The Best Airport Lounges at Hong Kong International Airport
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The Elite Traveler’s Guide to the Best Airport Lounges at Hong Kong Airport

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An airline lounge is like your express lane to an airport’s most desirable assets. We mean high-speed Wi-Fi, cushioned seats, exclusive shower facilities, complimentary food and drinks, and best of all, that intimate space insulating you from the frenetic crowd of the rest of the airport.

The Hong Kong International Airport, being among the 10 busiest passenger hubs in the world, boasts luxurious airport lounges worthy of an elite globe-trotter’s stay. If you are looking to splurge on your next trip, check out the best airport lounges in Hong Kong for your next transit!

Cathay Pacific - The Pier (Business Class)

Cathay Pacific flight attendant greets passenger

Hong Kong flagship airline Cathay Pacific is renowned for its two first-class lounges, The Wing and The Pier, although expert travelers unofficially agree that the latter has a more premium feel to it.

Located near Gate 65 at Terminal 1, The Pier features a Teahouse, where you can find seasonal and artisanal varieties for your enjoyment. There are 14 shower suites, each equipped with top-of-the-line bath amenities, as well as workstations with iMac computers and printers. Hoping to catch some sleep before your next long haul? The Relaxation Room has resting pods complete with loungers and footstools to give you some much needed quiet time before your journey.

The Pier is available to first and business class passengers, select Cathay Pacific members, and members of the Oneworld partner program.

Where: Level 6, Departures (near Gate 65), Terminal 1

Plaza Premium

Plaza Premium Lounge Hong Kong International Airport
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Plaza Premium is one the world’s biggest airport lounge operators and there is a reason why it chose Hong Kong as its headquarters. Of its four lounges at Terminal 1 (Departure), Plaza Premium First near gate one is an easy standout.

Their in-house chefs curate a host of local and international dishes that you can enjoy along with the complimentary house beer or wine. There’s also a shower room, cushioned lounges, and a hydration station. For parents traveling with their tots, their comfortable baby changing station will surely come in handy.

Where: Level 6, Departures (near Gate 1), Terminal 1

Qantas Hong Kong Lounge

Qantas Flight Takeoff

Qantas’ Hong Kong Lounge is the perfect place to savor your favorite drink at their bar while relishing its stunning view of the outdoors. You can also delight in an array of dishes or stay on the grid and get some work done courtesy of the high-speed Wi-Fi.

Eligible members include Qantas first and business class customers, Qantas frequent flyers, Qantas club members, and Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members, as well as selected Emirates passengers.

Where: Level 7, Departures (near gate 5), Terminal 1

Centurion Lounge

American Express Centurion Lounge Hong Kong

The Centurion Lounge at HKIA ticks off everything you could ever ask for when you have hours to kill before your plane takes off. It has showers, Wi-Fi-equipped workspaces, a non-smoking area, and plenty of comfortable chairs. Oh, and they have beer and wine to make your flight more enjoyable, of course!

This lounge is exclusive to holders of American Express Platinum Card and Centurion members, plus their guests.

Where: Level 7, Departures (near Gate 60), Terminal 1

Emirates Lounge

Emirates flight attendants

Emirates’ newly revamped Hong Kong airport lounge opens to a swanky space that would make you feel like you’re in a hotel. The carpeted lounge area is dotted with sofas and tables that can accommodate up to 132 guests.

They also host a chef-approved buffet featuring local and regional dishes, ornamented by classic Hong Kong desserts. The Emirates HKIA lounge is available to the airline’s first and business class guests, as well as eligible Skywards members.

Where: Level 7, Departures (near Gate 40), Terminal 1

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