Airline Lounge Review: Cathay Pacific – “The Wing” Business Class Lounge – Hong Kong International Airport

www.misopeckish.comCathay Pacific’s The Wing lounge at Hong Kong International Airport is Cathay’s premium flagship lounge.  As the name suggests, it is located on the left side of hte terminal on the ‘wing’.  where it houses both the business class and the first class lounges.   The business class lounge is housed over 2 floors while the First Class lounge is located n the top floor, which is partitioned off.

The business class lounge is partitioned into sections which includes a dedicated cafe, noodle bar, and two communal lounges serving with a self service buffet both downstairs and upstairs.

Downstairs section  has the showers.  There are dedicated staff to clean the bathrooms after each use, and stocking up on fresh towels tooth brushes etc.  I took the pleasure in using the showers (rain showers) as I was frantically running around Hong Kong sweating my butt off  and wanted to refreshen up before I jumped on my long haul flight back home to New Zealand.

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There is a good selection of amenities in the bathroom which includes shampoo, conditioner and body wash.    Then at the basin you have razors, various types of moisturizes, hair dryers, tooth brush, comb etc.

The lower level also houses the business centre

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On both levels you will find a number of seating areas with a wide variety of seating from Cathay’s Solus Chair,  sofas, armchairs and bar stools.  There is certainly enough power sockets to charge all your electrical items you may need for your flight also.

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Noodle Bar this is the much talked bout noodle bar, offering a selection of soup noodles which includes Hong Kongs famous wonton noodle soup.

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The noodles are cooked perfectly but did not enjoy the wontons as much, as I had just earlier in the day indulged in some good tasty wonton noodle soup.  The wontons at the noodle bar did not stack up in terms of flavours and textures.  Lots of communial tables which is great if you want to chat with your travelling companion over a hot bowl of noodles, boas and dumplings.

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Cafe Loft offering a wide range of coffee which are made by the barrister behind the counter.

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Unfortunately I did not rate their coffee when compared to coffee you get back home.  Good selection of patisserie, doughnuts and sandwiches.  Everyone seemed to be ordering doughnuts.

I decided to get doughnut to in fear of mising out on something that I would regret later.   The doughnut with other Asian breads you get around Hong Kong  was certainly soft and light.   The jam was filled on one side of the doughnut, while the other half had nothing.  It would have been nicer to have some cream or custard also.

Long Bar – a long bar without a bar? or at least what I can see.   but great views of the gates directly in front of the lounge and partial views of the runway.

Most of the people seemed to business personnel travelling for work as they were all wearing suits etc.. I was the only one who was dress fairly casual.

Staff here are friendly, very welcoming and helpful.  I had left my travel adaptor with Plus 1 who was not travelling with me so I asked one of the staff members at the counter if they had a spare adaptor to use.  Plenty of seating with lots of power sockets nearby.

A selection of newspapers and magazines are provided, however these can be depleted really quickly.  Best times to get your reading material is early in the morning.

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Amenities:  Free Wifi, Showers, Business Centre (includes computers, fax, scanner, printer),  magazines and newspapers, cafe, noodle bar, two self service buffet areas

Hours:  5:30am until last flight departure

Location:  6 Floor Departure Level or 7 Floor Balcony Level after security check

Verdict: Great lounge with ample amount of natural light, spacious with lots of seating. Good selection of food, beverage and reading material available.  The staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful.

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