Despite the best laid plans, sometimes a long airport layover is inevitable, even for VIP travelers. Whether you’re stuck in the airport because of weather, mechanical delays or because of scheduling, it’s clear that some airports are better than others. But modern planning and design mean that airport concourses can be outfitted with every luxury—from short-stay hotels to museums to fitness spaces, and with a little planning, you can ensure that your extended layover will be stress free and even—dare we say—enjoyable. Read on to discover some of the best airports to get stuck in, according to BlueOrange Travel.
San Francisco International Airport
This busy California airport was the first in the world to have its own mirrored yoga room for guests to stretch away their travel stress. Now SFO boasts two rooms devoted to relaxation, self-reflection and practicing yoga, and the airport has made it their goal to provide a stress-free travel experience, no matter how long your layover might be.
The Munich Airport takes the treatment of their VIP passengers very seriously. The airport has an entire wing dedicated to stress-free travel for their elite clientele. Feel free to eat, smoke, work, bathe, sleep or pray in beautiful spaces, plus a personal assistant is ready to help you with anything you need. Even if you don’t stop by the VIP wing, don’t miss the airport’s seasonal indoor ice-skating rink or the onsite beer garden and brewery.
Singapore Changi Airport
Leisure activities are the focus of the Singapore Changi Airport, including themed gardens, spas, a swimming pool and a four-story slide for the young at heart. Plus, the airport also serves as a museum with separate heritage zones that include facades of old Peranaken houses. If you travel through Singapore in 2018, then also look for a 130-foot waterfall inside the airport that is set to be unveiled this year.
Hong Kong International Airport
The airport in Hong Kong offers something for everyone, and everything is organized by terminal. Look for high-end shopping and an array of dining in Terminal 1. Terminal 2 is the home of the Aviation Discovery Center with flight simulators, an Education Park and IMAX theater. Or play a virtual round of golf in the airport’s multi-media golf venue, Green Live Air.
Vancouver International Airport
A top North American travel hub, the Vancouver International Airport highlights Canada’s natural wildlife with a native species aquarium. And if you’re traveling home after your own fishing expedition in British Columbia, then consider taking advantage of the fish valet service at The Fairmont airport hotel that will freeze and package your catch, ensuring it arrives home fresh.
This Swiss airport places an emphasis on activity and recreation by offering bicycles, in-line skates, Nordic walking poles and more, all available to rent. Passengers can explore the green space around the airport and the conservation reserve between the terminals during their layovers to stay active and enjoy the fresh air before connecting flights.
With an emphasis on making the travel experience stress free for VIP passengers, these airports know how to handle extended layovers. Contact BlueOrange Travel to help plan your next corporate and luxury getaways.