A plane arriving or departing with delay is nothing new, but over the years this inconvenience has stopped bothering us so much, or at least we have more ways to be able to cope better as airport lounges continuously re-invent themselves.
Today you can find unique and luxurious lounges at many airports worldwide. The demand has increased so much that its even become a competition between airlines to have the best VIP lounge with the best services.
Here are some of the most luxurious airport lounges in the world…
Heathrow Airport, London
Bubble chairs, pink walls and an impressive poolside lounge will make you feel very relaxed after several hours of travel. In the Virgin Atlantic VIP lounge at London Heathrow Airport, you’ll want to check-in early to make the most of the 14-meter long cocktail bar, spa, salon and the chaise longue zone where you can watch planes take-off.
From the airline Virgin Atlantic
Kingsford Smith International Airport, Sydney
11 vertical gardens, leather armchairs, Italian sofas, high quality marble and quartzite… All designed by the highy-acclaimed Marc Newson. A world that is far from the plastic seats of other waiting rooms.
From the airline Qantas
Barajas Airport, Madrid
For those who are exhausted, the VIP lounge at Madrid Barajas Airport has the most comfortable beds. Those who prefer to relax can enjoy the mountain views. And those who want to sip on a good wine can choose from the varied bar menu.
From the airline Iberia
Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
Silk cushions, suede sofas and exotic decorations make this waiting room seem more like a luxury hotel than an airport. Sleepy? There are beds at your disposal. Want to freshen up? There are showers and a spa as well.
From the airline Thai Airways
No matter how tired you are when you land, showers and spa facilities for a massage can make all your worries go away and bring you to a state of zen before re-boarding the plane.
Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
Transparent bubble chairs hanging from the ceiling, a giant eye stamped on the front doors… The Amsterdam Schiphol Airport VIP lounge is more like a trip to the future than to an airport. Very quiet and peaceful, there is a fireplace to cozy up in front of during the cold months and a Light Energy booth to re-energize on cloudy days.
Kuala Lumpur Airport
Described by some passengers as “absolutely massive”, the Golden Satellite Lounge, available for Malaysia Airlines’ Business and First Class passengers, actually has parts of a jungle behind glass and a stream that passes through the room.
If the sound of a trickling stream isn’t enough, there are massage chairs, a relaxation room, and even a sleeping room exclusively for First Class passengers.
From the airline Malaysia Airlines
Business travelers have automatic entry into this lounge, which is great for a bit of tranquility. There is a sports spa and hot stone beds you can lie on while you watch the snow fall outside.
To extend the break, you can opt for a dip in the spa pool and a trip to the sauna before you catch your next flight.
From the airline Finnair