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Hong Kong’s COVID-19 situation has taken a turn for the worse with increasing case numbers leading to heightened government restrictions on social distancing and travel. With these stressful periods, it’s important to seek out breaks to enjoy in the city, even just for a short while. With this, Hong Kong has seen many residents opt for staycations, which grant exactly that – a short and sweet escape away from the city without having to travel.
While Hong Kong may seem fairly small, the region is dense and diverse. Although going to a hotel in the same area that you work and live in may not sound too exciting, a staycation can be a great way to reset, get a change of pace and scenery. Luckily, Hong Kong has plenty of swanky hotels where you can pamper yourself.
Read on for some of the best hotels in Hong Kong for your next staycation. With frequently changing restrictions and rules concerning COVID-19, be sure to check availability in advance through their websites.
Located in the heart of Sheung Wan and close to restaurants and shopping malls, ibis is equipped with all the amenities you need for a staycation – from an on-site restaurant and bar to a fitness center and more. Plus, you can’t beat the stunning view of the city and Victoria Harbour.
You’ll also be situated near the HK Macau Ferry Terminal as well as bus, tram and MTR routes to help you get around easily. Ask about their staycation offers granting a free upgrade to a Harborview Queen or Twin Room with late checkout and other perks.
Address: No. 28 Des Voeux Road, Sheung Wan
Known for its ocean view unique to Discovery Bay, Auberge is the hotel to visit for an utterly peaceful staycation. Just 20 minutes outside of Central, Discovery Bay offers a different atmosphere than the bustling city of Hong Kong.
With Discovery Bay’s nature-filled surroundings and multicultural residential population, the change in atmosphere can give you the sense that you are truly on a trip away from home. Auberge classifies their rooms based on view – choose from unobstructed mountain or ocean views for your staycation.
They have several offers worth checking out, from a Monchhichi-themed staycation to a spa-pampering package to a Valentine’s Day getaway. If you’re looking for a break from the city, Auberge is a top pick.
Address: 88 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island
Pitched over Victoria Harbour, Rosewood boasts an urban location with sophisticated services and a warm welcome offered to guests. Alongside their elegantly designed rooms for luxurious comfort, Rosewood provides an abundance of complementary amenities like on-site restaurants and cafes, a 24-hour in-room dining service, full-sized luxury toiletries and more.
Rosewood also offers a wellness program, Asaya, that is dedicated to promoting wellness through aspects like emotion, sleep, nutrition and more. Treat yourself this month to their “Love Myself Wellcation” that lets you escape the city with a one-night retreat in the Asaya Lodge. Also close to K11 MUSEA, you won’t run out of things to do during your stay at Rosewood.
Address: Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Already recognized as one of the world’s leading luxury hotel brands, The Peninsula is for those looking to splurge on a luxury staycation. Managed under the umbrella of Asia’s oldest hotel company, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH), The Peninsula Hong Kong is known as the “Grand Dame of the Far East.”
This hotel boasts eight restaurants, including two with Michelin stars, spa facilities, an indoor swimming pool with a view of Victoria Harbour, helicopter tours, shopping inside the hotel (at the Peninsula Arcade) and more.
Address: Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
The Fleming is an urban boutique hotel decorated “in a timeless classic style inspired by Hong Kong’s iconic cross-harbor ferries.” This luxury hotel not only impresses with style, but with comfort and fun, too. In Wan Chai, you can enjoy the legendary nightlife right outside the hotel or indulge in elegant Italian fare at Osteria Marzia, right in the comfort of the hotel.
With promotion packages catered to guests depending on the day of the week, such as a weekday staycation package and a weekend getaway package, you’ll find the best deals when you book directly on the hotel’s website.
Address: 41 Fleming Road, Wan Chai
Founder Katherine Lo explained, “My vision with Eaton Workshop is to reimagine hospitality as a way to create a better world, by turning our physical and digital spaces into platforms for creativity and social and environmental impact.”
Inspired by Wong Kar Wai’s Hong Kong films from the 90s, Eaton HK embraces the arts and creativity as a part of its concept. Amenities from cinemas to radio stations to concerts, among others, enrich your stay and inspire the guests that stay over.
Ask about the hotel’s various packages, like the Daycation (if you’re looking to take advantage of the facilities), the Stay & Dine package and even the All Dogs Welcomed Staycation package for those looking for a longer stay with their furry friend.
Address: 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon
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