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Cathay Pacific has several lounges in their home base at Hong Kong International Airport, each being slightly different, yet still maintaining the same design elements.
On my last trip out of Hong Kong, I visited two of the business class lounges that I had not been to before, since my award ticket to Osaka was in business class. The first of these was The Cabin, the smallest & quietest lounge.
The Cabin is easy to overlook. At the departure gate level, there are only fairly small signs, an elevator, and a staircase heading down. If you weren’t paying attention, you might walk right past it.
Once you check in, if you head towards the right, you’ll find the IT Zone Business Center. It’s quiet, and there are plenty of semi-private pods, as well as lots of Mac computers to work at.
Due to the long hallway shape of the lounge, The Cabin has one of the best lounge views I’ve seen. You can watch all of the tarmac activity from almost the same level as the planes.
Despite being a smaller lounge, there are still plenty of food options in The Cabin. I was there in the morning so breakfast was being served, including congee, dim sum, eggs, sausage, and little sandwiches. There was a deli that was serving meat, cheese, fruit, salads, and cured fish. Overall, it was a great selection, and Cathay has some of the best lounge food around.
Next to the long main bar, which was fully stocked, there was a health bar featuring several juice combinations as well as smoothies. That’s a nice touch in the mornings.
After getting some food, I found a comfortable couch & watched the airport action outside. There was peaceful, unobtrusive music playing. Lounges are supposed to be places to unwind during hectic travel, and The Cabin is one of the best places to do this.
The fact that The Cabin is so hidden makes it an appealing lounge option in Hong Kong if you’re looking for a quiet place to work or relax before your flight. While it might not have quite as many food amenities as some of the other lounges, it’s a fantastic place to kill time before you leave. It’s amazing that Cathay Pacific has done such a great job with their lounges, even the smaller ones, and it’s one of the reasons why Cathay is one of my favorite airlines.
Read below for all of my posts about my trip around the Pacific Rim!
A trip around the Pacific Rim – Introduction
OneWorld Business Lounge Los Angeles LAX review
Cathay Pacific Business Class Boeing 777-300ER Los Angeles LAX to Hong Kong HKG review
Cathay Pacific Business Class Airbus A330 Hong Kong HKG to Kuala Lumpur KUL review
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral review
A layover in Kuala Lumpur – Street markets & Petronas Towers
Cathay Pacific Lounge Kuala Lumpur KUL satellite review
Plaza Premium Lounge Kuala Lumpur KUL review
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge Kuala Lumpur KUL satellite review
Malaysia Airlines Business Class Airbus A330-300 Kuala Lumpur KUL to Auckland AKL review
Air New Zealand Economy Class Airbus A320 Auckland AKL to Queenstown ZQN review
Queenstown Motel Apartments – Queenstown, New Zealand review
Queenstown, New Zealand – A Lord of the Rings tour
Day trip from Queenstown, New Zealand – Milford Sound
Queenstown, New Zealand – Skyline Queenstown
Craft beer in Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown to Franz Josef, New Zealand by bus
Hiking to Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
Franz Josef to Nelson, New Zealand by bus
Fellworth House – Nelson, New Zealand review
A beer & wine tour through Nelson, New Zealand
The best craft beer in Nelson, New Zealand
Nelson to Wellington, New Zealand by bus and ferry via Picton
A nerdy day at Weta Workshop in Wellington, New Zealand
Exploring the museums & parks of Wellington, New Zealand
The best craft beer in Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington to Auckland, New Zealand by bus
New Year’s Eve in Auckland, New Zealand
A rainy New Year’s Day at the Auckland War Memorial Museum
A rainy day at the Auckland Art Gallery & New Zealand Maritime Museum
The best craft beer in Auckland, New Zealand
Emperor Lounge Auckland AKL review
Malaysia Airlines Business Class Airbus A330-300 Auckland AKL to Kuala Lumpur KUL review
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur review
A layover in Kuala Lumpur – Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia & Jalan Alor
Malaysia Airlines Golden Regional Lounge Kuala Lumpur KUL review
Malaysia Airlines Business Class Boeing 737-800 Kuala Lumpur KUL to Hong Kong HKG review
A visit to Tim Ho Wan in Hong Kong for dim sum
A rainy day in Hong Kong – Science Museum & Kau Kee noodles
Hong Kong – Victoria Peak & more great food
More dim sum in Hong Kong – Din Tai Fung & Dim Sum Square
A day trip to Macau from Hong Kong
Grand City Hotel Hong Kong review
The best craft beer in Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific The Cabin Business Class Lounge Hong Kong review
Cathay Pacific The Bridge Business Class Lounge Hong Kong review
Cathay Pacific Business Class Airbus A330-300 Hong Kong HKG to Osaka KIX via Taipei review
A layover in Osaka – Ramen, sushi, & exploring the city
JAL Sakura Lounge Osaka KIX review
JAL Business Class Boeing 787 Osaka KIX to Los Angeles LAX review
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