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- British Airways First Class Lounge – Boston
- British Airways First Class – Boston to London
- British Airways Concorde Room – London
- Park Hyatt Vendôme Paris – Park Suite
- Around the Park Hyatt Vendôme Paris
- Park Hyatt Vendôme Paris
- Day 1 in Paris – George V, The Champs-Elysées, and the Arc de Triomphe
- Day 2 in Paris – Notre Dame & the Paris Opera
- Park Hyatt Vendôme Paris – Park Deluxe Room
- Day 3 in Paris – A Lazy Day & Dinner in the Eiffel Tower
- Day 4 in Paris – Versailles and Rue Cler
- Day 5 in Paris – Sainte-Chapelle, the Louvre, & Emily’s Favorite Evening
- Day 6 in Paris – Park Hyatt Paris Buffet & a Day of Shopping
- Day 7 in Paris – Emily’s Allergic Reaction and our Last Day in Paris
- American Airlines Admirals Club – Paris
- Hilton Heathrow London, Terminal 4
- British Airways Concorde Room
- British Airway First Class – London to Boston
- Air France Graf Lounge – Boston
- Conclusion & Blog Giveaway
Emily Jablon: We arrived in London at 9:30 am, and after we passed through security, we made our way to the Concorde Room. The Concorde Room has a separate dining area, several sofas and fireplaces, a full bar, business center with computers and real-fast printers, and a spa.
We left our luggage with the attendant and went to make an appointment for a massage, and then went to check out our cabana.
Daraius: The British Airways Concorde Room is one of my favorite lounges because it is so elegant. You may get better food and a better massage at the Thai Airways First Class lounge, but I’ve got a soft spot for the British Airways First lounge and its subdued atmosphere.
Since we had an incoming flight on British Airways First Class, we got free access to the Concorde Room (including the food, drinks, and massages) even though our flight from London to Paris was in coach.
Confusingly, the Concorde Room is a more exclusive lounge than the Galleries First lounge at Heathrow.
We went straight to the Elemis Travel Spa to book our complimentary 15 minute massages. The massages fill up quickly so we went to book our appointment as soon as possible.
The Concorde Room has cabanas or private rooms with a chaise lounge, shower, TV, and a desk. I pre-booked a cabana for 3 hours by emailing You First with our flight details. We’d be tired from the overnight flight, so this would be a great way to get a snooze.
Here’s a video of Emily Jablon in our cababa.
Emily Jablon: I really liked our cabana because it had a full shower, chaise lounge chair, and writing desk. Daraius had a shower, and I took another nap on the chaise.
The drain in the shower was so loud that it woke me up from my nap!
Daraius: After we relaxed in the cabana, we went to the dining room to have some brunch. We could have had the food delivered to our cabana, but there weren’t any windows inside and it was a bit stuffy.
The dining room has cosy little booths with waiters to take your order and serve the food.
The picture above Emily in the dining room felt a bit out of place among the polished wood, but I wasn’t complaining.
Here’s the lunch menu.
Emily had a coffee.
But I went straight for the food and ordered the Char Siu Pork with a Wonton Broth.
And the Duck Goyoza Dumplings with Soy Sauce.
I was so happy to be eating again!
Emily had the burger described as “BA Gourmet Beef Burger, Croxton Manor Cheddar, Potato Wedges, Garden Salad.” She is very allergic to fish so she can choose from a very limited selection of food, after speaking to the chef, when we travel.
For dessert we had the cheese plate described as “Selection of Cheese from The British Isles – Keens Cheddar, Tunworth, Innes Log, St James, Seved with Quince, Fig and Apple Chutney”
And the vanilla cheesecake with marinated cherries.
I’m still wondering if I should have the strawberry tasting platter instead. Or perhaps both.
Oh well, maybe next time!
After our brunch we went to the boardroom where Emily and I both printed out work presentations and documents.
The internet was extremely fast and there were two full size duplex printers which spat out our documents very quickly. Why can’t more lounges have these type of printers instead of a solitary printer usually purchased as an afterthought and which seldom works.
The chairs in the Boardroom are the same chairs which used to be in the supersonic Concorde – the fastest passenger plane in the world!
Emily Jablon: After using the computers, we strolled around the lounge.
There were pretty flowers…
…and an elegant champagne bar.
We reunited with our favorite piece of lounge furniture.
We then went for our 15 minute massages at the Elemis travel spa in the lounge.
Daraius got a scalp and shoulder massage and I got a massage chair massage. I had low expectations for the message chair, but it ended up feeling much better than I thought it would.
Daraius: I preferred the longer 1 hour massages at the Thai Airways First Class lounge. 15 minutes is much too short and I left wanting more!
After our massages, we giggled at the fake fireplace.
Emily Jablon: Soon it was time to leave for our 1 hour flight to Paris!