Five top airport lounges

Cathay Pacific's "The Wing" at Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong

Not to be missed within the 43,000-square-foot open-air space: Private cabins with a bed and shower to freshen up, full-service day spa, complimentary WiFi, four restaurants and the Library for customers' literary needs.

British Airways First Class Concorde Room at Heathrow Airport, England

Fully serviced lounge replete with Swarovski crystal chandeliers grants you access to the members-only personal concierge provider Quintessentially. "Customers come to us to book restaurant reservations, order wine, (find) nannies. We've booked helicopter service from Nice to Monte Carlo, yachts, we order flowers -- anything they want, really," says Denise Maunsell, a BA Quintessentially concierge. Other amenities in or adjoining: Elemis Spa, a champagne bar and private cabanas- hotel-style rooms with a day bed and en-suite bathroom.


Air France l'Espace Premiere Lounge

Air France l'Espace Premiere Lounge at Charles de Gaulle International Airport, France

First Class Air France travelers are personally escorted to the lounge where Clarins massages, showers, a business center, and champagne await. Before departure, guests make their way to their plane via a chauffeured Mercedes.

Lufthansa First Class Lounges at Frankfurt Airport, Germany

Its best amenities include an upscale spa with exotic treatments like the Far Eastern Shi-Tao Massage (all treatments can be paid for using miles), "quiet rooms" with enclosed leather day beds and Bang and Olufsen music systems, a cigar lounge and six shower rooms. Customers can be driven from here to the tarmac to meet their plane in a Porsche Cayenne.

Qatar Airways Premium Terminals at Doha International Airport, Qatar

Here travelers are greeted by a porter who will take their bags, while free nanny service and Wii consoles look after the little ones, and travelers relax at the spa. For last-minute business needs or in case of emergency, Qatar Airways provides both secretarial and medical services.