Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge Review

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Whether it is Cathay Pacific Business Class or Economy Class, I believe the service standard they deliver is consistently great! When transiting in Hong Kong at the Chek Lap Kok airport, do remember to enjoy the great shopping experience, from Hong Kong jewellery to foodies treats such as Wing Wah Cakes, Muji, Kee Wah Bakery, Godiva Chocolatier and other souvenirs, and much more… However, these are not important when you have access to the Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge! haha. This was another major attraction of the entire Cathay Pacific Business Class experience!

Read: Cathay Pacific Business Class Review 777-300ER & A330-300

The Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounges

There are altogether 5 different Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounges and 2 First Class Lounge in the Hong Kong International Airport. These are located at The Wing (T1 near gate 1-4), The Bridge (T1 near gate 35), The Cabin (T1 near gate 23), The Pier (T1 near gate 65), and The Arrival (Level 5 between T1 and T2). Of course, the two First Class Lounges are located at The Wing and The Pier which is separate from the Business Class Lounge. All of them offers a beautiful and exclusive lounge experience, with great cuisines (especially the Asian cuisines) and speciality drinks. It will never fail to amaze you!

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge

Unfortunately, I didn’t have the time to visit all lounges. I was simply too amazed in the Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge at The Pier, and spent too much time in there. So, instead of the original plan to cover all five lounges, I could only describe to you my experience at The Pier! But on a positive note, this would give me a reason to fly with Cathay Pacific Airways business class again! 🙂

Now, let’s look at The Pier, Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge! 🙂

The Pier, Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge

The Pier is located at Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1 near gate 65. I recommend taking the escalator to the lounge if you do not have many pieces of luggage because the entrance is right next to the escalator. I made the mistake of taking the lift instead and did not experience the WOW feeling, as you will face a blank wall when you get out of the lift. haha Yea, that was what I experienced! LOL

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier

Escalator will leads you directly to the entrance! 🙂

Once at the entrance, you would be able to smell the fragrance of luxury from the lounge itself. Beautifully decorated with the open and wooden concept! Providing you with a homely feel with that subdued lighting and acoustics! Once inside, you would get to see the first section of the lounge, the Food Hall! 🙂

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier

Entrance to The Pier, Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier

Now you know how big this place is?

The Food Hall

I would say, Cathay Pacific management is pretty smart to have an Asian street designed coffee cart as the first thing to greet Business Class passengers when they first enter the Food Hall. The aroma of a strong coffee brew would perk up anyone regardless if you are a coffee drinker or not! 🙂

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Coffee Cart

The aroma will lured you into the Lounge! 🙂

The deli-style Food Hall resembled a food market in Australia where you could get a large variety of quick bites, from Tapas, Cheese, Sandwiches, Salads & Desserts. To put it simply, be prepared for a mouth-watering dining or snacking experience! 🙂 The food in this section are mainly Western Cuisines. In terms of decor, I was mesmerised by the fire stove in the center of the Food Hall.

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Food Hall

Food Hall provides western cuisines, snacks, and desserts! 🙂

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Food Hall Fire Stove

Fascinating fire stove caught my attention in the Food Hall section! 🙂

Bar

Up for a drink? Or looking for a refreshment treat? The next section is the Bar in the Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge! Just like any other bar, the lounge carries many specialty drinks that can satisfy alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinkers! haha

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Bar

As exquisite as the bar in the luxury hotels! 🙂

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Bar

The chill-out area in the Bar! 🙂

I received two recommendations from the bartender when I was there. One was the Betsy Beer aka The Cathay Beer, the world’s first high quality crafted beer brewed to be enjoyed at 35,000ft. I was really surprised to find out from Cathay Pacific that the cabin pressure and altitude would affect passengers’ taste buds. So to overcome this problem, Cathay Pacific Airways used a combination of science and traditional brewing methods, combining the Hong Kong and UK-sourced ingredients, aroma and carbonation to produce a great taste of hand crafted beer suitable for consumptions in the air and on the ground. Amazed is the only word I could say! 🙂

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Bar Betsy Beer, Cathay Beer

The Legendary Betsy Beer aka Cathay Beer, suitable for high altitude! 🙂

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier

Better to drink the Betsy with a pretty Bestie! 🙂

If beer is not your thing, try the Cathay Delight (recommended by the bartender too). The Cathay Delight is a non-alcoholic mixed fruity cocktail, with kiwi and berries. Definitely, a refreshing welcome drink that you should try when visiting the lounge. My another personal recommendation is to try the Hong Kong style milk tea which is only unique to Cathay Pacific Airways.

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Bar Cathay Delight

The Refreshing Cathay Delight! 🙂

Cathay Delight

You can grab the Cathay Delight from the plane as well! 🙂

Noodle Bar

Now, the Noodle Bar in the Cathay Pacific Business Lounge is a MUST! It was the most popular section of the lounge when I was there.

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Noodles Bar

I spent the most time in the Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge Noodles Bar! haha

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Noodles Bar

Beautifull decorated modern Asian noodles house! 🙂

You must try the iconic feature noodles such as dan dan and wonton noodles or the vegetarian noodles and freshly made-to-order dimsums! I cannot emphasize enough you MUST NOT miss the noodles and dimsum experience in the Cathay Pacific Business Class lounge!

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Asian Food

The vegetables noodles, dan dan and dumplings! OMG, I missed these food soooo much! 🙁

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Asian Food

Honestly, I was alone when I am attacking these foods, AND these weren’t the only ones I had before I board the plane! haha

The dumplings were soooooo delicious till I ate all 10 of them in one seating, despite all the drinks I had earlier on! The vegetable noodles was a spot on too! Though I hope they would have more vegetarian options in future, the “limited” dishes in the Cathay Pacific Business Lounge menu was satisfying enough! 🙂

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Noodles Bar Dumplings

This was my FAVOURITE!!!!!! Even my non vegetarian friend loves this! 🙂

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Asian Food

You won’t run out of sauces in the Noodles Bar! You name it, they have it! haha

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Noodles Bar

Guest what? This was my 3rd servings! haha 🙂

Teahouse

The Teahouse is only unique to the Pier Business Lounge by Cathay Pacific!

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Tea House

Come!!! Let me pour you a tea and explain to you! 🙂

The Cathay Pacific Business Class lounge offers a superior, authentic and high-end tea experience! You can find seasonal and artisanal tea varieties served by a tea specialists! Over at the teahouse, there are many different types of teas, including exquisite green, black, and white tea, as well as a special menu with herbal, honey, and spice infusions are available. Even for a non-tea drinker or amateur tea drinker like me, I was fascinated with the ambiance setup and got interested in learning about the tea culture!

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier

Tea House in the Business Class Lounge

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Tea House

Great ambiance for tea culture lovers! 🙂

For beginners like me, there is a sensory tea experience which is part of the unique Teahouse service. The sensory tea experience allows you to have aromatic previews of the infusions. Each fine tea comes with individual instructions on optimum brews to achieve maximum taste and experience! A good place to hang out after the overeating of greasy noodles and dim sum! haha 🙂

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Tea House

Tea learning journey for me, a great tea culture learning experience for me! 🙂

Bureau

For the workaholics or IT dependent business travellers, The Pier lounges are well equipped with workstations that have a suite of useful tools and facilities including iMacs, printers, and high-speed internet wifi and web access. You won’t be able to find an excuse to procrastinate your work when flying with Cathay Pacific Airways Business Class! Oops, maybe not a very good news to some people! haha 🙂

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Bureau

Or just be like me, relax and read newspaper instead! haha

Showers

Looking for a place to shower while on transit? The Pier Business Class Lounge offers 14 shower suites, all equipped with premium showering products like Aesop and clean fluffy towels. The shower facilities allowed me to refresh myself (like I was in a hotel) and forgot about the long tiring journey!

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Showers

Seriously, like in a hotel isn’t it?

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Showers

Aesop, the finest quality hair, face and body products from Australia! After using it, you will feel as refreshed as celebrities! haha

Relaxation Room

I would say when you fly with Cathay Pacific Airways, you would be treated very well and pampered with delicious food. Once your stomach is filled up with all those great quality food and drinks, you could make yourself comfortable under the tranquil ambiance in the Relaxation Room! The dimmed lightings and the resting pods provide a conducive environment for passengers to catch up on rest before continuing their journey.

Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge The Pier Relaxation Room

Think about the massive amount of drinks and food I had? This explained my activity to conclude my experience in the Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge, isn’t it? haha

To complete your Cathay Pacific Business Class experience, check out the previous article and read: Cathay Pacific Business Class Flight Review!

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To Move, To Breathe, To Fly, To Float, To Gain all while you give, To Roam the loads of land remote, To Travel is to LIVE! 🙂

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By | 2018-05-07T14:09:21+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Travel Tips, World Destinations|Comments Off on Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge Review

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