The Coolest Airport Lounges in the World

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The hustle and bustle of airports can be enough for anyone to avoid traveling all together. But when done right---like when resting at lounges of this caliber---the airport can be just as rewarding and relaxing as the trip itself.

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The Qantas First Lounge at Sydney Airport: Designed by Marc Newson, this place has all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a premium airport lounge like extremely comfortable sofas and high-end dining, but its real claim to fame is the 98-foot, 8,400-plant vertical garden.

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The Virgin Atlantic JFK Clubhouse at John F. Kennedy International Airport: Sure, it may look more like a place where you drink delicious cocktails surrounded by beautiful women, but the real treat of this airport lounge is the spa-like bathrooms with high end grooming products. It's an easy way to freshen up and feel 100 times better after spending significant time up in the air.

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The Pier at Hong Kong International Airport: This glass-enclosed lounge has a place for guests to privately shower plus all the delicious Japanese noodles one person could possibly eat. Top it all off with a large champagne selection, modern decor and plenty of lounge chairs---and you'll have yourself one of the best break areas in the world.

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The Delta Sky Club at John F. Kennedy International Airport: Delta's 24,000-square-foot flagship Sky Club has a huge outdoor terrace making the vacation feel like its already started when the weather is right.

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The Finnair Lounge at the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport: The modern night-bright tables and lounge chairs are a nice change of pace from the run-of-the-mill seating you see in the "regular" section. It's a comfortable and forward thinking design that certainly makes each guest feel a little special.