One of my habits and rituals after every long haul flight is visiting the lounge and taking a shower before my next flight. It relaxes me and prepares me for the next journey. After my arrival into Hong Kong I wanted to visit The Bridge, which is is the new Cathay Pacific lounge that opened at the Hong Kong International Airport, one of the main reasons why I visited this lounge not only because it is brand new and I wanted to explore it, but also because we landed right near it so it was convenient for me. If you have been to Hong Kong International Airport you know it is a big airport, walking from one side to another is roughly 10-15 minutes if you’re just pace walking and not running through the terminal, though it is a beautiful airport and one of my favorites. For those wondering, shortly after my shower – I made my way to The Wing which is my absolute favorite Cathay Pacific lounge.
Hong Kong International airport
A few things to keep in mind before entering the Cathay Pacific Lounge
- Have your boarding pass
- Frequent Flyer Card
As a OneWorld Emerald I was granted access immediately and was directed to the First Class section of the lounge which in my opinion its less crowded compared to the Business Class section of the lounge that seemed to be very crowded and foot traffic was heavy, though both are nice and offer similar things to the passengers.
The Bridge Shower room
When you enter the lounge further down passing the pantry of food and dine in zone, you will find the shower room to the left hand side of the hall. Staff members will be on duty to greet you and assign you a shower room. They will escort you, open the shower room for you and offer you if you need anything else. No key required, they will do everything for you. First impression from the shower room was that it was a bit small compared to the other shower rooms I’ve visited but nonetheless, the presentation was top notch, well maintained, clean and organized.
Shower room overview
Within the sink of the shower room you will find the following toiletries along with a small facial towel to use.
- Hydrating foaming cleanser.
- Citrus purifying mint spray.
- Body lotion / moisturizer.
Within the shower room, you will find on the wall mount to hang your clothes, towels or anything you would like to hang while you’re using the facility. Everything was very well designed and planned and they did a great job. Below the sink you will also find space available if you’re needing to put anything underneath such as clothes, your own personal toiletries, shoes or anything else.
The shower room also has a toilet and everything is touch screen to manage the toilet. The design of everything was just perfect in my opinion – Not much to say about a toilet 😉 but you get the point and how things are lay out within the shower room.
Last but not least, the most important aspect of everything here..The shower. The shower was perfect in every way, great pressure, it went from hot to cold, hot to medium temperature with zero problems. I don’t know about you, but I have experienced shower rooms that its literally impossible to control the temperature and keep it in one solid temperature. The shower is a waterfall style and you can also use the shower hose, which can be controlled by the knob on the wall, the pressure of the hose it’s excellent as well.
Shower room toiletries
Bottom line & final thoughts
The Cathay Pacific shower room at The Bridge was a great facility and it is always good to see a lounge that its implementing this amenity. The Wing will always remain my ultimate favorite place to enjoy a shower specially if I get to use The Cabana Room which in my opinion are the best of the best. However, The Bridge is an excellent lounge and the shower room are kept in great condition and everything you need is at your finger tips. Incase you don’t have something, the friendly staff at the lounge will get it for you with no problems, the customer service at the lounge is fantastic and everyone is there to help and make your experience a one of kind.
Have you visit The Bridge shower room? If so, what were your thoughts?