As any frequent flyer would know, airport layovers can be quite a drag. Don’t despair, as many leading airlines are going above and beyond to provide travellers with state-of-the-art technology and creature comforts in transit. To help make the most of this ‘dead’ time, our high flying personal travel managers have created a list of the most regularly visited airports, pointing you in the right direction of their best lounges.
United Arab Emirates First Class Lounge, Dubai International Airport – Dubai
With a seating capacity of 1,491, this is the world’s largest lounge. Corporate travellers can catch up on emails or prep for their next meeting by using one of the two large conference rooms or the business center. For a more indulgent layover, treat yourself to a spa, switch off and relax in one of the quiet rooms, or enjoy some retail therapy.
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, Heathrow Airport – London
Nestled within the UK’s busiest airport, the Virgin Clubhouse offers travellers a welcome escape. Stretch out at their 14 metre long cocktail bar, tantalise your taste buds choosing from the extensive a la carte menu, or experience complimentary beauty touch-ups, from haircuts to manicures and specialised spa treatments.
Qatar Airways, Al Mourjan Business Lounge, Hamad International Airport – Doha
The Al Mourjan Lounge offers five-star luxury similar to a boutique hotel. Doha’s rich Arabian heritage is reflected in the design and furnishings, with multiple dining options and gaming rooms making this a luxury oasis. From concierges to nannies, this lounge also provides personalised services for to each guest. Kill time in the first-class spa or at the duty free shops before joining your connecting flight.
Star Alliance Air New Zealand Lounge, LAX – Los Angeles
If you prefer a bit of fresh air, head to Star Alliance Air New Zealand lounge’s open-air terrace, boasting panoramic views of the runway with the backdrop of the Hollywood Hills. Along with an enviable wine list, the shower suites and media rooms will leave you refreshed and ready to conquer your next flight.
Royal Orchid Thai Airways Lounge, Suvarnabhumi Airport – Bangkok
Escape to this secluded oasis within Bangkok busy airport, which comes complete with private rooms with beds and showers that are perfect for travellers going straight from the office to the plane. You can even sneak in a traditional Thai massage.
Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong International Airport – Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific operates five lounges in this expansive travel hub so you are sure to find the perfect spot to retreat. Forget you’re even in an airport when picking up a drink at the 23-metre Long Bar, or choose from one of Cathay’s four sumptuous airport restaurants. Before boarding your trans-pacific flight, don’t forget to check out the full-service spa and jacuzzi tubs.
Corporate travellers can use their Frequent Flyer points to access many of these lounges, with some airlines also offering a pay by the hour service to those who aren’t a part of their loyalty programs.
To discover how you can make the most of your layover in style and access some of these most exclusive lounges by speaking to your personal travel manager or find one near you.