Cathay Pacific opens lounge in San Francisco

19 Dec 2011

Cathay Pacific Airways has opened a new lounge in San Francisco, making it the carrier’s first passenger lounge in the United States.

The first and business class lounge, located on Level 4 of the International Terminal Building at San Francisco International Airport, carries the same design and feel of the CX lounges at Hong Kong International Airport.

As with its Hong Kong counterparts, this lounge will feature white marble, black granite and bamboo wood furnishings coupled with floor-to-ceiling windows for plenty of natural light.

Other features include the airline’s signature Noodle Bar, the Cathay Solus Chairs, first revealed at the carrier’s newest lounge in Hong Kong (see story here), three shower suites, seven workstations and wireless internet access throughout.

First and business class passengers on Cathay Pacific or another oneworld carrier are able to utilise the lounge, alongside silver card or above Marco Polo members, Cargo Clan Elite members and oneworld Sapphire members or above.

In addition to this new lounge, Cathay Pacific has been refurbishing several of its existing lounges. As reported earlier, The Wing at HKIA is currently undergoing a makeover, scheduled for completion some time next year, although exact dates have not been revealed (see story here). So far, only the first phase of the project is complete; the current phase began in May and the final stage will commence in the first quarter of 2012. The carrier also completed revamping its lounge at Frankfurt airport (see story here), now boasting the same ambiance as the lounges in Hong Kong.

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Alisha Haridasani

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