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Best Star Alliance Gold lounge in HKG?

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Old Jul 7, 18, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by zeer0 View Post
SQ J lounge has a shower.
Technically they do have a shower. However, when I was in HKG last month and tried to use the shower at the lounge, I was told that it was being refurbished and would be closed for some time. The SQ lounge called the TG lounge to see if there was shower availability and I was told that the only option for showers was the UC.

Unsure if anything has changed between when I was there on the night of June 13th, but something to keep in mind.

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Old Jul 7, 18, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by NWplatinum View Post
Maybe because the lounge is in one of the most prominent Chinese cities?
So? Many airlines have lounge in NRT as well. But not everyone serves Japanese food.

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Know your clientele.
Sounds like you don't how UA's clientele.
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Old Jul 7, 18, 2:24 pm
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Originally Posted by NWplatinum View Post
Maybe because the lounge is in one of the most prominent Chinese cities? Know your clientele.
I'm not so sure about that! United's clientele is US (and to some extent Canadian) citizens who travel there for business (i.e. Manager of Apple's Global Supply Chain). One thing I looked forward to at HKG was the UC since I was starting to get sick and tired of eating noodles and pig's feet!

That being said, the UC can't hold a candle to NH's lounge in NRT. Everything there was first rate from sushi bar, sleeping pods (with massage chair) and a well stocked washroom with shower. My only complaint with the lounge would be that they ought to invest in better razors. It took me 2 razors to effectively shave my face (I guess the Japanese to have long thick hair like us Westerners?)

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Old Jul 7, 18, 2:54 pm
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That being said, the UC can't hold a candle to NH's lounge in NRT. Everything there was first rate
Having been in NH's NRT lounges more than a dozen times, I really disagree with this comment. They are adequate J lounges, nothing more. Personally I prefer the updated UC at NRT to either of the NH lounges.
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Old Dec 18, 18, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by j2simpso View Post
Does the UA Club in HKG still offer a shower? Checking the UA Club website it no longer lists a shower (only Global First which I suspect I won't have access to) which is troubling.
Did not see a specific answer to the question about showers at the UC in HKIA - any recent experience? The United website says the Club does NOT have showers, but the Star Alliance lounge finder says it DOES. Hoping to tour HK all day then shower at the Club before an evening flight. If no showers will need to figure out a Plan B.

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Old Dec 21, 18, 9:41 pm
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Did not see a specific answer to the question about showers at the UC in HKIA - any recent experience?
Yes, there are showers at the HKG UC.
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Old Dec 24, 18, 7:18 pm
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Yes, there are showers at the HKG UC.
perfect thanks Kacee. Will be out and about all day, and shower and change at the airport lounge before my flight home.
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Old Dec 24, 18, 7:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Brucemcdou View Post


perfect thanks Kacee. Will be out and about all day, and shower and change at the airport lounge before my flight home.
There are also showers at TG and SQ Lounges, but the SQ showers have been in maintenance for awhile.
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Old Dec 25, 18, 10:39 am
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There are also showers at TG and SQ Lounges, but the SQ showers have been in maintenance for awhile.
having used all three lounges (SQ, TG and UA) in HKG, UA has the best shower room.
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Old Dec 26, 18, 10:37 am
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I was in HKG last week. SQ still under maintanance (for months!). In UA one shower broken and all the mens pissors broken. After 60 min I finally I got into the one and only shower in the UA lounge. I am seriously surprised that *A cant do better in such a big airport hub.
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Old Dec 27, 18, 2:27 pm
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I am seriously surprised that *A cant do better in such a big airport hub.
1. It has nothing to do with *A.

2. Airport operations are always challenges because there are some may red tapes you have to cross.
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
1. It has nothing to do with *A.

2. Airport operations are always challenges because there are some may red tapes you have to cross.
May be - but they dont ask for less money while looking for the scissor!
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Old Jan 18, 19, 12:20 am
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Originally Posted by italdesign View Post
SQ = has Hagen Daz ice cream
When I was there in June it was Mövenpick. And yes there's a difference between the two!
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Old Jan 18, 19, 5:18 pm
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Had a SQ flight out of HKG yesterday and visited two of the lounges:

UC was gloriously deserted while I was there ~7-8am. I'm sure that changes around the UA bank One shower still out of service, and all the urinals still inop and covered with black covers. Two of the four sinks had "out of service signs and of the two left, I only managed to activate one did not investigate the ladies' room

SKL was of course more crowded. I didn't use the shower but did inquire at the desk and they said it's working. I saw someone folding towels.

Food at both seemed adequate but not particularly standout.
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