Whether you are at the beginning or the end of your holiday, a pay-in airport lounge can offer the ideal way relax before you jet off into the sunset. A little extra comfort on your journey sets the scene for a luxurious break and can make leaving your dream villa slightly less depressing.
When it comes to globe-trotting, it’s no longer just First and Business Class passengers who get to enjoy the high life while travelling. Many airports across the globe now offer pay-in lounges for travellers of any ticket type to make use of during layovers, whether they want to freshen up with a shower, hit the bar, or simply take a nap. With access to such facilities at your fingertips, there is no reason not to stock up on rest during your trip so that you arrive on holiday fresh, jet lag free and ready to hit the beach running.
Happy in Hong Kong
The appealing facilities of the Plaza Premium Lounge in Hong Kong are now available for all travellers to enjoy, regardless of what ticket or airline they are flying with. The Plaza Premium is situated near Gate 40 of the airport’s Departure Lounge and offers comfortable lounge seating, business centre facilities and a delectable array of international cuisine. The lounge is open around the clock, so you can check in for some relaxation no matter what time your connecting flight arrives. For travellers in need of some serious pampering, there's even access to a spa and nail salon, as well as the opportunity to get some revitalising oxygen therapy.
Soothed in Singapore
Operated by JetQuay, The Haven is Singapore’s hippest airport hangout for travellers that want to kill a few hours between connecting flights. As Changi Airport’s only pay-per-use lounge, The Haven also retains an exclusive feel for those in search of some tranquillity. The lounge offers a range of packages for jet-setters that drop in, including a lounge area with televisions, magazines and even a kids’ corner to keep little ones occupied. If you are travelling on a business trip, The Haven is conveniently kitted out with a business centre.
Decadent in Dubai
Dubai’s reputation as one of the world’s most luxurious destinations is rapidly gaining steam and the city’s international airport is no exception. It offers a number of pay-in lounges for travellers to relax in before they take to the skies. The airport’s air-conditioned Business Class Lounge is the ideal spot to escape and unwind with a few snacks served as you recline on one of the lounge’s comfortable sofas. Dubai’s Marhaba Lounge offers a similar oasis of relaxation, in addition to a VIP Room and dedicated kids areas.
Luxury in London
No. 1 Traveller’s award-winning pay-in lounge at Gatwick airport is a frontrunner in the comfort and style stakes. The classy lounge is kitted out with everything from shimmering chandeliers to dramatic floor to ceiling windows that allow travellers to take in views of the runway. Food and beverages are served to guests at their chairs, so they can tuck in and enjoy without even having to get up. The lounge even has its own mini-cinema, indoor garden area and games room, complete with pool table.
Magnificent in Munich
This year marked the launch of Munich Airport’s Atlantic Lounge, the perfect place for travellers heading through Deutschland to relax and unwind. The Atlantic boasts two large lounge seating areas for guests to sit back and relax with free internet to keep on top of emails on the go, as well as televisions with a wide choice of international channels. Modern shower facilities are also available for travellers that want to freshen up before hopping aboard their next flight, guaranteeing they arrive at their final destination feeling as fresh as possible.
by Max Vee