Review: Cathay Pacific The Pier Business Lounge Hong Kong Airport

Opening hours5.30am till 12.30am
Time of visit5pm
LocationAirside, Level 7,
near Gate 65
Entry typeFree with
Qatar Privilege Club Gold status
(oneworld Sapphire)

How to access Cathay Pacific The Pier Business Lounge?

I visited this lounge prior to my Cathay Pacific Economy Class flight from Hong Kong to Singapore, during my Jeju-Seoul 2023 trip.

Passengers departing in Business or First Class on oneworld airlines can access this lounge (no guest).

Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members can also gain complimentary access (+1 guest on the same flight), regardless of class of travel.

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Cathay Pacific The Pier Business Lounge

Getting there

Cathay Pacific The Pier Lounge is located in Terminal 1, near Gate 65.

Click here to view the map of Hong Kong International Airport.

Escalator to The Pier lounge

General areas

The Pier is 1 of 2 fantastic Cathay Pacific Business Class lounges in Hong Kong International Airport. The other one, The Wing, located at the other end of the terminal.

Unlike The Wing, The Pier lacks a high ceiling for a more “airy” feel. However, it is large, more private and very well-equipped with great F&B options and amenities.

Certain parts of the lounge also have a view of the apron.

The Pier lounge
Lounge seats
Food Hall
Noodle Bar
Dining table at the Noodle Bar
First Class area

Relaxation Room

The Relaxation Room, which includes a number of comfortable flat beds, is the perfect area to hang out in for passengers arriving from long haul flights and/or have long transit times.

It’s pretty rare to find flat beds in Business Class lounges!

Relaxation Room
Nap beds


Guest can book a shower room in-person.

Shower room
Bag storage area
Bathroom amenities
Bamford bath products

Food & Drinks

Guests can help themselves to hot dishes and snacks from the buffet, or order noodles, pizza and dim sum from the Food Hall and Noodle Bar.

Cold cuts
Salad area
Buffet area
Made-to-order food menu
Light bites
Fresh juices
Bean-to-cup coffee machine
Jing tea
Beers, soft drinks and wines
Bar menu
Light bites
Our picks
Orange Dream cocktail

Top complimentary amenities

  • WiFi
  • Drinks (incl. alcoholic)
  • Hot food
  • Showers
  • Computers
  • Nap room

My ratings

Peace & Quiet10/10Service9/10

Bottom line

Cathay Pacific The Pier Business Lounge is a sanctuary for eligible passengers flying through Hong Kong International Airport, and I rank it high up among the best Business Class lounges in the world (that I’ve been to).

Being here during a period of low occupancy definitely helped. Based on what I’ve gathered from other reviews of the lounge, the peak hours seem to be from 7am till 10am.

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