Lounge & Hotel Reviews

Visiting the TWA Hotel as a Non-Guest

Review: TWA Hotel at New York JFK Airport

On May 15, 2019, the historic TWA Flight Center at New York JFK airport reopened to passengers once again, this time as the TWA Hotel. Seeing the photos of the iconic building, a refurbished Lockheed Constellation displayed in front of the hotel, and of the rooftop pool overlooking the airport, I immediately put the hotel …

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Holiday Inn Washington - Dulles Airport Bed

Review: Holiday Inn Washington – Dulles International Airport

There are more than two dozen hotels to choose from around Washington Dulles airport. While one – Marriott – is right across from the terminal, the others are concentrated in three areas around the airport. Among those are two Holiday Inns, the Holiday Inn Washington – Dulles International Airport and the Holiday Inn Chantilly – …

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Cathay Pacific Lounge Vancouver

Review: Cathay Pacific Lounge at Vancouver International Airport

Cathay Pacific operates a number of great lounges both at its base in Hong Kong as well as at some of its destinations like Bangkok. In 2006, it also opened a new lounge at Vancouver airport where it operates multiple flights a day. I visited the Cathay Pacific Vancouver lounge back in September when making …

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Cathay Pacific The Wing First Lounge Champagne Bar

Review: Cathay Pacific The Wing First Class Lounge at Hong Kong Airport

“The Wing” is the older of the two first class lounges that Cathay Pacific operates at its hub, Hong Kong airport. While it’s been around for quite a while, the airline most recently opened it in 2013 after an extensive renovation. This review was originally published in 2017 after my first visit to the lounge. …

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Review: CIP Orchid Lounge at Da Nang International Airport

Review: CIP Orchid Lounge at Da Nang International Airport

Da Nang Airport is the third busiest one in Vietnam after Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. With its new domestic terminal having opened in 2011 and its international terminal in 2017, the airport boasts new and modern facilities. While Vietnam Airlines operates some international flights out of the airport, it doesn’t operate its own lounge …

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Bangkok Airways Blue Ribbon Club Lounge Business Center

Review: Bangkok Airways Blue Ribbon Club Lounge (International) at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

Bangkok Airways offers two types of lounges at airports around Thailand, as well as in Cambodia and Laos. The first of those are “Boutique Lounges” that provide simple refreshments to all of its passengers including those traveling in economy class. The second are slightly higher-end “Blue Ribbon Club Lounges.” Prior to taking a flight from …

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Air France-KLM Lounge Bangkok Dining Area

Review: Air France-KLM Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

In 2017, shortly after my first visit to the lounge, the Air France-KLM Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnahumi airport went through renovation. The lounge was reopened by the end of the same year, but it wasn’t until earlier this month that I finally got to revisit it. While the changes in the lounge were nothing drastic …

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Turkish Airlines Lounge Bangkok Dining Area

Review: Turkish Airlines Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

Turkish Airlines is well-known for its flagship lounge in Istanbul. However, it also operates smaller outstation lounges at some of its destinations. In early 2019, it opened one of those – its fourth one after Moscow, Washington D.C., and Nairobi – at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport. Last week, I had a chance to pay the lounge …

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Four Points by Sheraton Nagoya Centrair Standard Room

Review: Four Points by Sheraton Nagoya, Chubu International Airport

Having been opened on November 1, 2018, Four Points by Sheraton is the latest of the five airport hotels located directly on the Nagoya Centrair airport island. It’s also the only major international brand hotel at the airport. In the past, I reviewed two of those: TUBE Sq (a capsule hotel inside the terminal) and Toyoko …

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