Hong Kong, 2013-11-1 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today opened The Bridge, the airline’s sixth passenger lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), following nine months of construction. The newly opened 2,567-square-metre lounge, conveniently located on Level 5 of the West Concourse at HKIA, near Gate 35, offers First and Business Class passengers an inviting environment of understated luxury.
Cathay Pacific commissioned world-renowned architectural firm Foster + Partners to design The Bridge. Developed with a more residential design intent, The Bridge makes passengers feel relaxed and “at home”, and is the ideal space in which to unwind before a flight.
Cathay Pacific Chief Operating Officer Ivan Chu said: “Cathay Pacific is committed to offering our passengers the best lounges in the world. We have come a long way since we opened our first lounge, The Wing, in 1998. We introduced The Pier in 2001, The Arrival in 2008, and The Cabin in 2010. Together with Dragonair’s G16 lounge, and with the opening of The Bridge today, the Cathay Pacific Group now operates a total of six lounges at the Hong Kong International Airport, spanning an impressive 13,000 square meters.
“The opening of The Bridge raises the bar for premium ground products and services even further. Our significant investments in offering the very best to our passengers on the ground and in the air will continue in enhancing their overall experience when flying with Cathay,” Chu added.
The Bridge consists of North and South wings, each extending from the central Reception area. 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 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.
The nine Shower Suites located in the South Wing are furnished with natural Travertine stone, complemented by oak slat walls. Each of the suites features a spacious shower, providing a calm, relaxing and private sanctuary in which passengers can freshen up before their journey.
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.
The Bridge is open to First and Business Class passengers, Silver or above Marco Polo Club members, and Sapphire or above oneworld members departing or transiting in Hong Kong. Opening hours are from 5:30am until the last departure.