I had a roughly 4 hour layover in Lima (LIM), as I used to be arriving from Panama Metropolis on Copa round 8PM, and departing to Miami on LATAM at round 12AM. Throughout my layover I had the possibility to take a look at the Sumaq VIP Lounge, which is the contract lounge utilized by many airways on the airport (and it’s the place I used to be despatched as a LATAM enterprise class passengers).
Whereas not the best lounge on earth, the Sumaq Lounge was a breath of recent air so far as contract lounges go — it wasn’t terribly crowded, which positive counters the pattern these days. Individually I’ll be reviewing the Precedence Cross eating places on the airport, as Lima has an attention-grabbing setup in that regard.
Sumaq Lounge Lima location & hours
The Sumaq Lounge is positioned contained in the worldwide terminal at Lima Airport. Upon arrival I first needed to clear transit safety, which was painless, after which discovered myself again within the worldwide departures corridor. It’s price noting that in my travels, Peru nonetheless has a masks mandate for aviation — it was the one nation I visited throughout this journey the place that was the case.
The terminal has two lounges, each of that are positioned close to gate 17. While you’re on this space, you’ll see an indication pointing to the lounges on the left.
My jaw dropped after I noticed the variety of individuals queuing. I then realized that the road was for the Hanaq Lounge subsequent door, which is open to Precedence Cross members. The Sumaq Lounge, which isn’t open to Precedence Cross members, had no line. Whew. I feel sadly the under image is the truth in any respect too many lounges these days.
The Sumaq Lounge is open 24/7, reflecting that Lima Airport has flights all hours of the day and night time.
Sumaq Lounge Lima entry necessities
The Sumaq Lounge is used because the contract lounge for premium passengers on many airways, together with Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, American, Delta, Iberia, KLM, LATAM, and United. Entry to the lounge will also be bought on the door.
When coming into the lounge, every passenger is handed a slip of paper with a barcode, as this can be utilized totally free alcoholic drinks (every passenger receives one complimentary drink — I’m probably not a lot of a lounge drinker, however that appears stingy).
Sumaq Lounge Lima seating & format
The Sumaq Lounge Lima is an honest dimension — it’s over 1,200 sq. meters (~13,000 sq. toes), and has the capability for almost 280 friends. The lounge feels recent and tastefully designed, and it has been renovated inside the previous few years. Nevertheless, it additionally feels a bit like a dungeon, as there are not any home windows (at many airports that’s merely the truth of accessible lounge house).
Simply inside the doorway to the lounge is a sitting space with dozens of seats organized in rows dealing with each other. This appeared to be (by far) essentially the most crowded space.
Throughout from that was the eating space, which featured particular person eating tables with two chairs every, plus some communal high-top seating.
Additional into the lounge was the bar space, which had extra chairs, in addition to some couches. All alcoholic drinks had been obtainable right here.
Then the again of the lounge has one more sitting space, with extra eating tables and communal tables. In principle there’s alleged to be one other buffet again right here, nevertheless it was empty after I visited.
Sumaq Lounge Lima quiet room
The Sumaq Lounge Lima has one of many extra spectacular quiet areas I’ve seen in a contract lounge. It consisted of a number of absolutely flat daybeds with partitions between them, in addition to loads of retailers. Folks ought to simply be capable to get a nap in right here, although the dearth of bedding could also be a problem for some.
Sumaq Lounge Lima meals & drinks
The Sumaq Lounge Lima has a big buffet with a surprisingly big choice.
Meals choices included fruit, yogurt, cake, chips, rooster soup, vegetable rice, sautéed greens, rooster ceviche, pasta, sandwiches, salad, quinoa tabbouleh, and extra.
By way of drinks, there was bottled water, a soda fountain, a machine with freshly squeezed orange juice, a espresso machine, a tea choice, and extra.
Sumaq Lounge Lima showers
The Sumaq Lounge Lima has three bathe suites, so I made a decision to take a bathe throughout my layover, previous to my redeye. The room featured a sink, a bathroom, and a walk-in bathe. The water strain was good, and the room didn’t get too scorching.
The bathe suite had towels, in addition to a restricted variety of facilities from ZAYAH (only a bar of cleaning soap and a few shampoo).
The Sumaq Lounge Lima is a stable contract lounge. The lounge has a pleasant design (although it lacks pure mild), pleasant service, and an honest collection of meals and drinks. In case you’re flying in a premium cabin out of Lima, this may possible be the lounge you get despatched to.
Now, in case you are a Precedence Cross member, chances are you’ll favor testing the Precedence Cross restaurant scene on the airport, which I’ll cowl within the subsequent installment.
In case you’ve visited the Sumaq Lounge Lima, what was your expertise like?