These Airports Are Definitely Worth the Layover
Getting stuck at the airport is the worst! But what if you can play a round of golf, swim laps, get pampered at the spa or catch a movie?
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Singapore Changi Airport
Hamad International Airport
Formerly known as New Doha International Airport, Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, serves almost 40 million people each year. At less than four years old, the airport received a "5-Star Airport" designation by Skytrax. With high-end shopping, restaurants and services, it's easy to see why. From seafood and Arabic to Italian, there are plenty of dining choices to satisfy every traveler's palate. A world-class duty-free shopping experience is at fingertips with Burberry, Harrods, Hermes, Bvlgari and more. Need some time to simply unwind? Enjoy the superior hospitality at one of the premium lounges. And if your layover is especially long, stop at the Airport Hotel and book a stay for as short as five hours. (You don't even need to leave the passenger terminal to enjoy it!) For a quick nap, head to the dedicated quiet rooms featuring soft lighting and comfortable recliners. If you just need to work off those post-flight aches and pains, the Vitality Wellbeing & Fitness Centre offers an indoor swimming pool, hydrotherapy tub, classic spa treatments, gym and squash courts.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, known simply as Schiphol, is the main international airport of the Netherlands. Located less than six miles south of Amsterdam, it's the third busiest airport in Europe, with almost 64 million passengers passing through in 2016. After you pass through security, shop at more than 35 gifts, jewelry and clothing stores including Hermes, Gucci, MAC Cosmetics and Johnnie Walker House. Take a culinary adventure at the champagne and caviar bar or enjoy spectacular views of the platform at Dakota's Cafe and Restaurant. Whether you want to sleep or simply freshen up with a hot shower, visit the Mercure Hotel or YOTELAIR, located just after passport control. For even more relaxation, indulge in quality treatments at the Xpress Spa or seek solitude and peace at the Meditation Centre.