Review: Cathay Pacific’s The Wing First Class Lounge Hong Kong Airport (HKG)

I’ve visited the Wing a number of times over the past year, but these pictures are from my first visit, which was late at night prior to the midnight bank of departures. Thus, the lounge was crowded given the relatively easy lounge access rules, and I had to hunt to find a seat. This also meant that I didn’t take that many pictures of the lounge itself.

There is one seating area that doesn’t seem to get too crowded, which is the slightly odd space between the dining room and the business class side of the lounge. This is one of my favorite places to sit because there typically aren’t as many people, and I’ve spent a number of hours at the bar seating overlooking the apron getting work done.

Less crowded seating area

Less crowded seating area

The lounge features a full bar and a smaller champagne bar, and people do go around offering to get you a drink if they see you without one.

Bar

Bar

Champagne bar

Champagne bar

One of the benefits the Wing has beyond Cathay’s other lounges in Hong Kong is a formal dining room with both an extensive buffet and an a la carte menu. The food is pretty good for an airport lounge, and there are tons of choices. The staff is also willing to accommodate dietary restrictions, so even though there might not be that much that you want to eat on offer, they’re totally willing to make something to order that suits your preferences.

Dining area

Dining area

Made-to-order menu

A la carte menu

Hot food station

Hot food station

Lots of desserts

Lots of desserts

Fresh fruit and sweets

Fresh fruit and sweets

More hot food

More hot food

Salad bar

Salad bar

Hot food

Hot food (on another day)

People rave about the cabanas, and they are quite nice (and the perfect place to spend some “quality time” with another person). But they are also sometimes hard to snag given how busy this lounge can get. If you’re just looking to get clean, the shower rooms are possibly the nicest shower rooms I’ve seen in an airport, although no one seems to talk about them much because the cabanas exist.

Hallway of showers and cabanas

Hallway of showers and cabanas

Shower suite (not a cabana)

Shower suite (not a cabana)

Cabana shower

Cabana shower

Cabana shower and tub

Cabana shower and tub

Cabana lounger

Cabana lounger

Cabana

Cabana

Overall, except for the crowding issues (which might be alleviated now that they’ve reopened the first class section of the Pier), this is a good lounge. The cabanas and shower suites are great, the food is pretty good with plenty of options, and the service tries to please. That being said, I think most of the oneworld lounges in HKG are pretty good, so I wouldn’t specifically make the trek out to the Wing if it weren’t convenient to the gate I needed to go to, and I’ve happily spent layovers at the Bridge or the Cabin, even though those are technically “business class” lounges.

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