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Summer is here and school’s out, but a vacation still seems out of reach. Thankfully, there are plenty of hotels that are offering staycation packages for the whole family that keeps the little ones entertained and the parents relaxed. Who says the holidays have to be spent stressfully queueing to clear immigration and keeping track of everyone’s passports? Here are some of the best family-friendly staycation deals in Hong Kong to book right now for some quality bonding time.
Spend a night or two behind the gilded arches of The Murray. The Murray Summer Getaway package (starting from $3,500 per night) includes $1,200 in dining credit per night, daily breakfast for two and for one child under six years old, and complimentary in-room films, as well as early check-in at 10 am and late check-out until 6 pm. A fun roster of activities is also included, such as a ride in the Duckling Harbour Cruise, cooking and mixology classes, a historic tour of the hotel, tickets to the Chocolate Museum at The Peak, and more. Longer stays even include a three-course dinner for two at The Tai Pan.
Stay for three nights and enjoy two activities, a three-course dinner for two at The Tai Pan, plus 50 percent off of the best available rate on the third night. The offer also includes two $100 coupons to spend at Times Square if you join their Happy Rewards programme and four $50 coupons to spend at Harbour City if you join their Always Rewarding programme. Available now until 31 August 2020.
The Murray, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central | (+852) 3141 8921
From now until 31 August 2020, take the little ones to an indoor camping experience at Hotel ICON. While the kids busy themselves with video games on PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation VR, as well as some old-fashioned fun on the pool table and table football, parents can relax with a full-body massage at Angsana Spa inside the hotel at 20 percent off. The Family Fun package (starting from $2,700) includes a one-night stay in their Club 65 Studio Suite for two adults and two children, breakfast at The Market for two adults and two children, unlimited access to Netflix on the in-room Apple TV device, and special in-room amenities and toys for the kids!
Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East | (+852) 3400 1000
The Kerry Summer Staycation series has five packages, tailored for different demographics. The Family Adventure package (starting from $2,300) includes $1,000 in hotel credit, daily breakfast for two adults and two children, with 20 percent off of the rate for the second room, plus free valet parking. Kids can also participate in cookie-making classes, face-painting sessions, and games during the stay. Relax in your room or by the pool, and enjoy quality time with your family away from the din of the city. Available on weekends until 30 September 2020.
Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom | (+852) 3069 9788
Play the game and win a stay at Dorsett Wan Chai! The Catch the Elves @ Dorsett Wanchai package (starting from $700 per night) creates a fun treasure-hunting experience for kids—find the three elves hidden in the room and you get to bring them all home. If you book the package three times and collect all nine elves, you win a free night at the hotel.
The package includes an in-room dinner set, buffet breakfast for two, complimentary mini-bar items, and a $100 Foodpanda discount code for in-room orders. Upgrade to the Family Quad Room at an extra $400 per night and enjoy breakfast for four, an in-room piñata for the little ones, and a limited-edition 3D miniature horse to take home. Available from now until 30 September 2020.
Dorsett Wan Chai, 387–397 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai | (+852) 3552 1111
Science and automation is the future. Get a head start and have your kids try their hand at robot-building, making mosaics, or learning about geology or molecular gastronomy in a fun-filled STEM workshop as part of L’hotel Island South’s STEM UP! Summer Family Staycation (starting from $700 per night). The package includes a one-night stay at their City View Room for two adults and one child, in-room breakfast box delivered by the resident robot servers, complimentary ice cream and an extra bed, plus 50 percent off lunch or dinner at LIS Café. The workshops are available on the weekends, and the package is available for booking from now until 30 August 2020.
L’hotel Island South, 55 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen | (+852) 3968 8838
Treat your family to a delicious day of all-you-can-eat at ALVA, with their Blossom Family package (starting from $2,680). Families get to enjoy the breakfast and dinner buffet at Alva House for two adults and two children as well as a stay in the Family Quad Room. For a fun-filled weekend, you can explore the area on the hotel bicycles! Mini-bar drinks are complimentary, and you also get access to the gym, thermostatic pool, and their co-working space ALVA Works. Available from now until 30 September 2020.
ALVA Hotel by Royal, 1 Yuen Hong Street, Sha Tin | (+852) 3653 1111
Board games and homemade snacks? We’re in! The Langham is offering a staycation package for the whole family that includes breakfast for two adults and two children, a pair of connecting rooms, homemade snacks like energy bars, rose and ginger marshmallows, and organic vegetable chips, and a variety of board games. Early check-in and late check-out is also included, so you can have a dip in the pool or a sweat sesh in the gym before you go. The Double Connection package (starting from $1,988) is available from now until 30 December 2020.
Bonus: From 15 July to 15 September 2020, if you spend $2,500 or more on staycations at The Langham, you’re eligible to enter a lucky draw for the chance to win a grand prize of a pair of business class return tickets to London and a three-night stay at The Langham, London. Each $2,500 you spend per stay counts as one entry, with no minimum spend for each night. The second and third prizes feature local stays and dining options, so book ahead and try your luck!
The Langham, Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2375 1133
Looking for a place to throw a party? One-Eight-One is offering a party and staycation package for their Harbour Suite this summer, which includes a party food platter, snacks, drinks, balloon decorations, complimentary use of their Nintendo Switch and DVD player, a teddy bear plushie gift, and 20 percent off The Tea Room and The Common Room’s à la carte food menus, including in-room food delivery. The suite faces the harbour, so you’ll have a full view of the water and skyline, too! The Children Summer Party package (starting from $1,888) is available until 31 August 2020.
One-Eight-One Hotel & Serviced Residences, 181 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun | (+852) 3181 1688
Pamper your kids and take them on a spa-cation at Cordis, Hong Kong with their Kiddy SPAcation package ($2,000). The price includes a one-night stay in their Family Room, a kid’s spa session for two, breakfast buffet at The Place for all guests, and a light lunch at the pool for all guests. You also get $300 spa credit per room and 30 percent off at the hotel restaurants and bars. Ice pops are complimentary, and your little ones get a backpack to take home as well. Available from now until 31 August 2020.
Cordis, Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok | (+852) 3552 3051
Bring the kids on a fun summer staycation at JW Marriott and stay in a pair of connecting rooms with flexible check-in and check-out at $2,700 per night. The package includes breakfast buffet for four, $1,500 in dining credit for check-in between Sunday and Thursdays, or $1,200 for check-in on Friday and Saturday, and a complimentary bottle of wine. Lounge by the pool and enjoy drinks and refreshments, or take the kids to the Botanical Gardens next door for a refreshing afternoon stroll. The summer staycation deal is available from now until 30 September 2020.
JW Marriott, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty | (+852) 2810 8366
Into the woods, it’s time to go! Head to Rosewood Hong Kong this summer for a fun-filled getaway for the entire family, which includes active programs for youngsters as well as indulgent activities for the young at heart. From 10 July to 10 August 2020, kids can try their hand (and legs) at yoga, boxing, and learn to play rugby with a professional. Pizza-making and cupcake-baking classes are also available for budding chefs, as are drama and DJ lessons.
Adventurers can take things up a notch with sailing classes with the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club for afternoons of sun, surf, and sand on Lantau Island. Grown-ups get to have their own share of educational fun—cocktail-making and cheese-pairing classes, sessions with experts from Cartier, Delvaux, and Penhaligon’s to learn about jewellery, leather, and fragrance respectively, as well as an in-depth art tour around the hotel or test drives in a Maserati.
For a shorter stay, opt for the Summer Getaway package ($9,700 for two nights), which includes accommodations for a family of two adults and one child for two to six nights, 50 percent off on a second or third room, daily breakfast for the whole family at Holt’s Cafe, a daily $780 hotel credit to spend on dining and wellness, a complimentary KLUB 11 Gold Card Membership with a $500 gift card, and tickets to K11 MUSEA’s Nature Discovery Park, as well as access to all the activities and experiences offered in the Summer at Rosewood programme.
For the full experience, spend seven or more nights at the Rosewood as part of the Camp Rosewood package ($36,350 for seven nights) and enjoy everything listed above, plus a complimentary 90-minute couple’s massage at the in-house spa Asaya, as well as a special surprise for the parents crafted by their children.
Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 3891 8888