Global airline alliance SkyTeam has opened an exclusive lounge at Terminal 1 of Hong Kong International Airport, its fourth such facility globally.
Available the First and Business Class passengers and Elite Plus members of the 12 member airlines, the lounge offers various high-end amenities.
Skyteam already operates such lounges at London Heathrow, Istanbul Ataturk, and Sydney international airports. The lounge in Sydney was opened in January.
Facilities at the Hong Kong lounge include a VIP room, six 'productivity' booths within the main seating area, four shower suites, a workstation area with three iMac terminals, free Wi-fi, several charging points for electronic devices, a hot and cold buffet of international cuisine, and an extensive bar selection.
There are also a yoga room, a noodle bar, and an iconic 'Living Wall' comprising more than 50 different plant species.
The SkyTeam Exclusive Lounge in Hong Kong is located at Gate 15 Terminal 1 and serves its customers daily between 05:30am and 1am.
Passengers of Aeroflot, Air France, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines, can avail of the facility.
The 12 member airlines together offer over 183,000 seats every week.
SkyTeam managing director Michael Wisbrun said: "Our goal is to invest in shared facilities at airports around the world in order to deliver a consistently high level of service to our members' customers as well as creating synergies for our members at airports served by multiple SkyTeam airlines.
"This exclusive lounge will provide a relaxing environment for passengers in which to unwind before catching their next flight."
Founded in 2000 by four airlines AeroMéxico, Air France, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air, SkyTeam now includes 20 airlines that operate to 1,057 destinations.
Image: A model of SkyTeam's lounges. Photo: courtesy of SkyTeam.