Getting Shanghaied has taken on a new meaning with the opening of Cathay Pacific’s swish newly renovated lounge at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
Located near gate 69 in Pudong’s Terminal 2, the 970 square- metre lounge continues the look and feel designed by London-based Studiolise and epitomized by the carrier’s widely-acclaimed The Pier in Hong Kong.
It’s a styling that can be seen in many of Cathay’s newest lounges around the world.
The latest addition, according to Cathay, has been designed to reflect the comfort and familiarity of a contemporary apartment.
Cherry wood combines with limestone tiling, high-quality leather as well as bronze and brass to create the atmosphere.
“This relaxed theme is reflected in the choice of material, furniture, lighting, artwork, music and food, all of which have been carefully curated to emulate the idea of a real, modern home,’’ the airline says.
The main lounge features big windows with designer furniture and lighting Cathay says has been carefully selected for their practicality and comfort.
It includes a generous sprinkling of side tables with in-built lamps and power sockets.
The Food Hall contains a full self-serve food and beverage offerings, including freshly made food and drinks at the Servery counter,
A self-service bar allows passengers to mix their favorite cocktails.
No Cathay lounge is complete without the signature noodle bar, in this case featuring Hong Kong-style furniture with a stylish wood-slat ceiling and wooden ceiling fans.
It serves reshly made popular dishes from Hong Kong, Shanghai and around the region, including classic Cantonese Wonton Noodles, and Sichuan-style Dan Dan Noodles.
A variety of freshly handmade dim sum is also served daily, including a Shanghainese favorite, Xiao Long Bao dumplings.
Those wanting panoramic of the airport can take advantage of an open-ceiling verandah on The Terrace.
Bespoke Solo Chairs, each equipped with a built-in reading lamp and an
individual side table, are available for those looking for a quiet space to catch up on their work.
And so there’s no mistaking whose lounge this is, guests are greeted by the signature Cathay scent blending lavender, bamboo, green tea and jasmine.
“In using our brand scent, the arrival at a Cathay Pacific lounge is
instantly recognizable and the passenger can relax in a familiar feeling of a comfortable home,” the airline says.