While there are hundreds of amazing lounges around the world, the following are my top picks for design, amenities, comfort and unexpected + unique 'extras'.

Here are the creme de la creme of airport lounges throughout the world.

Qatar Airways Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport (DOH)

Location: Doha, Qatar

Directions: The Premium Terminal is located after security, go up the stairs to the first floor where the lounges are located.

Special Amenities: Spa, jacuzzi and sauna; massage treatment rooms; fine dining with a wide choice of hot and cold cuisine

Virgin Atlantic JFK Clubhouse at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Location: Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States

Directions: The JFK Clubhouse is located in Terminal 4, beyond the TSA checkpoint, in the A-Concourse and above boarding gates A4 and A5.

Special Amenities: Spa providing massages, foot treatments and facials (with Dr. Hauschka products); a Bumble and Bumble salon.

The Finnair Lounge at Helsinki Airport (HEL)

Location: Vantaa, Finland

Directions: Located in Terminal 2 above gates 25 and 26

Special Amenities: Fantastic buffet, individual shower rooms, wireless charging stations, Finnish designed furniture

British Airways Concorde Room at London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Directions: The Concorde Room is located in Terminal 5A South

Special Amenities: Fine-dining in private booths with full-waiter service; the Concorde Bar; private cabanas and hotel-style rooms

Etihad Diamond First Class Lounge at Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH)

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Directions: The Diamond First Class Lounge is located in Terminal 1

Special Amenities: On-staff nannies to watch the kids; complementary treatments at the Six Senses Spa; Champagne bar; cigar lounge

The Pier at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

Location: Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, China

Directions: The Pier is located at Terminal 1, on level 5 between gates 62 and 66

Special Amenities: Shower suites; private day-break rooms; the Noodle Bar; the Short and Long Bars

Qantas First Class Lounge at Sydney International Airport (SYD)

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Directions: The Qantas First Class Lounge is located airside at Terminal 1, past immigration on level 4

Special Amenities: The Payot spa which offers facials, massages, even foot and leg wraps; eight marble-lined shower rooms; 'The Library' for silent reading; comfy chairs designed by Marc Newson

Lufthansa First Class Terminal at Frankfurt Airport (FRA)

Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Directions: The First Class Terminal lounge is located at Terminal 1

Special Amenities: Full private bathrooms with showers; private sleeping rooms; top-rated cuisine and stocked bar; the Cigar Lounge

Air France La Premiere Lounge at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

Location: Roissy, France

Directions: The La Premiere Lounge is located at Terminal 2E, opposite gate 2.12

Special Amenities: Premium cuisine and wines; Biologique Recherche massages, facials and body treatments

Thai Airways Royal First Lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport [Bangkok International Airport] (BKK)

Location: Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, Thailand

Directions: The Royal First Lounge is located at Concourse D, Level 3

Special Amenities: Slumber rooms; full meal service; massage services

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