Glitzy Heathrow Terminal a Destination Unto Itself

Tiffany's, 42 restaurants, and a booze-friendly cinema
By Kate Rockwood,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2008 10:46 AM CDT

(Newser) – Heathrow’s new terminal has hit such turbulence with its opening that it may seem an odd time to sing its praises. But once the delays and lost luggage are solved, this massive addition, designed to eradicate the “Heathrow hassle,” will lure fliers with plenty of perks, reports Forbes.

  1. From caviar to Krispy Kreme, 42 restaurants fill the terminal
  2. Two spas serve up complimentary massages and facials
  3. Hyper-fast check-in

  1. Tiffany boutique is the world's only one inside an airport
  2. Gold Bar is covered in gold leaf and stocked with high-end spirits
  3. KidZone offers TV screens, funky furniture, and munchkin-themed magnets
  4. A 72-feet-long world clock kicks airport art up a notch
  5. The 20-seat cinema is booze friendly (bonus!)
  6. Jet-setters can shower and press their suits in the arrivals lounge
  7.  Eco-friendly design recycles rainwater, reduces carbon emissions