Fabulous Fridays: Private Sleep & Rest Facilities In Lounges


One of my favorite features of airport lounges is the option to have a private sleeping room to take some rest during longer layovers. Recently I missed a connection in Kuala Lumpur that required me to wait seven hours at the MAS First Class Lounge until the next departure at 6am in the morning.

MH First KULI decided to facilitate one of the small ‘Slumberettes’ (Malaysia Airlines has 4 of them) instead of going through the trouble of taking the train into the city and back for just a few hours sleep.

While some Business Class lounges worldwide have relaxing chairs in quiet areas to relax for a few hours, such private sleeping rooms are usually only found in First Class lounges. Shower facilities are very common for both types while private bathrooms including bathtub are once again limited to First Class. Our featured image above shows the Slumberette of Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge.

Another example is the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt I visited in April


Or the Cabana which includes an en suite full Bathroom at Cathay Pacific’s The Wing in Hong Kong

Cathay Cabana HKG

And if you have trouble sleeping you can always help yourself to a glass or two of champagne to ease your pain, available at the bar.



These facilities are great and really make a difference during long journeys or when your travel in interrupted. While you can certainly sleep on planes in long haul Business Class configuration, having a quiet environment to rest for a few hours can make all the difference in the world. I love full service lounges!

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