Reader Photos: Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge, Hong Kong

Last Thursday Cathay Pacific opened their newest lounge, The Deck. It replaces Cathay Pacific’s old G16 lounge, and is designed similarly to some of Cathay Pacific’s newest lounges (The Pier comes to mind). While The Pier is still bigger, Cathay Pacific’s The Deck is located much nearer to the immigration area, so is much more convenient and closer to gates 1-19 at Hong Kong Airport.

Here’s an (incredibly cheesy – don’t get me started) advertisement that Cathay Pacific released at the time of their lounge’s opening:

Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Promotional Video

The bummer is that I won’t be able to review the lounge for quite a while, as this is the one year that I have no premium travel planned on oneworld airlines. Fortunately, my friend (and math tutor) Nicholas was nice enough to share some photos on a recent flight to Sydney, and he agreed to let me share them below.

Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Entrance

The entrance of The Deck seems remarkably similar to the entrance to Cathay Pacific’s other “new” Hong Kong lounge, The Pier.

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-24 at 14.47.47Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Entrance

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-24 at 14.47.48Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Entrance

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Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Seating Area

The lounge seems to feature a large seating area with a buffet spread, which has been refurbished with Cathay Pacific’s latest design philosophy, consisting of wooden finishes, a lot of fancy grey and touches of green.

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-24 at 14.47.48(1)Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Seating and Relax Area

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-24 at 14.47.49Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Seating and Relax Area

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-24 at 14.47.53Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Seating and Relax Area

The lounge doesn’t omit its incredibly comfortable Solo chairs in a separate, enclosed area, which are equipped with power ports and lights, and great for working.

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-24 at 14.47.52(1)Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Work Area and Solo Chairs

Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Terrace

However, what’s unique to this lounge is the terrace area, which features a lot of communal seating, including round tables for four. For some reason I doubt the seating is really comfortable, as a lot of it seems to be hard plastic. However, everyone seems to love the addition of natural light, so I can’t complain, especially not having been there myself.

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-24 at 14.47.50Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Terrace

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-24 at 14.47.51Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Terrace

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-24 at 14.47.51(1)Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Terrace

I really like that there’s a range of seating on the terrace, and in the distance there are tarmac views, too.

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-24 at 14.47.54Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Terrace

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-24 at 14.47.54(1)Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Terrace

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Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Noodle Bar and Food

The lounge also features some of Cathay Pacific’s signature lounge elements, including a fully equipped Noodle Bar. I love Cathay Pacific’s Noodle Bar food, and I doubt the food from the Noodle Bar at this lounge is any exception.

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-24 at 14.47.49(1)Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Noodle Bar

The seating space does seem to be slightly more crowded and less spacious than at The Pier, but again, they don’t have the luxury of space.

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-24 at 14.47.52Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Noodle Bar

Apart from The Noodle Bar, there’s also a separate food spread, though it’s self-serve (unlike at The Pier, where items are put on display, and staff help you pick and plate the options you’d like).

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-24 at 14.47.52(2)Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Food Spread

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-24 at 14.47.53(1)Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Food Spread

Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Showers

The lounge also offers showers now, which, once again, seem very similarly designed to The Pier. No complaints there!

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-24 at 14.47.56Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Showers

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-24 at 14.47.57(1)Cathay Pacific The Deck Lounge Hong Kong Showers

Bottom Line

While this lounge doesn’t seem as impressive as The Pier, they didn’t have a lot of space to work with. It’s incredible how the small, cramped lounge that was the G16 lounge was transformed into this lounge, complete with a Noodle Bar, Terrace, and shower rooms. The lounge could most aptly be named as The Pier’s little brother, since a lot of the design elements are coherent, though this lounge isn’t nearly as big and spacious. In other words, this won’t take the place of The Pier as Cathay Pacific’s flagship lounge, but I still really, really like how it looks.

Thanks again Nicholas for your pictures, and I can’t wait to see the lounge for myself!

Have you been to Cathay Pacific’s The Deck at Hong Kong Airport?

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