Since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has put most travel plans on hold, Hong Kong hotels are turning their attention to locals – and offerings tempting staycations with dining deals, room upgrades and spa treatments.
Checking into a hotel can transport you right within Hong Kong; you might wake up to a suite’s sweeping views of Victoria Harbour and spend the afternoon lounging by the pool or exploring a new neighbourhood, with a complimentary to-go picnic.
If you’re looking for a refreshing change of pace, consider these great-value staycations at The Upper House, The Kerry and more of the city’s choicest hotels.
Tip: Be sure to confirm the details when booking as package offers can be subject to change
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Conrad Hong Kong
Pairing sky-high views with bubbles and brunch, the Conrad Hong Kong takes weekend staycations to a whole new level with its aptly named Bliss & Brunch package. Guests enjoy a one-night stay in one of the 61-storey luxury hotel’s Deluxe Rooms overlooking the city skyline (Fri-Sun check-in), free-flow champagne paired with a generous Italian brunch for two at Nicholini’s, and the option of free parking or an upgrade to an Executive Harbour View Room. The outdoor pool is perfect for cooling off in the hot weather, and you can enjoy a 20 per cent discount on food and beverage in all restaurants. You’ll walk away rested, recharged – and even a rubber duck richer if you decide to take home the complimentary bathtime companion. Priced at HK$2,800 for two adults, available until 29 June 2020.
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway; +852 2521 3838
The Upper House
A whole 24 hours at one of Hong Kong’s most acclaimed hotels is enough to get most people excited. But what if it also included some indulgent dining, drinks and in-room bonuses like free minibar, unlimited popcorn and movies? This is what The Upper House’s 24-Hours at Our House staycation package offers. Check-in times are flexible and, as the name suggests, you can stay for an entire 24 hours, enjoying breakfast in the morning and cocktails in the evening at Café Gray Deluxe, wellness classes and the hotel’s beautiful rooms and views. If you upgrade to an Upper Suite, there’s an extra sweetener: dinner at Café Gray Deluxe. From HK$2,880 per night, available until 6 September. (By the way, this is just one of the available Upper House offers.)
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway; +852 2918 1838
Le Méridien Cyberport
For some solitude and a little pampering at a worry-free price, consider Le Méridien Cyberport. Until 1 December, you can take advantage of the hotel’s South Escape staycation package, from HK$1,350 a night, which lets you arrive in style: a chauffeured Tesla drops you off to the popping of champagne corks and signature pastries. The package also includes breakfast for two and a HK$200 dining voucher per stay to use among the hotels’ dining options.
100 Cyberport Road, Cyberport, Pok Fu Lam; +852 2980 7788
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
With travel off the cards, the Four Seasons Hong Kong may just be the next best thing to a family getaway. The Central hotel has launched a family staycation package with a whole range of activities, eats and drinks that will keep everyone happy and active. It includes a handy $300 food and drink credit, too. In room, the kids can experience their own glamping adventure, and there are scavenger hunts, latte art classes, and workshops for them to burn off some energy. For you parents, there’s plenty to do too, including expert sessions with the hotel’s chefs, mixologists and wellness practitioners. That is, of course, if you can leave the poolside and its views of the harbour. The hotel’s got plenty more staycation offers, but if you’re looking for a little indulgence with the kids in tow, it’s a hard one to look past. From HK$3,680 per night, available until 31 August.
8 Finance Street, Central; +852 3196 8888
JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
Crafting the perfect healing, holistic break is the focus of JW Marriott’s Wellness Staycation package. Starting with an immune-boosting drink, guests can then unwind with relaxing swims in the outdoor pool, soak in vitamin D on the sundeck and tuck into a wholesome three-course dinner at seafood restaurant Fish Bar (alternatively, choose HK$1,000 dining credit per room per night to spend at the hotel’s seven other dining outlets). You’ll also score a complimentary upgrade to Premier Harbour View Room and daily buffet breakfast at JW Café for up to two adults and two children. Priced from HK$2,500 per night and available until 31 August; quote ‘A5119’ for enquiries or reservations.
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway; +852 2810 8366
The St Regis Hong Kong
You may be staying in the city, but at The St Regis Hong Kong your taste buds are free to explore the world through the hotel’s one-Michelin-starred restaurants L’Envol and Rùn. Priced from HK$3,888 a night, the luxe hotel’s Reach for the Stars staycation package (available until 30 June) welcomes visitors with a HK$800 dining voucher as well as complimentary breakfast and flexible check in and check out. Alternatively, the 24-Hour Staycation Package (available until 29 April) comes with a guaranteed Premier Room upgrade, a HK$1,000 dining credit and a fitness class for two to revitalise you for the day.
One Harbour Drive, Wan Chai; +852 2138 6888
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better located five-star luxury hotel than The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, which is in the heart of Central’s financial district. But the Urban Escape staycation package intends to make you feel like you’ve left the city far behind. Priced from HK$4,100 a night and available until 31 August, the package includes a room upgrade, a ‘bespoke’ bathtub experience infused with luxuriant bath salts, and HK$500 dining/spa credit per night’s stay.
15 Queen’s Road Central, Central; +852 2132 0088
Ovolo Southside, Wong Chuk Hang
Ovolo Southside’s Escape from Reality package is appropriately named for you to let your mind wander and your hair down as you enjoy the slower face of Hong Kong Island’s southside. The package includes breakfast, free minibar, shots of immunity booster drinks and cocktails served from a door-to-door drinks trolley. Not forgetting the little ones, with Ovolo the kids stay free with roll-away beds and can get their hands full with on-demand popcorn and the latest Netflix hits. Or, if you want all the same perks but with a convenient location in the heart of town, Ovolo Central offers the same package – and a cultural neighbour in the Tai Kwan heritage centre across the road, not to mention a bevy of the city’s best restaurants around you. Prices start from HK$1,327, available until 30 June.
Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang; +852 3460 8100
Ovolo Central, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central; +852 3755 3000
W Hong Kong
Along with an upgrade from a Wonderful to a Fabulous room, which comes with views across from the West Kowloon Cultural District to the Hong Kong skyline, guests enjoying the W Hong Kong’s AMP UP YOUR STAY package get breakfast for two and a W grab-n-go basket set perfect for a romantic break in your room. Other benefits include a complimentary movie with popcorn and soft drinks, 50 per cent off the W MixBar and an in-room dining credit. Prices start from around HK$2,300, available until 29 June.
1 Austin Road, West Kowloon; +852 3717 2222
Further east on the Kowloon peninsula, the Hung Hom neighbourhood provides a different vantage point on the city skyline, along with a luxurious escape at the Kerry Hotel. Stretch out in the outdoor pool, tone up in the fitness centre or simply lounge about in your room and take advantage of this staycation offer: a HK$1,000 nightly hotel credit to indulge in the various restaurants and bars, including the gorgeous outdoor terrace of Red Sugar, overlooking the harbour. Prices start from around HK$2,300, available until 30 June.
38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom; +852 2252 5888
Since unveiling refurbished interiors designed by AvroKO in 2018 and positioning itself as a champion of progressive arts, the Eaton HK hotel has become a Kowloon hotspot once again. From HK$920 per night for two guests, the hotel’s Stay & Dine packages let you see what the buzz is about, while enjoying an upgrade to an Eaton Room; a breakfast of local and international favourites at The Astor; and either lunch or dinner at Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Yat Tung Heen (the signature honey-glazed barbecued pork is a signature). Round off a stay with cocktails at terrace bar Terrible Baby, which hosts music and arts programming. Available until 31 May.
380 Nathan Road, Jordan; + 852 2710 1828
Rosewood Hong Kong
Rosewood Hong Kong, the newest luxury property to open in Tsim Sha Tsui, offers a Spring Experience package with a complimentary third night’s stay when you book two consecutive nights before 31 May. It sweetens the deal with a HK$1,000 dining credit and a HK$1,000 voucher for Asaya, the in-house wellness destination that encompasses Asaya Spa and Asaya Kitchen. You’re also next door to the new K11 Musea mall, which has plenty to keep the family occupied. Priced from HK$3,850 per night.
Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 3891 8888