Lounge Review: El Salon by Newrest

by Anthony Losanno
El Salon by Newrest Exterior

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After spending a few days exploring Lima, we were off to Cusco and Machu Picchu (review here). Before our LATAM flight between Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) and Cusco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ), we had some time to check out El Salon by Newrest. The lounge is fairly no frills, but quieter than the terminal.

Access is granted to passengers with a Priority Pass membership. A same-day boarding pass is required to enter. Day passes are also available for $25 per person.

Anthony’s Take: This lounge offers light bites, a bar (although the bartender was absent during our short time there), a good amount of seating, Wi-Fi, and apparently a shower (although I did not see it). There are no restrooms in the lounge.

El Salon by Newrest

After entering, there is a large desk with an agent to check credentials.

El Salon by Newrest Bar


A bar is found near the buffet. It included coffee, beer, wine, liquor, and soft drinks. No bartender was present and it was clearly designed not to be self service.

El Salon by Newrest Food 1


There were extremely limited food options in the lounge. A notice on its website says that hot food is suspended and only snacks are available. There were some cold empanadas and a finger sandwiches.

El Salon by Newrest Food 2

Juice, fruit, and some sort of salad sat next to the sandwiches.

El Salon by Newrest Food 3

A few desserts were also here.

El Salon by Newrest Seating 1

Seating & Decor

There is a good amount of seating and multiple outlets throughout the space.

El Salon by Newrest Seating 3

The lounge was not too crowded while we were there.

El Salon by Newrest Seating 2

Slightly segregated day beds lined the right wall heading towards the exit.

El Salon by Newrest Art

Local art lined the entrance and several of the walls.

El Salon by Newrest


This lounge offers free Wi-Fi, the food and beverages mentioned above, and a place to avoid the crowds in the terminal.

Overall Impression:

This lounge was a fine spot, overall. It was pretty no frills and the inability to get beverages was a bit of an annoyance. If you want some place quiet before your flight, head in here.

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