After taking a sip of Inca Kola and abandoning it, I made my way to the VIP Club lounge next door to the Sumaq VIP lounge to see if it was any different. While the amenities were basically the same, I’d head straight to the VIP Club lounge next time given that it had approximately one tenth the number of people in it and yet was much more spacious.
In general, the VIP Club lounge felt more modern than the Sumaq VIP lounge, and there were so many empty seats! A great change from the crowded room where you have to share a table with a stranger.
The food and beverage options were essentially the same as the other lounge: room temperature drinks, salty snacks, and desserts. Given that there were fewer people in this lounge, things were much better stocked, so the offerings didn’t look quite so meager.
Best of all, there was a massage chair! Not a super fancy massage chair like you find in Asian airport lounges (like the ANA business class lounge in Tokyo Narita or the Thai lounge in Hong Kong), but I still like it.
Anyway, if you have Priority Pass or another way to have a choice between the Sumaq VIP lounge and this lounge, definitely choose this one.