I love destination weddings. It’s a great excuse to travel with your close friends/families to places you don’t normally frequent. And not too long ago, a wedding took me to the city of Miami.

 

It was an intimate & luxurious event off the Atlantic coast at the Nobu Hotel. Hotel rates that weekend went north of $500 USD/night. With no loyalty program, Paul resisted the splurge and opt to use his Hyatt free nights at the Hyatt Centric South Beach & The Confidante Miami hotel.

 

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Nobu Miami Wedding

 

 

From Sydney, New York, and Los Angeles, friends from afar reunited with the bride & groom.

 

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Notice Paul’s shiny nails above? 😛 Well now, thank you for (not) noticing. You are too kind. For those curious, this credit goes to the spa at AMEX’s Centurion Lounge. Read on nail-lovers for more details.

 

Upon arriving at Miami International Airport, Paul was a little tired from his 6+ hours flight. Yes… refusing to pay 85K+ miles for First Class on a domestic flight, Paul forced himself to slum it in economy.

 

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um… no thanks
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“oh don’t worry about me, I’m fine!” (I think)

 

 

 

Luckily, the plane landed conveniently at Concourse D, so we decided to relax a little bit upstairs at AMEX’s Centurion Lounge.

 

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elevator ride up for entrance

 

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upper level main entrance

 

At check-in, the staff proactively asks Paul:

Would you like to make an appointment at our spa? Our next massage availability is in half an hour or there’s a manicure service available right now if you like.

 

With the wedding vibes in the air, Paul decided to spoil his nails with a nice hand massage and manicure. The Exhale spa interior is very relaxing with warm towels available for use.

 

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spa waiting area

 

 

Afterwards, a manicurist greets us to her table and starts the treatment. Gotta say, it was lovely ❤ I think Paul should do manicures more often… 

 

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manicure treatment

 

 

After the lovely holistic experience, we take in the gorgeous Miami airport views at the Centurion bar.

 

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cocktail / draft beer / wine service

 

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great food spread

 

 

Getting nails done… drinking a nice cocktail…. eating a quick meal… watching American Airlines planes taking off at the tarmac… all thanks to Amex Business/Personal Platinum Card.

 

 

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window view

 

 

That being said, when I came to the lounge again at the end of the weekend, this place got super packed! So watch out for peak travel times…

 

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on a Sunday afternoon… don’t come

 

 

On a positive note though, there still are spaces around the lounge for privacy.

 

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whew

 

 

Overall, AMEX Centurion Lounge Miami is a great addition to the Centurion lounge portfolio. Aside from the extreme crowding during peak times of travel, the lounge offers premium amenities for its cardholder members to take advantage of.

 

Personally though, I wouldn’t waste time to arrive to the airport early to visit this place, but it’s a great place to refresh yourself if your plane happens to be nearby.

 

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So you can spend more time in Miami…. with gorgeous nails. 

 

 

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