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Escape lounges and American Express open new Escape Lounge – The Centurion® Studio partner at John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Amex Escape Lounge entrance at John Glenn International Airport

Columbus, OH – Today, Escape Lounges and American Express announced the opening of a new Escape Lounge – The Centurion® Studio Partner at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH). Spanning 2,800 square feet, the new lounge will feature several dishes in collaboration with Avishar Barua, locally renowned Chef and owner of Joya’s and Agni. Inspired by the German and Victorian villages of Columbus, the lounge will feature interior finishes that incorporate natural materials and earth tones to create a warm and welcoming environment.

The new lounge is located post-security in Concourse B near gate 32 and will be open from 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily. Premium amenities available in the lounge include:  

  • Menu featuring dishes from Chef Avishar Barua
  • Selection of premium and local beverage options such as wine, beer, spirits[1], and coffee from Ohio-based One line Coffee
  • Power outlets, high-speed Wi-Fi, and up-to-date flight information 
  • Activity packs for children, including Escape Lounge’s Kids Crew puzzles and more
  • Digital library with over 7,000 publications from over 120+ countries courtesy of PressReader

“We are thrilled to bring this premium lounge experience to John Glenn International in partnership with American Express,” said Kevin Shrier, President of the Escape Lounges in the US. “From a curated menu to excellent customer service, this lounge will help travelers unwind and recharge as they await their flight.”

“We’re pleased to introduce this new amenity for passengers looking for an elevated airport experience,” said Joseph R. Nardone, President & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. “The new Escape Lounge — The Centurion® Studio Partner at John Glenn International allows passengers to relish the travel experience, to escape to a relaxing space before boarding their flight.”

American Express Platinum, Business Platinum, Corporate Platinum, Delta SkyMiles® Reserve* and Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business* Card Members receive complimentary access to the Escape Lounge – The Centurion® Studio Partner in CMH. While visiting an Escape Lounge—The Centurion Studio Partner, Card Members can exclusively enjoy a complimentary premium bar and snack selection and The Centurion® Lounge Digital Library, a digital library of premium newspapers and magazines in addition to the amenities Escape Lounge guests know and love.

Travelers who do not have complimentary access can also access the lounge for $40 per person if booked in advance at or $45 per person if paid at the door. Learn more about Escape Lounges – The Centurion Studio Partner or book access at  

* Must be on a Delta marketed ticket for that day

Escape Lounges and American Express have partnered to update and cobrand select Escape Lounges across the U.S. as Escape Lounges – The Centurion® Studio Partner. Escape Lounges – The Centurion® Studio Partner are all-inclusive premium airport lounges open to all travelers. American Express Platinum, Business Platinum, Corporate Platinum, Delta SkyMiles® Reserve* and Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business* Card Members receive complimentary access. Guests entering the lounge receive a wide variety of amenities that include hot and cold food and beverages, plush and relaxing seating with ample power outlets, high-speed Wi-Fi, up-to-the-second flight information and access to 7,000+ digital publications in 60+ languages from 120+ countries. Visit us at and connect with us on Facebook at, Twitter at and Instagram at  

Founded by MAG (Manchester Airports Group) and backed by 80 years of aviation expertise, CAVU is striving to revolutionize airport travel, creating value for passengers and the businesses that serve them. It seeks to address evolving passenger needs today and exceed them as we move forward into tomorrow. CAVU is the parent company of Escape Lounges. Its name is taken from the aviation, meteorology term, ‘Ceiling And Visibility Unlimited’ (CAVU), which designates the perfect flying condition, where the ceiling is more than 10,000ft and the visibility is more than ten miles. Visit to learn more. Connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn

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The Centurion® Lounge is the signature lounge program within the broader American Express Global Lounge Collection, which includes access to American Express Centurion Lounges, Escape Lounges – The Centurion Studio Partner, Delta Sky Club® for Card Members flying on Delta, Priority PassTM Select Lounges upon enrollment, Airspace Lounges, Plaza Premium Lounges, select Lufthansa Lounges when flying Lufthansa Group, and Additional Global Lounge Collection Partner Lounges– with lounges across 140 countries and counting. 

Avishar Barua is the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Seriously Fun LLC, a uniquely Midwestern hospitality company formed to fill the need for creative, novel, and forward-thinking food and beverage entertainment solutions. After competing on Top Chef Season 18, Avishar has opened Joya’s in Worthington, OH and is set to soon open Agni in the Brewery District of Columbus. Joya’s (named after Avishar’s mother) is a contemporary Bengali American daytime café influenced by caffeinated beverages from around the world and the street food that is often enjoyed with it. Avishar’s second restaurant, Agni, a restaurant inspired by uniquely midwestern backyard barbecues is slated to open by the end of 2022.

[1] Must be of legal age to consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.

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The Columbus Regional Airport Authority connects Ohio with the world by managing and operating passenger-focused John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH), cargo-focused Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), and general aviation airport Bolton Field (TZR). Columbus travelers have access to 53 nonstop destinations via CMH and LCK, more than ever before in airport history. Visit our destinations page to see where we’re flying and stay connected with CRAA online.

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