There is no shortage of staycation offers right now, and Kerry Hotel in Hung Hom has one of the most extensive lists. From now until 30 September 2020, they’re offering various packages with names such as The Luxe Package, Couples Retreat, A Family Adventure, Millennials Me Time and Girls Night In.
Recently, I visited to try the Millennials Me Time package (from $4,200/night), which includes:
- Daily breakfast for two
- A private outdoor yoga class
- A 60-minute massage for two
- Cocktails at Red Sugar
I checked in on a Friday, and the hotel was lively! There were couples, families and groups of friends, perhaps naturally as they offer staycation packages catering to one and all.
Kerry Hotel prides itself on modern, unfussy luxury, and the Deluxe Sea View Room embodies this well. The furniture, linens and toiletries are all nice but don’t scream luxury. Special touches are included though, with a complimentary mini bar and welcome treats.
My favourite part was definitely the lounge chair facing the harbour. As an early bird, I woke up at dawn, made coffee from the Nespresso machine in the room and then journalled while watching the sunrise. Bliss.
This is such a beautiful infinity pool! Again, there were friends, couples and loads of young families enjoying pool time. As well as the sun loungers around the pool, they are also set up in various other zones facing the view. That said, you’ll definitely want to claim your spot early as the best-located loungers fill up quickly.
Instead of a massage, I opted for the Blue Diamond Brightening Facial (regular price $1,600), and it was one of the loveliest spa experiences I’ve had in Hong Kong. The pre-treatment consultation is thorough, ensuring you get the experience you want. The beds have a feature where the foot and head areas can be slightly elevated, making for an extremely comfortable experience. My beauty therapist was skilled and professional. The Blue Diamond option uses products from Hungarian cult beauty brand Omorovicza and includes a traditional Hungarian facial massage (I can’t even begin to describe it, but my beauty therapist warned me it would be both firm and good for firming!).
Cocktails at Red Sugar
Red Sugar has just launched the Our Little Time cocktail menu, which is inspired by Hong Kong’s post-war era. There are 11 new cocktail options dreamed up by mixologist Simon Kong such as Eau de Red Sugar, inspired by Two Girls perfume, and Young at Heart, topped with edible foam made from strawberry belt candy. This menu hadn’t yet launched during my stay, but I enjoyed a bespoke citrusy cocktail while taking in the view.
Breakfast at The Club
Breakfast was at The Club, which is served semi-buffet style. There are counters of pastries, cheeses, cereals, dim sum and selected hot items. Guests are each able to choose from up to two hot mains. I love a big breakfast, so we tried the lobster eggs Benedict, buttermilk pancakes with banana, mushrooms on toast and fried pork dumplings.
The Club itself is a beautiful space with views on all sides. The service is great too, so it’s an awesome place to enjoy a leisurely morning. Big Bay Café is now closed for breakfast, but I have great memories of this eatery’s breakfast buffet and the various rich, delicious Southeast Asian flavours on offer. There is laksa on the menu at The Club, but it would be great to see more options and more unique flavours in the buffet as well.
Staying at Kerry Hotel feels like going on vacation. The colours, the vibe and especially the pool take guests away from the hectic urban grind. It can get busy though, so be warned that if crowds, kids and noise aren’t your thing, ask for a room away from Red Sugar. This one seems to be filling up quickly, so book soon to ensure you get to enjoy Kerry’s infinity pool this summer.
38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, 2252 5888, firstname.lastname@example.org
This write-up is based on a complimentary media staycation provided in exchange for an honest review and no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed here represent the author’s.
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