Airports are usually thought of as boring, germ-infested and overall unpleasant places. After sitting and waiting patiently to board a plane, not many can say they have looked back at the seating area and wished their flights were delayed. Well, those relaxing in Atatürk Airport’s CIP lounge, located in Istanbul, think very differently.
The lounge, designed by Autoban, was constructed to play host to more than a few guests, measuring in at 1,100m2. Located in the international departures hall, the eloquent space has allocated capacity for resting rooms (not to be confused with bathrooms), a library, business meeting room, movie theatre, restaurant, tea garden, prayer areas and multiple sitting areas. The various rooms are both divided and connected by plain domed white archways, which also make the multiple spaces feel more intimate and inviting to guests.
If interested in exploring the multitude of rooms or taking a quick nap, don’t let your baggage weigh you down. Guests are given the option to rent complimentary luggage lockers, keeping belongings safe until their flights begin boarding.
The CIP Lounge is open from 5am to 1am and can accommodate in upwards of 339 guests, though not just anyone can get in. To step foot in this spacious space, you must be travelling business class, elite plus, or be an elite or executive member.
Click through the images below to see more of the impressive space.