Cathay Pacific’s flagship First Class lounge at The Wing at Hong Kong International Airport reopened its doors this month, after an extensive two-year long refurbishment.
The Wing’s new-look First Class lounge, located on the upper level of Hong Kong airport’s southern concourse, includes a champagne bar where guests are greeted with flutes of Moet and Deutz, a library room complete with ‘reading nook’, and custom-made Solus workstation chairs with a high-gloss black shell and burgundy leather interior.
The Wing set a new standard in airline ground service when it opened its doors in 1998. With a vision to elevate the passenger experience to the next level, Cathay Pacific commissioned world-renowned architectural firm Foster + Partners to redesign The Wing. Work on the complete renovation commenced in late 2010.
Contemporary, lush furniture fills the main area of the lounge, which has a total seating capacity of 167, up from 123 in the previous design.
Then of course, there’s The Haven Bar, an offshoot of the lounge’s Haven restaurant, which overlooks the airport’s boarding gates and apron. The Haven has long been a favourite among travellers and now features a ‘reinvented’ à la carte menu with recommended wine pairings as well as an expanded buffet selection.
The Wing’s legendary cabanas have also had a makeover. Much like private day spa, these five rooms boast a spacious shower area, indulgent full-sized bath, and extendable day bed.
The First Class lounge also features 12 shower suites (up from three) and an in-lounge ironing service with a 10-20 minute turnaround.
The Wing’s First Class Lounge is open to First Class passengers, Diamond Marco Polo Club members and Emerald one world members. Opening hours are from 5:30am until the last departure.