Given that the two lounges are located quite a distance from each other and Hong Kong’s departure gates are very spread out, if you only have less than 90 minutes, then you’ll need to choose just one.
The Pier has tastier food…
…but The Wing has private cabanas
If you have more than 90 minutes, then I think it is reasonable for you to visit both.
I had the pleasure of visiting the two lounges in February 2019 and, for me, The Pier was the clear winner. Here is how I would rate the lounges on their offerings.
The Pier gives vibes of an exclusive underground club…
…whilst The Wing has a lighter, open-air feel
To me, The Pier is a superior lounge. It’s newer and has a better sense of exclusivity as it’s not exposed to the noise of the concourse.
The dining space is beautiful and the complimentary massage is a nice treat. If you can snag one of the eight day suites, then you’ll have some space to relax before your flight.
However, the lounge is not without its drawbacks, including poor water temperature.
If you are visiting The Wing, don’t despair—it’s still a solid lounge.
The cabanas are a big drawcard but numbering only five, the chances of booking one can be low.
The food isn’t as good at this lounge and the layout isn’t as attractive, but the drink options are better here, including a dedicated Champagne Bar.
Have you visited Cathay Pacific’s First Class lounges? Which one do you prefer and why?