Virgin Australia passengers have a new lounge to enjoy at Hong Kong International Airport as alliance partner Hong Kong Airlines opens the doors to its brand new Club Autus lounge this week.
Found on the seventh floor of HKIA's Midfield Concourse, Virgin Australia business class guests plus Velocity Gold and Platinum members stuck in economy can stop by before the airline's flights to Melbourne, with space for up to 225 passengers.
Divided into a range of zones, there's space to kick back before the journey in a variety of seats...
... spanning the more business-like above to those more 'chilled' below:
There's plenty of natural light to be had over by the windows, plus tarmac views, of course:
Continue roaming through the space to discover more communal seating – ideal for solo travellers setting up camp with their laptop in tow...
... and a quieter nook better-suited to reading and the like:
Two distinct VIP rooms also form part of the space – each with seating for up to 10 guests and separate shower facilities – with access granted at the airlines' discretion...
... while passengers in the main lounge also have access to showers. We're told the female bathrooms feature steam eye mask treatments as well, "for beauty-conscious passengers who wish to revitalise their skin".
For a bite before your flight, the 20-metre 'food line' buffet serves up a selection of local and international dishes including egg waffles, dim sum, spinach noodles, mixed mushroom soup, laksa, pizza, baked rice and desserts.
A separate 'health food area' instead specialises in vegetarian dishes with over 70% of the menu being meat-free...
... although don't fret: there's still a bar here with a selection of beers, wines and spirits available, plus seasonal juice cocktails, soft drinks, tea and Nespresso coffee.
There's also a 'welcome tea' service with over 80 specially-designed blends on offer ranging from ginseng oolong tea and rose tea through to kung fu tea and the coffee-flavoured 'Lattea' blend, in partnership with Hong Kong tea bar Jrink.
Along with Virgin Australia passengers, Club Autus also caters for Hong Kong Airlines' business class flyers – including those bound for Queensland's Gold Coast – and those of its other partner airlines, plus Fortune Wings Club Gold and Silver cardholders.