The Hongkong Airport Plaza Premium Airport Lounge is allocated to passengers flying in business class on Etihad Airways from Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi (Gate 65). This lounge is conveniently located near Gate 40 (for guests using Gate 30 or above), directly after passengers exit the automated people mover, then use the escalator up to Level 7.
The lounge has 2 sections, one for paying guests (2 hours 480 HKD) near the entry and one for business class passengers on the left and further on. There is a mutual area of bathroom and shower facilities, a private resting area (3 hours 600HKD), as well as well-equipped workstations.
I was directed to the lounge for business class passengers. There was a proper bar area in the lounge with bar staff, bar stools, and a large range of alcoholic drinks and beer on tap. There was also a good selection of wines and a self-service, glass-fronted fridge with cans of beer and soft drinks. The food selection was excellent, with sandwiches, cheese, smoked salmon, nuts, crisps and crackers, and a huge bowl of fresh fruit. Beside the bar was a selection of delicious mini-desserts. I enjoyed Tiramisu and fruit Pannacotta, served by the bar staff. There was a hot food area with a good selection of hot snacks, including the signature Hong Kong-style Fish Ball Noodles.
I liked the airy outside seating area, which occupies a premium position with views across the airport and looking down on the planes from both sides. There was a separate, more comfortable area which was rather dark, with sofas, but no views, which it was empty. There were only ten in our quiet and exclusive lounge. The paying area was much busier. I would recommend this lounge. I left feeling refreshed and happy to face the long flight.