Did you know that the world's best airport lounge is found in India? According to the 2016 World Travel Awards, the GVK Lounge by TFS Performa at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, is a must-see for avid first-class travelers.
From the moment you set foot in the grand entrance of the GVK, you would already know you're entering the most lavish airport lounge in the world. The décor, atmosphere, and the world-class services are a balm for weary travelers.
This first-class lounge exceeds expectations and earns its well-deserved spot, and here's why:
The luxurious amenities of this lounge sound like they would cost you an arm and a leg, but access to a VIP airport lounge isn't an experience limited to those who buy a first-class ticket. With the right credit card, low-cost premium travel–and entrance to exclusive lounges—are privileges that can be accessible to any tourist.
Regardless of airline or flight class, credit cards like the Citi PremierMiles Mastercard® provide free access to airport lounges, at both domestic and international terminals.
Away from the crowds and the stress of busy airports, cardholders are entitled to indulge in the most premium of airline lounge services: excellent meals and beverages, and VIP treatment all the way to their destinations. Experience firsthand why wise travelers shell out extra for these priority pass lounges.
Aside from the GVK Lounge, several other airport lounges—and the premium services provided within—earned recognition as some of world's best. The next time you fly, you might want to use your credit card or collected air miles to experience a top–of–the–class lounge.
Open to British Airways (BA) First Class passengers and BA Concorde Room card holders.
Cathay Pacific's Hong Kong lounge, The Wing, was voted the World's Best First Class Airline Lounge during consumer aviation website Skytrax's 2016 World Airline Survey.
Emirates' Dubai lounge is huge, so even if you're traveling at a peak hour you’re guaranteed to find it a quiet space to relax in.
This lounge is exclusive to Etihad First Class or The Residence passengers, and Etihad Guest Platinum frequent flyers. Etihad passengers regardless of travel class may also stay here, for a $200 fee.
This lounge is available to Lufthansa and SWISS First-Class passengers. Lufthansa has upped their standards by not just providing a first-class lounge, but an entirely separate terminal dedicated to the service of the lounge guests.
Qantas' flagship lounge caters to Qantas and Emirates first class passengers, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Open from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily, the Royal First Lounge provides gives Royal First Class, Star Alliance First Class, and Royal Orchid Plus Platinum cardholder passengers a place to relax in-between flights.
These airline lounges didn't make it to the top of the list, but they are favored by elite travelers for their five-star airline lounge services and amenities.
• Qatar Airways - Al Mourjan Business Lounge, Hamad International Airport, Doha
This place allows passengers to decompress and indulge in their extensive array of food choices and luxury amenities.
• Air France - Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG Terminal 2E) Air France First Class Lounge
This lounge is exclusive to Air France first-class passengers only.
• Swissair - First Lounge E Zurich Airport, Switzerland
Exclusive for SWISS and Lufthansa first-class passengers and HON Circle members.
Enjoy free access to participating local and international airport lounges with the Citi PremierMiles Mastercard. Register for a free DragonPass membership, which provides you with two complimentary lounge passes every DragonPass membership year, plus 20% off on lounge access fees for your succeeding and additional guest visits. That's access to over 1,000 lounges around the world!
Originally posted on www.ecomparemo.com.
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