Singapore Airlines is in the process of revitalising and renovating all their lounges around the world, with the flagship Changi lounges to be completely re-done in the coming years. Hong Kong received the update fairly early on, and it has proved excellent.
- Singapore Airlines Business Class passengers departing the same day
- Star Alliance Business Class passengers departing the same day
- Star Alliance/ KrisFlyer Gold members departing the same day on Star Alliance/ Singapore Airlines (plus 1 guest)
- PPS Club members departing the same day on Star Alliance/ Singapore Airlines (plus 1 guest)
The “home away from home” concept incorporates wooden décor, paintings by local artists and comfortable armchairs. The elegant, contemporary and sophisticated colour scheme has proved very successful.
There are plenty of areas to sit down, and different zones for different moods, including working, dining and relaxing. The productivity pods (somewhat similar to those that Cathay Pacific introduced) feature privacy, a table and ample power options.
There is a tended-bar with a large selection of drinks, and a buffet area with a decent selection of food and snacks. The actual choice is relatively limited, and this is also the case in the SilverKris lounge in Singapore.
The main down-side of this lounge is that the ceiling is relatively low, and it appears that SQ have made the wrong choice in terms of lighting. It did feel a little dull and drab, thanks to the “cool white” ceiling lights and a complete lack of natural light.
Bathrooms are at a high standard, and feature showers upon request.
In terms of the lounge facilities, SQ have always been a bit behind, and I really hope they intend to improve. Whilst others feature rest areas, bath suites and waitered restaurants, these things are noticeably absent in the Business Class lounges.
You can also take a look at the other reviewed lounge in this series, the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge, Singapore.