There are three Star Alliance partner lounges at Hong Kong International Airport but the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge is definitely the best option for Star Alliance Gold members and those flying in premium cabins on Star Alliance operated flights. Located near the front of terminal 1, just follow the signs to the lounge near gate 15 after customs and immigration control.
Access to the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge is open to premium cabin passengers on Singapore Airlines and Star Alliance operated flights, Star Alliance Gold members and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Gold members. The lounge is open from 6:15 AM to 11:30 PM daily. Keep in mind that if you are connecting to another Star Alliance carrier such as Thai Airways or United Airlines, they operate from gates 60 to 80. The walk/train ride from gate 15 to gate 60 is about 15 minutes so plan accordingly.
As you enter the lounge, there is a small seating area located behind the reception desk. You can sit here if you want but I recommend you walking past that and sitting in the main area of the lounge. Although, if you are traveling with family or a big group, this would be a great place to sit and socialize without bothering others.
The lounge is one long room divided into four distinct areas. The first part of the lounge is the self-service buffet and dining area. Here you’ll find plenty of tables and chairs to sit down and enjoy the fantastic food options from the buffet station. There are a couple of TVs to pass the time and a flight information board for Singapore Airlines flights only.
Food-wise, there was a great selection of both Asian and western dishes for breakfast. The majority of the items were Asian and included dishes such as congee, dim sum dumplings and stir-fry noodles but there were a couple of western dishes also such as scrambled eggs and sausages. Those looking for something on the lighter side can choose from options such as salads, sandwiches, fruits and pastries. The food was delicious and filling. Soda cans, juices and water can be found in the fridge up front.
For alcohol, there is a hosted bar with a huge selection of complimentary wines, beers and spirits.
The main seating area is located in the center of the lounge. Here, you’ll find comfortable leather armchairs, tables and high back Victorian style chairs to sit and relax or work if you need to. The space does not offer any partitions or dividers to offer any privacy from your neighbors but the space is open, spacious and grouped together to give a living room-like feel to it.
There are 2 USB ports and 1 universal electrical outlets located at every seat. There’s no need to hunt around or lay claim to a seat nearby a wall outlet so feel free to sit anywhere you want. And with only a handful of flights a day and it being so far away from the other Star Alliance gates, the lounge was fairly empty and quiet throughout the day.
The work area is located in the back of the lounge. Here you’ll find individual booths modeled after Singapore’s own business class suite found onboard their planes. The high-back, leather booths are comfortable and private and offer a large table to spread out and be productive. Behind the individual booths is another seating area with more tables and chairs. WiFi was provided throughout the lounge.
There are bathrooms and two shower suites located inside the lounge. If you just want to brush your teeth and freshen up without a full shower, there are amenities such as dental hygiene kits and combs provided in the bathrooms.
There is a dedicated room for first class passengers located at the other end of the lounge. Other than it being private and secluded away from the main lounge, there is nothing else that distinguishes it from the main lounge. The food and alcohol were exactly the same.
Just like in-flight, the service in the SilverKris lounge was pretty amazing. The lounge attendants did a fantastic job with refilling food items and busing the tables. The lounge was kept immaculate and nothing used stayed on a table for longer than a few minutes before it was picked up. This really is a classy lounge and it’s very evident that the employees take pride in keeping it clean, warm and inviting.
There are no recliners, day rooms or any other places to lie down. There is a couch located in the very back of the lounge that’s large enough for a grown man to lie down but I don’t think that’s encouraged. The other downside to the lounge is that it’s an interior space. There are no windows to let any natural light in and there are no views of the ramp, runway or boarding gates.
Overall, the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport is a small(er) lounge but a great place to have a meal, rest, relax or get some work done. The food was delicious, the seating was comfortable and the functional space provide a great space to work and relax. Singapore Airlines just knows how to do things right and this lounge is just another example of how lounges are supposed to be done. Compared to the other Star Alliance Lounges at Hong Kong, the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge is the best and would be worth a visit if you have some time to kill.
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