The Wing, Business Class Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport Review

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport entrance

Full Disclosure: We may be financially compensated when you click on links to credit card products from our advertising partners, such as American Express, Chase, Citi & Capital One. Opinions and product recommendations on this site are ours alone, and have not been influenced, reviewed or approved by the issuer. See our Advertiser Disclosure for more details. Thanks!

The Wing, Business Class Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is 1 of 4 lounges my fiancée and I visited while flying on Cathay Pacific First Class. Each lounge has its own distinct characteristics, which is a welcome breath of fresh air compared to other airline lounges that seem sterile and monotonous.

Here’s what it’s like to explore the Wing, Business Class Lounge including location, seating, food, and amenities.

Location

The Wing, Business Class Lounge is one of Cathay Pacific’s lounges located in Terminal 1, just a short walk post-security at the south departure hall next to The Wing, First. Cathay Pacific also offers The Wing First Class, The Pier First Class, and The Pier Business Class lounges.

The Wing, Business Class Lounge occupies 2 floors, and the main entrance is on Level 6, near gates 1-4 on the main departures level. This lounge is open daily from 5:30 a.m. until the last departure.

Cathay Pacific Lounge Map at Hong Kong International Airport
Cathay Pacific lounge map at Hong Kong International Airport. Image Credit: Cathay Pacific

Gaining Entry

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport entrance
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Entrance.

The Wing, Business Class Lounge is located on the left side of the south departures hall. The marble walls are an unmistakable signature of the lounge. As is the case with all departure business class lounges, there are certain groups of travelers that are allowed access to The Wing, Business.

These passengers must meet 1 of the criteria:

  1. Traveling in business class on a Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, or Oneworld carrier (passenger only)
  2. Marco Polo Diamond, Gold, and Silver members regardless of cabin class (passenger + 2 guests, passenger + 1 guest, passenger only, respectively)
  3. Cargo Clan Elite members departing on Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, or Oneworld carrier flights only regardless of cabin class (passenger + 1 guest)
  4. Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members departing on Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, or Oneworld carrier flights only regardless of cabin class (passenger + 1 guest)

We simply scanned our boarding passes to enter the lounge.

Hot Tip: Got a long layover in HKG? See how Greg used his 9 hour layover by lounge hopping at Hong Kong International Airport!

Design, Arrangement, and Seating

This open-air lounge occupies 2 floors: the 6th floor (main departures floor) and the 7th floor (above ground).

The bulk of the lounge was located on the 7th floor, just beside The Wing, First.

The Wing at Hong Kong International Airport check-in desk
The Wing at Hong Kong International Airport — Check-In Desk

We noted the locations of each section via the directories displayed along the lounge walls.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport directory
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Directory

The lounge was very busy, but there was a variety of seat types, ranging from single armchairs to cubicles, bar seating, and table seating near the eateries.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport seating
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Seating
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport seating 2
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Seating 2
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport seating 4
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Seating 3
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport seating 5
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Seating 4

The library/literature aisle, located along the long wall leading to Noodle Bar, consisted of pretty much every newspaper and magazine you could think of.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport literature aisle
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Literature Aisle

Food and Drink

As is typically the case with business class lounges compared to first class lounges, there are a lot of food options and choices here. Just like The Pier, Business, a fully-staffed noodle bar was available to create made-to-order foodstuffs.

All in all, there were 4 dining choices:

  1. Noodle Bar
  2. Long Bar
  3. Main Lobby
  4. Coffee Loft

Noodle Bar

The noodle bar is the main attraction to The Wing, Business, in terms of food and beverage.

There was plenty of table and booth seating at the back of the noodle bar.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport noodle bar continued
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Noodle Bar
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport noodle bar
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Noodle Bar Additional Seating

The noodle bar was an open-air kitchen making noodle soups and steaming dim sum.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport noodle bar kitchen
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Noodle Bar Kitchen

The cooking staff was very friendly and efficient.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport noodle bar open air kitchen
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Noodle Bar Open-Air Kitchen

One of the fresh dim sum choices was Chaozhou pork dumplings with crystal skin.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport noodle bar dim sum
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Noodle Bar Dim Sum

The menu at Noodle Bar is displayed and is identical to the menu at Noodle Bar in The Pier, Business.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport noodle bar menu
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Noodle Bar Menu

Condiments were available for consumption and pairing with food.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport noodle bar condiments
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Noodle Bar Condiments

If you need sauces or oil to enhance your dish, the lounge has got you covered.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport noodle bar sauces
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Noodle Bar Sauces

Wi-Fi is accessible as well, and the login information is placed to the right of the noodle bar.

There were also some Asian food choices available. These were buffet-style, so they aren’t made-to-order like the noodle soups or dim sum. First up was Singapore Fried Vermicelli.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport noodle bar fried rice
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Noodle Bar Singapore Fried Vermicelli

Next, the left-hand side served chicken with capsicums & preserved black bean sauce and the left-hand side contained Chinese cabbage in chicken bouillon.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport noodle bar hot food
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Noodle Bar Hot Food Chicken and Cabbage

As far as soup goes, the soup of the day was wintermelon with barley and mandarin peel duck soup. This soup was rich, delicious, and very savory.

The drinks at Noodle Bar were all self-serve and began with 2 espresso machines.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport noodle bar espresso machines
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Noodle Bar EspressoMachines

In the refrigerated section, you could get bottled and sparkling water, sodas, and various beers.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport noodle bar refrigerated section
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Noodle Bar Refrigerated Section

If you’re looking for something more nutritious, the juice and milk bar was located just left of the refrigerator.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport noodle bar juice bar
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Noodle Bar Juice Bar

If you’re looking for Chinese/Asian food in this lounge, look no further than Noodle Bar, serving authentic dim sum and noodle soups that will definitely hit the spot.

Long Bar

Long Bar is a symbol of The Wing, and it’s quite massive. The marble counter-tops extend as far as the eye can see, and the bar itself is fully staffed.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport Long Bar
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Long Bar
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport long bar seating
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Long Bar Seating

Long Bar overlooks the tarmac, and there are few things better than professional mixologists curating the perfect cocktail while bird-watching.

Located alongside the edges of Long Bar were bar snacks, canapés, and pastries.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport meats and bar snacks
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Meats and Bar Snacks

Other treats include assorted cold cuts, dried fruits, water crackers, brie cheese, and gruyere cheese.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport cheese and meats
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Cheese and Meats
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport long bar snacks
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Long Bar Snacks
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport long bar spring rolls
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Long Bar Spring Rolls
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport long bar prawn toast
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Long Bar Prawn Toast

Main Lobby

The Main Lobby is a small food hall located just after the entrance of the lounge. The main emphasis is Western cuisine here. First, 2 espresso coffee machines were conveniently located, along with saucers, cups, and any additives such as sugar and cream.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport espresso bar
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Espresso Bar

Fresh fruit juices, including apple juice, tomato juice, and mango juice were all available here.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport juice bar
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Additional Juice Bar

The refrigerator section spanned 3 doors, with soft drinks, various beers, and waters displayed.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport refrigerator
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Beverage Refrigerator

The food section started off with some salad and vegetable choices.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport salad bar
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Salad Bar

There was fresh whole fruit in baskets on the shelves above.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport fresh fruit
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Fresh Fruit

On another shelf, you could pick out finger sandwiches and wraps.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport fruit and finger food
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Fruit and Finger Sandwiches and Wraps

The main hot food choices consisted of:

  1. Beef meatballs with creamy gravy
  2. Rigatoni arrabiata with basil, dried chili flakes, and olives
  3. Roasted butternut squash and red onion with a light tahini
  4. Cheesy creamy broccoli and mushroom casserole
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport hot food
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Hot Food Meatballs
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport hot food 2
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Hot Food Pasta
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport hot food 3
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Hot Food Butternut Squash and Broccoli

In our case, the hot food selection in the main lobby was somewhat limited. This makes sense since a majority of travelers head straight to Noodle Bar, where you can enjoy authentic Cantonese cuisine.

Coffee Loft

Coffee Loft was a somewhat hidden area of the lounge. It’s located at the periphery of the lounge and doesn’t face the lounge, so you have to walk around a large wall to find it.

Once you get there, however, you’ll see gleaming marble countertops along with glass display cases and a selection of snacks.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport coffee loft
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Coffee Loft

There were bowls of fresh apples and pears. Located underneath the fruit were slices of blueberry butter cake (left) and apple crumble tarts (right).

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport coffee loft fruits and pastries
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Coffee Loft Fruits and Pastries

If you’re in the mood for sandwiches, you could choose between a beef pastrami and coleslaw panini roll (left) or mozzarella cheese with eggplant and tomato compote (right). You can also enjoy assorted cookies ranging from almond to pistachio to chocolate almond.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport coffee loft finger food
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Coffee Loft Finger Food

Amenities

We didn’t have a chance to try all of the amenities offered by The Wing, Business, as we opted to go with The Wing, First Class Cabanas. However, there are numerous amenities available for use in this lounge.

Shower Suites

The shower suites, of which there are 23, are equipped with luxurious Jurlique amenities.

The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport Showers
The Wing, Business at Hong Kong International Airport — Showers. Image Credit: Cathay Pacific

Each of the shower suites is furnished with a leather vanity stool, toilet, rain shower, hand shower, and toiletries ranging from cotton buds to a dental kit.

IT Zone

The IT Zone is located on the lower floor of the Wing, Business and consists of 4 workstations furnished with desktop computers, soft office chairs, keyboards, mice, and even printers.

Final Thoughts

The Wing, Business Class Lounge by Cathay Pacific at Hong Kong International Airport is a great place to spend a few hours. Although it gets crowded, the food offerings and shower suites can make it all worth it.

Coffee Loft pours expertly-crafted espresso drinks, and Noodle Bar serves up artisanal Asian favorites such as dim sum and noodle soups.

If you need to do some work during your stay, a visit to the IT Zone will serve your needs. Staying connected is easier than ever with The Wing, Business’s blazing-fast Wi-Fi.

Cathay Pacific excels yet again with an astonishing and beautiful business class lounge. If you’ve got the time and access, we would absolutely recommend spending time relaxing and unwinding here.


FAQ

How many Cathay Pacific lounges are there at Hong Kong International Airport?

There are currently 6 lounges managed by Cathay Pacific at Hong Kong International Airport:

  1. The Wing, Business
  2. The Wing, First
  3. The Pier, Business
  4. The Pier, First
  5. The Bridge
  6. The Deck

These lounges each have different access rules, so be sure to check if you’re eligible before your flight.

Can you buy access to Cathay Pacific lounges?

In Hong Kong International Airport, it’s not currently possible to purchase lounge access. However, there are tons of Priority Pass options. In other airports such as Manila, you’re eligible to purchase lounge access. Watch out for promotions that occur from time to time that can offer Hong Kong Airport lounge access!

Can we sleep in Hong Kong International Airport?

The Wing, Business is one of the lounges that doesn’t offer day beds. The Pier, Business and The Pier, First both offer areas where you can take a nap before your flight.

Stephen Au

About Stephen Au

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Stephen has been privileged to enjoy many premium cabin products and 5-star hotels. A petroleum engineer by trade, Stephen caught the travel bug in college when he traveled to Asia several times. After 2 years of continual promotions in a six-figure job, Stephen quit his safe and secure career path in favor of entrepreneurship.

Advertisement

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees

Disclaimer: Any comments listed below are not from the bank advertiser, nor have they been reviewed or approved by them. No responsibility will be taken by the bank advertiser for these comments.

1 comment

  1. We spent 2 weeks in various SE Asia cities and having some kind of noodle dish every day. We weren’t tired of it especially when we saw what was offered at the Noodle Bar!

Any thoughts or questions? Comment below!

Email needed if you'd like comment updates. It will NOT be published.

Advertiser Disclosure

Many of the credit card offers that appear on this site are from credit card companies from which we receive financial compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). However, the credit card information that we publish has been written by experts who know these products inside out, and what we recommend is what we would (or already) use ourselves. This site does not include all credit card companies or all available credit card offers that are on the market. For more information on our advertisers, see here.