Updated on January 23, 2016
Lounge Review: “The Wing” Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge Hong Kong (HKG)
After a great business class flight we landed early in the morning at Hong Kong International Airport. Originally I didn’t know if we were going to have time to make it to the First Class lounge because we only had about 90 minutes and I wasn’t sure of the time it would take to get through customs.
It turned out that not only was customs extremely fast, the lounge we wanted to go to was right next to our gate. So we ended up having a nice relaxing 40 minutes before our flight! On to THE WING!
Our trip so far
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From the gate you exit on to a different floor from the main terminal and after going through passport control you go up to the main concourse.
The airport kind of looks like one huge room and is pretty impressive. Even though it is pretty big it didn’t seem to take us all that long to walk from one side to the other.
After getting near our gate (Gate 3 I think), we started seeing signs for the Wing and found it easily.
There is a desk at the ground level where our tickets and vouchers were checked and we were told to head up the stairs to the lounge and show our tickets so we could be let into the first class section.
When getting to the desk upstairs we realized that by going left we would enter the Business Class section, however, we were let through the rope on our right and into the First Class section.
The Wing is an open air lounge on the second floor with great views through the floor-to-ceiling windows onto the tarmac and views of the rest of the airport below.
When first entering the First Class section there is a seating area with bar stools looking over the wall to the view outward and below, a small spread of food, a magazine/newspaper selection and tons of comfy and interesting seats.
As you proceed to the far wall you turn right to see the First Class restaurant, “The Haven” which is free to dine at. We didn’t have time to sit down and eat so unfortunately I didn’t get any great pictures of the restaurant.
Immediately on the other side of the wall near the entrance of the restaurant is the bar and another large seating area filled with incredibly comfortable seats.
After this bar area there is a small area filled with tons of newspapers and magazines on your left with the entrance to the shower and cabanas on your right. The cabanas (which are supposed to be incredible) were all filled but I checked out the shower room. The shower rooms include soap, shampoo, lotion, other toiletries, towels and a hairdryer.
After the showers/cabanas is the final (smallest) section of the lounge which has more seating and the Champagne Bar. The seating was again very comfortable and very, very nice. Since Katie loves champagne you can probably guess where we spent most of our 30 minutes or so here.
We didn’t have a ton of time, probably 30-40 minutes, which is usually just fine for most lounges, but with the restaurant, multiple bars and the cabanas this is one of the few lounges in which I would have liked about twice as much time. There was plenty of seating, which was all very comfortable, the views were fantastic and all the people working the lounge were wonderful. I am hoping to go back in February when we fly through HKG again so I can try some of the food at The Haven and try out the cabanas, unless I decided to check out The Pier during that trip, we will see.
Fun Fact: I am fairly certain that this lounge is what Gary Leff named his blog View From The Wing after.
Next Up: Cathay Pacific First Class!