Pics of the NEW Qantas First lounge in Hong Kong [Updated]
UPDATE: As news on this story spread, it was inevitable that Qantas would comment about the authenticity of the below pictures. Unfortunately it appears that these are not the plans for the new Hong Kong lounge (which is odd because they are so convincing). Once the airline releases official pictures we will bring you the story. Thanks to AusBT for tracking down the final word from Qantas…
An eagle eyed friend of FlymeFunky today came across some computer-generated images of the new Hong Kong First lounge. We thought it would be great to give you, our valued readers, a taste of things to come… Taittinger or Veuve anyone?
Qantas, as part of a multi-million dollar investment in services for high-tier frequent flyers and premium guests, announced earlier this year that it would be refurbishing its airport lounges in Hong Kong and Singapore. It has been mentioned that the First lounges at each respective airport would be brought in line with their much larger siblings in Sydney and Melbourne.
As it can be seen in the image above it appears the lounge will share the same core features as its Australian counterparts. The lounge chairs are identical to those seen in the Sydney and Melbourne First Lounges, however they are upholstered in a brand new colour scheme: Dark brown, cream, and lime green.
There looks to be a small dining area in the middle of the lounge, but it is still unclear if Qantas will offer the same restaurant style dining service it does in its current First Lounges.
In the floor plan below there are a couple of large offices visible much alike those in its Melbourne and Sydney siblings. These spaces are a great option for those who wish to get some work done before their flight.
Time will tell if these plans are indeed accurate to the final product, but in the mean time what’s your opinion on the new lounge? Does it beat the bling of the Hong Kong Virgin Clubhouse?
To find out why Qantas is investing in its first class lounges, check out this story from a dedicated Qantas flyer who explains why the first class lounges are an integral part of his Qantas experience…