Cathay Pacific Airways yesterday opened its sixth passenger lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) following nine months of construction. The newly opened 2,567-square-metre lounge is located on Level 5 of the West Concourse at HKIA near Gate 35.
Cathay Pacific commissioned world-renowned architectural firm Foster + Partners to design a relaxed ‘at home’ environment for travellers.
Cathay Pacific chief operating officer Ivan Chu said, “Cathay Pacific is committed to offering our passengers the best lounges in the world. We have come a long way since we opened our first lounge, The Wing, in 1998. We introduced The Pier in 2001, The Arrival in 2008, and The Cabin in 2010. Together with Dragonair’s G16 lounge, and with the opening of The Bridge today, the Cathay Pacific Group now operates a total of six lounges at the Hong Kong International Airport, spanning an impressive 13,000 square metres.”
The Bridge consists of North and South wings, each extending from the central Reception area. The North Wing features The Bakery, which offers freshly baked bread and pizzas, as well as sandwiches, pastries, Asian and Western soups, and fresh salads. The North Wing also features the airline’s iconic Long Bar together with a television lounge and general seating area.
The South Wing features The Bistro, a self-service area where passengers can enjoy a variety of high-quality Asian and Western hot dishes and cold food selections, including delicious desserts and light leafy salads. At the Coffee Loft, passengers are treated to freshly brewed coffee and specialty tea, accompanied by freshly baked muffins, pastries and cookies.
The nine shower suites located in the South Wing are furnished with natural Travertine stone, complemented by oak slat walls. Each of the suites features a spacious shower, providing a calm, relaxing and private sanctuary in which passengers can freshen up before their journey.
The Bridge is open to First and Business Class passengers, Silver or above Marco Polo Club members, and Sapphire or above oneworld members departing or transiting in Hong Kong. Opening hours are from 5:30am until the last departure.