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Eurostar's new first-class lounges at London's Waterloo station, Paris' Gare du Nord, and Brussels-Midi are designed by Philippe Starck and rival any design-hotel lobby. There are rows of egg-shaped orange-leather chairs with laptop ports, long marble-and-chrome tables under crystal chandeliers, and backlit shelves holding international newspapers and magazines. (Starck is on track to redesign the train cars' interiors next year.) And if you splurge on a Premium First ticket, you get picked up by a car at your destinations, enabling you to skip the hour-long taxi lines. Premium First, $399 one way; 888-382-7245; www.raileurope.com.

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