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Amex The Centurion

Connect. Dine. Discover.

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The new lounge, on the 55th floor of the One Vanderbilt building, is open to Amex black Centurion card members. After the elevator whisks you up to the 55th floor, the doors open to a dimly lit corridor that's flanked on both sides by two breathtaking panoramic views. The lounge includes several different dining venues from The Gallery for a fine dining curated by Daniel Boulud. The Studio, for casual dining, light fare and The Studio Bar, for bites and cocktails and much more.

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Yabu Pushelberg
New York, NY
Completed, 2023
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The Centurion New York is located on the 55th floor of the One Vanderbilt building, which is the fourth-tallest skyscraper in New York City. One Vanderbilt is located just a few steps from Grand Central Terminal in the Midtown East area of Manhattan. In addition to the Centurion club, the building features a thrilling observation deck that opened in 2021. Spanning the entirety of the 55th floor, the 11,500 sq ft front-of-house area, is divided up into a lounge area, several multipurpose rooms, a large event space, two restaurants, a wine room, a cocktail bar and a further secret bar.

The Salon and The Studio

The first space is known as "The Salon", which is designed as a meeting area for everyone. It's the most informal room in Centurion New York. The salon boasts art themed around New York City in the 1970s and 1980s from artists like Nan Goldin, Diane Arbus and Vivian Maier. Some furniture pieces have been designed specifically for the space by Yabu Pushelberg, some hand selected from its existing collections, such as the brass and bronze sandcast "Puddle" tables. Right next door is "The Studio," which is designed as a casual dining restaurant with an a la carte menu created by chef Daniel Boulud. The Studio is "the antithesis of the rest", in muted blush pink tones, with petite velvet sofas and hand-knotted rugs.

The Gallery

As you transition through "The Studio," you'll make your way into the main dining room, dubbed "The Gallery." It doesn't just boast some of the best views of New York's cityscape, but it's also where you'll enjoy the finest foods on offer here. No matter where you turn, you're sure to be impressed by the bespoke design from famed studio Yabu Pushelberg and artwork curated by Hanabi: Art & Artists. The gallery hosts an eclectic mix of works that range in color and subject matter, inviting guests to reflect. From the couches to the dining tables to the rugs, Centurion New York feels more like you've stepped foot into a three-Michelin-star restaurant than a fancy airport lounge.

The Wine Vault

There is a special wine vault and cellar located near the entrance, which is also limited to Centurion members and their guests. Whether you're looking for a special wine tasting guided by sommeliers or a private dinner far away from everyone else, this space could be a great option. As you're sipping your wine, take in the scenery from this corner room. From the outside, you've got prime views of Manhattan, and on the inside, you'll find framed works by one of The New Yorker's most prolific artists, Saul Steinberg.