Originally published on August 27, 2018, by Amanda Sheppard. Updated on August 9, 2019, by Doris Lam.
Although a whole host of exciting holidays lie just a short plane ride away from Hong Kong, if you’re short on annual leave, even the briefest of breaks might seem out of reach—but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to opt out entirely! Luckily, there are some fantastic staycation deals in Hong Kong just for us residents—think afternoons by the pool, fine-dining meals, and award-winning spa treatments—all just a short taxi ride from home. Sound like a perfect Saturday? We think so, too.
Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Craving a break from the city steeped in luxury and elegance? The Landmark Mandarin offers just that. Located in the heart of the Central district, this five-star facility offers a Gourmet Escape staycation package to foodies hankering for some serious downtime. The package includes accommodation in the L900 Landmark Suite, which has a marble entrance, a king-sized bed, and a vast round bath for all your bath bomb needs. It also includes dinner for two at two-Michelin-starred French restaurant, Amber, and champagne breakfast at SOMM for the next morning. And did we mention the 4pm late check-out?
Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 2132 0188
How much: From $9,888 per night, available until December 2019
This harbour front hotel is well-known for its decadent brunch, but if you’re looking for more than just a splash-out meal, consider an extended visit. The Escape 24 package offers two guests a luxurious day and night over—you guessed it—24 hours.
Guests can choose two promotional offers from the following: daily buffet breakfast access at Grand Café, $1,000 spending credit to use at the hotel’s restaurants, buy one get one spa treatments and access at the hotel’s VIP lounge for two guests.
For a self-care weekend, try the yoga and massage treatment at Grand Hyatt’s Plateau Spa to release any stress you’ve been carrying from the workweek then head to the lounge for a cocktail or two afterwards. Either way, you’ll be spoilt for choice over how to spend your night away.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai | (+852) 2588 1234
How much: From $2,680 per night
The Upper House
Available on weekends and public holidays, The Upper House offers guests a top-of-the-line staycation experience. The Wellness Retreat with Bamford package includes a three-course vegan, organic dinner at Café Gray Deluxe, access to wellness classes, as well as an in-room body treatment of your choice. Go solo to make it your personal getaway, or have a friend join in for dinner and massage by supplementing an extra $1,100.
The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty | (+852) 2918 1838
How much: From $4,800 per night (a minimum two-night stay is required), available until August 31, 2019
Located in Hong Kong’s hip new arts district, Ovolo fits right in with its surroundings, where quirky cafés and art galleries line the streets of the up-and-coming Wong Chuk Hang neighbourhood. The converted industrial building promises guests who book directly with them a complimentary breakfast, with rates inclusive of happy hour, WiFi, and a host of other amenities and services.
Although there’s no pool on site, their newest Vitamin Sea staycation package provides you with Uber round-trips to Repulse Bay, a picnic basket for lunch, as well as beach floaties and drink holders from Sunnylife. Wind down afterwards at the hotel’s rooftop bar to admire the city view or request a Wii gaming system to play in your room all night.
Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen | (+852) 3460 8100
How much: From $1,073 per night
Looking to see Hong Kong from a whole new perspective? If there’s a seriously special occasion coming up and you need to impress, then look no further than the iconic Peninsula Hotel. The aptly-named Flying High Package includes luxury accommodation, daily breakfast, and one 18-minute helicopter tour of Hong Kong. Need we say any more?
Hong Kong Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon | (+852) 2926 2888
How much: From $7,980 per night
For luxury reimagined, Rosewood’s Family Summer Haven staycation package is perfect for families with younger children. Enjoy a two-night stay in Grand Harbour Corner Suite, a two-bedroom grande suite that overlooks the Victoria Harbour. Parents and their kids will get to choose between a Guangdong meal at the Legacy House or an elevated Hong Kong tea house dining experience at Holt’s Café for dinner.
While grown-ups are having some quality time over cocktails at the hotel’s bar, the children can have a movie night with Rosewood’s professional babysitter. For entertainment, a wide range of culinary and art activities are available for the little ones to participate in throughout the stay. Parents can take the time to indulge in a 60-minute wellness treatment for some much-needed relaxation while the kiddies are away.
Rosewood, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon | (+852) 3891 8888
How much: From $33,400 per night (a minimum two-night stay is required), available until September 30, 2019