Hong Kong staycationi

With the coronavirus pandemic halting all but essential travel outside Hong Kong, more and more Hongkongers have taken advantage of the raft of hotel discounts on offer and taken staycations in the city.

  • Think you have tried every staycation option there is in Hong Kong? Think again – there are new hotels and their bars and restaurants to explore this summer
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Plump pillows, great views, Michelin-starred restaurants, a five-star spa and … on-site mental health clinic? Why travellers now expect more than singing bowls from a wellness getaway


Show mum you love her this year at the Grand Hyatt, Landmark Mandarin Oriental or Ritz-Carlton, with delectable brunches, pampering spa packages or staycations

This May 8, Hong Kong’s top restaurants, hotels and bakeries offer plenty of ways to spoil mum, whether she’d prefer sipping Veuve Clicquot or enjoying an all-you-can-eat feast

Bike shop owner Jason Kei combined a cycling course around Taiwan with a life skills course for his son, a trip he says helped them bond as they covered 60km to 90km a day, rain or shine.

If it’s a break from routine you need, then it’s time to think outside the box with these escapes that put the accent on wellness, the outdoors, family fun or outright luxury-to the-max

From the Four Seasons’ family-friendly deal and Ritz-Carlton’s Festive Stellar-bration, to the Grand Hyatt’s New Year countdown, the city’s top luxury hotels have got you covered this winter holiday

The Ritz-Carlton, Rosewood Hong Kong and The Murray all offer excellent pet-friendly packages with dog-friendly cocktails, personalised dog tags and much more …

If you’re up for a different kind of staycation, book yourself a ‘farmcation package’ and get your hands dirty at these nature-based excursions hosted by some of the city’s best luxury hotels

Cruise operator Genting Hong Kong is tapping a brand new market of expats wishing to get away for a short break but deterred from international travel by the city’s stringent quarantine measures.


The hotel’s Grand Harbour-view Suites get a lush makeover, Argo replaces Blue Bar and new restaurant Gallery joins the mix of award-winning eateries – here’s what else to look forward to

Summer is about over and it’s all about finding inner peace as we enter a new season – from workouts and singing bowl therapy to meditation with an 118th-floor view, these are the best packages to take some well-earned five-star headspace

Play Pac-Man or other retro games, learn how to make a watch or to swim like a mermaid – tail included – this summer in Hong Kong: these hotels have made staycations fun and educational.

The return of more stringent travel restrictions in Hong Kong is likely to weigh on the city’s battered hotels sector, which is likely to record among the slowest recoveries in Asia, analysts said.


The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s ‘Aquafit Float’ class kicks things up a notch with its core exercise workout that requires balance and coordination to stay afloat. We gave it a try.

No summer resort holidays with the family this year, but Rosewood is stepping up with five themed playrooms, an all-important kids’ club and plenty of games and activities besides

Justin Ma, the heir of the family that controls Tai Sang Land Development, hopes to ramp up investment in hospitality, in a break from the investment strategy of the 53-year-old company, which is better known for industrial buildings, shops and office buildings in Hong Kong.

Make the most of summer in the city with five-star packages offering everything from a recharge with Lululemon to a helicopter tour, Aston Martin test drive, or a magic potion workshop for the kids

Consumer Council urges buyers to read small print after guest checking into pet-friendly hotel is charged extra for bringing her cat, and a woman who booked a room with a sea view ends up looking at the roof of a commercial building.


Chef-cooked meals (for your dog), dog beds, chew toys, bath salts, a pet wardrobe, photo shoots – luxury hotels in Hong Kong are sparing no effort with their pet staycation packages. Some even welcome cats.

Tod’s, Tumi and Lalique are just three storied brands offering new products and experiences – from Hong Kong staycations and exclusive dinners to a perfumery and a photobook

With adults and children alike still grounded due to Covid-19, creative holidays are the way forward: this Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong staycation will send imaginations soaring – here’s what it looked like for one tiny pilot