Lux Living without Turning Left
When you travel for business, your company looks after you. Despite the economic tsunami, they still need you to perform at your best when you're on the company clock; well rested and as ready for action as a flash dancer in a thong factory. So they fly you business, or even first (you lucky monkey), where the champagne tastes like nature's nectar and the seats are flatter than your mattress at home. But on a cheeky weekend escape, you’re on a budget, on flights so short sitting down seems arbitrary. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the finer things in life.
At the new Traveller’s Lounge (East) at HKIA, there’s a fully stocked wet bar (beers are free but you’ll have to pay for that pre-flight Manhattan), PC booths and wireless, hot and cold buffets and multiple matches playing the on multiple flat-screen TVs.
There are modern shower facilities on hand, and if you’re a bit tense about the budget travel experience ahead, try a spot of oxygen therapy, or an Asian first, the Haslauer Soft Pack relaxation system (the ultimate waterbed experience).
Cause budget doesn’t have to mean roughing it.
Traveller’s Lounge (East)
From $400 although check their partnerships with credit cards and travellers clubs.
Located near Gate 1
Nuts & Bolts
Lavish lounge access when you’re travelling in cattle