Hong Kong Airlines’ Club Autus, its new lounge at Hong Kong International Airport, has been named “Best New Lounge 2017” by online aviation platform TheDesignAir.
Having opened its doors in September, the development of Club Autus reflects Hong Kong Airlines’ commitment to elevating its services for Business Class travellers. The new lounge – built at a cost of HK$35 million (US$4.4 million) – was designed by an award-winning local interior designer Mr Phill Cheng, who incorporated design cues that showcased the very best of Hong Kong’s culture. Up-and-coming calligrapher Ms Packy Lai was commissioned to write the name plaque for the lounge using the traditional art form.
Elements from popular films, music, and culture have been fused into the design to resonate with Hong Kong Airlines’ slogan, “Where Hong Kong Begins”. The lounge blends green architecture with modernity and style, putting natural materials such as soil, flora, and flowing water to decorative use. Meanwhile, the meticulous use of indoor plants, timber, and polished concrete injects the tranquillity of nature into an urban space.
Club Autus features a comprehensive suite of facilities that cater to every traveller’s need and is divided into dedicated sections, such as the Premier Zone, Business Zone, Leisure Area, Family Zone, Personal Care Zone, and Scenery Zone. Shower facilities are also available – perfect for connection travellers seeking to refresh prior to a flight.
This attention to detail extends to the food and beverage services offered at the lounge. At 20 metres in length, the food line is the longest of its kind at Hong Kong International Airport, and serves a variety of Chinese and Western dishes, as well as popular health foods. A selection of noodle options as well as local favourite, the Hong Kong Egg Waffle, are also offered
Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines is a full-service airline firmly rooted in Hong Kong. The airline flies to nearly 40 destinations across Asia Pacific and North America and also maintains codeshare and interline agreements with 95 airline partners. www.hongkongairlines.com