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Best Airport Lounges

| February 18, 2009

Best Airport LoungesTravel + Leisure rated their favorite Airport Lounges and here’s their picks:

Geneva: Swiss Lounges, Geneva Airport
When it came to designing new lounges for Geneva Airport, Swiss Air stuck to what it knows best — being Swiss. More than 10 tons of limestone from the Jura Mountains were used in the construction, the menu consists of national dishes such as √§lplermakkaroni (Alpine-style macaroni-and-cheese), and the chocolate leather chairs and sofas were produced by Vitra (though designed by Londoner Jasper Morrison). swiss.com.

Los Angeles: Oneworld, LAX
San Francisco-based Gensler Architects (currently at work on JFK’s new JetBlue terminal) have created a 15,000-square-foot eco-lounge that evokes a contemporary California-cool vibe, with sea grass-resin panels, chiseled limestone walls, B&B Italia chairs and walnut-wood partitions. First- and business-class passengers can freshen up in one of nine shower suites. lawa.org/lax.

Munich: Lufthansa, Munich Airport International
Passengers at the new Lufthansa first-class lounge in Munich can expect red-carpet treatment: in-lounge security and separate passport control (no long lines), and a chauffeured Mercedes-Benz S-Class or Porsche Cayenne to take travelers directly to their aircraft. The two-story, 9,000-square-foot lounge also includes a white-marble and oak bathroom with three showers, a Jacuzzi and Dr. Hauschka products. lufthansa.com.

Sydney: Qantas, Sydney Airport
Australia’s premier interior and furniture designer, Marc Newson, has put his futuristic feng shui touch on the carrier’s new first-class lounge. A brilliant wall of 8,400 plants offsets a striking all-white entrance. Once inside, you’ll find a 48-seat Neil Perry restaurant. sydneyairport.com.au.

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