The Pier - Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge Review

Fri, 29 Sep 2017

Upon checking in to our Cathay Pacific flight to Australia we were presented with access to our choice of 4 business class lounges in Hong Kong Airport, we decided to check in to The Pier, Cathay's newest Hong Kong Lounge.

Opened in 2016, The Pier lounge is located near Gate 65, it's the furthest Cathay Lounge from the entrance to the airport, but it's worth the walk.

Unlike the Qantas and other Airline Lounges which are located on the upper Mezzanine level, The Pier lounge is accessed by an escalator near Gate 65 that will take you down to the Lounge.

After an overnight flight from Helsinki with Finnair, and a few hours sight seeing around Hong Kong, we checked in to The Pier and headed straight to the showers.

The showers were magnificent and there are plenty of them, on this occasion there was no need to wait or make a booking but there is a lovely waiting area should there be a delay.

Shower waiting area, Cathay Pacific the Pier Lounge, Hong Kong Airport 

The showers were extremely comfortable and private, decked out in high quality fixtures and fitting, and stocked full of Aesop products to refresh yourself from head to toe.

The luxurious showers are stocked with Aesop skincare products. 

Inside the clean and luxurious shower cubicle. 

The Pier lounge is huge, after refreshing ourselves in the showers we headed back to the bar to relax with a drink. The bar is fully stocked with top shelf drinks including champagne, wine, beers, spirits and cocktails available to order. There's plenty of seating options and large windows with views over the tarmac.

Time for a champagne. 

Taking in the view over the tarmac from Cathay Pacific's The Pier Lounge bar. 

Plenty of different seating options in the bar 

Cathay Pacific The Pier Lounge, bar area. 

There are multiple dining areas in The Pier lounge include self serve areas and restaurants such as The Teahouse and Noodle bar serving made to order options.

Self serve hot food at The Noodle Bar in The Pier Lounge, Hong Kong Airport 

Noodle Bar, The Pier lounge Hong Kong Airport. 

A selection of cold meat, salads and cheeses available. 

Fresh bread to choose from. 

Dessert and sweet options. 

More sweet options... 


Fresh fruit... 

Self self bar with soft drinks, wine, and tea & coffee. 

A wide tea selection. 

I tried the dumplings, beef ribs and Dan Dan noodles from The Noodle House, an iconic restaurant featured in all Cathay Pacific business class lounges, all of the dishes were delicious (sorry no photos of the Dan Dan noodles. Too delicious).

Dumplings and Asian beef ribs from The Noodle House in The Pier Lounge. 

We continued to enjoy our meals in the bar area as we watched the planes coming and going but there are plenty of seating options  throughout the lounge including restaurant style dining tables and bars within the Noodle Bar and Teahouse, along with quiet work space areas and private arm chairs.

Restaurant style dining. 

Bar dining seating 

Casual Seating 

Work spaces and high backed lounge chairs provide private seating options. 

Private group seating. 

Conference table. 

All of the food options are located along the back wall of the lounge, however self serve stations with soft drinks, water and snacks, along with newspapers, magazines and flight information are conveniently positioned throughout the lounge.

Conveniently located self serve stations.

Without a doubt, The Pier Lounge is leading the way for business class lounges across the world. Every detail has been thought of and executed to a high quality. The Pier is a delightful space to wait for your next flight, refresh along your journey and relax with a drink and a bite to eat. If you're lucky like us your flight will depart from Gates 60-70, otherwise despite being out of the way, The Pier is well worth the detour.

Lounge Access:

The following passengers and loyalty club members can access The Pier business class lounge.

Cathay Pacific First Class passengers + 1 guest
oneworld carrier First Class passengers + 1 guest
Cathay Pacific Business Class passengers
oneworld carrier Business Class passengers
Marco Polo Diamond members departing on Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon or oneworld carrier flights + 2 guests
Marco Polo Gold members departing on Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon or oneworld carrier flights + 1 guest
Marco Polo Silver members departing on Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon or oneworld carrier flights
Marco Polo, Diamond, Gold, Silver or Green members in possession of a Lounge Pass entrance for an additional travel companion
Cargo Clan Elite members departing on a Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon or oneworld carrier flights + 1 guest
oneworld Emerald members departing on Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon or oneworld carrier flights + 1 guest
oneworld Sapphire members departing on Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon or oneworld carrier flights + 1 guest

Please note that The Pier First Class Lounge which is located just before the business class lounge has a different set of entry requirements.

Next up:
Our review of Finnair's A350 business class
Our review of Finnair's business class inflight food
Our review of Finnair's Helsinki Business Class Lounge
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Our Helsinki Airport Guide

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Our review of the Cathay Pacific's business class
Our review of the Qantas Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport

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