Wing airport lounge at Hong Kong International Airport – the best in the world
Hong Kong airport lounge tops world’s best
At Usa Today‘s request, Frommer’s Travel Guides selected its top 10 club lounges worldwide. The Wing, Cathay Pacific Airways‘ facility at Hong Kong airport, is the travel guidebook publisher’s No. 1 choice. The first-class lounge at The Wing has a library, a 32-seat restaurant and five individual rooms with a shower, a toilet and a relaxing deck chair.
Virgin Atlantic Airways’ Upper Class Clubhouse at London’s Heathrow airport ranks No. 2. Among other amenities, it has a TV room, a pool table, an observation deck and a roof garden.
Three other club lounges in foreign cities rounded out the top five:
Malaysia Airlines’ Satellite Golden Lounge at the Kuala Lumpur airport,
Lufthansa’s First Class Lounge at the Munich airport and
Japan Airlines’ new international lounges at Tokyo’s Haneda airport.
“Airline lounges are a reminder that air travel isn’t just a once- or twice-a-year activity reserved only for vacations and special events,” says David Lytle, editorial director of Frommers.com. “For frequent fliers, lounges offer sanity and some semblance of the comforts of home. They provide the opportunity to catch your breath between meetings, to freshen up after an all-night flight and to rest and refuel during a layover.”