This behemoth of a first class lounge is three levels tall and over 5,500 square feet. If I were stuck here on a layover, they'd have to fight me in order to get me back on a plane and to my final destination.
The Abu Dhabi airport is so vast that, in order to take you to the lounge, a chauffeur picks you up in an Audi. Not a bad way to start your layover. Once inside the lounge, why not take a nap? After all, you have a long day of sitting and eating first class food ahead of you.
If you want to hear live music during your trip to South Korea, you could buy a ticket to a sold-out K-Pop concert...or you could just sit in the Asiana lounge at the Seoul airport, where a live pianist will play requests while you sip free drinks. I know what choice I'd make.
I could go on and on about all the amenities in the Frankfurt airport's Lufthansa First Class Terminal...or I could just let this photo of the buffet do all the talking. Hot food, carving station, freshly-baked desserts...and that's just the lunch buffet!
Is it weird that I kind of want to get my wedding catered by a German airport?
Listen, you can't make any list of "most luxurious ____________ in the world" without including at least one entry from Dubai. I think it's a law. Even still, the Emirates Lounge stands out as one of the most opulent. Dubai, you've done it again.
Virgin Atlantic realized a powerful truth: Anyone coming to the city of London wants to spend as little time outside as possible. That's why they built the Upper Class Clubhouse, with an included pool, spa, and 46-foot-long cocktail bar. Maybe they'll let us book a 72-hour layover and we can just spend a weekend getaway at the airport.
This Turkish Airlines hotspot is almost 10,000 square feet, and looks more like a museum than a lounge. In addition to all the standard amenities, inside you'll also find a billiard hall, library and a business center.
...Basically, it's like living in that really rich gated community two towns over, except you don't hate everyone inside.
When you enter the Royal Orchid Lounge, you are immediately treated to a one-hour Thai body massage. Afterward, you can soak in an aromatherapy tub or get some winks in an accompanying personal nap room.
Essentially, every passenger is constantly being told, "Shh...Go to sleep..." (Not that I'm complaining).
Sure, flying in the first-class cabin to one of the most luxurious cities in the world and staying at a 5-star hotel is kinda nice, but isn't it about time you treated yourself? Stay at the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge! Your boss will understand if you expense it.
Spread across two levels, the Mumbai GVK Lounge is an astonishing 30,000 square feet of luxury. Inside it has showers, a spa, 5-star restaurant, library, business center...the only thing it doesn't seem to have in there is an airplane to get you to your final destination. For that you have to actually walk to the terminal. (I know. UGH!!)