So in your opinion, what do you think makes the perfect airport lounge?
For some its complimentary drinks and hot food, for business people it could be free wifi, comfortable seating and spacious areas to work. For the discerning, its showers, spa services, massage area. Or is it to be personally escorted to your aircraft, courteous and helpful staff…or simply a combination of all of these?
Lets take a look at what we consider to be the top 5 of the best airport lounges in the world…
The KrisFlyer Gold Lounge of Singapore Airlines offers business travellers a spacious and relaxing workspace, that includes complimentary wifi, internet workstations are located in the lounge’s outdoor area, overlooking water features and leafy vegetation. Relaxing television lounge areas are located inside.
Turkish Airlines, CIP Lounge is massive, covering an area of 1100 square meters. The lounge is divided into sections that seem to go on for ever. The design is tastefully done using arches throughout, ornate decorations and even an olive tree.
There are not many lounges that boast a grand piano, pool tables, a library, super size TV screens and private sleeping rooms. There are showers, self-service lockers for luggage storage, they even have a designated childrens play area.
Dining options include a mezze salad bar, olive bars, Turkish Pizza station, grilled meats station and fruit stations. There are complimentary soft drinks, hot drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Finnair’s Lounge sticks to its Scandinavian roots in that it is light, spacious and fresh with Nordic inspired furniture, Marimekko table settings and Finnair Blue computer work stations. There’s also the Finnair Spa with saunas and showers.
The high quality wine cellar offers a vast selection of fine wines and there is a delicious and plentiful free buffet. The lounge has plush seating to read and relax in, and free access to the airport’s wifi.
JFK: Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouse is more like a chic upmarket bar than an airport lounge. With its extensive list of fancy cocktails, a red ball sofa an internet bar, a quiet corner and the Clubhouse Spa. The spa is a real feature and offers products and treatments from Dr Hauschka and Bumble and Bumble. If you are a weary traveller there is a relaxation area with complimentary pyjamas and low lighting.
Etihad’s Diamond First Class Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport, If you’re a tired traveller or a traveller who doesn’t want to be around noisy children, Etihad offer a personal nanny service and playroom.
Select from five star food menus, fine wines, or head to the cigar lounge with the finest Cuban cigars and cognacs available. Freshen up in the experience showers and when you get out you will find your shoes polished and your clothes ironed.