Cathay Pacific’s Countless Hong Kong Lounges

Seven spaces to relax and reflect

Given that it’s the home airport of Cathay Pacific and an important hub for parent company oneworld, it comes as no surprise that Hong Kong International houses multiple outstanding lounges for passengers traversing the globe. Spread throughout one of the largest air travel terminals in the world (the largest when it opened in 1998) are a total of seven Cathay Pacific lounges: two first class, …

Studio Visit: Digital Artist Yang Yongliang

In the crossroads between new visual languages and traditional Chinese art

by Alessandro De Toni A few meters from the Bund—the iconic promenade in Shanghai that offers a picture postcard view of booming urban China—an Art Deco building raised in 1931 hosts a cluster of creative studios. Here, digital artist Yang Yongliang—an explorer of new Chinese aesthetics—conceives his pieces. At the age of 25, Yongliang decided that he wanted to be a full-time artist after receiving …

Hong Kong’s Brand New American Express Centurion Lounge

An escape of the future, designed to accommodate AMEX Platinum guests in one section and Centurion members in another

An airport lounge can change the outcome of an entire trip, be that allowing a guest to prepare or recuperate, breathe, eat or even check their emotions. When it comes to the anatomy of such a lounge, a handful of attributes truly matter. A food and beverage program should reflect the values of the host. Clean, contemporary design should alleviate the pressure found elsewhere in …