CATHAY PACIFIC’S THE WING FIRST CLASS LOUNGE Hong Kong International Airport

CATHAY PACIFIC’S THE WING FIRST CLASS LOUNGE Hong Kong International Airport

 
 THE HAVEN BAR
 THE MAIN LOUNGE
 THE CHAMPAGNE BAR
 THE CABANA
 THE CABANA
 THE HAVEN
THE HAVEN
I’ve always been a fan of flying Cathay Pacific, as it’s facilities, food, and service are always faultless so I was eager to try their first class lounge and business class on our recent trip to Sydney.  The Wing is a luxurious sanctuary set in Hong Kong International Airport, complete with an indulgent champagne bar, comfortable lounge and bar area, and extensive buffet and restaurant.  We flew during the breakfast hour so sampled the delicious array of breakfast foods on offer before treating ourselves to a pre-holiday early morning glass of champagne.  The mood is extremely serene and service is attentive and helpful.  We loved the vast, cushioned seating in each area suitable for napping or work.  If you have a long layover or need to fully recharge, check out The Cabana for a quiet room to nap and enjoy a bath.  I can’t think of a better way to unwind and relax before a long flight.
 The Wing is Cathay Pacific’s flagship lounge at Hong Kong International Airport. Offering passengers unparalleled levels of comfort and convenience, The Wing set a new standard in airline ground service when it first opened its doors in 1998.   With a vision to elevate passenger experience to the next level, Cathay Pacific commissioned world-renowned Foster + Partners to redesign The Wing and embarked on a complete renovation of its signature lounge in late 2010
 Open ceilings and unobstructed views remain the hallmarks of The Wing. The original minimalist design is enhanced by contemporary and refreshing elements intended to re-establish The Wing as one of the best airport lounges in the world
The two iconic features of the First Class lounge, The Haven and The Cabana, welcome our passengers back to the lounge. These areas are complemented by The Champagne Bar and The Haven Bar, newly created spaces where passengers can unwind and enjoy the view of the airport runway over a glass of champagne or a cocktail.
The Reception
The most prominent feature at the First Class Lounge entrance is the First Class Reception Wall. The luminous wall is built using Venetian glass fins handcrafted by Fabbian of Italy. The “Nero Marquina” black marble floor provides the perfect setting for the luminous wall to create an abstract and contemporary interpretation of the bamboo silhouette, echoing a theme consistent with the reception areas of our other lounges.  The wall provides the perfect backdrop for our warm and friendly staff as they greet passengers upon arrival. On the opposite side of the wall is an exclusive service centre which provides a quiet and private space for passengers who require assistance.
The Champagne Bar
 
Upon arrival at the First Class Lounge, passengers will be greeted with a welcome drink at the newly-introduced feature – The Champagne Bar. Crafted by Marzorati Ronchetti of Italy, the bar offers free flow of a selection of champagne throughout the day, providing passengers with a touch of exuberance before heading to the main lounge.
The Cabana and Shower Suites
 
The Cabana is one of the classic features of The Wing.  Each of the five new Cabanas is finished with natural Travertine stone complemented by wooden floors. It features a spacious shower, a full-sized bath and a comfortable day bed, providing a calm, relaxing and private sanctuary for passengers to unwind before their journey.  There are also 12 luxury shower suites available for passengers who simply wish to freshen up before departure.
The Haven and The Haven Bar
The Haven remains an iconic feature of The Wing’s First Class Lounge. This hugely popular dining area has been expanded to more than double its original capacity. High
quality silk specially woven in Belgium was selected for the decorative burgundy silk walls that strike an elegant contrast in the area, where hand-carved white Carrara marble walls set the stage for an expanded buffet counter that offers an extensive range of appetisers, Asian and Western dishes, and delicious dessert items.
quality silk specially woven in Belgium was selected for the decorative burgundy silk walls that strike an elegant contrast in the area, where hand-carved white Carrara marble walls set the stage for an expanded buffet counter that offers an extensive range of appetisers, Asian and Western dishes, and delicious dessert items.
The passenger dining experience is also greatly enhanced by a reinvented à la carte menu complemented by recommended wine pairings
Outside The Haven is a full-service bar surrounded by a setting of comfortable bar and armchair seating options – where passengers can unwind, relax and enjoy an up-close view of the airport runway over pre-meal drinks.
The Reading Room and IT Zone
 
Spacious workstations featuring 4 computers are supported by individual printers and telephones. High-speed Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the entire lounge premises. A wide range of international newspapers and magazines are also available, allowing passengers to stay informed, in touch and entertained. The Cathay Solus Chair is also available in The Reading Room for passengers who prefer a more private work space.

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