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Here are the best-rated Priority Pass lounges in 2024

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Priority Pass has revealed its best-rated airport lounges around the world — and you’re definitely going to want to tick off a few of them on future trips.

Pulled together as part of the Priority Pass Excellence Awards, this roundup features the highest-rated lounges across the Priority Pass network, their rankings decided by 379,966 member ratings and reviews. 

Related: 11 credit cards that offer Priority Pass airport lounge access

Each lounge is judged on a range of criteria, including quality of facilities, customer service, food and beverage selection, and overall satisfaction, with the awards recognizing best-in-class lounges both regionally and globally.

“We have a shared ethos with our partners to deliver the best airport experience to our members and the winners of this year’s Priority Pass Excellence Awards have proven that they truly elevate every customer journey into something special,” said Christopher Evans, president of Collinson International.

Here’s a rundown of the lounges that received the best ratings for 2024.

Global and Europe

Winner: Vienna Lounge, Terminal 1, Vienna Airport (VIE) in Austria

The Vienna Lounge was refurbished in 2022 and is likely the slickest Priority Pass lounge we’ve ever visited, so it’s no surprise that it received the best ratings in Europe and globally from visitors. It features hip art nouveau stylings, a beautiful Viennese cafe and top-tier food and drinks. And that’s before we even mention the airy outdoor terrace with runway views and the artwork displayed throughout the lounge, which includes various works from renowned Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. 

“The Vienna Lounge is all about symbolising impressive Vienna elegance and Austrian cuisine for travellers,” said Julian Jäger, joint CEO and chief operating officer of Vienna Airport, in reaction to the win. “To be named Global Lounge of The Year amongst 1,500 other lounges and travel experiences is an outstanding confirmation of the quality of our services.”

Highly commended (Europe): Marco Polo Club, Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) in Italy

The Save SPA-partnered Priority Lounge, Marco Polo Club, was also highly commended and recognized for its selection of hot and cold snacks, beverages, shower facilities, and other amenities. It’s a worthwhile stop-off point if you’re visiting Venice soon.

The Asia-Pacific region

Winner: Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

This stylish Chase Sapphire Lounge covers 12,000 square feet and opened in October 2022. It features separate spaces for those traveling for business and pleasure, with dedicated areas for work and relaxation. Along with self-serve food and drink options, the lounge has an impressive array of signature cocktails, curated wines and made-to-order dishes.

Highly commended: Oriental Club Lounge, Terminal 2, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

This lounge haven in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is a perfect backdrop for travelers wanting to relax and enjoy freshly prepared (and delicious) Taiwanese delicacies during work downtime. You’ll find a classy environment with grade-A service, food and drinks, and other amenities.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Winner: Advantage VIP Lounge, Curitiba Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB) in Brazil

Priority Pass’ standout offering in Brazil, the Advantage VIP Lounge, garnered great reviews for its excellent gastronomy experiences — which, along with regionally inspired menus, include delicious gluten-free options and frequent theme days that pay ode to Curitiba. 

Highly commended: Macondo Lounge, Barranquilla Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ) in Colombia

Also recognized was the Macondo Lounge in Colombia, which prides itself on its fully stocked selection of newspapers and magazines, friendly service and diverse seating areas.

The Middle East and Africa

Winner: Petra Lounge, Amman Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) in Jordan

The Petra Lounge was ranked highly thanks to its warm and inviting front-of-house staff, great food and vast seating area decorated in modern Middle Eastern-influenced details that reference the region’s rich culture.

Highly commended: Primeclass Lounge, Muscat International Airport (MCT) in Oman

The highly regarded Primeclass Lounge is not only a favorite of Priority Pass members but was also referenced in glowing terms repeatedly by members of the Priority Pass team when TPG recently asked for recommendations. The lounge features a sprawling open buffet, a gaming zone, a cinema, a spa and a kids play zone.

North America

Winner: VIP Lounge Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes International Airport (AGU) in Mexico

The VIP Lounge Aguascalientes topped the ratings across North America thanks to its vibrant food and drink services and comfortable, pet-friendly space. 

Highly commended: Escape Lounge, South Terminal A, Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) in New York

Finally, the Escape Lounge at Syracuse Hancock International Airport also received a worthwhile nod, thanks, in part, to its highly praised seasonal menus, which are changed frequently throughout the year.

Credit cards that offer Priority Pass Select memberships

These are multiple credit cards through which you can get a Priority Pass Select membership.

These include not only premium travel cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve®, The Platinum Card® from American Express (enrollment required) and the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card — which even includes two guests — but also hotel credit cards like the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card (enrollment required).

Bottom line

Priority Pass has just revealed the winners of its newly established Priority Pass Excellence Awards, which take into account ratings and reviews of lounges across its entire global network. For 2024, the standout Lounge of the Year award goes to the Vienna Lounge at Vienna Airport after it topped the global and European rankings.

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