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
Central and Admiralty
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 complimentary room upgrade (based on availability). The outdoor pool is perfect for cooling off in the hot weather, and you can refuel complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails for two at Executive Lounge or Garden Café. You’ll walk away rested, recharged – and even a rubber duck richer if you decide to take home the complimentary bathtime companion. Priced from HK$2,400 (Friday check in)/HK$2,800 (Saturday or Sunday check in) for two adults, available until 30 August 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
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
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
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
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Long established as one of the city’s top hotels, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong further entices guests with its Escape 24 staycation package for the perfect weekend getaway. As well as enjoying that fabulous outdoor pool, guests enjoy an upgrade to a Harbour View Room, daily breakfast for two (from HK$2,380 a night, until 30 September). To sweeten the deal further, there’s the choice of either HK$1,000 spa or dining credit (including room service), a massage for two at Plateau Spa or a set meal at the hotel’s various restaurants. Parents can also enjoy 50 per cent off a connecting room for the kids.
1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai; + 852 2588 1234
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 24-Hour Staycation package (available until 31 August) welcomes visitors with a HK$1,000 dining credit as well as flexible check in and check out. Alternatively, book a room for the Family Traditions Package (from HK$4,500 a night, until 31 December), and up to two adults and two kids up to 12 years of age can enjoy complimentary extras including a family fitness class, children’s meals in The Drawing Room and in-room dining, and goodies like kids’ gowns, slippers and teddy bears.
One Harbour Drive, Wan Chai; +852 2138 6888
Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
Pressed up against the shoreline in Hong Kong Island’s eastern North Point neighbourhood, the Hyatt Centric is perfectly situated to serve up extreme views alongside extreme comfort. In addition to its breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour, the hotel’s New Centric Staycation package includes complimentary breakfast buffet for two at The Farmhouse and your choice of either lunch or afternoon tea, with the option of upgrading to dinner and free-flow drinks at rooftop restaurant Cruise. For relaxation, slip into the rooftop infinity pool or head down for a morning stroll along the promenade along with the fishermen and tai chi enthusiasts. Priced from HK$960 per night, available until 30 September.
1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point; +852 3762 1234
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
Ovolo’s Freesome promotion lets you stay two nights at either of its two Hong Kong hotels (Central and the Southside) and enjoy a third night’s stay for free. If you only want to stay two nights, save the third for another stay at any Ovolo hotel within the next six months. As with all stays at Ovolo, you get breakfast included, free mini bar and loot bag full of snacks, plus the hotel’s social hour (free nibbles and drinks, either delivered to your room or in the hotels’ restaurants). Prices vary depending on check in date.
Ovolo Central, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central; +852 3755 3000
Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang; +852 3460 8100
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers offers families two great staycations this summer. With the Fam-Tastic Summer Getaway (from HK$1,162, until 31 August), you get a complimentary rollaway bed (and 20 per cent off a second room for bigger families) and daily breakfast for two adults and one kid aged 11 or under. Band together to take part in the ‘city hunt’ activity guide and enjoy discounted activities at nearby K11 Musea including the Donut Playhouse, baking classes for kids at Harry’s Kitchen and the Build-A-Bear Workshop. With the Stay-A-Licious Stay + Dining package (from HK$2,067, until 31 August), families enjoy an upgraded harbour-view room and dinner at Celestial Court (valued at HK$1,488), where executive chef Jack Chan conjures up dishes like traditional Peking duck, and pan-fried scallops with mushrooms and XO chilli sauce.
20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2369 1111
Tsim Sha Tsui stalwart The Langham ups its offering with its new summer staycations that offer more than just an overnight stay. Fancy a romantic getaway that starts with Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne, signature Langham chocolates, roses and a room upgrade? You want a Loving Langham package (from HK$1,688, until 1 December). How about pairing your stay with a gin tasting at award-winning Artesian and dinner at three-Michelin-starred T’ang Court (and HK$1,200 dining credit)? Opt for the Gourmet Getaway (from HK$2,288, until 30 December). Families are well catered for with the Double Connection package: two connecting rooms offer privacy and peace of mind for parents, while movies, boardgames and homemade snacks prepared by the hotel’s chefs will keep the whole family entertained (from HK$1,988, book before 31 August and stay between now and 30 December).
8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2375 1133
Rosewood Hong Kong
Parents, we know how you feel: staycations are meant to be a time to relax, but most of it is spent taking care of your kids’ needs. Here’s a solution: the Summer at Rosewood Staycation. The luxury Tsim Sha Tsui hotel has arranged a programme that features a raft of family, kids-only and adults-only activities, collaborating with partners from across the city. There’s a daily, rotating schedule that can take your children from day to night – from pizza-making and creative painting to sailing with the Royal Yacht Club and rugby with Hong Kong Sevens player Max Woodward. All the activities are supervised by the hotel team, meaning adults can go and relax, or partake in the other activities on offer, including Maserati test drives and cocktail making. Stay for two nights or more and you’ll receive a range of valuable additions, including a HK$780 hotel credit, a HK$500 K11 Musea Gift Voucher, daily breakfast at Holt’s Café and special rates on extra rooms. If you opt for an indulgent seven-night ‘Camp Rosewood’ package, you’ll also get a couples’ massage at the hotel’s wellness retreat Asaya as well as a surprise gift prepared by your kids to you. The best gift, though, might be a few hours of childless bliss. Available until 10 August.
18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 3891 8888
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Being able to boast the world’s highest bar – Ozone, which gazes over much of Kowloon, the harbour and Hong Kong Island beyond – The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong also offers lofty stays this summer. Among its staycation offerings, the Sky High Staycation delivers amazing views, naturally, from your upgraded hotel room, daily breakfast buffet at The Lounge & Bar and a glass of champagne at 118th-floor Ozone. Add to that discounts at the spa and restaurants and you’re set for a special stay (from HK$3,230 per night, until 30 December).
International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon; +852 2263 2263
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 31 August.
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. This summer, the hotel ups its appeal with a bevy of staycation packages to suit all needs. From A Girls’ Night In to A Family Adventure or The Luxe Package, each deal includes special privileges such as interactive children’s activities, outdoor morning yoga classes, hotel credit and discounts for restaurants, bars and the spa, or exclusive cocktail masterclasses on the Red Sugar roof terrace. Prices for the Summer Staycation Series vary per package and are available until 30 September.
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 staycation with cocktails at terrace bar Terrible Baby, which hosts music and arts programming.
380 Nathan Road, Jordan; + 852 2710 1828
Gold Coast Hotel
If you’re looking a staycation far away from the city, Gold Coast Hotel on the Tuen Mun waterfront offers a serene escape close to the water and far from the stress of the city. Take your pick from a range of staycation offers – including the aptly named Chill Out Room Package. Enjoy a Deluxe Seaview Room and breakfast for two, along with treats like complimentary mini-bar including a bottle of wine, and discounted lunch and dinner at Satay Inn and Cafe Lagoon (from HK$788 a night, until 30 December).
1 Castle Peak Road, Gold Coast, New Territories; +852 2452 8888
This article was originally published in April 2020 and updated in July 2020 – check back as we’ll continue to add the newest and best Hong Kong staycation deals.