Review – Sala VIP del Banco del Progreso – Santo Domingo

I recently wrote a post about being preparing for your arrival to Santo Domingo. Leaving from Santo Domingo after a vacation or business trip is much easier. However, you may get used to the pampering of the excellent island resorts so a little additional comfort may be in order. Tucked away past security and immigration in Terminal B by Gate 4, you will find the Sala VIP del Banco del Progreso Lounge.

It is not related to the American Centurion Lounge network like the ones found in Dallas, Las Vegas and Miami, but it is limited to holders of the American Express Platinum and Black cards.

Recently remodeled, you will need to ring the bell to access the doors that lead into a long hallway up to the check-in desk.  At the desk, you will need to present your passport, boarding pass and American Express Platinum or Black card.

Facilities

Comprised of approximately 4,000 square feet, you will find a combination of sofas, couches, counters, and high tables.

A small self-serve complimentary snack and drink counter is available. Coffee, juices, sodas, water and snacks including sandwiches, cookies and chips are complimentary. They do offer a decent meal menu if you are included to order food which is prepared at one of the airport restaurants and brought to the lounge.

A full-service bar is available but the alcoholic beverages are not complimentary.

Children’s playroom

An enclosed large playroom is available for children. Table games and puzzles are available for children of all ages.  A TV broadcasting children’s program is continually running.

Meeting Room

A glass enclosed conference room with an eight-person table with chairs is available at no-cost with advanced reservations. To access the conference room, simply request the key to the front desk who will confirm availability.

Entertainment

The lounge offers very reliable and complimentary wireless internet, TV’s with cable throughout the lounge and complimentary local calls.

Bottom-line

It’s a small but relaxing lounge that will offer you a decent mirage to an otherwise wild and fast moving airport.

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