Looking to freshen up or grab something tasty to drink before you hop on the plane? This guide will sort you out
Every day, travellers from around the world are passing through the busy terminals of Hong Kong International Airport. Whether you’re planning your next short trip from Hong Kong or simply looking for travel tips, you’re probably wondering if there is a place for you to relax and unwind before your flight (or even after your arrival). Look no further, as our guide to airport lounges in Hong Kong will cover all your needs from devouring dan dan noodles and signature cocktails to private cabanas and spa facilities. #YOLO
Pay-in/corporate airport lounges in Hong Kong
Plaza Premium Lounges
Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Plaza Premium Group is a pioneer and industry leader in Global Airport Hospitality Solutions in over 160 locations and 42 airports across the world. The group’s flagship brand, Plaza Premium, offers travellers a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the airport with an array of superior services and facilities.
With four different airport lounges in Hong Kong alone, we’ve rounded up what’s on offer at each one so that all you have to do is book online, sit back and relax. (Remember, all bookings must be made at least 6 hours prior to arrival otherwise you can register as a walk-in guest.)
Plaza Premium First (Near Gate 1, Departures)
Providing an all-inclusive personalised service and partnering with renowned brands such as Elemis, Lavazza, TWG and Pernod Ricard, the lounge is ideal for elite travellers looking for an elevated lounge experience.
The luxury lounge allows guests to loosen up in stylish furniture designed for ultimate comfort. The premium services include exquisite made-to-order local and international dishes, beauty, spa and massage services, as well as a whisky bar featuring the airport’s biggest selection of whisky.
Price: 3 hours from USD $113
Plaza Premium First, Near Gate 1, Level 6, Departures Level, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport, p. 2261 0888 or 3960 1396
Plaza Premium Lounge – East and West Halls (Near Gate 1 and Gate 40, Departures)
Located directly after immigration at the South Departures Hall near Gate 1 and Gate 40 respectively, the Plaza Premium East and West lounges offer all the facilities one could need for a comfortable stay including cosy seating, shower facilities, Wi-Fi and TV channels along with a dining area serving signature Hong Kong-style dishes such as fish ball noodle soup and flour rolls with peanut and sweet sauce. In the evening, guests can enjoy complimentary daily tapas at the bar. In addition, the West Hall offers spa, beauty and massage services, the perfect way to treat yourself before a long flight.
Price: 2 hours from USD $75
Plaza Premium Lounge (East Hall), Level 6, Departures Level, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport (near Gate 1), p. 2871 9797 or 3960 1396
Plaza Premium Lounge (West Hall), Level 7, Departures Level, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport (use escalator or lift near Gate 40), p. 2261 2612 or 3960 1396
Plaza Premium Lounge (Arrivals, Terminal 2)
As the world’s first arrival lounge, this comfortable area for rest and relaxation has been designed specifically for travellers arriving into Hong Kong. Much like the East and West lounges, the arrival lounge features Internet workstations, international cuisine, a bar, private resting areas and massage and spa services. Additionally, the arrival lounge is equipped with over 15 showers, perfect for guests who arrive before their hotel check-in time and wish to freshen up before continuing on for the day.
Price: 2 hours from USD $75
Plaza Premium Lounge (Arrivals), Level 3, Arrivals Level, Terminal 2, Hong Kong International Airport (below Airport Express platform), p.3559 1108 or 3960 1396
Refreshhh by Aerotel (Shower & Spa)
From private relaxing cabins to shower facilities and massage services that can be booked by the hour, this is one of our favourite airport lounges in Hong Kong to kick back and refresh in between flights and before take-off.
Price: 1 hour from USD$32
Refreshhh by Aerotel, Level 6, Departures Level (Transit Resting Lounge, near Gate 35), Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport, p. 2261 2068; Level 7, Departures Level (near Gate 60), Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport, p. 3960 1396
Members only/Airline lounges
The Centurion Lounge
Available on a complimentary basis for global American Express Platinum Card and Centurion Members (and two additional guests), The Centurion Lounge is the ideal spot to refresh and reboot on the day of departure. Upon each visit, cardholders must present a valid card, a boarding pass showing a confirmed reservation for same-day travel on any carrier and a government-issued I.D. before you can enjoy the spacious area and its selection of premium facilities. You can find everything from a locally inspired menu to well appointed shower station and even signature cocktails created by Jim Meehan from PDT at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong.
The Centurion Lounge, near Gate 60, Departures Level (L7), Terminal 1 (Restricted Area), p. 2277 1010
Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon
Cathay Pacific, a member of the oneworld alliance is the international flag carrier of Hong Kong and one of the world’s leading airlines. Catering to many First and Business class passengers travelling to and through the hub, Cathay Pacific provides a number of beautiful and award-winning airport lounges in Hong Kong for guests to retreat to. Besides providing the service to First and Business class passengers, selected members of The Marco Polo Club and oneworld frequent flyers are also welcome.
First Class Lounges
Eligibility: First Class passengers and selected members of The Marco Polo Club and oneworld frequent flyers.
The Wing (First Class)
Upon arrival, you can choose from a selection of premium champagne before retreating to one of five stylish cabanas – each complete with a large bath and rain shower, comfortable daybed and working space with outlets and connectivity. Feeling peckish? The Haven restaurant offers a variety of Western and Asian dishes with the finest wine pairings while the daily buffet include everything from local dim sum and fine cheese to premium chocolates.
The Wing (First Class), Level 7, Terminal 1 near gates 1 to 4, p.2747 3333
The Pier (First Class)
The Pier is ideal for those looking for a tranquil but warm ambience in between busy schedules and long flights. Being one of our favourite airport lounges in Hong Kong, we recommend you to check out The Retreat for in-house spa treatments and The Bar for unique cocktails.
The Pier (First Class), Level 6, Terminal 1, near Gate 63, p. 2747 3333
Business Class Lounges
Eligibility: First and Business class passengers, along with selected Marco Polo Club members and oneworld frequent flyers.
The Wing (Business Class)
Passengers at The Wing are in for a treat with an extensive range of food and beverage facilities that will satisfy each and every craving. The Noodle Bar serves authentic Asian dishes such as dan dan noodles and char siu dumplings while The Long Bar led by mixologists is great for a signature cocktail or glass of premium bubbles. If it’s a caffeine fix you’re looking for, head to the Coffee Loft for a frothy beverage made by expert baristas. After checking your emails at one of the work stations, enjoy one of 23 spacious showers equipped with fluffy towels and premium products.
The Wing (Business Class), Level 6, Terminal 1 near gates 1 to 4, p. 2747 3333
The Pier (Business Class)
At The Pier, one can enjoy the city’s flavours and home comforts, even if just for a few hours. Signature features include the Teahouse, offering a variety of seasonal tea varieties, the Noodle Bar serving fresh noodle dishes inspired by local flavours and The Sanctuary by Pure Yoga, the first dedicated yoga and meditation space at Hong Kong International Airport.
The Pier (Business Class), Level 6, Terminal 1 near Gate 65, p. 2747 3333
The Deck (Business Class)
As the newest lounge experience to join the Cathay group, The Deck offers beautiful designer furniture, warm and neutral materials along with acoustics to help its guests feel at home. Besides the luxury shower and business facilities, The Deck invites you to pamper yourself before a flight: enjoy cocktails and sunset views from The Terrace bar and indulge in some signature Asian dishes from the iconic open-kitchen Noodle Bar.
The Deck (Business Class), Level 7, Terminal 1 near Gate 16, p. 2747 3333
The Bridge (Business Class)
From delicious hot breads at the Bakery, a selection of local and Western favourites at the Bistro to specialty drinks at the Coffee Loft and Long Bar, The Bridge has everything you can ask for as a relaxing and productive pit stop along your travels. Alongside convenient shower rooms, there is also a focus on productivity with an IT zone equipped with useful tools and facilities including phones, printers and high-speed Wi-Fi.
The Bridge (Business Class), Level 5, west concourse near gate 35 and the terminal passenger train, p. 2747 3333
Hong Kong Airlines
Eligibility: Business Class passengers travelling on Hong Kong Airlines, Fortune Wings Club Platinum, Gold and Silvers members travelling on Hong Kong Airlines. Platinum members can invite two companions who are travelling on the same flight while Gold members can invite one. Club Autus lounge passes can also be purchased online for HK$350.
Investing HK$35 million to create its new Club Autus lounge, Hong Kong Airlines provides travellers with that much deserved rest while celebrating the local culture of Hong Kong. Alongside natural elements such as earth, grass, trees and water, the design also represents Hong Kong’s development from a fishing village into “Asia’s World City”. From projected images of the iconic Hong Kong streets to home-like furnishings and a diverse range of culinary offerings, there is something to suit your every need. Families will love the Fun Zone designed for kids – featuring workstations for parents to remain productive while spending time with their children.
Club Autus, Near Gates 201-230, Departures Level (L7), Midfield Concourse (Restricted Area), p. 2366 9200
The comparatively smaller Club Bauhinia lounge is also designed to represent Hong Kong with nostalgic and modern photos as well as art pieces based on the local culture. Alongside two private meeting rooms, guests also have access to iMac computers, Wi-Fi, international newspapers and magazines as well as a buffet with numerous delicacies.
Club Bauhinia, Near Gate 23, Departures Level (L6), Terminal 1 (Restricted Area), p. 2261 2007
Eligibility: Passengers flying in First Class or Business Class or Emirates Skywards Gold and Platinum members travelling in Economy Class.
Unwind in the exclusive Emirates lounge where you can access shower facilities, delicious cuisine at the buffet counter and a good selection of beverages including champagne, spirits and of course work stations and Wi-Fi.
Emirates Lounge, near Gate 40, Departures Level (L7), Terminal 1 (Restricted Area), p. 2261 0266
Royal Orchid Lounge
Eligibility: Business and First class passengers travelling on Thai Airways/Star Alliance partner airlines and Star Alliance Gold members travelling in any class on Thai Airways/Star Alliance partner airlines.
From a self-serve buffet station to Wi-Fi, massage chairs, games area for children and more, the Royal Orchid Lounge offers passengers a quiet place to rejuvenate before a flight – easiest one of the cosiest airport lounges in Hong Kong.
Royal Orchid Lounge, Near Gate 40, Departures Level (L7), Terminal 1 (Restricted Area), p. 2769 7593
Eligibility: Business and First Class passengers travelling on Singapore Airlines/Star Alliance partner airlines, Star Alliance Gold members and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Gold members.
Whether you wish to relax before your next flight or to attend to some urgent emails, you will feel right at home with the world-class comfort and service at SilverKris Lounge. From the iconic Singaporian dishes to productivity pods and comfortable armchairs, this lounge really ticks all the boxes.
SilverKris Lounge, Near Gate 15, Departures Level (L6), Terminal 1 (Restricted Area), p. 2769 8161
The Qantas Hong Kong Lounge
Eligibility: Qantas First and Business passengers, eligible Qantas Frequent Flyer members (Chairman’s Lounge, Platinum One, Platinum, Gold Frequent Flyer members), Qantas Club, Emirate’s (Platinum and Gold Skywards members) and oneworld members (Emerald and Sapphire) and their guests.
Designed to create a sense of space and privacy, The Qantas Hong Kong Lounge pays careful attention to style and design with tiled finish, screens and trees. Passengers can enjoy views from the cocktail bar, multiple dining stations at the Spice Temple BBQ Bar or the Family Zone. There are also shower suits and Wi-Fi available.
The Qantas Hong Kong Lounge, After Departures (North), Departures Level (L7), Terminal 1 (Restricted Area), p. 2261 7221 or 2261 7225
United Club Lounge
Eligibility: Business and First class passengers travelling on United Airlines/Star Alliance partner airlines, Star Alliance Gold members and United Club members with a boarding pass for same day travel. You can also purchase a day pass for USD $50.
Premium cabin United Club passengers and various other club members can enjoy staple amenities at the United Club Lounge including Wi-Fi, workstations, a self-service buffet with a special “make your own noodle” station as well as a selection of beverages (alcoholic options available).
United Club Lounge, Near Gate 60, Departures Level (L7), Terminal 1 (Restricted Area), p. 2122 8268
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