San Francisco now sports the newest lounge in Cathay Pacific's network, and it's a typically classy affair.
For instance, the reception wall is made of Venetian glass tiles by Fabbian of Italy, backlit to create a sparkling abstract impression of bamboo.
Located on Level 4 of the SFO International Terminal Building, the combined First Class & Business Class lounge features many of the signature Cathay touches.
These inclue Carrara white marble and 'China Black' granite, warm bamboo wood finishes, panoramic windows for an abundance of natural light – and oh yes, the Noodle Bar.
Also on show are those innovative Solus pod chairs (the pics below are from the debut of the Solus in Cathay's The Cabin lounge at Hong Kong).
Handcrafted by Poltrona Frau in Italy, the Solus Chair was designed specifically for Cathay to suit the many business travellers who fly on their own, by providing a personal space to eat, work and relax.
The new SFO lounge also has three shower suites (but they're more for relaxing than working and eating). And naturally enough, free wifi floats throughout the lounge's 520 square metres.
“Cathay Pacific passengers who are familiar with our lounges in Hong Kong will be delighted to get a ‘taste of home’ at San Francisco International Airport" says Cathay Pacific General Manager Product Alex McGowan. "The first Cathay Pacific lounge in the US will feature familiar favourites and we believe it will continue to enhance the quality of our passengers’ travel experience.”
The lounge is open four hours prior to flight departure; access is open to First and Business Class passengers traveling on Cathay Pacific and oneworld carriers, Marco Polo Club members with Silver Card status and above, and oneworld Sapphire or above members.
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David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.