Amazing Airport Lounges

Posted on Oct 17 2013 - 9:59am by Amy Labbadia

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Airports can be a stressful environment, and make waiting for your flight a dreadful chore. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, you want those moments before boarding your flight to be relaxing; after all, it’s the first step to enjoying your holiday. We’ve composed a list of the world’s most amazing airport lounges, to ensure that you receive the level of luxury you deserve when travelling. 

JFK Clubhouse, JFK International Airport

Oozing New York elegance, the JFK Clubhouse is a prime space for business and first class passengers. Featuring a distinctive reception area, bar and entertainment zone, spending time in the JFK Clubhouse will feel like a holiday of its own. 

Cycad First Class Lounge, O.R Tambo International Airport

Situated on themezzanine floor of the departures terminal, you’ll be able to enjoy the lounge’s tranquillity whilst waiting for your flight. Sit by the bar, refreshing in your rainfall shower or have a nap in the rest rooms. 

Lufthansa First Class Lounge, Frankfurt Airport

Situated in a building separate from the airport, you can enjoy complete privacy in this first class lounge. Highlights include a cigar lounge, and bar which serves a whopping 80 different types of whiskey. 

Thai Airways First Class Lounge, Bangkok Airport

You’ll secretly wish your flight gets delayed once you step foot into the Thai Airways First Class Lounge. Unwind in one of the lounge’s semi-private rooms, which function as a living room cum relaxation area. You’ll also be able to enjoy a spa treatment in your own private spa bungalow – bliss! 

Finnair Lounge, Helsinki Airport

From elegant furniture to the Finnair spa, the Finnair Lounge in Helsinki banishes even the notion of stress. Spend your time by tucking into the lounge’s buffet or unwind in one of saunas, all while enjoying the calming environment. 

Cathay Pacific The Pier, Hong Kong International Airport

Savour first class delights in this first class lounge. Enjoy fresh Japanese cuisine served in the Haven restaurant, and afterwards freshen up in the pebbled showers – all before reclining in the leather armchair with a glass of champagne. 

Quantas First Class Lounge, Sydney Airport

First class travellers are in for a treat when they arrive in the Quantas First Class Lounge. Enjoying 180 degree views of Sydney and Botany Bay, the lounge has been designed by the well-known Marc Newson, incorporating leather and plantlife. 

Swiss Lounge, EuroAirport Basel Mullhouse Freiburg

Housed under a large glass dome, the Swiss Lounge is dedicated to all things luxury. Savour the panoramic views from one of the comfortable chairs, or treat yourself to the hot and cold buffet which is always on offer here. 

First Class Lounge, Heathrow Airport

Relax in Heathrow’s First Class Lounge, where you’ll be treated to decadent seating areas and a well-stocked bar. There’s nothing quite like a flute of champagne before you embark upon a flight. 

Singapore Airline SilverKris Lounge, Singapore Changi Airport

The welcoming staff of the SilverKris Lounge greets you upon arrival at the airport, before guiding you to one of the lounge’s indulgent leather chairs. From there on in it’s all about serenity and relaxation, from the gourmet food to the Italian-leather slumberettes available at your convenience.

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About the Author

Amy Labbadia is a travel writer for the luxury tour operator Wanderforth