Can you guess which airport lounge has been named the best in the world? It turns out that great views and a solid wine list are what make a top lounge. The Sala VIP Internacional Lounge at Quito International Airport in Ecuador offers both. That's why it was just named the top global lounge at this year's Global Airport Lounge of the Year Awards. The awards rate lounges based on the categories of comfort, service, staff interactions, food options, drink options and business facilities.

The winners of the Global Airport Lounge of the Year Awards were determined based on feedback from 52,000 Priority Pass members from around the world. Members reviewed 1,200 airport lounges this year. The winning Sala VIP Internacional Lounge was recently expanded to offer more comfort and better views. Large windows inside the lounge offer incredible panoramic views of Quito that can be enjoyed from plush, comfortable chairs.

In addition, the lounge has a gorgeous outdoor terrace that features tables and chairs with umbrellas. The terrace offers even more views of Quito. The interior of the lounge is totally fresh, modern and streamlined. It has been designed to make it easy to maintain a clear and crisp state of mind while waiting for flights.

Features like sleeping areas, work spaces and showers all help to make this lounge very practical. The cuisine offered by Ecuador's Sala lounge earned some major points with Priority Pass members. Guests can look forward to traditional Ecuadorian cuisine developed by chef Andrés Miño. International options also make appearances on the menu. Of course, the fact that the lounge offers wine from its own private wine cellar also helped to win over Priority Pass voters this year.

The Global Airport Lounge of the Year Awards also named top airports for specific regions around the world. Which lounge takes the top spot for North America? Lounge 19 at Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport was voted into first place by Priority Pass members this time round.

Scott Dylan is a contributing writer at and has been to (almost) every country in North, Central and South America with nothing more than a backpack, a laptop and the desire to explore. He speaks Spanish fluently and has logged enough time in planes, trains, rideshares, buses, taxis and rickshaws to know how to rack up rewards and points to get anywhere his heart desires for pennies on the dollar. Email: