By Alexis Yap
JUST a few days after its opening, I have had the privilege of experiencing The Deck – the newest, freshest, and dare I say, most luxurious of the Cathay Pacific business class lounges at the Hong Kong International Airport.
Well, they’ve made sure there’s always one lounge near your departure gate – there’s The Wing Business and First Class Lounges near boarding gates 1 to 4, there’s The Pier Business and First Class Lounges, The Arrival, and The Bridge. I’ve had the chance to visit some and one of my favorites is The Bridge, not only because they had bacon that day but it definitely has one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the busy airport runways and bridges.
This is what I like about the Cathay Pacific Lounges – each of them has their own unique character design-wise and yet somehow they get to maintain the Cathay brand of comfort, elegance, and understated luxury.
The Deck is Cathay Pacific’s newest lounge at the Hong Kong International Airport that opened last March 22. Its open-ceiling verandah design gives one a panoramic view of the apron while it’s cozy and elegant designer interiors create the ultimate oasis for passengers seeking serenity and warmth like myself.
I was greeted by friendly, accommodating staff at the door and although I wanted to shower before anything else, I was lured by the delicious aroma emanating from Cathay’s famous Noodle Bar.
I had some food from the day’s selection at the buffet before I secured a spot at the relaxation room where, almost immediately, I snoozed off to dreamland. A few minutes later, I decided to finally shower. My jaws dropped in awe to see their shower rooms adorned with everything Aesop!
From hand soap, to moisturizing cream, from facial wash to toner, the shower was complete with Aesop’s Classic Shampoo and Conditioner and its Aromatic Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser.
Oh, what a joy! I took my time in the shower, pampering myself with Aesop in a luxuriously-designed bathroom equipped with a powerful rain shower. I walked out of there feeling like a million bucks.
All their lounges close at around midnight and only The Wing Business and First Class Lounge is open until 1 a.m. so I made my way there in the hopes of getting as much shut-eye as I could before closing.
In the early morning, I still got the chance to visit The Bridge on my way to Gate 50 for my 8:15am flight to Cebu. In that lounge, they use Jurlique, another luxury Australian brand of skin care products.
Thanks to our friends at Cathay Pacific, I get to enjoy these luxurious perks every once in a while. When posting your awesome experiences with Cathay Pacific on social media, don’t forget to use the hashtag #alifewelltravelled.