5 springtime staycations to book in Hong Kong

Photo: The Peninsula

Hong Kong hotels have gotten really good at creating truly unique and very interesting staycations to quench our collective wanderlust. While we would all rather be travelling, international travel is still restricted and we do have to stay put for a little while longer.

For the traveller in you itching for some worry-free travel with a touch of glamour and sophistication, here are five Hong Kong staycation packages to choose from:

The Peninsula Hong Kong: “Journey Around the World” staycation

One of the best things about travelling is learning about new things. The Peninsula has taken this to heart with specially curated ‘journeys’ and culinary experiences that guests can discover, from the safety and luxury of the “Grande Dame of the Far East.” The experiences are varied, from getting close and personal with the luxury hotel’s vintage 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca de Ville (one of only a handful in the world), to learning traditional Hong Kong crafts from local artisans. The culinary options are just as diverse, with set lunch and dinner menus establishments at each of their fine-dining establishments. Depending on the level of accommodation booked, guests can select from one or more of the eight experiences and six dining establishments.

Available until 27 March 2021

Price: Overnight stay: HK$3,880 for two; Three-night stays: HK$17,400 – HK$46,800 for two; book here

Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour: “We Miss Korea” staycation

Journeying a little bit closer to home is Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour, with their “Tour the World in Hong Kong” staycation series. Their third destination takes guests to Korea. Hyatt created this experience with the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), along with premium Korean skincare brand The history of Whoo and Korea’s leading food manufacturing company Ottogi. That means you get to go home with sweet vacation souvenirs of cosmetics and food. 

To fully immerse in the Korean experience, you will get to try on a traditional Hanbok, relax in a Dabang (Korean tea house), and feast on a buffet of Korean delicacies. There are even traditional Korean games (gonggi, ttakji and Yut Nori) at the concierge counter that guests can borrow.

Available until 15 April 2021

Price: From HK$1,180 per night (Mon – Fri); from HK$1,430 per night (Sat – Sun and public holidays); book here

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong: Ritz Kids Aviator Adventure staycation

Are you staycationing with little ones? Ritz-Carlton has the perfect family-friendly luxury staycation package. While you enjoy their Grand Seaview or Deluxe Suite, your kids will experience the magic of outdoors camping, indoors – with a tent that is set up in the room itself. The “camping” set up also includes a night lamp, a Ritz-Carlton lion beanie and an engaging activity book.

For family playtime, there are video game consoles in the room, as well as a selection of family-friendly board games including Twister, Life, Monopoly and Scrabble Original. Last, but not least, this staycation package comes with a HK$200 discount on Ritz-Carlton’s Junior Aviator Program, a one-hour hands-on flight simulator experience that also includes an aircraft model making session.

Available until 15 April 2021

Price: From HK$3,400 per night; book here

The Langham: Pampered Pet Staycation 

If your kids are of the fur variety, treat them to The Langham’s first-ever Pampered Pet Staycation, where their legendary service is extended to your fur babies. Your pet will be welcomed with The Langham’s signature pink pet food bowl and a plush bed. But, there is more: a 45-minute private pet photoshoot; a 30-minute pet styling service and accessories shopping experience with Ruff & Fetch; and a personalised bandana from pat a pet.

Go all out and spoil your furry companion with specially created Chef’s recommendations (only suitable for cats and dogs), which include Pink Pawsecco (clear chicken stock with beetroot), Canine caviar (sago in chicken stock with squid ink), Strip bacon cupcake, and Hugo & Celine ice-cream, among others.

Available until 30 June 2021

Price: HK$2,600 per night; book here

Island Shangri-La: New Era with New Horizon Club Rooms

If you’re looking for some never-before-seen luxury, the Island Shangri-La has revamped their Horizon Club rooms on the top most floors of the hotel. The new rooms feature an all new pantry experience and my favourite part was the water tap, not only great for the environment but also for those middle of the night thirsts. If you don’t have a mountain view room, not to worry. Experience the tranquility of the mountainous murals applied to the sliding doors separating the bedroom from the other amenities.

For an extra special experience, indulge in the sprawling views of Victoria Harbour from the Horizon club over a glass of bubbly or an exquisite meal at Michelin-starred restaurant Petrus next door.

Prices from: HK$2,000 per night; book here

Rosewood Hong Kong: The Best of Two Worlds with The Macallan

For those who plan to pamper only people, Rosewood Hong Kong’s collaboration with The Macallan might be the extravagant whiskey-centric indulgence you are looking for. The ultra-luxury hotel has paired with the world-renowned Scotch whiskey distillery to create a refined experience that reminds guests to savour the finer things in life.

Guests start with an intimate tasting at K11 Musea that includes The Macallan Double Cask 15 Years Old and Double Cask 18 Years Old. That is followed by dinner, with a whisky-pairing steak dinner menu for two. The end of the night is capped with a specially created cocktail featuring the Memento Macallan 12 Years Double Cask. There will be souvenirs to go home with: Butterfly Patisserie’s The Macallan-infused chocolates by chef Holger and a miniature bottle of The Macallan 12 Years Double Cask.

Available until 15 April 2021

Price: From HK$3,600 per night; book here

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