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6 eco-conscious hotels in Hong Kong for your next staycation

By Yoyo Ho 30 September 2021

Header image courtesy of Marriott

It feels like it’s been the longest year ever as our much-anticipated travel plans continue to be put on hold due to the uncertainties of Covid. We might have served the environment well by minimising air travel, but the soon-to-be (fingers crossed) booming hospitality landscape is likely to bring us back to a deteriorating state, once restrictions are lifted.

Here, we have hand-picked some of the pioneers in Hong Kong’s hotel industry who are driving transformation under the pandemic—plus, their eco-conscious staycation offers, so you can enjoy your next urban retreat and feel good about it.

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Rosewood Hong Kong

As if their exceptionally elegant interiors and their exquisite dining establishments are not already the pinnacle of good living, Rosewood Hong Kong unveiled their first-ever “Staycation for Good” this summer. Partnering up with local NGOs, the quarterly programme brings attention to complex environmental and societal issues, with their recent one exploring waste and the ethical production of food. Families are welcomed to experience interactive workshops during their two-night stay, helmed by industry leaders. Stay tuned for the return of this eco-conscious staycation during Christmas or Chinese New Year for a different kind of luxurious staycation!

Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 3891 8888

Ovolo Hotels

It has been almost a year since Ovolo Hotels announced its bold ambition to go vegetarian in all of its restaurants, bars, and in-room dining services across its properties. It seems that this pledge is here to stay and even expand further to other operations within the group! Despite Ovolo Southside and Central being designated quarantine hotels of the fifth cycle, the Sheung Wan outlet remains open to the public. Ovolo Hotels adheres to its commitment by using environmentally-friendly amenities and further investing in a truly sustainable supply chain.

Ovolo Hotels, locations across Hong Kong

East Hong Kong

Being part of Swire Hotels—a notable leader in sustainability—East Hong Kong has a lot to showcase recently in the eco-conscious department, from installing in-room distillation taps in their newly refurbished rooms to the exhilarating launch of their very own Bao Beer, made of surplus bread from their in-house café Domain. East Hong Kong has been striving to serve the environment better one step at a time, and has committed to serving plant-based options in their dining outlets and providing reusable or recyclable hotel products. Plus, a stay at East Hong Kong comes with the bonus of an unparalleled view of Victoria Harbour over downtown Island East!

East Hong Kong, 29 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing | (+852) 3968 3968

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Sheraton Tung Chung

Whisk yourself and your loved ones away to the tranquil setting of Lantau Island, where the “Family Farmcation” at Sheraton Tung Chung awaits. Learn about food production on a local farm and experience farming using organic fertilisers in nearby Mui Wo. A low-carbon set dinner at Yue—serving contemporary Chinese fare—is part of the staycation programme, with an option to request an entirely vegetarian menu. Get active with their renowned hiking track, or simply enjoy the lush surroundings and spare a moment of appreciation for nature.

Sheraton Tung Chung, 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island | (+852) 2535 0000

Eaton HK

Although Eaton HK is known for its Michelin-starred restaurant Yat Tung Heen, the Jordan hotel certainly has a lot more to offer, especially since it has embedded sustainability in its operations. Eaton HK introduced the “Stay Clean, Go Green” package just in time for an urban recharge, advocating for a healthy lifestyle. Apart from a stay in one of their design-driven rooms and $500 in dining credits, guests are welcomed with vegan snacks, reusable water bottles, a “green guide” for education on sustainable habits and offerings, as well as a donation to Zero Foodprint Asia—an NGO dedicated to adopting regenerative agriculture. Full access to the rooftop yoga studio and the pool for ultimate relaxation is included, so you can take time for yourself while leaving a minimal ecological footprint.

Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan | (+852) 2782 1818

Hotel Icon

Hotel Icon has long been a proponent of eco-friendly living in Hong Kong. As one of the only hotels in the city to introduce an in-room filtration and drinking water system in guest rooms, as well as encourage sustainable amenities such as in-shower dispensers and organic bathroom products packaged in biodegradable materials, Hotel Icon goes the extra mile to ensure that your staycation will leave the smallest footprint possible. It also revamped its check-in process to be paperless, offers vegetarian menus, and operates a fleet of electric transportation options!

Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 3400 1000

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Yoyo Ho

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Covering all things from lifestyle and dining to travel and fashion, Yoyo is a freelance writer and storyteller with a business marketing background. She spent the past few years between Europe and Asia and exploring Spain (for now). Passionate about food, sustainability, and hospitality, she is constantly being lured by the best eateries in town or next travel destinations, particularly those that are transforming the sustainability and luxury industry.

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