With Christmas around the corner and the commencement of international travel still nowhere in sight, we’ve rounded up the most festive Christmas staycation ideas in Hong Kong to treat yourself to, and get you in the holiday mood.
Hong Kong Island
Best for that Festive Feeling: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
The Grand Hyatt’s mezzanine floor transforms into a Christmas grotto this year, with Santa Claus on call from Dec 1-27. Soak up all the festive fun, with a Christmas post box to send festive wishes to your loved ones, charity unicorn plush unicorns for sale in support of the Make-a-Wish foundation, and other festive delights, including a gingerbread house workshop that you can join for $450. Extend the joy by booking in for the night, with a staycation package for $1,980. The package includes festive amenities, daily breakfast, a one-pound chocolate cake and a bottle of champagne.
Best for Christmas Shopping: Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Make that Christmas shopping a little more bearable with a Christmas staycation in Hong Kong at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental. Located within a stone’s throw of Central’s major stores, it’s a great spot to recharge before or after a marathon gift-buying session. Available until December 31, the “Santa is Callin’” package includes a round-trip limo transfer, spending credit at SOMM, Amber, MO Bar, the Spa or in-room dining ($1,000-$2,000, depending on room category), and 20 percent off further spending at the above outlets. Guests will also be treated to bespoke festive welcome amenities and turndown service, gifts from Amorepacific or Goutal Paris, and a $1,500 voucher for menswear store Magnus & Novus.
Available from until Dec 31. Prices start at $3,900+10 percent per room per night, 50 percent off discount on subsequent nights and additional rooms.
Best for Family Gatherings: The Mandarin Oriental
WIth its beautiful lobby decor, famous turkeys and luxurious hampers, The Mandarin Oriental is synonymous with Christmas for many Hongkongers. For family celebrations, the Celebration Suite package includes 25 percent off selected suites, with a complimentary additional guest room on the same floor, daily breakfast for four, madeleines and rose petal jam on arrival, a complimentary bottle of champagne and room decorations. Prices start at $6,000 per night and the package is valid until February 28. Passing through the hotel? Keep an eye out for free roasted chestnuts to get you feeling festive. P.S. Santa Claus will make an appearance at the Mandarin Oriental Lobby on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with mulled wine and mince pies handed out to all.
Best if You’re Hungry: The Murray
It’s Christmas all December long at The Murray, with treats to keep you going throughout the entire festive season. The Merry Murray December package starts at $2,800 per head and is valid between December 1-23. Perks include an inclusive festive afternoon tea with a bottle of prosecco for two; daily breakfast; a gourmet happy hour with evening canapes, house pours of wine, prosecco juices and canapes from 5:30-8pm, and complimentary parking for one car. If you’re staying between December 23-January 2, you can also book their festive dinner buffet at an exclusive supplementary price.
Best for Families: Four Seasons Hong Kong
Christmas with the kids at the Four Seasons? Yes, really! Between December 23-January 2, book two nights at The Four Seasons Hong Kong and get up to 30 percent off the best available rate. We’re talking just $2,520+10% per night, inclusive of a whole lineup of free and paid-for kid-friendly activities, from driving mini BMW electric cars to festive nail art and glitter decoration painting, to name just a few. You also have the option to book the sumptuous dinner buffet, available only to overnight guests, at a special supplementary price.
Best for a Friend-cation: JW Marriott
Get a group of friends together and take advantage of JW Marriott’s package. At $2,900 for two adjoining rooms, guests can enjoy flexible checkout (30 hours Sun-Thu, 24 hours on the weekend), with buffet breakfast for four, up to $1,500 dining credit, a bottle of wine in your room, and selected poolside drinks and refreshments.
Best For Pretending You’re In Europe: The Peninsula
It’s a very Nordic experience over at The Peninsula. The historic hotel is recreating the festive feelings of Northern Europe, with guest rooms decked out in Christmassy decor, a private Northern Lights turndown in the evening, and even a fireplace if you’ve booked a suite. The “Nordic Inspiration” package also includes $500 dining credit, daily breakfast for two, a one-way limo transfer, and your pick of one of four educational experiences. Choose between a vintage Rolls Royce experience, a tour of the Clipper Lounge a photo on the hotel’s helipad, a classic movie in a unique venue in the hotel, or a historical tour of the hotel. And if you’ve booked on the 25th of December, you’ll get a special visit from a festive guest! Kids can also take advantage of festive art classes starting at $180 per session. Rates start from HK$4,280* up per room per night for stays between December 1 and Jan 3.
Best for Tweens and Teens: Hotel ICON
Ideal for families with older children, the Family Fun package at Hotel Icon includes a night in a suite for two adults and two children aged 11 or below, breakfast for all four of you at The Market, kids’ room amenities including bathrobes, slippers and toys; an in-room tent setup; complimentary minibar; Timeless Lounge access with Playstation four, Playstation VR, table football and a pool table; and free Apple TV and Netflix in your room. Offer is valid for stays until March 31, 2021. Rates range from $2,700 to $4,800, depending on date and room category.
Best for a Solo Staycay: Cordis Hong Kong
If you don’t have the luxury of a bath at home, the Double Bubbles staycation package at Cordis is not to be missed. In partnership with Lush, the staycation includes a night’s stay in a room or suite, a complimentary bath bomb or bubble bar (from December onward they’re Christmas themed!), a bottle of prosecco, breakfast at The Place for two, and 30 percent off all spending at their restaurants and bars. Prices range from $1,188 to $2,088, depending on room category.
Best for a Couple’s Getaway: Rosewood Hong Kong
Get in the Christmas spirit with Rosewood’s Christmas staycation in Hong Kong. Available from December 1-30, this staycation package includes a one-night stay, breakfast for two, and either a festive lunch at Asaya Kitchen, or lunch or dinner at Holt’s Cafe. Plus you get a $500 gift voucher for K11 Musea next door, so you can treat yourself to an early Christmas gift. P.S. the Rosewood is selling charity Christmas crackers at $100 a pop! Inside you’ll find gifts from the hotel, with special treats hidden inside certain crackers. The grand prize is a three-night stay in the Rosewood London! Try your luck by purchasing a cracker in the hotel lobby from November 28 onwards.
Best for a Healthy Holiday: Eaton
With Himalayan salt lamps in every room, Eaton Hong Kong is all about wellness, even during Christmas! Their Wellness Retreat Staycation starts at just $800 per night, and includes a night’s stay, buffet breakfast for two (with lots of healthy options!), and two 45-minute fitness classes – choose from circuit training or yoga. And don’t forget to check out the steal-worthy Grown Alchemist toiletries in every bathroom.
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