Airport lounges can mean the difference between a torturous layover and a luxurious one. Here are some that may just have you feeling pretty fabulous before you even arrive at your destination.
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse
Virgin’s Clubhouses don’t mess around. With in-house spas at Heathrow, Gatwick, and JFK, they were also the first airline to offer a full spa and Jacuzzi pool within an airport lounge, which they did in the newly re-designed Heathrow Clubhouse in 2006.The JFK Clubhouse features the very first Clubhouse Spa outside of London. Spas offer complimentary services to guests such as facials, massages, manicures, and shaving/styling services courtesy of iconic New York hairstylist Bumble & Bumble and skincare specialists from Dr. Hauschka Skincare. When you are done getting pampered, their brasserie has a selection of a la carte meals, desserts, and fine wine, either in the setting of a formal dining experience or ordered from any of the cozy relaxation nooks; plus, there’s a must-try Champagne bar as well.
Air New Zealand Koru Lounge
The Air New Zealand Koru Lounge's Auckland location houses an extensive buffet of fine food and an impressive array of New Zealand wines and beers. Need to perk up? Get a flat white from their in-house barista!
Air France La Premiere Lounge
This lounge is a haven of peace at the heart of Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Even before arriving at the airport, La Première customers can reserve a table and their favorite menu at the lounge restaurant using the dedicated La Première hotline. Once there, customers can savor gastronomic cuisine specially created for Air France by Alain Ducasse, served by waiters in white uniforms with gold epaulettes, similar to the uniforms worn by stewards in the 1950s. The wine and Champagne list offers some of the finest vintages from the Air France wine cellar and a selection of over 10 different kinds of mineral water is also available. At the lounge bar, customers can ask the barista to concoct their favorite drink from the cocktail list.
Cathay Pacific: The Pier Lounge
In Hong Kong, enjoy noodles made to order, a first-class in-house restaurant, and endlessly flowing delicious Champagne at the Cathay Pacific Pier Lounge. All of the aforementioned amenities are made extra enjoyable by the seriously fast Wi-Fi and leather furniture.
Jamaica: Club MoBay Lounge and Club Kingston Lounge
In Jamaica, there are two lounges that really go above and beyond. Both Club MoBay (at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay) and Club Kingston Normal Manley International Airport). They rock as far as hospitality goes (they have a program for borrowing a cell phone while abroad), but we’re all about the cuisine options; they incorporate local Jamaican patties!
Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul
The Turkish Airlines Lounge in Istanbul features a tea garden reminiscent of those found in Istanbul; unique Turkish cuisine including pastries prepared according to the recipes from Vienna’s famous pastry shop, Demel; and a sampling corner where guests can taste famous specialties such as “Turkish Pide” and “Börek,” newly roasted in its special oven.
Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge
Singapore Airlines’ renowned SilverKris Lounge at Singapore’s Changi Airport, is located in Terminals 2 and 3 at Changi. A “taste of Singapore” concept is increasingly being implemented into the dining offerings of all SilverKris Lounges, pairing iconic Singaporean dishes like Laksa and Mee Siam with a wide range of premium wines and spirits.
Jet Airways has a hub in Brussels, Belgium. A buffet of the finest Indian and European dishes and snacks is on offer for Première passengers, while First Class passengers can enjoy table service or opt for self-service at the buffet.