An airport lounge is more than just a quick stop-over – for some, it’s a way of life. A pleasant break in between flights and a resting place where luxury meets comfort. Here’s 5 European airport lounges you should know about, if you’re a frequent flyer.
Air France La Premiere Lounge (Paris)
Considered to be France’s no 1 airport lounge in terms of modernity and comfort. Here, busy travelers can soothe their minds with cosy lounge furniture (37 seats in total), a spa with shower facilities and massage service. Or what about hiring a personal assistant for a couple of hours? If you’re a serious hedonist, you will probably also enjoy the limousine service, which will take you directly from the lounge to the aircraft, where you will get a chance to greet the crew before anyone else. Now, that’s what we call luxury travel.
Favorite feature: the interior and massage service
Finnair Lounge (Helsinki)
Finnair has three lounges in Helsinki Airport, and they’re all about Scandinavian design and well-being. 850 m2 of lounge space welcomes passengers with gourmet snacks, private shower suites and a Finnish sauna. There’s also a relaxation zone and hot meals throughout the day. Furthermore, most guests have a splendid view of the runways and comfortable Scandinavian furniture to relax in. If you need to get your zen back, the airport in Helsinki also provides occasional yoga classes.
Favorite feature: the relaxation zone and Finnish sauna
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse (Heathrow)
Housing what is probably the best airport lounge spa in Europe, Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in London-Heathrow is a paradise for wellness lovers in need of a little pampering. The menu offers massages, facials, pedicures, manicures and haircuts. And the actual spa area consists of a sauna, a hydro spa pool, six steam rooms and a tanning booth from St. Tropez. There’s literally no excuse of not departing in style if you visit the Virgin lounge! Couples with children will furthermore be pleased to find a playground, while business travelers can get some work done in library or office space.
Favorite feature: the spa
Lufthansa First Class Lounge (Frankfurt)
Frankfurt is nerve centre for European aviation. Lufthansa caters for its guests with a traditional and sleek business lounge, where travelers can enjoy a private office space, a cigar lounge and a restaurant while first class passengers will get the luxury of a personal assistant and a direct lift from the lounge to the aircraft. Not just any lift, though – a Porsche Cayenne.
Favorite feature: the first class amenities
Privium Lounge (Amsterdam Schiphol)
Privium Lounge in Schiphol comes pretty close to what would be classified as a ‘cosy’ lounge, where guests could feel at home for a couple of hours. Our favorite feature is the fireplace creating a nice ambience, but the transparent bubble-chairs, which are suspended from the ceiling, comes in second. There’s also a good selection of healthy, organic snacks, tea and coffee – and regular travelers can even sign up for Privium’s biometric scanners to cut the line at security. That’s the future of flying!
Favorite feature: the interior decoration and