Hotel rooms

This first-class airport lounge has its own “hotel rooms”

Business travelers spend a lot of time in airport lounges and airport hotels – but what about an airport lounge with its own hotel rooms?

This is one of the unique traits of Swiss flagship first-class lounge in Zurich Hall E of the airport.

Of course, the living room itself is very impressive in itself, with a luxuriously high-end yet understated (and therefore very Swiss) design…

…with high-end frills including an à la carte restaurant…

…and a well-stocked bar (while the adjacent Swiss Senator Business Class Lounge has its own whiskey bar featuring some 120 drams from around the world).

But the first-class Swiss lounge has something few of its rivals can match: hotel-style rooms where weary, high-profile travelers can take a break.

Beyond the soundproof double-glazed windows is a veranda with a view of the gates, the taxiway and the runway of Zurich airport.

Those with an aviation bent might be content to stare at planes, though weary travelers will be eager to pull back the thick blackout curtains over the windows, put on the provided eye mask and close up. the eyes.

Each of the hotel rooms in the lounge bears the name of a Swiss monument, such as St Moritz and Montreux.

Inside they are much like any comfortable, space-saving hotel room.

There’s a luggage rack and a coat shed (a playful Hang-it-All designed by Charles and Ray Eames)…

… with a seriously hotel quality plush double bed…

… as well as a very generously sized bathroom and shower suite…

… where you will find Hammam Spa equipment, including a shaving kit.

On the bedside table, you will find bottles of still and sparkling water, and chocolate.

This panel next to the bed houses chargeable USB sockets as well as mains sockets for European, UK and North American sockets so you don’t have to rely on a “universal connector” with you (even if all travelers savvy business To do, to the right? To the right.)

Those with an aviation bent might be content to stare at planes, though weary travelers will be eager to pull back the thick blackout curtains over the windows, put on the provided eye mask and close up. the eyes.

Salon staff can keep an eye on the clock and if you don’t wake up to your smartphone alarm – or forget to set that alarm in the first place – they can wake you up with a gentle knock on the door.

There’s no room service in the lounge’s a la carte restaurant, but the staff is fine with you bringing snacks — or a drink from the bar — to your room.

Even better, there is no cost to use both rooms and no time limit for your stay: it’s purely first come, first served.

The Swiss First Class Lounge is reserved for first class passengers and HON Circle members holding a Miles & More frequent flyer program card.