For a change of scenery (and a reminder of the pleasures of travel), check in to one of these five fabulous spots in five very different locations across Hong Kong. There are some great deals and staycation packages you won’t want to miss!
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin
We have plenty of priorities when it comes to nailing a staycation, and eating well is close to the top. That’s why the “Gourmet Getaway” staycation package at the Hyatt Regency in Sha Tin sounds right up our alley, with some fab extras included for food lovers. Dining aside, the hotel is a great place for taking a break, with all the wonderful nature of the New Territories right on the doorstep.
The “Gourmet Getaway” staycation package includes a night’s accommodation in a relaxing guest room of your choice (see the website for the range of different rooms available), plus, your choice of either of the following two extras:
- A six-course set dinner for two at Sha Tin 18, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant that’s well known among HK foodies for its signature Peking duck and Cantonese dishes. (Available 6.30pm to 10pm.)
- A 30 percent discount on all food and drinks in the hotel, plus a complimentary breakfast buffet for two at Cafe, and 24-hour complimentary overnight parking (one vehicle per room). For stays up to 31 August 2021.
You can also choose from a couple of nifty add-ons to enhance your stay, available at preferential rates:
- A family camp with a picnic pack in your guest room (add HK$120)
- Use of bicycles for two hours for registered guests; maximum two adult bicycles and one child’s bicycle per room (add HK$150).
W Hong Kong
The team at W Hong Kong have come up with a great idea for rekindling that feeling of travel. How would like to pack your bags and stay in a W Hotel destination of your choice, including Taipei, Osaka, Bangkok, Shanghai and Bali? You can do just that at W Hong Kong thanks to its themed staycations.
The “W Wanderlust” experience includes a one-night stay in a Fabulous Room of your choice. Perhaps you’d prefer the resort vibe of W Bali – Seminyak, the bustling W Bangkok, or the newly opened W Osaka. Either way, your room for the night includes eye-catching wall art representing your selected city and hotel, along with extremely ’Grammable room décor, including creative themed cushions by local designer Blind by JW, and a surprise welcome gift.
The staycation package also includes the following:
- Breakfast buffet for two people at KITCHEN
- Destination cocktail for two people at WOOBAR
- HK$500 in spa credits to redeem at Bliss spa
- HK$1,500 in dining credits to use at W Hong Kong For stays up to 31 August 2021. Promo code: ZJ3. (Other terms and conditions apply.)
To get that extra sense of a getaway, put your HK$500 in spa credits towards an exclusive “destination treatment” at Bliss spa. There are four on offer: “TCM Wonderland”, “Sake Indulgence”, “The Bali Splendor”, and “Dynamic Thailand”. Each one includes a rejuvenating treatment specially curated to the destination – from a 75-minute Himalayan salt stone massage and 60-minute citrus refresh and radiance facial with the Bali package, to a 60-minute kick-boxing personal training session and 60-minute aroma destress massage with the Thai package. You also get some yummy eats and drinks tailored to the destination treatment.
Don’t forget to post your stays on social media with #WWanderlust to share your “journey”!
Special deal: If you stay for a night in each of the five themed rooms at the hotel, you get a complimentary one-night stay in a Fantastic Suite at W Hong Kong
JW Marriot Hong Kong
Foodies will love this staycation deal, which pairs an overnight hotel stay with the chance to enjoy a great dining experience on the house.
The JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong is located in Pacific Place, just a stone’s throw from Central, LFK and the harbour, and a stroll through Hong Kong Park to the Peak Tram; Admiralty MTR is also right on the doorstep.
The “JW Stay Well Dine Well 2021” staycation package allows you to book a stay in a well-appointed guest room at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong and then enjoy a dining reward equivalent to the room rate. That means you get a hefty amount of credit for enjoying the many different flavours and experiences on offer at the hotel’s eight distinctive restaurants and bar; or, you can kick back and enjoy an in-room eating experience instead.
Options for using your dining reward including the expansive buffet spread at JW Café; an afternoon tea set or Sunday champagne brunch at The Lounge; authentic Cantonese delicacies at Man Ho Chinese Restaurant; delicious grilled dishes and modern classics at Flint; and the daily fresh catch at alfresco Fish Bar by the pool.
The “JW Stay Well Dine Well 2021” staycation package is valid from now until 31 August 2021 and is priced from HK$2,021 per room per night. Book at bit.ly/JWStayWellDineWell2021
Spice up your stay with a fun add-on designed for couples’ stays and family getaways. Options include:
- A one-hour professional photography service by The Studio (the-studio.com.hk) with 18 images, and customised in-room celebration decorations (HK$1,500)
- A bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne with a bouquet of 33 roses and customised decorations (HK$1,500)
- An additional connecting room with one or two double beds (supplement of HK$988; room only without dining credit)
East Hong Kong & East Residences
These two properties are a short stroll from each other in buzzing Taikoo Shing, and both have some tasty offers available. Stylish EAST Hong Kong consists of 345 guest rooms and six suites, with a fab rooftop bar, Sugar, that serves up signature cocktails. You’ll also find a bustling eatery in FEAST (Food by EAST), featuring fresh international cuisine, and surely the best-named fitness centre in HK, BEAST (Body by EAST), with a 24-hour gym and heated swimming pool. There’s Domain, too, a café and co-working space serving freshly baked pastries and handcrafted coffees.
EAST Residences, meanwhile, is the serviced apartment arm of the brand, with 106 studios, one- or two-bedroom suites and penthouses, all fully equipped with kitchen, laundry facilities, guest lounge, 24-hour gym and access to the hotel’s pool. Mr & Mrs Fox is a neighbourhood restaurant on the ground floor, where you can get European delicacies, hand-crafted cocktails and more.
Both are located in the heart of Hong Kong Island East, a 10-minute walk apart, and with easy access to key transport links.
More For Less: Enjoy a vibrant Victoria Harbour view from dawn to dusk in an Urban Corner room at EAST Hong Kong, from HK$780 per night (with a complimentary upgrade from an Urban View room), or a Harbour View room from HK$1,080. With both options, you can enjoy free welcome drinks for two at FEAST or Sugar, free Wi-Fi, use of the outdoor swimming pool and 24-hour gym, a free coffee with each breakfast ordered at Domain, plus discounts for in-hotel and in-room dining.
Cosmopolitan Staycation: Overnight at EAST Residences, taking in some epic views of HK’s cosmopolitan skyline, and claim a HK$880 dining voucher for Mr & Mrs Fox, plus a complimentary bottle of red wine. Prices start from HK$1,488 per night for a studio, and HK$2,188 per night for a cosy one-bedroom suite. For more on both deals, see easthotels.com/en/hongkong/special-offers
Hong Kong Parkview
Instead of just a night or two away, why not relax and settle in for a longer stay? We all love an escape to a Country Park, and now you can spend a month surrounded by one! Hong Kong Parkview sits amidst tranquil Tai Tam Country Park, overlooking the south coast of Hong Kong Island. It’s a huge, multi-dimensional complex that offers a high-end living experience, while still being just a 15-minute drive to Central.
Along with lavishly appointed serviced apartments with every mod-con you might need, Parkview also offers private club memberships that grant you access to comprehensive facilities, from a high-tech private fitness and sport centre, to the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, themed interactive playrooms, and eight dining outlets.
Parkview is offering a one-month staycation in a 2-Bedroom Suite, with all of the following:
- Complimentary private club membership, including access to recreational activities and all eight dining outlets at Parkview
- Use of the outdoor/indoor heated swimming pool and three-floor gym
- Maid service
- Car parking space
- Fully fitted kitchenette in the Suite, with an international supermarket in the complex
Priced from HK$68,000 for a minimum one-month stay. Book with another family to receive a 20 percent discount.
Art: When you stay at Hong Kong Parkview, you’re literally living in art! On display around the complex is one of the city’s most diverse private art collections. Collected over three generations by the owning family of Parkview, it includes everything from sculptures to modern paintings and ceramics, plus Archaic Bronze Age pieces and more.
Camps: July and August are ideal times for a family stay at Parkview, as they coincide with Summer Camps for children of all ages. Offerings include everything from Junior Tennis Camps for ages four to 14, to Island Dance Workshops for ages six and above (with classes for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels) and a Multi-Talent Camp for ages three to five (games, sport and essential life skills such as healthy eating). Other themes include musical theatre, STEM, swimming and art. Half-day sessions can be booked on selected days or for an entire week.
This article first appeared in the Summer issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.