The Wing is one of Cathay Pacific’s business class lounges in Hong Kong International Airport. It is located near Gate 1-4. Entrance to The Wing is for passengers flying First of Business class with Cathay Pacific, Marco Polo Club elite members, as well as oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members flying on oneworld operated carriers. I have been here many times, and this review is just a general review of the lounge instead of a specific trip. I have also visited The Pier First Lounge at Hong Kong Airport.
A large lounge, The Wing Business Class spans two storeys. Both floors feature many seating spaces, as well as hot buffet selections. When entering The Wing, the attendants will normally direct people upstairs. Taking a right turn at the entrance will lead to a long corridor, where you can access the lower lounge space and the business center. The shower room is at the end of the corridor. There are 23 shower rooms, and they feature bath products from Jurlique. Other necessary amenities such as a hair dryer, toothbrush set and cotton buds are also available. There bottom floor space feels is generally darker and feels more enclosed.
The top floor of The Wing Business Class is where the lounge comes alive. There is no floor above anymore, and as such, the lounge feels very spacious and airy. On the right side of the lounge is some seating spaces with their trademark circular Solus chairs, and a long bar where they serve drinks. The long bar also has a great view of at the gates in front of the lounge.
On the left side of the lounge are seating spaces and the hot buffet. The selection is usually decent, featuring western and Asian cuisine. There are also beverages like water, beer and soda in small fridges. There is also a selection of newspaper and magazines nearby. This whole area is the front part of the lounge, and often gets crowded during peak times.
At the back of the lounge are the Coffee Loft and the famous Cathay Noodle Bar. The Coffee Loft is carved out at the corner of the lounge, and feels more private. There is a small selection of pastries here, and coffee. The Coffee Loft also serves alcohol and ice cream. They also served mooncakes from a famous Hong Kong shop when I was there last year around the moon cake festival!
The Noodle Bar is a larger space with ample seating and nice tables and bamboo decorations. As the name suggests, The Noodle Bar serves a few types of Asian noodles, as well as other appetizers like dumplings or buns. The food is freshly prepared when ordered, and is very tasty.
Overall, The Wing Business Class lounge is definitely worth a visit if you have access. While there are often crowds at the front part of the upper floor, it is worth heading to the back to the Coffee Loft and the Noodle Bar, where it is usually less crowded in my experience.
This review was written by Luxury Travel Diary contributor Lenard Lim.