Review: The Pier, Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge

I had the pleasure to use this lounge during my transit at Hong Kong International Airport. The Pier Lounge is one of the ‘newest’ lounges for Cathay Pacific. It is located at the end of the terminal, near gates 63 &65. You could either walk from the immigration to the Pier Lounge, which takes about 15-20 mins orΒ you could take the one way train to the bifurcation of the terminal near the Bridge Lounge. Once you there, take the escalator down or take the lift. There is a service desk on your right, access to this lounge is restricted to First Class passengers or oneworld emerald members.

HKIA lounges

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The Pier Lounge
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Entrance to the lounge

 

Once inside, you will be overwhelmed by the minimalist design with earthy colours throughout. The corridor is wide with a wood table and some ergonomic chairs in the middle of it, which intertwines with the modern design. It feels like your are in a modern urban hotel with striking creative spaces. The whole concept is very well thought out and oozes with class. There are several seating areas, a bar, a restaurant, shower rooms and washrooms, day suites, computer area and a spa!

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Main focal area of the corridor
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Long corridor with neutral colours give you the illusion of a wide space

The Dining Room is huge with a great menu selection. Everything isΒ Γ  la carte and I like that. No buffet concept that you get in certain lounges. The menu is consulted and designed by The Peninsula Hotel, one of the best hotels in Hong Kong.

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The Dining Room
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Bar area at the restaurant

I opted for the Fragrant Chicken for my starter and the Seafood Rice in Soup as my mains. Both were excellent. I wish I ordered more from the menu! πŸ™‚

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Restaurant menu
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Starter
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Mains

After dinner, I swiftly moved on to the Lounge area. There are 2 lounge areas that you could choose from, one is next to the main bar. The bar, what can I say, is my favourite focal point of the lounge. The design is very classy with a neutral ambience.

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Lounge area
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The Main Bar

There is a small pantry area where you could choose light nibbles/snacks or a cup of coffee. I did not try the spa or the shower due to time constrain but I have been told they are fantastic. Maybe next time.

I managed to have a quick snooze in the private day suite. Whilst it is not an ideal place to have a 5 hour sleep, it is a great place to unwind and relax or maybe just a place to work from your laptop. The view was just stunning, overlooking the taxi-ways and some gates.

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Day Room Suite
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Day room suite with comfy sofa
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View from the Day Suite

I wish I spent more time at the Pier Lounge and use other facilities such as the spa or the shower room. What I like about this lounge is the amount of electrical sockets. They are everywhere and you do not need to hunt for them.πŸ”Œ

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