11/15/2012 03:09 pm ET Updated Jan 15, 2013

5 Cool, Unique Airport Spaces

There's nothing more depressing than getting off a 12 hour flight, exhausted, bed-headed, and bedraggled just to bob and weave through the world's longest stretch of beige airport seats and harsh florescent lighting. The airport should contribute to one's travel experience, and not as some puce-colored purgatorial plateau. More and more, airport designers and restaurateurs are bringing their A-game to the world's airline hubs, and we've got the list to prove it! From Gollums to gleaming teeth, these airport spaces are helping redefine the flight experience.

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