Home-away-from-Home: Staycations in Hong Kong

Nana Team
25 July, 2020

As travel to far-flung destinations may be temporarily on hold, Hong Kong hotels are turning their attention to locals, offering tempting staycations with dining deals, room upgrades and spa treatments.

Checking into a hotel can transport you to a home-away-from-home experience; imagine waking up to a suite’s sweeping views of Victoria Harbour, spending the afternoon lounging by the pool or even exploring a new neighbourhood! 

With social restrictions and working from home regulations in place, people in Hong Kong are now more than ever in need of a well-deserved break. If you’re looking for a refreshing change of pace, treat yourself and your loved ones by booking one of these staycations at the city’s choicest hotels.

Engage in a Wellness Experience at JW Marriott

If you’re looking to press pause, unplug and recharge, it doesn’t get any better than this holistic break. While the concept of tuning in to the present moment  isn’t new, it is certainly trending. Upon check-in, start the day with an immune booster drink and a poolside mindfulness meditation session. Guests are invited to sit in a comfortable position, close their eyes and feel at ease with guiding instructors. Who doesn’t want the chance to breathe deep and simply just “be”? 

At the JW Marriott, you can nourish your body (along with your soul) with a sumptuous breakfast at JW Café. Take advantage of the hotel’s fitness centre starting with a guided tour of the equipment and its usage to get you on the right foot.  

This package also includes a choice between a healthy three-course set dinner at Fish Bar or a HKD1,000 dining credit. Although going for a menu rooted in a healthier mode of eating may be a perfect end to this wellness staycation, the dining credit is ideal if it’s your cheat day. With choices at every turn, foodies can pick from authentic Cantonese fare at Man Ho, exceptional international buffets at JW Cafe/The Lounge or sizzling grills at Flint. 

JW Marriott Hong Kong; Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; +852 2810 8366; HKD2,500 + 10% per night in Deluxe Room (upgrade subjected to availability)

Spark Up the Adventure with your Kids at The Ritz-Carlton

We all know that happy kids equal happy parents and if you’re looking for a little indulgence with the kids in tow, Ritz-Kids Night Safari staycation is a hard one to top. Upon check-in, kids (under the age of 12) will be presented with their very own “passport” featuring a world of fun and games including a scavenger hunt, along with a map to explore the hotel, earning stamps for gifts upon check out. 

Your taste buds are free to explore through the hotel’s complimentary breakfasts (up to 2 adults and 2 kids) and 24-hour access to The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge for guests staying in Deluxe Suite. In room, the kids can experience their own glamping adventure replete with a tent, recreating an amazing starry night view, as if they were outside, while enjoying a night-time treat of milk and cookies. 

For the perfect end to a campsite adventure after a long day of exploration, parents can access a newly launched series of audiobooks from a smartphone via a special turndown card with a QR code for a relaxing bedtime story.

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong; International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon: +852 2263 2100; HKD3,600 + 10%per room per night in Grand Seaview Room

Rediscover Luxurious Hospitality at The Peninsula 

Retreat into the lap of luxury at The Peninsula Hong Kong, which lets you arrive in style: a chauffeured limousine drops you off for unforgettable harbour views and an unsurpassable level of service. To sweeten the deal, the hotel is throwing in flexible check-in and check-out timings, as well as HKD500 hotel credit to use at the hotel’s restaurants, bar or spa. However, the highlight of this getaway is their curated list of eight experiences where guests gets to choose their “love”.

Shutterbugs can enjoy an immersive education in the art of photography at f22 Foto Space, while foodies can indulge in a behind-the-scenes tour of the hotel’s kitchen and cooking demonstrations by their esteemed culinary team. Alternatively, fitness fanatics can participate in high intensity workouts by Lululemon’s fitness specialists, and fashionistas get a chance to strike a pose in a cheongsam against the backdrop of The Peninsula’s most Instagrammable spots. 

Families can also get together to watch classic Hong Kong films, take an aviation history tour with a visit to the hotel’s exclusive helipad or complimentary rides on Peak Tram and entry to Sky Terrace 428. You can also give more to the community by extending a helping hand in preparing meals for the needy. We bet you’ll walk away happy and satisfied from the generosity you have delivered.

The Peninsula, Hong Kong; Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2920 2888; HKD3,880 + 10% per night in Deluxe Room and HKD5,880 + 10% per night in Superior Suite 

Uncover your Talents at Rosewood Hong Kong 

Rosewood Hong Kong, the newest luxury property to open in Tsim Sha Tsui, has unveiled a jam-packed itinerary with a whole range of activities, eats and drinks that will keep everyone happy and active – just like on a family getaway. 

Your first stop is an all-inclusive breakfast at Holt’s Café. After which, kids can plan their next move in oversized board games, join in art jamming sessions or burn off some energy by learning basic ball skills with Rugby Sevens player Max Woodward. There’s plenty to do for parents as well, including a cheese pairing master class with Rosewood’s resident sommelier, learn cocktail-making at Darkside, attend leather lessons with Delvaux or fragrance sessions with Penhaligon’s. 

And yes, there’s a plethora of family choices for giving back to the community; families can choose to visit the SPCA to make toys for rescue animals or take part in ‘Kindness Walk’ with Impact HK. There are also off-site activity options such as a family surf camp on Lantau and sailing at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. 

Rosewood Hong Kong; Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 3891 8888; HKD9,700 + 10% for 2 nights in Kowloon Peak View Room

Revel in Paradise at W Hong Kong 

With travel off the cards, W Hong Kong may just be the next best thing to a beachy vacation. So, ladies, have you got your bikinis ready? Because summer is calling at Hong Kong’s highest outdoor pool!

While at WET DECK, you’ll receive two signature cocktails and a tapas platter. And in the morning, you can start your day with various breakfast set options for two at the modern bistro KITCHEN. To burn off the calories you’ve consumed at this sumptuous breakfast, it might be a good idea to check out their exclusive offer for a personal trainer at FUEL,

Other perks include an HKD500 gift voucher for bliss®spa, complimentary parking, and exclusive offers for an awesome brunch at KITCHEN. What’s delectable is if you plan to stay on Sundays, you can even buy one brunch and get one free! That is, of course, if you can leave the poolside and its views of the harbour!

W Hong Kong; 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon; +852 3717 2222; HKD2,300 + 10% per night in Wonderful Room

Relive your Memories at The Upper House 

Let The Upper House be part of your memorable birthday celebration or joyful gathering with your family and friends with their legendary hospitality. Reminisce endearing moments, whether it’s your first date or celebrating an important milestone between you and your loved one.

This fete is all about the food and drink! Staycation package includes breakfast for two, 3-course dinner for two and a round of drinks at Café Gray Deluxe. And what celebration is complete without cake, a bottle of wine AND unlimited popcorn?! 

All guests get free access to the gym facilities, and if you’re visiting on the weekend, there are complimentary group wellness classes, including vinyasa flow yoga. With complimentary parking and flexible check-in times, can your stay get any better? Actually, yes! If you donate money to the Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association, The Upper House will give you House credit in the same amount you donated which you can use for in-room dining or at Café Gray Deluxe!

The Upper House; Pacific Place, 88 Queensway; +852 2918 1838; HKD3,500 + 10% per night in Studio 70

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