Excellent work as usual. Love the way you capture the dark, rich tones. Perspective height in the top shot is unusually low, especially with seating in the foreground, but works well here I think.
The goal is usually to make the viewer feel that they want to be there - which in that shot would mean sitting there, as opposed to standing there - hence the lower camera height.
Then it's just a case of drawing them in and through the room, by controlling the light, in an attempt to make it even more real for them.
So if I look at the final image and say: "Yes, I want to be there"
- then I reckon I've achieve my goal, as that's what they refer to as 'a money shot'