The Amex Centurion Lounge Hong Kong opened in October of 2017 as Amex’s first international lounge.  For the global traveler, it’s a nice perk for the Amex Platinum and Centurion card holders.

General Layout

Grade: B+

Tucked near gates 60-80 , the lounge is a bit out of the way from central area of Terminal 1.  The Amex Centurion Lounge Hong Kong is located on the second floor next to the United Lounge.  Although not as large as say the San Francisco or Las Vegas Centurion Lounge, the layout is nice.  There was a board room and two small conference rooms when you walk in.  Then, there are two sections, one for seating and one for food and beverages connected to each other.  Most importantly, the bar is easily accessible from anywhere in the seating area.

There is also a private room for Centurion Card holders, but that’s a bit too bougee to talk about here 🙂

Beverages

Grade: A

The drink selection was the most extensive of any lounge I have visited in the world. They were FULLY stocked in terms of beers(10+) wines(10+) and liquor(50+).  They had 9 signature cocktails created exclusive for the Amex Centurion Lounge Hong Kong by Jim Meeham of PDT at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. In the span of 2 hours, Team GTE sampled all 9 and our personal favorite was the Rickshaw, with it’s tangy taste and intense yellow color.   Also, an interesting note is that drinking age in Hong Kong is 18, so if you are traveling with any college students, it would be a nice treat for them (as long as they drink responsibility!)

Moreover, they also have a high quality coffee machine and beans (LavAzza).

Food

Grade: B

The food was fresh but the variety was just OK.  Maybe it was the time of day that I was there (around 2PM), but I was disappointed at how little asian food there was.  There was only some Dim Sum.  The rest was western food like quinoa salad, seafood pasta, and Mediterranean Salad. Maybe, it is because it is a US based company, but at least the they provide some familiar food when you travel internationally.

Ambiance

Grade: A-

As it is recently opened, the Amex Centurion Lounge Hong Kong is not as crowded as the ones in the United States.  However, who knows how that will change in the future as more people get access to the lounge.  But for now, it’s a great resource to have and great second option if you are spending a lot of time at at HKG.  They lounge has great birds eye view of the planes and also the terminal as well.

Overall

Grade: A-

Airline lounges these days are extremely overcrowded. Unfortunately, it feels like you need either First Class ticket to really relax in peace and quiet.  In today’s travel jungle, everyone needs two means of lounge access.  The Amex Centurion Lounge Access helps fill that gap for Team GTE.  One of the best perks is that you can bring up to two guests, where as normal airline lounge access can only bring one.  We recommend that you take advantage of the international Amex lounges before they too, get overcrowded.  But, at least we know they have plenty of alcohol 🙂

Until Next Time,

Team GTE



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