Review: The Pier Business Class Lounge

By Devon Holly •  Updated: 08/07/23 •  3 min read
The Pier Seating Area
LocationDate
HKG, Terminal 1 near gate 65June 2023

Cathay Pacific’s Lounges in Hong Kong are a favorite among the Points & Miles community. With multiple Business & First Class options to choose from, as well as their high-level dining, you should certainly make a stop at one if you get the chance.


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Access- The Pier Business Class Lounge

As the name states, the Pier is one of Cathay Pacific’s Business class lounges; if you are traveling in Business class on Cathay Pacific, or another Oneworld carrier in Business class, you will have access to this lounge. Similarly, if you are traveling in First Class on Cathay or a Oneworld partner, you plus 1 additional guest may enter this lounge. Lastly, if you are an Elite member with Cathay Pacific, you can enter this lounge when flying Cathay or other Oneworld carriers depending on your status level.

Seating

Upon entering the lounge, you may be taken aback by how large the lounge is. There is a long walkway from the main entrance to the back with various seating areas mainly on your right-hand side, and multiple food and drink serving areas on your left-hand side. Although this lounge could get busy, it shouldn’t be too hard to find a seat. I took up a small booth in the middle Dining area across from the Famous Noodle bar. There are many tables, booths, leather chairs, and even a sofa area to sit in while you indulge in your lounge experience.

Dining

There are many dining options to choose from in the lounge. Near the entrance there is a hot/cold food area more geared towards breakfast with your typical items such as waffles, bacon, sausage, yogurt and the likes. In the middle dining area lies the main attraction, the Famous Cathay Pacific noodle bar. Here at the noodle bar, you can get some very high quality dan dan and wonton noodles and vegetable ramen. To take it a level further they even offer chicken Shu mai and vegetable dumplings! This is certainly not something you’d ordinarily see in many lounges. I took this opportunity to sample the Dan Dan noodles and some of the Chicken Shu mai. Both were very good; I could easily fill up on these in no time if I weren’t paying attention. To accompany my noodles, I made a quick stop to the bar and perused the menu. The Pier Business class lounge had a quality selection of various alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages. I got a glass of Piper Heidsieck Champagne and a glass on the Hong Kong style milk tea; the latter becoming quite addicting during my time in Asia.

Amenities

Inside there are some great amenities waiting for you. Past the Noodle bar, there is yet another dining area called the “Teahouse”. Here you will find seasonal and artisanal teas and indulge in a “sensory experience” with the interactive tea menu.  There are also some select small bites to eat to compliment the tea experience. Should you need to freshen up, the lounge has some very clean restrooms as well as shower rooms.

Conclusion

The Pier Business Class lounge offers a vast, yet understated lounge experience with many dining options to choose from. The lounge is certainly worth as stop and is far above in quality and amenities compared to most lounges you would experience back in the U.S.

Devon Holly

A Points & Miles enthusiast searching for my next destination!