Qantas Reopens Refreshed Hong Kong International Lounge
Qantas has officially reopened their Hong Kong Lounge as part of the carrier’s $100 million investment into their award-winning lounge network. The refreshed 2,000 square meter space can accommodate 290 guests, and overlooks Hong Kong’s famous Sky Bridge.
On Thursday (May 4, 2023), Qantas announced the official reopening of their Hong Kong International Lounge. Originally opened in 2014, the lounge was closed and vacated during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The refreshed 2,000 square meter space features an updated and warmer color palette and new furnishings from Australian designer David Caon. The Lounge can accommodate 290 guests, who can enjoy panoramic views of Hong Kong’s famous Sky Bridge. While the original design of the lounge has been maintained, finishes such as tile and screens have been refreshed creating different zones for added privacy.
In Thursday’s announcement, Qantas’ Chief Customer Officer, Markus Svensson, said,
“Our customers have always loved the Hong Kong International Lounge and we are excited to bring it back better than ever. Since we resumed flights to Hong Kong in January, we’ve seen really strong demand. This reopening is part of our increased investment in customer experience across our network, to ensure Qantas customers continue to enjoy the high level of hospitality they have come to enjoy and expect from Qantas.”
Qantas’ Creative Director of Food, Beverage and Service, Neil Perry has designed a new menu for the lounge with local dishes inspired by regional flavors and ingredients, while maintaining the popular Yum Cha trolley, with dim sum, as well as the much-loved char siu Chinese barbeque pork dish. The large bar area offers a wide selection of premium Australian wines, beer and spirits, along with Neil Perry mixologist-designed cocktails such as the Chi-Chi, made from dark rum, with pineapple, lime and vanilla. Visitors can choose to dine in the formal dining area, which features a communal table, or in the more relaxed lounge seating area. The business zone has been fitted with power and data outlets as well as high speed Wi-Fi, and the lounge also has 12 luxury private shower suites featuring Li’Tya amenities.
Photo Gallery of Qantas' Newly Refreshed Hong Kong International Lounge - Courtesy Qantas
Qantas currently operates a daily return flight between Sydney and Hong Kong with a mix of Airbus A330 and A380 aircraft, which offer Business Class Suites with fully lie-flat beds. From June 2023, the carrier will also resume service between Melbourne and Hong Kong starting with three weekly flights, and expanding to four weekly flights from mid-July.