Kyra Lounge Opens at Hong Kong International Airport Setting New Standards for Design and Comfort Aligned with the Rhythm of Nature

Marketing Team
Marketing Team
03 Jul 2024

2 July 2024 marks the opening of Kyra Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), a groundbreaking venture by Airport Dimensions, SSP, and Travel Food Services (TFS). This new lounge brand promises to redefine airport hospitality, offering a luxurious and tranquil retreat for travellers passing through Terminal 1 of Hong Kong International Airport. 

Strategically located off Terminal 1’s central concourse by Gate 23, Kyra Lounge spans 744 square meters and accommodates over 150 guests. It provides a serene oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of this hub airport, designed to help travellers relax and recharge. The ample natural light and thoughtfully crafted interiors align guests with nature’s rhythms, ensuring a calming pre-flight experience.

Kyra is a new-to-market brand developed by strategic partners Airport Dimensions, SSP and Travel Food Services, to combine their expertise in shaping market-leading airport hospitality across the APAC region and beyond. HKIA continues to see a significant increase in passengers, making it the ideal location to debut Kyra Lounge to meet ever-growing market demand. 

Kyra Lounge will be included as part of the Priority Pass network, the original and market-leading airport experiences programme, as well as LoungeKey network.  The lounge is also available to all Hong Kong International Airport travellers looking for a complete hospitality experience through the purchase of entry online or at the lounge.

Inspired Design:

Developed in collaboration with leading design firm Studio 5 International, the interiors draw inspiration from the daily cycles of the sun and the natural world. Each area of the lounge, from the vibrant bar to the tranquil relaxation zone, is designed to offer a variety of energy levels to suit all guests. The colour scheme, from warm beiges through to dark greens, captures the ephemeral beauty of sunrise to sunset.

Central to the lounge’s design are three elemental forces – Crepuscular Rays, Waves, and Fireplace – which create a multi-sensory experience. Dynamic lighting replicates sunlight breaking through clouds, a wave-like ceiling feature evokes the ocean’s movement, and a central fireplace invites comfort and relaxation. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views of aircraft and mountains, blending indoor tranquility with outdoor beauty.

Signature Food and Beverage:

A premium food and beverage proposition is a vital component of Kyra lounge experience. The menu, crafted with the extensive market knowledge and capabilities of SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations and TFS delivers a range of local and international food and beverage options. 

From comforting classic Chinese congee and delicious Cantonese dim sum like BBQ Char Sui buns, to iconic Hong Kong street food favourites like Fish Siu Mai and Traditional Curry Fishballs, there are Eastern flavours to suit every discerning palate.   There are also a host of Western-inspired dishes, like a hearty baked macaroni cheese, or a light couscous salad to transport you to the shores of the Mediterranean. 

The well-stocked bar offers a full range of premium beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks to cater to all tastes. There are also a whole host of delicious cocktails and mocktails designed specifically for Kyra. Guests can sample alcohol-based creations such as the "Fragrant Harbour" which translates to the name of the city "Hong Kong". The cocktail is inspired by Hong Kong’s landscape and rich history as a trading port - evoked by a harmonious blend of floral, fruity and botanical flavours. For those who prefer an alcohol-free offering, there are delicious concoctions such as the "Kowloon Sunrise", with housemade fiery ginger syrup at the centre with citrus and herbaceous undertones.

Amenities and Hospitality: 

The lounge caters to diverse traveller needs with dedicated relaxation areas and productivity zones, including a sound-proof booth. Guests can enjoy meals in an expansive dining area and the statement central bar made from reclaimed typhoon-damaged wood not only adds regional character but also embodies the principles of resilience and sustainability that are evidenced in many other aspects of the design. 

In partnership with art & technology specialists Digital Art Fair, digital artworks by Hong Kong based collective - The Chinese Dictionary have been curated to showcase the best of digital storytelling and creativity for guests to further enrich their time in the lounge.


The way in which the Kyra Lounge has been developed exemplifies a strong commitment to sustainability, integrating eco-conscious practices and materials throughout both design and operation. 

Solar fins have been installed on the windows to help regulate temperature within the lounge, reducing the need for air conditioning and energy consumption. Additionally, the lounge features an innovative daylight harvesting system. This "open-loop" lighting control adjusts artificial light intensity based on the availability of natural light, leading to significant energy savings and enhancing guest comfort.

Further enhancing its sustainability credentials, Kyra Lounge incorporates regionally manufactured furniture, reducing the carbon footprint of long-distance transportation. 

"We are delighted to have united the expertise of three industry-leading businesses to deliver the debut of the Kyra brand, calibrated to be the perfect next step in our existing partnership with Hong Kong International Airport."

"Building on the success of Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club at HKIA, Kyra is the perfect addition to our ever-growing portfolio in APAC and is another world-leading lounge solution to help meet the diverse needs of travellers in this busy market. We believe that time spent at an airport should be more than just a necessary step in getting to your destination; it should be a relaxing and enriching part of your journey. From the unique design philosophy, we have employed in its creation through to the carefully considered menu of local cuisine on offer, we are confident that the addition of Kyra will enhance the airport experience for travellers at HKIA," says Errol McGlothan, President, EMEA & APAC at Airport Dimensions

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