World’s Top Airport Lounges Unveiled


The Club at San Jose Mineta International Airport (pictured) has been named the North America winner in the Priority Pass Lounge of the Year Awards for 2016.

Now in its 12th year, the awards are based on ratings provided by Priority Pass members and recognize excellence within the world’s largest independent lounge membership program that includes more than 1,000 airport lounges in over 500 cities.

This year’s overall winners are: Global and Europe: Plaza Premium Lounge at London Heathrow; Africa & Middle East: Petra Lounge at Amman Queen Alia International; Asia Pacific: Asiana Lounge at Seoul Incheon International; North America: The Club at San Jose CA Mineta International; Latin America & The Caribbean: VIP Lounge at Guadalajara Miguel Hidalgo International.

Stephen Simpson, global marketing director for Priority Pass, part of the Collinson Group, commented, “It’s never been more important to be able to escape the hustle and bustle of the airport terminal. We are proud to have the world’s largest independent lounge membership program which provides access to a tranquil space in over 1,000 lounges in key destinations across the globe. As our network grows, so too does our knowledge and understanding of the changing global demands of the 21st century traveller, something that informs every level of service in the lounges in the Priority Pass network.”