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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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