photographers and most renowned archives, its offering includes photographs rarely seen before. All its prints are expertly mounted and encased in handmade wooden frames. Framed prints start from just $129 making great fine-art photography affordable for the first time. The handpicked collection of photography featured at The Centurion® Lounge is also available for purchase.
12.29 is an olfactive branding company that creates a scent for your brand, a scent for your home and a scent for your life. In a world where branding is everything, 12.29 takes an innovative approach by creating custom branded scents for retail and corporate environments, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, fashion runway shows, art fairs, special events, and private homes. Designing scents specifically for a brand identity, 12.29 has collaborated with clients in New York, Paris, Milan, Miami, London, Hong Kong, Australia and China.
The New York Times is committed to the highest-quality journalism and rich, interactive multimedia storytelling. Explore their award-winning web site, plus get your choice of access to either or both of their smartphone and tablet apps. Experience more than the news, experience The New York Times.
Terlato Wines has a global portfolio of more than 80 brands from world class wine producers in more than a dozen countries and is the leading marketer of wines $20 and up in the U.S. Terlato Wines garners more 90+ point ratings than any wine company in the world. Owned and operated by the Terlato family for four generations, the Group also includes the family’s winery investments and partnerships in some of the world's most esteemed wine regions including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County; Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County; Victoria, Australia; the Rhône Valley in France; Friuli, Italy; and Montalcino, Italy.
In continued efforts to reduce our environmental footprint, American Express proudly eliminated single-use plastics across our Centurion Lounge locations.
Reward yourself with luxury while you wait. From locally-inspired menus to quiet workspaces, each Centurion Lounge location offers a variety of comforts aimed to elevate your travel experience.‡
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