I like the concept of arrivals lounges, it’s nice to have a place to freshen up before leaving the airport. Cathay Pacific provides this with their Arrivals Lounge at Hong Kong Airport.
The lounge is outside the main airport its actually under the Airport Express station. You can get access to the lounge if you have flown Cathay Pacific or Dragonair in business / first class, or have Oneworld Emerald status.
The lounge itself is really quite small its essentially one room divided up with showers on one side and the lounge part with separated dining area and there is no natural light inside therefore a bit dark. Most people myself included just have a shower and grab a quick bite to eat then leave. The food/beverages on hand are limited just some salads, fruit, pastries along with the Asian selection comprising of wontons & rice. Its nothing like you would find in Cathays other lounges inside the airport. There are only a few places to sit either on some lounge chairs or on a long bench with stools that’s about it.
The food/beverages on hand are limited just some salads, fruit, pastries along with the Asian selection comprising of wontons & rice. Its nothing like you would find in Cathays other lounges inside the airport. There are only a few places to sit either on some lounge chairs or on a long bench with stools that’s about it. The shower rooms have plenty of space and are fitted out very nicely.
To sum up a nice all be it a small lounge, good place to have a shower after a long flight. Not a place you would hang around for a long time.
Cathay Pacific Arrivals Lounge Hong Kong Airport – Shower Rooms
Cathay Pacific Arrivals Lounge Hong Kong Airport – Small lounge area
Cathay Pacific Arrivals Lounge Hong Kong Airport – Coffee machine
Cathay Pacific Arrivals Lounge Hong Kong Airport
Take a look at Cathay Pacific’s The Pier First Class Lounge at Hong Kong airport. It does not feel like you are in an airport at all it has a real homely vibe to it. Food wise there is a ‘pantry’ fully stocked with pastries, cheese crackers, tea/coffee, snacks etc. There is also a restaurant with a la carte menu.
One of the coolest things in this lounge are they ‘day suites’ which is a small room with a couch/bed in it that you can relax in with a nice view over the airport or close the curtains and have a sleep.
This is definitely one of the nicest lounges I have been to.
Food spread in the pantry
Hallway to the day suites
Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge, Hong Kong – Day suites
Nice view over the airport
Fruit plate with mango sorbet
Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge, Hong Kong
I was intending to go to Joel Robuchon’s 3 Michelin star L’Atelier for a late dinner. I did not have a booking but it was 9pm on a Tuesday night so I thought I would go see. Luckily there was space but I was told the kitchen would be closing in 30 minutes. Knowing this I elected to jump straight to the desserts.
Bread basket complementary – A selection of breads white , sourdough, mini croissant plus a few others accompanied by some really nice butter. I think I tried one of each of them , all were very good.
La Sphere – Raspberry mousse in sugar ball with rose cream custard and grapefruit sorbet $160 HKD ($21 AUD)
This desert was so beautiful to look at everything looked so delicate and well constructed it seemed a shame to break it all up but it had to be done. The sugar ball was so thin just tapping it broke the shell revealing the sorbet inside. I really did taste as good as it looks, all the different flavours worked well together with nothing being overpowering or too sweet.
Chocolate ball $160 HKD – this came out as a whole ball and when it was placed in front of me the waiter pored some hot syrup over it melting the chocolate into how you see it here.
Cappuccino $48 HKD ($6 AUD) – very good strong coffee that came with some caramel syrup
Snail shells, rocks the odd leaf and fake grass inside the glass on the bar
The counter dining area
Chefs hard at work – view from the bar
Impressive wine cellar
I had high expectations and L’Atelier certainly lived up to them going by the small sampling I had. The service was excellent all the waiters were knowledgeable, friendly and not pretentious at all. All the food/deserts were exceptional with so much attention to detail put into every dish. Next time I am in Hong Kong I will certainly go back to L’Atelier for the full tasting menu.
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Hong Kong
Shop 315 & 401, The Landmark