My first visit to the Centurion Lounge Las Vegas was before a 6:50am flight to Seattle. I was one of only a handful of people in the very spacious lounge located in the D Concourse.
Concourse D can be accessed by either Terminal 1 or 3 by automated tram once you have cleared security. When you get off the tram, go up the escalators to the far left. This will take you right up to the entrance of the Centurion Lounge Las Vegas.
You have to have either an Amex Platinum or Centurion card AND a valid boarding pass for that date of travel. Of course, you wouldn’t be able to get past security without a valid boarding pass, but they do still scan it to confirm. Of note you can use the Centurion Lounge as an arrivals lounge — if you need a quick shower or bite to eat before hoping in a taxi you are free to do so.
The Centurion Lounge Las Vegas is quite large (although the only other Centurion Lounge I have been to is the Studio in Seattle). However the way the space is divided up allows travelers to find a private nook to relax. There are all types of seating; I suggest the day beds located in the back against the windows.
The bar and “cafeteria” area is located in the center of the lounge. The Centurion Lounge Las Vegas opens at 5:00am. When I got there a bit after opening there was some basic breakfast food out (yogurt, fruit, granola) but the hot buffet wasn’t set up until 6:00am. The orange juice is fresh squeezed and fantastic.
The breakfast food was better than any food I have had in an airport lounge anywhere in the world. Very fresh food, well prepared with good ingredients.
Unlike the Studio in Seattle, the Centurion Lounge Las Vegas has a shower. There is only one, so if you want to shower, make sure you let the front desk know when you check in.
Fresh warm towels (thanks to a heated towel rack) were provided. A nice large rain shower is available. Standard Centurion L’Occitane products are supplied (hand soap and body location) as well as shower products in travel sizes. I was also provided with mouthwash and a toothbrush.
Is access to the Centurion Lounge enough to make me keep my Amex Platinum card after the first year? I am not sure. I still feel the benefits of the Citi Prestige card are better, but access to the Centurion Lounge Las Vegas is definitely a benefit I will enjoy as long as I have my Amex.
For a comparison of the Citi Prestige and Amex Platinum card, click here.