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It’s no secret we love Priority Pass here at the blog. Access to dedicated facilities, away from the crowds in the terminal, can help turn one of the most stressful times of traveling into one of the best (I am a very dedicated lounge lizard, in case you couldn’t tell). And with so many cards giving Priority Pass these days, even basic reward card newbies can get in.
Alas, such popularity is a double-edged sword, as reports of overcrowded lounges and sub-par food are common and continue to increase. That being said, there are still some good lounges available, and today Priority Pass has announced its choice for Global Lounge of the year. Drumroll please….
This year’s winner is: Sala VIP Internacional, Quito, Ecuador.
The lounge itself looks pretty snazzy, and according to Priority Pass’ website, features a spacious terrace, an array of local Ecuadorian food, and a very welcoming staff.
Also announced were the regional winners:
I’ve only personally visited the Miracle Lounge in Bangkok, and while its details are lost in the haze of lounges past, I seem to recall it had a pretty good spread of Thai food.
It’s nice to see that in the days of overflowing and pay-for-play lounges there are some real gems left. I’m not going to fly all the way to Ecuador just to visit the winner, but if I just happen to find a cheap flight that routes through there, well, I won’t tell my family if you won’t.
Has anyone here visited one of these lounges? What did you think?
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Just came back from the Galapagos and Quito and got to spend just over an hour at this Priority Pass lounge. Excellent place to kill a bit of time. Great food and selection and very comfortable.
I can’t tell if I’m more jealous of your visit to the Galapagos or your time spent in the winning lounge. Glad to hear it was awesome- hope I can go someday!
I had an extended wait in Quito last April and enjoyed their award winning lounge. I flew in from Lima Peru after spending several days at Machu Picchu and in the sacred Valley. I highly recommend that experience to everyone.
The food was unbelievable. I couldn’t believe how fortunate I was to experience this lounge. I thought it was amazing but now I realize how exceptional it was since it was named the global winner.
The food was really that good? I’m a big proponent of Priority Pass lounges but I never get my hopes up for the dining.