Creature Comforts

Cathay Pacific unveils a new Studioilse-designed lounge at Hong Kong International Airport full of homey touchpoints

Following the closing of The Cabin lounge at Hong Kong International Airport, Cathay Pacific has unveiled their latest lounge addition: The Deck.Perched just above Gate 16 in Terminal 1, The Deck offers travellers a home-like space to rest up and recharge before travel and between long-haul flights.

Studioilse — the London-based studio led by Ilse Crawford — was responsible for the design, and frequent flyers will immediately recognise the studio’s imprint, from its signature luxurious material palette to soft lighting. Large sofas in the central ‘living room’ will beckon to weary travellers, while a large, airy terrace is better suited to people-watching. There are also eight shower rooms equipped with Aesop amenities for freshening up.

For those looking to get one last taste of Hong Kong before departure, look no further than the Noodle Bar, which serves up local specialties alongside a rotating selection of regional noodle dishes.   

A curated selection of art, music and reading material — from international dailies to your favourite design magazine(!) — round out the offerings and hopefully keep you inspired for the journey ahead.  

Text / Jessica Vahrenkamp