The Wing is Cathay’s flagship lounge (or as they call it “the world’s most exclusive balcony”), located on level 7 right after security and immigration. The balcony reference relates to the majority of the lounge being elevated above and yet open to view the main terminal below. There is a business class and a first class section, with the latter having not just 12 shower suites, but 5 exclusive Cabanas.
Each Cabana has a wet area with both full-size bathtub and rain shower, daybed, desk, wardrobe, and separate vanity. We snagged the last available of the five, which wasn't yet taken because the bathtub was out of service (but we’re more shower people anyway).
We snoozed for a bit on the daybed, which was very welcome given our late night departure to Europe, and freshened up with the lovely rain shower. Robes and slippers are provided, as well as giant soft white towels and toiletries in large dispensers.
If you have the opportunity to use The Wing First Class lounge, make a beeline for the shower suite reception and ask for the Cabanas as soon as you arrive. It’s as far away from the buzz of a frantic airport terminal as you can get, while being right in the heart of one of the world’s busiest. We loved the hour we spent here and would almost go out of our way to incorporate it into a trip.
How to get in: You’ll have to have a First Class ticket on Cathay Pacific or another oneworld airline that has arranged access to Cathay’s lounges. The alternative is holding oneworld Emerald status, which will give you access regardless of cabin flown. You’re asked not to exceed 1.5 hours in a Cabana in order for other travelers to use them as well, and of course no hanky-panky.