Review: AMEX Centurion Lounge, Hong Kong

Review-AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Terminal 1 Entrance

 

This AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Review is one of several AMEX Centurion Lounge reviews and posts; see all posts tagged Centurion Lounge. Visiting Hong Kong? See our other Hong Kong posts in this trip report:

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AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Access Policy

The following passengers have access to the AMEX Centurion Lounge in Hong Kong:

  • AMEX Centurion Cardholders + up to 2 guests or immediate family (spouse or domestic partner, and children under 18)
  • AMEX Platinum and AMEX Business Platinum Cardholders + up to 2 guests
  • AMEX Centurion and Platinum Cardholders may purchase guest passes at $50 each for any additional guests beyond the above complimentary ones; guests must be accompanied by the Cardholder for the time they are in the lounge.

Note that at the reception, you'll need to provide your same day boarding pass, government issued ID, and your AMEX Platinum or Centurion card.

Here's my AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong YouTube Video:

 

AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Location and Hours

The AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong is located in Terminal 1 near Gate 60; take the escalator up to Level 7. The lounge is open daily from 5:30am-12:30am.

Review-AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong-Sign

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AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Amenities

The AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong, as with other Centurion Lounges, has seating and work areas; WiFi; and a bar with complimentary cocktails and wines, as well as a self-serve buffet (more on this below). After checking in with reception, I proceeded down the hallway towards the main lounge. On the right was what appeared to be a communal work area, as well as a private meeting room.

Review-AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong-Communal Work Space

 

There are shower suites, which in my view is the best part of the lounge, if you're not a Centurion member (Centurion members have access to a la carte dining). Just note that you're asked to limit your time in the shower room to 15 minutes, as a courtesy to other guests.

Review-AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong-Shower Room Sign-15 minutes

 

The shower room is nicer than the more utilitarian shower cubicles in the Cathay Pacific Business Class lounges, with a bit more space, higher quality fittings, and L'Occitane bath products, hand wash and moisturizer.

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AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Review-Shower

Review-AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong-Shower Room-LOccitane Bath Products

 

AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Food and Drink

The bar dominates the Centurion Lounge Hong Kong space, and is likely to be more of a highlight than the rather sparse food offerings, although I can't say I cared for my Gin Basil Collins–I liked it less than regular gin tonics.

Review-AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Bar

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Review-AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong-Cocktail Menu

 

The food buffet was rather disappointing to me, from the poor quality bread and packaged jams to the boring mousse cake and tiramisu desserts.

Review-AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong-Bread

Review-AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong-Desserts-Mousse Cake-Tiramisu

 

I wasn't in the mood for fatty and gooey sweet and sour pork or fried rice right before a long flight, so I stuck with the mediocre har gau dim sum (nice to have the selection of chili sauces, however) and the salads. I did appreciate the beet salad, which was good.

AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Review-Fried Pork

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AMEX Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Review-Chili Sauces

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The Verdict

Certainly it's good to have the AMEX Centurion Lounge in Hong Kong as a lounge option, if you're an AMEX Platinum or AMEX Centurion cardholder, as the lounge can be used independent of the airline or class of service you're flying. The highlight for me was the shower room, as the L'Occitane bath products are nicer than what you get in the Cathay Pacific Business Class lounges, although of course the shower room is no match for the Cabanas in the Cathay Pacific The Wing First Class Lounge. Overall, though, I found the lounge disappointing compared to some other AMEX Centurion Lounges, which have had better food, and it was just as crowded as the U.S. AMEX Centurion Lounges, which really degrades the experience. Chances are that if you have access to Cathay Pacific lounges, you'll have more seating options.

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I was in this lounge about a week ago on my flight to Asia. The place is tiny and its really crowded. Had a 2 hour layover and the wait for the shower was 3 hrs. I headed across the aisle to the Priority Pass lounge, which was also crowded but had so much more space that it didn’t feel crowded. Asked them for a shower, but the wait was longer than my flight departure, so they looked at my boarding pass and wrote something on it and sent me down there anyway, and got my shower after my 15… Read more »