The Best Staycations In Hong Kong 2020
Whether you’re booking in for a special occasion or just need a break from the daily grind, a staycation is always a good idea. In Hong Kong we’re spoiled for choice with everything from boutique hotels to chic Airbnb properties to choose from, but if you’re looking for a truly luxurious stay to unwind, the city’s five-star hotels tick all the boxes.
Sweeping city views, gourmet food and spacious designer rooms are just some of the things you can look forward to at these luxurious hotels. Guaranteeing the highest of standards, here we list the best hotels for a Hong Kong staycation.
1/10 The Peninsula, Hong Kong
Named the Grande Dame of the Far East, a staycation at The Peninsula promises to be a truly memorable experience.
Guests can arrive in style, choosing to travel in either one of the hotel’s signature 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, or via a twin-engine MD902 Explorer helicopter.
When it comes to the stay itself, the hotel’s rooms and suites are designed with bespoke luxury in mind, finished with distinctive design touches and detailed craftmanship to offer a timeless aesthetic. Ranging from the 484 square feet Deluxe Room to the stunning 4,111 square feet Peninsula Suite, there is something to suit all needs.
Plus, don’t miss out on indulging at one of the hotel’s famed dining destinations, from sky-high dinner and drinks at Felix, to Michelin-starred French fare at Gaddi’s, quintessential afternoon tea in The Lobby and more.
2/10 The Upper House
The Upper House was designed by architect André Fu and is well-regarded as one of the best luxury hotels in Hong Kong. The hotel is calming and contemporary, promising to be a haven within the city, with all of its spacious 117 studios and suites featuring natural materials and gorgeous bathrooms.
To enjoy a truly relaxing and luxurious stay, book in for a night at one of the 1,230 square feet Upper Suites. The unrivalled city views can be enjoyed not only from the comfy bed and L-shaped sofa, but also from the deep limestone-clad free-standing bathtub.
When it comes to dining, Café Gray Deluxe on Level 49 boasts equally impressive views of the Victoria Harbour, serving modern European dishes favouring organic seasonal ingredients for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea.
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3/10 Rosewood Hong Kong
Indulge in five-star relaxation at Rosewood Hong Kong. Opened in 2019, the hotel can be found on Kowloon’s Victoria Dockside and is the global flagship of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
Spanning 43 floors, the hotel houses 322 guest rooms and 91 suites, ranging from 570 square feet rooms to 2,476 square feet three-bedroom suites, with over 80 per cent of the rooms offering panoramic views of the Hong Kong skyline.
Not only does the hotel feature eight dining and drinking concepts – including Southern-style smokehouse Henry, classic Hong Kong cafe-inspired Holt’s Café and sophisticated drinking den DarkSide – but the Asaya Urban Wellness concept is also not to be missed. Guests can indulge in extensive wellness programming and bespoke spa treatments before enjoying a dip in the 25-metre-long outdoor infinity pool.
If you can't bear to leave your pets at home, Rosewood Hong Kong also caters to four-legged friends, even creating special dog-friendly food menus.
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4/10 Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Boasting eight-Michelin stars and a zen-inspired spa, the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong has a lot to offer to those looking for a city break.
Found in the heart of the city, the hotel promises to be peaceful oasis located amidst some of Hong Kong’s best sites, shopping and dining destinations. Guest rooms feature stunning views of either the Victoria Harbour or The Peak – with the Presidential Suite spanning 3,430 square feet boasting 180 degree views, along with its own dedicated wellness room with spa facilities and state-of-the-art gym equipment.
Exclusively for hotel guests, a stay at the Four Seasons is incomplete without a visit to the famed infinity pool.
5/10 Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is synonymous with luxury, renowned for its sleek design, quality service and blend of luxury, comfort and style.
Guests can choose between city or harbour view rooms, with the floor-to-ceiling windows bringing the city to life inside of the elegant rooms. To truly recharge, book in for a treatment at the Mandarin Spa, with the holistic spa menu focusing on tailor-made treatments inspired by Chinese medicine. Gents should not miss the renowned Mandarin Barbers, which offers traditional shaving and hair services together with restorative grooming treatments for men.
When it comes to dining, guests can choose to enjoy afternoon tea at Clipper Lounge, a drink at The Captain's Bar or traditional Cantonese cuisine at Man Wah, amongst other options.
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6/10 The St. Regis Hong Kong
A second Hong Kong hotel designed by the acclaimed André Fu, The St. Regis Hong Kong blends architecture, creativity and cultural diversity.
The five-star hotel houses 129 rooms and suites, along with The Athletic Club and Spa, which features fitness facilities and spa treatments, along with The Verandah Pool and Bar.
The hotel also features a 24-hour e-butler service and two restaurants to choose from – Chinese restaurant Rún and French restaurant L’Envol – both of which have been awarded one Michelin-star. Guests can also unwind at the The St.Regis Bar with a Canto Mary – one of the hotel’s signature cocktails – in hand, or enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in The Drawing Room.
7/10 The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
This chic five-star hotel can be found right in the heart of Hong Kong's fashion and business district. The Landmark Mandarin Oriental offers contemporary and stylish rooms, along with plenty of dining and drinking opportunities, not to mention its luxurious Oriental Spa.
The spacious rooms range from from 452 square feet to 1,798 square feet, and mix elegance, comfort and style to create relaxing and contemporary spaces for guests to enjoy.
When it comes to dining, contemporary cuisine if offered by Culinary Director Richard Ekkebus at the hotel's six outlets: Amber, SOMM, MO Bar, PDT, Sushi Shikon and Kappo Rin.
8/10 The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Perched high above the city on the 118th floor of the International Commerce Centre, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong transports guests far away from daily life.
As the world's highest hotel, The Ritz Carlton promises the best when it comes to dining, spa experiences and accommodation, offering a rejuvenating stay away from the busy city streets. The hotel's restaurants range from all-day dining, authentic Cantonese to Michelin-starred Italian and the sky-high Ozone bar.
Found indoors, the hotel's infinity pool is perfect for both rain and shine, offering spectacular vistas of the city below. Don't miss booking in for a relaxing spa treatment, with the 11 lavish treatment rooms also found on the 116th floor.
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9/10 The Murray, Hong Kong
Opened in 2018, The Murray features 336 rooms and suites spread across 25 stories in the former colonial-era Murray Building in Central. All rooms boast floor to ceiling windows, giving guests a direct view of the busy Central district. The bathrooms are decked out in black and white marble, with the generously-sized bathtub the perfect place to relax.
The luxe hotel features five elegant dining destinations, including the glamorous rooftop restaurant and bar Popinjays, the Garden Lounge and The Tai Pan at Garden Level, and the Murray Lane and Guo Fu Lou in its stand-alone pavilion
Much like the Rosewood, The Murray also offers the five-star experience to furry friends, with the hotel even serving a special pet-friendly afternoon tea.
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10/10 Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong
Located on the vibrant Kowloon waterfront in the heart of Hung Hom Bay, Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong allows its guests to discover a different area of the city. The bustling neighbourhood of Whampoa is great to explore, and both the hotel's infinity swimming pool and the al fresco bar Red Sugar are perfect for relaxing in after a long day, inviting guests in with sweeping city views.
The 546 guest room either feature spectacular harbour views or urban city vistas, with the rooms promising both comfort and understated luxury.
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