The Pier Business class lounge at Hong Kong International airport is just one of many OneWorld and Cathay Pacific lounges within the megaplex. The pier, is one of the furthest lounges from security and the rest of the airport located by gate 62 and 66, but I opted to visit this lounge only as I did not have much time before my flight to explore the airport and it was the lounge closet to my gate. Already being worried I’d miss my flight, I was lucky to even be able to explore the Pier, and this was only by mere luck that my flight was delayed last minute by 20 minutes, so I spent those extra few minutes exploring the ins and outs of The Pier.
The large 41,000 sq ft club is divided between a noodle bar, a long bar, and a first class lounge, along with a plenty of places for business class individuals to relax. As the first class lounge is being remodeled, part of the lounge is reserved for First class passengers only. The first class lounge area has upgraded food options and servers to provide passengers with drink service and a more customized experience. The rest of the large club is more than sufficient and nicer than any club operated by a US airline. The lounge has plenty of food and beverage options which are both self-served or served via a bar tender. The noodle bar also offers cooked to order and customizable noodle soups which are a great meal or snack before a long flight.
I ordered the vegetarian option – it was delicious!
Overall I was impressed by the Pier, despite its simplicity. I was expecting Cathay to have a lounge more like the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse since CX is a five star airline, however even without such amenities, the simple but elegant lounge is a huge upgrade when comparing it to what American Fliers are used to!