The 2023 U.S. Open Grand Slam tennis tournament has officially kicked off in New York and tennis fans can have the opportunity to watch their favorite players compete up close, experience some of the most thrilling activities, eat some of the most delicious foods, and drink premium beverages thanks to American Express.
This year marks American Express’ 30th U.S. Open as an official sponsor and the company is committed more than ever to offering tennis fans a more elevated experience with exciting benefits while attending the highly popular tennis event at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York, from August 28 to September 10.
Here’s a guide to all the exclusive perks you don’t want to miss:
The U.S. Open American Express Fan Experience (located near the East Gate) is filled with immersive activities where all fans can participate. Glow tennis, which is a mixed-reality VR game, is the most highly entertaining game. You’ll want to play more than one round! Another fun interactive activation held at the Fan Experience is a live mural experience created by illustrator Vero Escalante. Guests are encouraged to share their personal memories from the Open by adding a drawing to the mural.
Fans who are American Express cardholders can receive some self-care love at the Card Member Lounge, located on the second floor of the Fan Experience. A complimentary soothing massage from Therabody, and a cooling cryotherapy facial by Kollectiv, which promotes collagen production and reduces inflammation, are provided. You can also pick up free La Roche Posay sunblock creams to finalize the facial treatment. You’ll be looking your best and feeling relaxed in no time! The space is also air-conditioned and offers drinks, snacks, and phone charging stations. You can also get your sneakers cleaned from the services of Jason Markk.
American Express Platinum Card Members can enjoy some relaxation with access to The Centurion Lounge pop-up, featuring yummy dishes by acclaimed chefs and special cocktails by renowned mixologists. You can order an Espresso Martini and the Honey Deuce, the famous U.S. Open beverage, here! The pop-up also features an immersive travel experience where guests can discover their unique travel persona and receive inspiring travel recommendations. Guests can create a personalized passport cover to take home with them. The Centurion Lounge is located on the second floor of Louis Armstrong Stadium. Capacity is limited and reservations must be made in advance via Resy. You can also request to be added to the waitlist by visiting the lounge in person, but is subject to availability.
The American Express Shop in the South Plaza is a modern snack store offering Amex members an exclusive, contactless shopping experience with locally sourced food items from New York City small businesses such as Posh Pretzels and Popcorn For the People that reinforce American Express’ mission to support small shops. With its grab-and-go payment system, you can return to the tennis action faster than ever!
For the best views to watch the world’s best tennis players like Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic, the American Express Center Court Club is the spot. It’s a one-of-a-kind club offering guests panoramic, up-close views from the largest, most all-inclusive suite in Arthur Ashe Stadium. The outdoor balcony views of Center Court from the mezzanine level are jaw-dropping. You can hear the players and see them vividly. The American Express Center Court Club also features a custom 360-degree bar that offers fine wines, premium spirits, and cocktails, including the signature Honey Deuce! Guests can nosh on passed hors d’oeuvres, foods like lobster rolls, and an assortment of sweets that are offered from the comfort of your stadium seat.
Lastly, cardholders can obtain for free the iconic American Express Radios that let fans follow thrilling matches no matter where they are on the grounds. With an American Express membership, the U.S. Open experience is nothing but the best.