Deluxe airport lounges

Flying business-class has its perks: Wider seats, better food, and chichi toiletries. But increasingly, the real pampering starts before you get on the plane. Business 2.0 magazine has the details on some of the world's most lavish layovers.

Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways
Premium Terminal at Doha International

Opened: November 2006

Forget the premium lounge -- Qatar's international airport recently added an entire $90 million, 100,000-square-foot terminal reserved exclusively for first-and business-class passengers.

Service begins curbside, where a porter takes your bags. After you pass through security, you'll be greeted by a concierge whose only job is to make sure you find all the luxuries you require. Soothing fountains guide you to the business center, which offers free secretarial services. If you're feeling under the weather, the doctor at the 24-hour clinic will attend to you. In the spa, first-class passengers can get antiaging facials and deep-tissue massages or take a dip in the cavernous Jacuzzi. For those with family in tow, there's a playroom for the little ones and Wii consoles for the teens, not to mention the complimentary nanny service.

And when it's time to fly, don't expect any shrill, crackling announcements -- a staff member will personally point you toward the car that awaits to whisk you to your plane.

London Heathrow

Hong Kong Int'l

Kualu Lumpur

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