With buffets that change daily, and premium liquors available on demand, these airport lounges have mastered the art of pampering. By Gayatri Moodliar

1. Qantas First Class Lounge, Sydney International Airport 

Imagine being greeted by over 8,000 plants, all designed by a world-class botanist, the moment you enter the lounge? That’s the Qantas First Class Lounge for you. Of course, if offers a lot more than marvellous horticulture: you could opt for a massage, a facial, or even some reflexology. All that before or after you utilise the free-flowing Champagne. The food is, of course, delectable, with honey being reportedly sourced from Qantas’ own beehives, believe it or not, and the squid meals being one of the most talked about.  

2. Cathay Airlines, The Pier, Business, Hong Kong International Airport 

Modelled after classic Hong Kong experiences, The Pier, Business, offers a sublime balance between luxurious and mindful experiences. With multiple yoga sessions available for you to choose from, there are also premium resting pods for you to unwind in. The Noodle Bar offers freshly made noodles, while immersive tea experiences are available all across.  

3. Emirates First Class Lounge, Concourse A, Dubai International Airport 

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Start travelling the world before you even board your flight as this Emirates lounge allows you to become a gourmand while there with all the global flavours on hand. If you’re more into discovering the wines of the world, a sommelier will take you through the extensive wine cellar.  

4. Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouse, London’s Heathrow Airport 

The luxury experience begins before you enter the airport with chauffeur services available for pick and drop. Relax before the flight at the 14-metre-long bar in the airport lounge that serves up cocktails that have won awards. You could also go for the complimentary spa service available to all guests or head to the Den Room to play some retro video games.  

5. Singapore Airlines’ The Private Room, Changi Airport Singapore 

There’s no slacking when it comes to the lounges Singapore Airlines has at Changi Airport—there’s even a lounge within a lounge, and that’s when you know you’ve reached peak luxe. There are fully equipped productivity pods that make sure you’re always connected, while the artworks scattered throughout amplify the décor.  

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