Ten-Second Takeaway

How many times have you been stuck at the airport with your flight delayed indefinitely? We’ve been there, though instead of sitting on plastic bench and staring into space, we’re suggesting checking into Plaza Premium Lounge spa, which runs 24 hours.

These Massages Are Fly

The Plaza Premium Lounge doesn’t have a very long spa menu, but they’ve got the basics covered, and they’re doing them well. They offer basic body massages, including Balinese, Swedish, Thai, aromatherapy and deep tissue. We headed to the airport {sans luggage} after a particularly tiring day, and were pleasantly surprised by the hassle-free entrance to the lounge. No throwing away liquids above 100 ml.

080716_PlazaPremium1We tried the aromatherapy and the deep tissue massages. Aromatherapy gives you a choice of oils: Lavender, jasmine, rose and peppermint. Given the scorching heat, we decided on the cooling peppermint. The masseuse mixed this with olive oil and got started. The next 60 minutes were 60 minutes of fragrant relaxation; we felt like we were lying atop clouds, and even managed to sneak in a little nap.

For days when we’re struggling with knots in our back and aches and pains all over, the deep tissue massage, done with olive oil, proves fruitful, as they really go all out on the kneading; and even though it hurts a little at the time, you leave feeling as good as new.

They also offer shorter duration massages, like shoulder rubs and foot reflexology.

What Didn’t Impress Us

The lack of bath robes, but we were told that they’re getting their hands on these ASAP.

PS: There are no entry issues at this part of the airport, and you can check in for a leisurely massage even if you’re not travelling. But be warned, entering the airport premises may make you want to buy a one way ticket and hop abroad an aircraft.

So, We’re Saying…

The Plaza Premium Lounge is a great option for those switching flights at Delhi, or those who live close by and just want to hop over for a quick pick-me-up. You can also munch on snacks from their seasonal menu, post treatment.

We enjoyed the Sesame Crusted Paneer Sticks and Roast Chicken and Mango Salad from their summer menu, along with a beautiful cup of cappuccino.

Where: Plaza Premium Lounge, T1D, Departure Building {near car park, next to Medanta Healthcare}

Nearest Metro Station: Delhi Aerocity

Contact: 011 45970088

Price: Starting at INR 2,100 for a full body massage

Timings: 24/7

Photo source: Plaza Premium Lounge