Luxebook September 2023

Kong International Airport - The Wing in Terminal 1’s south departures hall and The Pier in the north departure hall. The latter features eight private day suites with fully equipped shower suites, an à la carte restaurant, and The Retreat, an in-house spa with complimentary massages. Designed by London-based Studioilse, the space replicates the ambience of a contemporary apartment with the use of walnut, bronze, and brass warmth, leather and mohair-upholstered furniture for tactility, and honed green onyx for its rich colour. For aviation enthusiasts, there are elegant sitting areas with floor-to-ceiling windows providing gorgeous views, and a distinctive, horseshoe-shaped cocktail bar with a pale green onyx top for the see-and-be-seen scenesters. The mid-century-inspired restaurant serves classy continental fare, including the airline’s signature spicy dan dan noodles. For those seeking peace, there are eight-day rooms and shower suites in The Retreat portion, as well as a small spa offering complimentary mini treatments like facials and foot massages. Access: Entry to the first-class lounges is available to firstclass passengers flying on Cathay Pacific or other Oneworld alliance first-class flights, as well as Cathay Gold members and Oneworld Sapphire members flying a Oneworld airline. Oneworld Sapphire members may access the lounges regardless of the class of ticket they are travelling on. Cathay elite members may also earn Cathay Pacific lounge passes for themselves or to gift to friends and family members. Emirates First Class Lounge, Dubai The Emirates First Class Lounge at Dubai International Airport is at its terminal. The Emirates First Class Lounge at Dubai International Airport spans a floor to include many seating areas, shower suites, and semi-private quiet rooms for napping, as well as a wine cellar, two cigar lounges, and an in-house spa. Once you enter, you can treat yourself to a wine tasting in the lounge’s cellar or relax with a spa treatment at Timeless Spa. If you need a quick pick-me-up, grab an espresso at the coffee bar or enjoy a cigar in the cigar lounge. Additionally, there is a vast selection of duty-free shops within the lounge’s arcade. The dining room provides an extensive buffet with a variety of dishes from sushi to pastries, as well as à la carte options. You can order food and drinks from any of the seating areas available. The dining room boasts an array of international cuisine, including Mediterranean dishes and a Moët & Chandon Champagne lounge. If you need to unwind, there are shower suites and semi-private quiet rooms available for napping. Access: If you want to spend some time here, you’ll need to have Emirates Skywards Platinum elite status or be departing in first class on an Emirates flight. Al Mourjan Lounge, The Garden, Hamad International Airport, Qatar The Hamad International Airport in Doha has recently introduced a new lounge called The Garden, which is an extension of the Al Mourjan Business Lounge. It is located at the northern end of the terminal, while the Al Mourjan Lounge is located at the southern end. The highlight of The Garden is the Louis Vuitton Lounge, which is the first of its kind in the world. The lounge provides a stunning view of the airport’s indoor tropical garden, The Orchard. The Louis Vuitton Lounge, designed by Yannick Alleno, features a restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Alleno. The lounge is adorned with the iconic Louis Vuitton logo on the floor and even on the food. The lounge also boasts designer furniture, including low tables designed by India Mahdavi and Costela armchairs by Martin Eisler. It is important to note that the restaurant is not complimentary, unlike the food served at The Garden’s dining area. Access: The Garden is exclusively available to passengers flying with Qatar Airways and other Oneworld member airlines in its premium cabins. The new airport lounge has seating for up to 707 guests and 24 quiet rooms and is open for travellers 24/7. Delta Sky Club, JFK At JFK’s Terminal 4, the new Delta Sky Club opened in July. It’s a large 14,000-square-foot area with a beautiful 360-degree marble bar, offering seasonal cocktails, beer, and wine. There are four soundproof booths available for phone calls or relaxation, a covered patio that overlooks the airfield, and an electric outlet for every seat in the lounge, which totals 250. The local chefs are featured on the menu, and currently, until September, Jewish deli favourites like vegetarian latkes, brisket hash sandwiches, and labneh parfait by Elyssa Heller, the founder and CEO of Edith’s Eatery & Grocery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, are being highlighted. Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge, Ataturk International Airport This lounge is one of the largest in the world, spanning over 60,000 square feet and accommodating up to 765 people. Turkish Airlines offers a two-story space with various Delta Sky Club, JFK Oman Air’s First-Class Lounge, Muscat Qantas First Loung, Sydney Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, London Etihad First Class Lounge and Spa, Abu Dhabi Etihad First Class Lounge and Spa, Abu Dhabi entrance Louis Vuitton Lounge, The Garden, Hamad International Airport, Qatar 8|LUXEBOOK|SEPTEMBER 2023 SEPTEMBER 2023 |LUXEBOOK|9