MAG USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MAG – the largest UK-owned airport group, today announced complimentary access to their U.S. Escape Lounges for American Express' Platinum Card® Members. Beginning today, Platinum Card Members can visit Escape's current and future U.S. locations for free, including existing Escape Lounge locations in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Bradley International Airport (BDL) near Hartford.
Platinum Card Members flying on any airline will simply present the U.S. Escape Lounge host with their Platinum Card, along with their boarding pass and government issued I.D. to enter the lounge and begin enjoying the premium amenities. Card Members may be accompanied by up to two traveling companions for no additional charge.*
All members and guests entering U.S. Escape Lounges have the option to enjoy an array of complimentary food and beverages, relax in comfortable seating with adjacent power outlets in most seats, and connect to free high-speed Wi-Fi. Escape Lounge's complimentary hot and cold food offerings are developed by prominent, award-winning local chefs. Escape Lounge's complimentary bar features a selection of well-known national brands along with locally sourced wines, craft beers and spirits**. In addition, premium food and beverage options are available for a fee.
"MAG USA is pleased to offer American Express Platinum Card Members an elevated travel experience through our U.S. Escape Lounges," said Rosemarie Andolino, President and CEO of MAG USA. "Our network of Escape Lounges enhances the traveler's journey by providing them with access to local culinary traditions and flavors through high-quality food options created by prominent local chefs, including Tyler Anderson from Millwright's in Simsbury, Conn., JD Fratzke from Saint Dinette in St. Paul, Minn., and Chris Pastena of the Chop Bar in Oakland, Calif. The Escape Lounge network combines comfort and quality so our guests can dine, relax and connect in unique, modern surroundings."
"At American Express, we know our Platinum Card Members are passionate about travel, and we are focused on providing them with value, service and access for every step of the journey – from booking to boarding and beyond," said Joshua McKay, vice president, Global Benefits & Services, American Express. "With the addition of access to U.S. Escape Lounges, we are continuing to expand the access we provide our Card Members through our Global Lounge Collection and further enhance the value of the Platinum Card as a passport to a premium travel experience."
For more information, please visit www.escapelounges.com.
About Escape Lounges
Escape Lounge is an airport lounge concept available to all ticketed passengers on any carrier. Escape was started in the 1980's with a lounge in Manchester Airport, UK and has since grown to 8 lounges with U.S. locations currently in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Bradley International Airport (BDL). Visit escapelounges.com for a complete list of our entry options at each of our lounges.
MAG USA, launched in 2015, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Manchester Airport Group, U.K. (MAG). MAG USA is focused on bringing Escape Lounges, commercial parking products and P3, public-private partnerships, retail and terminal developments that transform the passenger experience to U.S. airports. MAG is the UK's leading airport group which owns and operates Manchester, London Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth Airports, together with MAG Property, a commercial property division. MAG's aim is to become a global leader in airport management, products and services, and it currently employs over 4,500 people, annually serves approximately 50 million passengers and handles 650,000 tonnes of air freight. MAG is managed on behalf of its shareholders who include Manchester City Council (35.5%), IFM Investors (35.5%) and the nine other Greater Manchester local authorities (29%). For more information about MAG USA, please visit connect on Twitter and Linkedin.
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About the American Express Global Lounge Collection: The American Express Global Lounge Collection provides American Express Platinum and Centurion Card Members with access to the most lounges across the globe from a U.S. credit card, including access to more than 1,000 lounges around the world, in 500 plus cities, across 120 countries and counting. In addition to the recently added U.S. Escape lounges, the Global Lounge Collection includes access to American Express Centurion Lounges, International American Express lounges, Delta Sky Club® lounges, Priority PassTM Select Lounges upon enrollment, and Airspace Lounges. Card Members can find a lounge at the Global Lounge Collection website.
*Card Members receive complimentary access to any U.S. location of the Escape Lounges. Card Member must present his or her valid Card, a boarding pass showing a confirmed reservation for same-day travel on any carrier and government-issued I.D. In some cases, Card Member must be 21 years of age to enter without a parent or guardian. Card Members may bring up to two (2) companions into U.S. Escape Lounges as complimentary guests. Card Member must adhere to all house rules of participating lounges. Card Members and his or her guests will receive all of the complimentary benefits and amenities afforded to the U.S. Escape Lounge customers, as well as access to purchase non-complimentary items. Some product features may be subject to additional charges. U.S. Escape Lounge locations are subject to change.
**Must be of legal drinking age to consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.