Early last year I reviewed the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge in Hong Kong. Keep in mind that Hong Kong is one of Singapore Airlines’ biggest outstations, between their frequent flights to Hong Kong, and their service to San Francisco.
Singapore Airlines (old) SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong entrance
This lounge left me rather disappointed:
- It’s a massive lounge, but doesn’t have any shower facilities
- There was no dedicated first class section, which seemed a bit odd given just how big the lounge was
- The food selection was fine for a business class lounge, I suppose, though wasn’t what you’d expect as a first class passenger
- The lounge felt like a cave, since it had no windows
The SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong has been undergoing a renovation the past several months — it closed in June, and reopened this past Friday, November 7, 2014. The lounge was actually supposed to be reopen in early September, but I guess the renovation took two months longer than expected.
Singapore Airlines (old) SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong seating
While I haven’t checked it out yet, Business Traveler has a first look at the new SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong, which looks like a huge improvement:
- The lounge now has several shower suites, which are especially useful for passengers connecting between San Francisco and Singapore (during my layover last year I basically sprinted to the Priority Pass Lounge for a shower, which was far away)
- The lounge now has a dedicated first class section, which includes an la carte menu with items such as satay, laksa, etc.
Singapore Airlines (old) SilverKris Lounge Hong Kong buffet
Unfortunately since the lounge is in the same exact place it was before, it’s still quite dark, which is sad given how much natural light the airport otherwise has.
Hong Kong Airport natural light
This does seem like the nicest Star Alliance Lounge in Hong Kong, not that there’s much competition for that title. Not surprisingly oneworld still has the edge, between The Wing First Class Lounge, The Bridge Business Class Lounge, and the new Qantas Lounge, which I haven’t yet had the chance to check out, though have heard amazing things about.
Does anyone plan on checking out the SilverKris Lounge in Hong Kong soon?
(Tip of the hat to Jim)