Island Shangri-La is a veteran in Hong Kong’s hotel scene, and has cemented its place as a rejuvenating retreat that continues to surprise and delight. To coincide with their 30th anniversary, the formidable staycation player has freshly revamped their Horizon Club rooms and collaborated with luxury fashion house and parfumerie Salvatore Ferragamo for their latest staycation package, titled “A Scent of Spring”. Alongside a specially curated gift set from Ferragamo, the package also includes breakfast and a takeaway afternoon tea-set for two, while a three-course in-room set dinner from Michelin-starred Restaurant Petrus steals the show as the gastronomic highlight.
Guests can immerse themselves in the grand surroundings of the hotel, or can book a 2-hour time slot at the pool, with the scenic backdrop of foliage peppered with skyscrapers. Meanwhile, dining establishments such as Nadaman and Lobster Bar & Grill are longstanding favourites, with the recent addition of Chef Cary Doherty at the latter reinvigorating the venue with innovative creations alongside signature classics.
Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central; A Scent Of Spring from HK$2,800 per night; shangri-la.com
The St. Regis
The St. Regis is a luxurious and peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city, despite its central location in the heart of Wanchai. Available from now until the end of September, the “St. Regis Hong Kong In Style” staycation package invites guests on a journey of gastronomic delights, including a four-course set dinner at Michelin-starred Cantonese fine dining establishment, Rùn.
Designed by the award-winning André Fu, The St. Regis portrays an air of relaxed opulence, with subtle homage paid to the hotel’s New York roots, whilst still imbuing The St. Regis with local notes and elements. The intimate and cosy The St. Regis Bar is a quaint, intimate space offering an expansive array of cocktails, while the St. Regis In Style package will also provide guests with two complimentary takeaway signature cocktails, for guests to relax and recharge even after leaving the hotel. The package also invites guests to choose between a 3-course set lunch for two at The Drawing Room or the daily breakfast for two.
From HK$2,988 per night, with packages starting at HK$3,600 on 24-26 December and 30 December-2 January.
1 Harbour Drive, Wanchai; marriott.com, 2138 6888
The Ritz Carlton
With a vantage point as the highest hotel in Hong Kong, the Ritz Carlton is surrounded by an unobstructed panoramic view of city sights for a unique viewing experience. The Deluxe Room exudes an air of relaxed luxury, with contemporary fixtures and decor in muted earthy tones complemented by accents of red and darker mahogany. The 116th floor spa consists of 11 rooms, which each host a range of restorative and calming treatments to realign the body and mind. If you are feeling peckish, the Ritz Carlton’s afternoon tea highlights seasonal ingredients for tasty and moreish finger food. Alternatively, look into dining at Michelin-starred Tosca di Angelo for fine Italian dining before finishing off the night with a glass of package-inclusive champagne at Ozone bar.
From HK$2,591 per night.
International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon; ritzcarlton.com, 2263 2100
Four Seasons Hong Kong
The Four Seasons latest staycation package, “Taste of the Dragon”, features daily breakfast for two and an eight-course set dinner at Lung King Heen, the three Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant helmed by Chef Chan Yan Tak. A complimentary bottle of Chef’s secret King Heen XO sauce is also included, alongside a late check out until 2pm for guests departing between Monday and Thursday. The starting rate of this package starts from HK$ 4,680 in the newly renovated guest rooms.
When not enjoying the Cantonese fine dining on offer, the hotel’s other four restaurants include another three Michelin-starred establishment, while a expansive sun-soaked swimming pool overlooking Victoria Harbour, cocooning spa with a 360-degree approach to wellness, and rooms with views to make you fall in love with Hong Kong all over again, are enough to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
From HK$2,925 per night, with Masters of Craft from HK$4,500 for two persons.
8 Finance St, Central; fourseasons.com/hongkong, 3196 8888
Situated next to the trendy cultural destination that is K11 MUSEA is Rosewood Hong Kong, an all encompassing staycation retreat that offers treatments uniquely tailored to every individuals needs. The “Springtime Escape” is the hotel’s latest offering, with an additional third night given on the house for guests staying for two nights, while themed, springtime amenities provide a refreshing breath of energy and life.
Rosewood houses a plethora of dining options, including elevated Cantonese dining at The Legacy House and nourishing Mediterranean staples at Asaya Kitchen. A daily breakfast for two at any one of the hotel’s 8 dining establishments is also included, while Rosewood’s other offer, “A Sense Of Taste”, will also include a three-course meal at Holt’s Café, Bayfare Social or The Legacy House on the day of arrival.
From HK$2,950 per night; 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui; rosewoodhotels.com
Tai O Heritage Hotel
A registered Grade II historic building, the Tai O Heritage Hotel is a former police station that was originally constructed in 1902, but has since been conserved and converted into a quaint, 9-room hotel. Perched on the waterfront in Tai O, the hotel carries traces of design elements from its former title of police station including Victorian granite steps, French windows and a Chinese tiled roof, the hotel overlooking the culture-rich fishing village for which it was named.
The glass-roofed restaurant, Tai O Lookout, has been transformed, retaining its colonial-inspired decor, as it showcases dishes using local produce and ingredients including Tai O shrimp paste and salted egg yolk. Guests can venture out on the water on guided boat tours to look for Hong Kong’s elusive pink dolphins or can wander idly themselves, nibbling on local eats and goodies whilst learning about the rich history behind the unassuming little village.
From HK$1,890, including breakfast and dinner for two.
Shek Tsai Po St, Tai O, Lantau Island; 2985 8383, taioheritagehotel.com
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Although not a new offer, one of the best staycation deals in the city is undoubtedly the Grand Hyatt’s longstanding Escape 24 package which, as the name suggests, gives guests the opportunity to luxuriate for a full 24 hours from their time of check-in to a Grand Deluxe Harbour View Room, which offers sweeping vistas of Victoria Harbour. If forgoing the tyranny of strict checkout times and truly enjoying the room you paid for isn’t already enough of a boon, the package also includes the choice between Grand Club lounge access, or a HK$1,000 voucher that can be used either in the hotel’s many award-winning restaurants or at the Plateau Spa. The gym and pool are also free to use, which effectively removes all reason to leave the hotel premises during the period of your stay. A win in our books.
From HK$2,680 per night.
1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai; 2588 1234, hyatt.com