Good news everyone! Our investigative reporting into the Japanese Version of the Gold Luxury Card World Elite MasterCard from Barclays USA resulted in a response from Luxury Card USA. They just sent me an email outlining the newest bennifit of the “Luxury Lounge” a cardmember exclusive lounge found outside of the airport:
Dear Mr. Derp,
Good Morning! I am pleased to let you know that all Luxury Cardmembers now have access to the New Luxury Card Lounge in New York that you discovered on the Luxury Card Japan website. Cardmembers will be treated to complimentary hot and cold beverages, mobile phone charging stations, free Wi-Fi, and the use of iMAC computers. Cardmembers can enjoy the lounge’s showcased artwork and read the latest issues of Luxury Magazine. Hosts are available to assist Cardmembers with local reservations and amenities, as well as connecting Cardmembers with Customer Care or the Luxury Card Concierge.
Simply show your card to the Host upon entry. Location and hours are below:
Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday 10AM – 7PM; Sunday 12PM – 6PM
Location: 645 Madison Ave, New York, NY
I would be happy to assist you with any of your travel needs when you go to New York.
At your service,
Looks like Centurion lounge has some competition. Acording to this View From The Wing, article (thanks for the link back) it’s like a CitiGold lounge. I hope this makes the $995 annual fee easier to swallow for those who did not get the Luxury Card before the SCRA revocation for new members. DO NOT try to sign up for the Gold Luxury Card expecting the SCRA $995 annual fee waiver, it’s dead as a doornail! You will be stuck wiht the $995 annual fee!
Here is the full page ad for it in Luxury Magazine: