Photo Alert - American Express Platinum Card members can now relax in style at the new American Express Members Lounge at Pearson Airport

American Express Platinum Card members can now relax in style at the new American Express Members Lounge at Pearson Airport. Trevor Van Nest, American Express, is on hand to celebrate the grand opening. (CNW Group/American Express)

American Express Platinum Card members can now relax in style at the new American Express Members Lounge at Pearson Airport. Trevor Van Nest, American Express, is on hand to celebrate the grand opening. (CNW Group/American Express)


    TORONTO, April 15 /CNW/ - American Express and Plaza Premium today
announced the launch of a new members-only lounge for American Express
Platinum Card members at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.
    The American Express Members Lounge, which officially opened today, is a
private lounge reserved for select American Express Cardmembers. The lounge
overlooks the Domestic wing of Terminal 1 and is conveniently located
immediately to the right of the security gate.
    "Frequent air travel is a way of life for many of our premium
Cardmembers," said Trevor Van Nest, Vice President of Consumer Card Marketing,
American Express Canada. "Our products offer a number of benefits, such as the
Platinum Lounge Benefit, that make travel hassle-free and much more
enjoyable."
    Cardmembers can share this benefit with their travelling companions by
redeeming Membership Rewards points for airport lounge guest passes.
    "Our lounges offer travellers a comfortable and convenient place to relax
and catch up on business before their flight," said Song Hoi See, Chief
Executive Officer, Plaza Premium Lounge. "The beauty of this lounge is that it
is available to all Platinum Card members, regardless of airline and fare
class."
    The launch of the American Express Members Lounge at Toronto's Pearson
International Airport is one of a number of travel benefits available to
Platinum Card members, including a comprehensive travel insurance package,
complimentary hotel upgrades, access to hundreds of airport lounges worldwide,
and travel rewards through the Membership Rewards program.
    Attached please find photos from the official American Express Members
Lounge launch that took place today at Toronto Pearson Airport./NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
    the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca.
    Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive
    website at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited
    members of the media/

For further information: Jolene Price, American Express, Phone: (905)
474-8746, E-mail: jolene.price@aexp.com