Some of the world’s best hotels are here in Hong Kong and since we can’t really travel, there’s no better time to enjoy a staycation.
So, you can’t leave town but you really need a break and just want to get away from it all. Well, fret not my friend, for we have put together a selection of our favourite staycations at Hong Kong’s top hotels to inspire you.
From the luxurious Mandarin Oriental and classic Island Shangri-La, to the highly romantic St. Regis Hong Kong and more, check out (and check in) these hotels for the ultimate staycations in the city.
For those of us who have been spending a little too much time at home, a romantic getaway with your other half is just the ticket you need to get your relationship back on track. The St. Regis Hong Kong is currently offering an Exquisite Celebration for Him and Her, among other staycation packages, to guests that need to be spoilt with its signature personalised St. Regis Butler service (tea and coffee just a WhatsApp away).
Available now until 3 January 2021, the romantic package includes a guaranteed upgrade to a Premier Room; breakfast for two; personalised fitness training for two; a bottle of champagne; bubble bath; strawberries and chocolate; and Canto Mary cocktails for two. What’s more, you’ll receive an additional (HK$500) hotel credit to use then or at a later date. For the sake of your relationship, get booking now.
It’s been an exhausting time for all, and what we could all use a bit more of is a little TLC. When it comes to self-care, Mandarin Oriental does all the hard work while you luxuriate in a cocoon of comfort. Mandarin Spa’s new Imperial Jade treatment melts your stresses away with age-old Chinese methods using the healing and detoxifying properties of jade. The precious gemstone has been long associated with purity, grace and longevity.
Indulge in 75-minute hot jade stone massage using the hotel’s premium oil blends – and that’s just the half of it. Refresh with a 45-minute cooling jade roller facial that will stimulate blood circulation, promote lymphatic drainage, and lift and firm. The perfect way to unwind over a weekend staycation, Imperial Jade will leave you feeling rested and energised to conquer the week ahead.
We’re all familiar with the fine dining scene, but it’s rare to experience Michelin-starred dining in your own room. Kick off your shoes and treat your inner gourmand with signature dishes from Restaurant Petrus or Summer Palace during your stay at Island Shangri-La. A bit like stepping through a time machine, the hotel brings back a warm sense of nostalgia as things are exactly the way they’ve always been.
What has changed though, is the modern contemporary fare served at Petrus. We sampled a three-course dinner by Executive Chef Uwe Oponcensky; starting off with home smoked salmon with caviar, followed by beef with mushroom and cauliflower puree, and completed with a sweet finish of Black Forest cake and cherries. Guests can also opt for the same in-room dining experience with Cantonese restaurant, Summer Palace. What’s more, access the Horizon Club throughout the day where you can delight in drinks and nibbles as you take in the view.
If like us, you’ve been craving the whole restaurant experience, this staycation (or rather, eatcation) will make you feel like you’re dining out — even when you’re not. Right now, Grand Hyatt is offering a break designed around its dining options. Choose from two of its esteemed restaurants – a six-course set menu at One Harbour Road, three-course menu at Grissini, and afternoon tea set or Friday/Saturday dinner buffet at Tiffin – for dine in or in-room lunch and dinner, breakfast. A dining area will be set up in your room, and each course will be served one after the other, just as you would experience normally, except in the privacy of your own space.
Check in any time of the day and enjoy the room (and its unbeatable views of both island and Kowloon side) for a full 24 hours. For those who are indulging with their families, a special rate for connecting rooms is available starting from HK$1,250.
Longing for a much-needed recharge staycation but don’t want to leave your pets behind? W Hong Kong introduces its Pets Are Welcome (P.A.W.) programme, allowing owners to bring along their favourite furry friend to stay with them at the hotel. Each room can accommodate one pet, while suites can accommodate up to two, each weighing 15 kg or below.
Pet Munches are available to order from the Pet’s menu for those who would like enjoy a meal with their four-legged friends in the comfort of the room. A pet bed along with food and water bowls, litter box, toys and treats are provided to make your staycation as hassle-free as it can be.