Hong Kong Gets All the Cool Airport Lounges, Including Cathay Pacific's 'The Cabin'
If you've ever flown into or out of Hong Kong International, you'll perhaps know how tempting the VIP airline lounges look, vaulted on mezzanines above the economy passengers milling at the gates below, or tucked away in comfy corners of the airy airport. There's plenty swanky lounges there as it is, but one more couldn't hurt. Yesterday, Cathay Pacific opening "The Cabin," a 4,300 square-foot lounge to compliment the three other Cathay lounges already at HKG.
Of course the lounge has barely been open for 24 hours and already it has a signature drink: a mixed-berry smoothie at the Health Bar. Sadly this drink and the rest of the lounge is limited to passengers flying Cathay in First or Business class or with Silver and higher Marco Polo Club and oneworld memberships.
Now let's talk about the special features...
Those that are lucky enough to experience this lower-level lounge will have an awesome view out onto the tarmac, or, if you've got work to do in HKG's lovely free WiFi (available throughout the airport), The Cabin will set you up with a semi-private pod or a Mac desktop or an iPad in their IT room, plus whatever food you snag from the Health Bar and Deli right there in the lounge.
About those "semi-private pods," they are Cathay’s new "Solus chairs," little circular spaces that consist of a built-in table, coat hanger and power outlet. Hello, those sound like our dream chairs, if only they were portable. Hopefully we'll get back to HKG soon to check them out ourselves, because a jaunt on Cathay to Hong Kong is, by coincidence, one of our favorite winter activities.
[Photos: Cathay Pacfic's Facebook]