Review: Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

Cathay Pacific’s The Pier First Class Lounge at Hong Kong Airport is one of my favorite lounges. The posh design reminds me of a five star hotel than an airport lounge.

Where to find The Pier, First and Who Can Access the Lounge

The Pier, First is located in Hong Kong International Airport on Level 6, Terminal 1, near Gate 63.

Hours: Open daily from 5:30 am to 12:30 am.

Take the escalators down to find the lounge entrance.

Who can access the lounge:

  • Cathay Pacific / Cathay Dragon (F fare)

  • OneWorld airline (F fare)

  • OneWorld Emerald (any class) - also available if you have AA Executive Platinum or Concierge Key


Once you enter the lounge, there’s a long tranquil hallway that leads to The Retreat, the Dining Room, and all the other areas.


The Library

Find daily periodicals here along with various lounge seating options.


There’s also a full service bar and plenty of seats.


The Retreat

If you’re looking to unwind and relax before your flight, head straight to The Retreat. Here you’ll find showers, day suites, and massages. All of the services are complimentary and on a first come, first serve basis. The wait list for the massage was 2.5 hours long when we visited.

Watch the video below to learn more about The Retreat.

The Dining Room

The Dining Room is a full service restaurant to enjoy a drink or a meal before your flight.


Below are pictures of the food and drink menus. Items worth trying on the food menu:

  • Spicy chicken wings

  • Double boiled pork and corn soup

  • Wagyu beef cheese burger

  • Beyond meat vegetarian burger

  • Mussel mariniere

  • Dan dan mien

  • Chilled sago with mango and pomelo

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 Overall, I prefer The Pier is my favorite Cathay Pacific First Class lounge in HKG since it was less crowded, the food menu and quality was better, and the customer service was amazing. Can’t wait to visit again!

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