Review: Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge, Hong Kong

Visited July 2018

Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge, Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge, Hong Kong

Where is it?

The lounge is located airside in the international transit hall close to gate 16.

To reach the lounge, take the escalator opposite gate 16. The lounge is located on a balcony above the transit hall on level 7.

If you start your journey in Hong Kong, getting to The Deck Lounge means an immediate right turn after the escalators from the passport control area.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge, Hong Kong
The escalators to the lounge

How do I get in?

Access is given to Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon and OneWorld first and business class passengers and OneWorld Sapphire and Emerald members travelling the same day on any of these airlines.

What’s it like?

The Deck is the newest Cathay Pacific Lounge in Hong Kong which opened in March 2018, in the same location as the previous Dragonair G16 Lounge. However the design is completely different and a very nice improvement is that a large part of the lounge is now indoors. In the old Dragonair G16 Lounge there were no walls or ceilings. Although it gave the lounge a very airy feeling it also meant that you could hear all announcements being made from the nearby gates.

The lounge has the newest Cathay Pacific lounge design, designed by StudioIlse. The same one you can find in the Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class and The Pier Business Class lounges in Hong Kong and also at outstation lounges such as London Heathrow, Taipei and Manila.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge, Hong Kong
Inside the lounge

The lounge measures 823 sqm with seating for around 180 guests. If you have been to any of the mentioned lounges you will recognise many parts of the interior such as the cherry wood walls and the limestone floors. Overall it is a very stylish and contemporary design with a rather down-to-earth and homey feel to it.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge, Hong Kong
The terrace

One thing which is unique about The Deck is The Terrace, an L-shaped terrace which overlooks parts of the apron and the transit hall, where you can enjoy a drink.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge, Hong Kong
More seats on The Terrace

Compared to some of the other Cathay Pacific lounges in Hong Kong this one is smaller and more intimate and a good option if you prefer a lounge with less people. For example The Pier Business Class Lounge measures 3300 sqm, which means it is four times larger than this lounge. It offers more facilities but on the other hand there will also be far more guests.

Food and drinks

There is a rather spacious buffet area with both food and drinks for self service.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge, Hong Kong
The self-service buffet area

Among the food selection are various hot dishes, cold cuts, and desserts, and all of it with a rather colourful and elegant presentation.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge, Hong Kong
Hot dishes

There are also some sandwiches, fresh fruits, pastries and desserts.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge, Hong Kong
Sandwiches, salad and cold cuts

The drinks selection includes beer , red and white wine (two brands of each) and a wide selection of juices and soft drinks. I did not see any spirits available.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge, Hong Kong
Wine, beer and soft drinks

Noodles dishes are available to order at The Noodle Bar, another signature feature of the new Cathay Pacific lounge concept.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge, Hong Kong
The Noodle Bar


There is a relaxation room with solo chairs, eight shower rooms and restrooms.

Free Wi-Fi is provided and there is a selection of newspapers and magazines.

Final impression

A rather stylish lounge with the great new lounge concept from Cathay Pacific. A good selection of food, drinks and snacks which includes noodles dishes at The Noodle Bar. A good lounge option if you have a flight from gate 15-19 or prefer a smaller and a more quiet and intimate lounge than for example The Pier or The Wing.

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