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Hilton Frankfurt Airport

With diverting amenities designed to entertain travelers preflight, the trendiest airports feature local restaurants, indulgent spas, plus a new generation of hotels that balance convenience and comfort.

¦ A new yoga room at San Francisco International’s Terminal 2 features mats, mirrors, and a silent space to pose and meditate. The sustainably built terminal, opened in 2011, hosts locally owned and sourced restaurants such as Burger Joint and Lark Creek Grill. flysfo.com
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Madrid Barajas Airport
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 ¦ Madrid Barajas’ Terminal 4 is part architectural icon — the light-flooded design is by architects Richard Rodgers and Antonio Lamela — part designer shopping center. Browse the racks of popular Spanish brands Zara and Mango, then take a small-plates break at Entretapas y Vinos. www.aena-aeropuertos.es

 ¦ Singapore’s Changi Airport features outdoor gardens in each of its three terminals, including a cactus garden in Terminal 1, also home to a swimming pool and a spa offering massages, Jacuzzi baths, and napping areas. changiairport.com

 ¦ Zurich Airport stocks bicycles, inline skates, and walking poles that it rents to travelers seeking outdoor exercise preflight or during layovers. zurich-airport.com

 ¦ The new Hilton Frankfurt Airport at the German gateway resides in the futuristic “The Squaire” building, featuring a round-the-clock gym with a sauna and steam room, The Fifth Lounge and Bar serving global beers and tapas, and 249 top-notch rooms. A train station in the lower level of the building provides direct transit downtown within 15 minutes. hilton.com
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Regency Hotel Miami

 ¦ The newly renovated Regency Hotel Miami brings a bit of South Beach to the airport area with a Mediterranean-style pool deck, a grand lobby bar, and club-level rooms with a
private lounge. regencyhotelmiami.com

 ¦ Of course, the ultimate oasis of American Airlines Admirals Club lounges awaits at many airports, with relaxing work areas, complimentary Wi-Fi, and, in some locations, high-tech conference rooms, spa-like showers, cyber cafés, and children’s rooms. aa.com