Review: LATAM VIP Lounge – Bogota

Introduction: Short Trip to Central America
Review: Hilton Anatole – Dallas
Review: Air France Lounge – Houston Intercontinental Airport
Review: Executive Club – Houston Intercontinental Airport
Review: Air China (777-300) Business Class – Houston to Panama
Review: The Westin – Panama
Review: Nacion Sushi
Review: Le Meridien – Panama
Review: Avianca (A320) Business Class – Panama to Bogota
Review: Avianca VIP Lounge – Bogota
Review: LATAM VIP Lounge – Bogota
Review: Copa Club – Bogota
Review: El Dorado Lounge – Bogota
Review: Avianca (A319) Business Class – Bogota to San Salvador
Review: Intercontinental Hotel – San Salvador/Metrocenter Mall
Review: Avianca (A320) Business Class – San Salvador to Dallas

The lounge was a two minute walk from the Avianca Sala VIP. It was located opposite gates 34/35 and on the third level. I took the elevator up, much like I had at the previous lounge.  

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LATAM VIP Lounge - Bogota
LATAM VIP Lounge – Bogota

I made a left from the elevator and entered the lounge. There was a nice seating area overlooking parking and a runway straight ahead. The area could have used some service because plate and cups were everywhere.The was an internet cafe just behind the seats. 

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LATAM VIP Lounge Observation Deck

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LATAM VIP Lounge - Bogota
LATAM VIP Lounge Views

The front desk was back towards the elevator. I presented my digital Priority Pass card and boarding pass. The agent welcomed me to the lounge. She also informed that there would not be announcement for my flight since it was on Avianca, fair enough. I stored my bags next to front desk and began to explore. 

LATAM VIP Lounge - Bogota

LATAM had the same open air concept as Avianca. While I do love being in open air rooms, the humidity inside of the airport was unbearable.  This lounge did not have showers so I needed to find somewhere to cool down quickly.   

The main seating area consisted of a few different types of chairs. This gave the small area more personality. 

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LATAM VIP Lounge - Bogota
LATAM VIP Lounge Seating

Directly across from the entrance to the main seating area was arrival/departure boards and a literature station.

LATAM VIP Lounge - Bogota

LATAM VIP Lounge - Bogota
LATAM VIP Lounge – Bogota

To left of the main seating area was the buffet area. There was a great selection of food, wines, and spirits. LATAM’s buffet was significantly better than Avianca’s and there were way less people in the lounge.  I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

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LATAM VIP Lounge Buffet

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LATAM VIP Lounge Sandwiches
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LATAM VIP Lounge Pastries

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LATAM VIP Lounge - Bogota
LATAM VIP Lounge Alcohol and Soup
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LATAM VIP Lounge Wine

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The buffet area had some family and private dining options available. I appreciated the quietness in the dining area.  It definitely reduced my stress.

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LATAM VIP Lounge Dining Area

At the very back of this area were some lounge chairs. I appreciated being able to grab a drink and relax away from the small crowd. The chairs look uncomfortable but were the opposite.

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LATAM VIP Lounge Relax Area

Outside of this back seating area was the business center. It consisted of a large conference and a 3-in-1 printer. The guy was working hard but maintained the low noise level as other guests.

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LATAM VIP Lounge Business Center

Final Word

LATAM’s VIP Lounge was very peaceful.  The amazing buffet and peacefulness within the lounge were things I had not experienced together.  I appreciated that the agents at the front desk stored my bag while I enjoyed the lounge. The small gesture went a long way. The Priority Pass lounges in Bogota were 2 for 2 at this point.

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