- Complimentary snacks
- Complimentary finger food
- Complimentary soft drinks
- Complimentary house wine and beer
- Complimentary liquor
- Air conditioning
- Flight information monitors
- Newspapers and magazines
The Hanaq VIP Lounge at Lima’s Jorge Chavez Airport is an airline-independent club operated by the airport, just like the adjacent sister club Sumaq VIP Lounge and Business Center. Both lounges offer similar features and amenities, though the VIP Club Lounge caters primarily to pay-in customers (regardless of their airline and class of service) as well as members of popular lounge access programs such as Priority Pass, while the Sumaq VIP Lounge serves airline invited customers.
Hanaq VIP Lounge LIM design
The spacious Hanaq VIP Lounge spreads across two floors, with a large seating and dining area on the ground level, plus a mezzanine area featuring additional seating and a small indoor/outdoor patio.
At a first glance, the design strikes as somewhat bland and sterile, yet the space is very functional and aspects of the décor are actually rather creative. The main drawback is the limited natural light – the space is largely deprived of windows, with natural light emanating primarily from the upstairs patio area.
By the entrance is a large seating zone with a New York City theme and a Times Square inspired wallpaper. The seats are comfortable and spacious, and the layout offers a reasonable amount of privacy. Unfortunately, power outlets are virtually impossible to find – a rather glaring omission in a modern lounge.
Across from the central and spacious buffet area is a large dining area with tables for two, flanked by a bar. The tables are also convenient for laptop users, though again, power outlets are nowhere to be found.
On the mezzanine level are numerous comfortable large recliners as well as massage chairs, which make the lounge an attractive place to spend the night should that be necessary in case of a delay or an odd departure time. You may want to reserve your seat early, though, as the spots are coveted.
Immediately adjacent is an indoor/outdoor patio with an open roof. The contrast between the drab bare concrete walls and the rest of the décor is jarring, but the natural light is welcome. Note that the space is designated as non-smoking.
Hanaq VIP Lounge LIM amenities
The buffet, which dominates the lower level, offers a simple but tasty selection of snacks and finger food. The fruit juices are not to be missed – patrons may even make their very own fresh orange juice by throwing oranges into the big squeezing machine – it’s as delicious as it is entertaining!
For the sugar inclined, soda is available from self-serve coolers, including the local Inka Cola, which is perhaps an acquired taste but certainly worth a try. There are also two espresso machines. Complimentary alcoholic beverages are available from the bar.
A few basic but clean and functional showers are available, and towels and bath amenities are provided.
Other amenities include a kids’ room as well as a TV room.
Hanaq VIP Lounge LIM bottom line
Overall, the Hanaq VIP Lounge at Lima International airport is a spacious, pleasant and well-appointed lounge which is typically quiet and not crowded, unlike the adjacent Sumaq VIP Lounge.
Open 24 hours a day, the Hanaq VIP Lounge ad-hoc sleeping facilities, showers, and a good food and beverage selection. If you have access, the Hanaq VIP Lounge is the best option at Lima airport.