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5 best airport business lounges in the world
30 July 2015 |
Travelling around the world can be tiresome, but airports are now striving to make your layovers as luxurious as possible whilst maintaining optimum efficiency and ease of use.
1. British Airways Concorde Lounge at Heathrow
Built at Terminal 5, this room has a variety of gold, cream and dark wood furniture, an array of artwork and an area for pre-flight dining. It has both an indoor area and a balcony area with views of the runways. The designated work area is fitted with desks, computers, a fax and photocopying machine and free WiFi.
2. Qantas International Business Lounge at Sydney International Airport
It is a long area with views of the runways. The lounge has comfortable seating areas with a bar, a variety of food, washroom facilities with showers available and a row of iMacs with laminated instructions in a quiet space to work. There is also access to a printer and photocopier and free and fast WiFi is available.
3) North Terminal Lounge at Gatwick
Given the Best Business Facilities Award in the Priority Pass Lounge of the Year Awards 2012. This lounge has a fully equipped business centre with private business rooms, free WiFi and printing, scanning and faxing facilities. Daily newspapers are available as well as champagne, cocktails and complimentary food.
4. Turkish Airlines CIP lounge at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport
A second level was added in 2014 to make the lounge around 70 per cent bigger. There are two self-store luggage areas if you don’t want to carry your baggage and a variety of seating areas to relax or work. There is a library with books in several languages, work areas with iMac computers, and a business centre with free WiFi.
5. The Wing, Cathay Pacific at Hong Kong International Airport
Reported as one of the best lounges in the world, this one has a minimalist design and open ceilings. There are 24 shower suites, bars and exclusive Solus Chairs made in Italy. Each chair has a built-in seat and desk and can adapt quickly between work and reading modes while maintaining privacy and comfort.
Photo © Gary Bembridge (CC BY 2.0). Cropped.