Leisure and pampering in three of the most glamorous airports
Travelling the world can really take its toll on a frequent jetsetter, with endless queues and layovers in airports. Fortunately, you’ll find comfort and luxury at the heart of some the world’s busiest airport terminals. Here are three of our favorite luxurious airports from around the world.
The lounges at London’s Heathrow Airport have consistently ranked among the finest in the world. The British Airways Lounge in Terminal 5 stands out for its soothingly understated style, as seen in the interiors of its world-class facilities like the Concorde Bar, the Elemis Spa, and its 20-seater cinema.
Heathrow is expected to become even smarter with the opening of the newly-rebuilt Terminal 2 in June. We’re looking forward to checking out the modern terminal’s spacious courtyard and floating canopy but, as commented by a Parking4less review of the airport, there’s a lot more than just that to look forward to, adding yet more lustre to Heathrow’s image as a world-class transportation hub.
Hong Kong International Airport
It may be one of the world’s busiest airport hubs (with 50 million tourist arrivals every year), but the Hong Kong International Airport is also a haven for worry-free travel thanks to its top-of-the-line facilities.
The HKIA has one of the biggest airport shopping complexes on the planet, which can serve as a stress reliever especially for those who are fond of window shopping. The airport’s SkyCity Nine Eagles Golf Course and the airport’s sport simulators are the perfect place for the athletic travellers out there.
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at New York’s JFK International Airport
Numerous airliners have their own lounges at New York’s JFK, but the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Terminal 4 is regarded as the airport’s best. To quote a CNN review, the Clubhouse features an “Austin Powers-meets-uptown mod” cocktail lounge, with glitzy gold ceilings and distinctive red ball sofa.
The Clubhouse also stands out for its stand-alone spa that houses the iconic New York hairstylist Bumble & Bumble and skincare expert Dr. Hauschka. With a 5-star experience at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, being welcomed in one of the most glamorous cities in the world couldn’t get any more luxurious.
Do you have a favourite airport or airport lounge?