The beautiful new American Express Centurion Lounge in Hong Kong represents an excellent new addition to the AMEX lounge network.
I arrived at the airport nearly 2.5 hours before my flight to Chicago and thus had plenty of time to relax in the lounge. But I had to get there first, and admittedly had a little trouble finding it. Just follow the signs near Gate 60 in Terminal 1 and you will see it on the upper floor (use the escalator).
Inside the blue glass doors an agent welcomed me and swiped my card. Handing me my card back along with a Wi-Fi card (same password as in U.S. lounge), she wished me a pleasant stay.
American Express Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Conference Room + Phone Room
As you walk down the hall, on the right is a conference room, phone room, and a small seating area.
American Express Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Beverages
Turn right at the end of the corridor and you enter the main part of the land, which has a fairly open floor plan. In the center of the lounge is a well-stocked bar, offering a huge selection of alcoholic beverages and most importantly to me, barista-made coffee.
One Mile at a Time reported trouble actually having a custom coffee drink made (he was instead referred to the machine pictured below), but I had no trouble requesting a cappuccino, which turned out beautifully.
Besides the coffee machine, soft drinks and even nicer water like San Pelligrino and Acqua Panna are available.
American Express Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Dining
A huge buffet offers a wide variety of food. I was present in the mid-morning hours and the brunch spread was even more comprehensive than the food we often see in a U.S. Centurion Lounge. I had already had breakfast and was content with coffee, but the food was certainly better than onboard my United flight to Chicago.
Centurion Lounge Within a Lounge
For Centurion (Black) cardholders, there is a lounge within a lounge offering more personalized service like a la carte dining. The entrance is located near the buffet.
American Express Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Showers
In addition to large restrooms, two shower suites are available. I had a look into one and noted they are quite nice, with L’Occitane amenities and a rainhead shower.
The restrooms have real towels:
American Express Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Additional Seating
More seating is available overlooking the terminal concourse below as well as additional tables for dining. Electrical outlets (with USB ports) are well-situated throughout the lounge, though be sure to bring your adaptors.
The latest American Express Lounge outside the USA is a great one, well-worth a visit before your next flight from Hong Kong. Hours of operation are daily from 5:30a to 12:30a. Your Platinum card from American Express entitles you to two additional guests (three for Centurion members).