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Pictures: Cathay Pacific’s new lounge at Hong Kong – The Bridge

Cathay Pacific Airways has opened a new lounge called The Bridge, the airline’s sixth passenger lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

The lounge is 2,567 square metres and located near Gate 35, on level 5 of the West Concourse and is open for first and business class passengers, Silver or above Marco Polo Club members, and Sapphire or above oneworld members who departing or transiting in Hong Kong. Opening hours are from 5:30am until the last departure.

Architectural firm Foster + Partners have developed The Bridge with a more residential design intent, offering a more “at home” feel.

The Bridge consists of North and South wings, each extending from the central Reception area.

The luminous reception wall, made of Venetian glass tiles by Fabbian of Italy.
The luminous reception wall, made of Venetian glass tiles by Fabbian of Italy.

The North Wing features The Bakery, which offers freshly baked bread and pizzas, as well as sandwiches, pastries, Asian and Western soups, and fresh salads. The North Wing also features the airline’s iconic Long Bar together with a television lounge and general seating area.

The Bakery
The Bakery

The South Wing features The Bistro, a self-service area where passengers can enjoy a variety of high-quality Asian and Western hot dishes and cold food selections, including delicious desserts and light leafy salads. At the Coffee Loft, passengers are treated to freshly brewed coffee and specialty tea, accompanied by freshly baked muffins, pastries and cookies.

Cathay's iconic Long Bar.
Cathay’s iconic Long Bar.

The nine Shower Suites located in the South Wing are furnished with natural Travertine stone, complemented by oak slat walls with a full a spacious shower, providing a calm, relaxing and private sanctuary in which passengers can freshen up before their journey.The+Bridge_06.jpg

The opening of The Bridge means that Cathay Pacific now has six lounges at its Hong Kong hub, offering passengers an unrivalled selection of lounges, each with its own individual identity.

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