Airport spas: 6 you need to try

Fly stress-free with these travel-friendly spa facilities
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Airport spas bring luxury travel to a whole new level. Why wait in the boarding area when you can get a fresh manicure and pedicure or a quick cut and shave for your next business meeting? Even if you’re not a huge fan of spas, an airport one is worth a try at least once in a lifetime. Here are the top six that we recommend:

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1. Timeless Spa at Dubai International Airport:

\nThis spa is as luxurious as one would expect a Dubai spa to be. Located in Terminal 3 in the first and business class lounges and airport hotel, it offers a large variety of treatments from facials to scrubs and hot stone massages. Emirates passengers are offered their first express treatment complimentary. The spa menu is on the pricey side however, with rates starting over AED300.

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2. Six Senses Spa at Abu Dhabi International Airport:

\nSituated in Terminal 1 and 3, this luxury spa offers first and business class Etihad Airways passengers with a selection of spa treatments. Guests travelling in Etihad Premium cabins can also enjoy 15 to 25 minute treatments. However, treatment reservations can only be made on the day of travel at the spa reception.

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3. Elemis Travel Spa and Cowshed Spa at Heathrow Airport:

\nLondon’s hub airport is home to Elemis Travel Spa which is located in Terminals 3 and 5. While the spa offers first class British Airways travellers several diverse treatments such as eye-brow shaping and back massages, its menu is limited to quick 15-25 minute treatments. Virgin Atlantic travellers can also enjoy complimentary treatments at the Cowshed Spa in the airlines’ clubhouse lounge.

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4. Royal Orchid Spa at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport:

\nThai Airways’ Royal First travellers can enjoy complimentary 60-minute full-body massages treatments at the airlines’ spa while Royal Silk travellers can also opt for a 30-minute foot massage. Treatment reservations can only be made at the spa’s reception desk however as advance bookings are not accepted.

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5. La Première Lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport:

\nAvailable to Air France’s first class passengers, lavish spa La Première Lounge is tucked away in Terminal 2E of the Parisian airport. It uses Biologique Recherche and Clarins products for signature spa treatments designed for frequent flyers.

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6. Be Relax Spa at John F. Kennedy International Airport:

\nA great aspect of Be Relax spa is that it’s open to all passengers. Located in Terminal 5 of New York’s main airport, the spa offers quick treatments such as manicures, pedicures or blow-dries. Virgin Atlantic passengers can alternatively visit the airline’s clubhouse for skin, salon or spa treatments, some of which are complimentary for upper class passengers.

Tue 11 Oct 2016 04:39 PM GST
By Lubna Hamdan