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The world’s 10 best airport lounges

Excerpt from Departures

Jun 28, 2012 10:41 am

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From vertical gardens and Marimekko tableware to soundproof walls and luxe boardroom, these exec lounges make travelers actually enjoy their layovers and delays.

— Jason Clampet

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Finnair lounge at Helsinki’s airport. Photo by pinelife.

In the last decade cities around the world have helped this along by building exceptionally designed, clean, well-functioning airports—consider the brightly painted struts and wood ceilings of Madrid-Barajas or the soaring, glass-roofed spaces of Incheon International in South Korea. Along with them have come equally stunning airport lounges, and the super-luxe first-class areas in international hubs around the world are a testament to this new age of luxury.

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