How about some more good news to go along with the decline in new cases of COVID-19 in Hong Kong?
We’re talking about staycation and dining packages that are enticing us out of our hidey-holes. I mean, we’re not going anywhere else for awhile, so let’s explore this great city of ours, support local businesses and get some crazy-good deals while we’re at it.
The Langham, Hong Kong
One of several tempting staycations on offer at The Langham, with the brand celebrating its amazing 155th anniversary this year, is Gourmet Moments (from $1,788/night), ideal for foodies. It comes with a $1,400 dining credit (three-starred T’ang Court all the way!) and a gin tasting for two at Artesian along with daily breakfast, a room upgrade and more. Another option, this one available only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the highlight of Wind in your Sails (from $1,550/night) is an evening harbour cruise for two aboard red-sailed junk aqualuna, where you can toast the views with a special Langham mocktail. A $600 dining credit completes this staycation. Both packages are available for stays until 30 November 2020.
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Le Méridien Cyberport
Over in Cyberport, you’ll find a little oasis away from the hustle of Hong Kong with the South Escape staycation (from $1,350/night). When you arrive at Le Méridien – in a chauffeured Tesla, natch – you’ll be greeted with the popping of bubbly and the hotel’s signature Le Scoop gelato. This package for two includes a $200 voucher for dining at any of the hotel’s restaurants – we’d opt for a Japanese meal at Umami Restaurant & Bar – as well as breakfast. Valid until 1 December 2020.
Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong
Head over to Hung Hom for a staycation (from $2,000/night) at Kerry Hotel with its waterfront views of the skyline and you’ll be rewarded with a $1,000 credit to use at the hotel’s various restaurants, so whatever you feel like eating on the day or night will be yours, with no need to decide in advance. Or you could choose to use the credit at Red Sugar, sipping on cocktail after cocktail while looking out at the harbour. Available until 31 December 2020 at Kerry Hotel, Island Shangri-La and Kowloon Shangri-La.
We tried the Millennials Me Time package (from $4,200/night) – read our review.
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
The Staycation by M.O. (from $2,880/night) at Mandarin Oriental really lets you live large, with shopping privileges, 25% off food at MO Bar and SOMM at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, a dining and spa services credit of at least $1,000 per stay, 24-hour flexible check-in and checkout, a room upgrade, daily breakfast for two adults and one child, complimentary meals for children under 12 from the kids’ menu, plus a range of curated experiences – from an art tour by Lévy Gorvy to view a rare masterpiece by American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat to a weekend chocolate masterclass. A kids’ club has also just been launched at the hotel, with fun activities including a chocolate hunt and balloon art. If you book two or more nights in a City View Room (or higher), you’ll also get your very own Mercedes-Benz to test-drive for a day. Valid until 31 December 2020.
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The Peninsula Hong Kong
The Peninsula’s Journey the World package can be yours for an eye-watering $46,800 for a Three-Day Journey in a Grand Deluxe Harbour View Suite, but let’s start with something more affordable for us mere mortals, shall we? The One-Day Journey (from $3,880/night in a Deluxe Room) includes daily breakfast in The Pen’s iconic colonial-style Lobby, a flash one-way transfer from your home to the hotel in a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a $500 credit for use at one of the hotel’s restaurants and one Historical Journey (choose from a private viewing of the hotel’s 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca de Ville, a tour of the hotel including a look at the Archive Room or a private cinema experience). Book until 26 November 2020.
Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel
With a dining credit worth more than the cost of a night’s stay, Marco Polo’s Foodie Escape staycation (from $1,288/night) is hard to beat. The dining credit is worth $1,300 and can be used at any of the hotel’s restaurants or via in-room dining (tip: we were wowed by the afternoon tea at Cucina). Stays from Sunday–Thursday receive a free room upgrade and late checkout until 6pm. Book until 31 October 2020 for stays until 30 November 2020.
Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
Hyatt Centric’s ongoing Tour the World in Hong Kong series continues with the We Miss Thailand package (from $2,280/night on weekdays and $2,480/night on weekends and public holidays). It includes daily breakfast, a Thai set menu for two at rooftop restaurant Cruise, an in-room Thai or aroma oil massage by Siam Botanicals and a set of Siam Botanicals’ body roll-ons. Plus, Hyatt Centric has a great infinity pool to extend those Thai holiday vibes. Valid for stays from 12 October–30 November 2020.
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
The Hyatt Regency in TST has a fine staycation package (from $1,380/night) on offer that includes lots to tickle our taste buds – early check-in and late checkout, breakfast for two, a $300 shopping voucher, a seven-day pass to PURE Yoga and PURE Fitness and a wide array of wonderful dining options, from all-you-can-eat dim sum at The Chinese Restaurant, to a $1,000 dining credit that can be used at old-school fine-dining stunner Hugo’s, to in-room dining that includes a three-course takeaway lunch set from Cafe AND a set dinner for two from The Chinese Restaurant. Valid until 30 November 2020.
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