In January 2019, I had the pleasure of visiting three of the four Cathay Pacific Business Class lounges in Hong Kong’s airport.

This lounge is accessible by Business Class passengers on Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon and oneworld airlines, as well as Qantas Gold (oneworld Sapphire) and above status holders travelling in Economy Class.

I had booked a one-way Business Class flight on Cathay Dragon to Kaohsiung for 9,000 British Airways Avios (now 12,500 Avios) + US$42, granting me access to this lounge, even though I was flying on Cathay’s regional airline.

Lounge details & location

Hong Kong’s Terminal 1 is a huge space! This lounge is located at one of the extremities of the terminal, near Gate 16, a floor up from the main concourse on Level 7.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong

It is a 10-minute walk from security and immigration. Make sure to leave ample time to make it to your departure gate.

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The lounge is open from 5:30am until 12:30am daily.

Lounge seating

Whilst not huge in size, there are four main seating areas.

If you would like to relax and read or watch something on your device, then the main lounging area is your best bet:

Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong main lounging area
Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong main lounging area

whilst the dining booths are best for getting and/or socialising in a group.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong dining booths

True to the name of the lounge, there is a view of the concourse from the L-shaped outdoor dining and seating area. You can choose from long dining tables:

Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong dining tables

and smaller tables and chairs.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong smaller tables
Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong smaller tables

The seating area immediately after the check-in desk gets a lot of foot traffic.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong eating area

I would suggest sitting inside if you would like serenity and outside if you prefer space and air.

Food & drink

The made-to-order noodle and dim sum bar is the highlight of the lounge.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong noodle and dim sum bar

There are 6-8 choices available, including meat, fish and vegetarian options. I thoroughly enjoyed the food in this lounge.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong food

There is also a buffet with four hot choices, salads and cheeses:

Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong buffet
Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong buffet

as well as self-service coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer and wine but no spirits.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong self-service coffee
Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong drinks

Amenities

There are eight shower suites, with great water temperature and pressure.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong vanity
Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong shower

Aesop products are available in the bathrooms and showers.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong Aesop toiletries

There was no wait for a shower during my visit during the early evening on a Sunday.

The dedicated wifi network was acceptable, clocking speeds of 9/22 Mbps download/upload.

There is a lot of reading material available.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong reading materials

There is no children’s area, nor are there many easily-accessible power outlets, with all of them being UK style.

Although the staff were friendly, I found the frequency of the departing flight announcements to be bothersome, especially when trying to relax in the shower.

Lounge access options

  • By class of travel: Business and First Class passengers departing on Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon or a oneworld airline
  • By airline frequent flyer status: Marco Polo Club Silver and above travelling in any cabin on Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon or a oneworld airline
  • By airline partner frequent flyer status: Qantas Gold and above travelling in any cabin on Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon or a oneworld airline
  • By alliance frequent flyer status: oneworld Sapphire and above travelling in any cabin on Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon or a oneworld airline

Most of the passengers listed above and guest one other person into the lounge, except for Business Class passengers without status.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong overview was last modified: May 31st, 2019 by Matt Moffitt

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Summing up: our take

This lounge is not the best in Cathay Pacific’s repertoire but is an acceptable place to shower, grab a bite to eat and relax for up to an hour or so. If you are there for longer, I would suggest checking out a superior lounge, like The Pier.

What is great

  • Rooms with differing atmospheres
  • Sense of calm inside
  • Open air outside
  • Great views of the tarmac and departure gates
  • Friendly staff
  • Excellent water temperature and pressure
  • Delicious food
  • Fast wifi

What is not great

  • Small size
  • Frequent departure announcements
  • No children’s area
  • No spirits
  • Lack of international power outlets
Cathay Pacific The Deck Business Class Lounge Hong Kong overview was last modified: May 31st, 2019 by Matt Moffitt