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Enjoy the holidays without leaving Hong Kong!

Local staycation options for upcoming Christmas season – enjoy the holidays without leaving Hong Kong!

It’s never too early to start planning for Christmas, but if you find travelling during the festive period too expensive, or simply don’t fancy the hassle of taking a flight overseas, consider staying in Hong Kong instead. Here, we’ve curated a list of seven hotels that would be perfect for a romantic staycation with your special half. From the quaint Little Tai Hung at Causeway Bay, to the iconic Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, here are the best hotels to spend Christmas at with your loved ones.

 

Many hotels might not have launched their Christmas promotions yet, but it’s always good to start planning ahead and doing a bit of research on travel sites first before deciding. When doing so, a good tip is to remember to always clear your browser history and use the incognito mode, or use your mobile phone instead to compare prices — you might just find yourself a cheaper rate! We used these methods when searching for room rates, and found that the prices are as low as HK$1,000, even if you book a room during the festive period (including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Apply for Simply Cash Visa Card, new customers can enjoy a welcome offer of up to HK$1,100 CashBack. The CashBack you earn may be enough to cover the expenses of your staycation.

Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong (from HK$3,300 onwards)

One of the three most popular five-star hotels in Admiralty, Island Shangri-La seldom rolls out any promotions. However, as luck would have it, they have recently launched a new staycation package with irresistible offers until 29 February 2020. For two guests who stay over for a minimum of one night, the room rate could be as low as HK$3,300. These offers include a sumptuous buffet breakfast and dinner for two adults and one child aged 12 and below, as well as use of the hotel’s fitness centre and swimming pool. Kids will also receive a fun amenity bag! To enjoy the offer, make sure you register through their official website and select “Staycation offer”!

Address: Supreme Court Road, Central

InterContinental Hong Kong (from HK$2,455 onwards)

With spectacular views of Victoria Harbour and within close proximity to the brand new K11 Musea, the InterContinental Hong Kong is an attractive offer for individuals looking for a luxurious stay in Hong Kong. Making that offer more attractive is their new promotion that’s launched exclusively for local wanderlusts. From now until 29 December 2019, guests can enjoy a 30-hour stay at the hotel with rates starting from HK$2,455, coupled with offers including a guaranteed room upgrade, breakfast buffet, and free access to the Pool Terrace and Fitness Centre. Guests will also received a HK$1,000 hotel credit which can be used at the Michelin-starred restaurants in the hotel, in-room dining or at the spa.

Address: 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Harbour Grand Hong Kong (from HK$1,294 onwards)

With an unparalleled view of Victoria Harbour and an attractive infinity pool, it’s little wonder why Harbour Grand Hong Kong is one of the most popular hotels in the neighbourhood. The 828-key hotel sits directly across the artsy Oil Street, an art-filled urban oasis that offers plenty to explore.

Thanks to the incredible panoramic views, the rooms need little to stand out, and vintage photos of Hong Kong’s yesteryears offer a glimpse into the rich culture and history the location offers. Book online today with the promotional code「DIRECT」 to enjoy 15 percent off room rates, alongside other perks such as priority early check-in, priority room upgrade, and late check out till 3pm.

Address: 23 Oil Street, North Point

Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong (from HK$1,089 onwards)

Situated on the east side of Hong Kong Island in North Point, the Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour is an excellent choice for staycationers who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Central, while still having just the right amount of shops and restaurants nearby. Having opened less than two years ago, the 665-room hotel provides guests with stunning city and harbour views. A waterfront view is always lauded but the Hong Kong skyline — with its mountainous backdrop — is just as beautiful and exciting.

To keep guests’ stomachs full, the hotel has multiple dining options, including a farm-to-table specialty restaurant and a cruise ship-inspired bar and alfresco dining experience. There is also a gym, two virtual reality machines, and a rooftop infinity pool overlooking Victoria Harbour. What more could you want from a staycation?

The hotel has launched a special promotion from now till 28 December, where guests can enjoy a free sea view room upgrade, a HK$800 dining voucher, free use of the swimming pool, and late checkout till 3pm. This promotion is valid for use during the Christmas period.

Address: 1 North Point Estate Ln, North Point

Little Tai Hang (from HK$1,395 onwards)

From Victoria Harbour to Victoria Park, the next hotel on our list is located in the trendy Tai Hang area of Hong Kong Island. The hotel is walking distance to some of the best restaurants the island has to offer, and there’s something for every type of gourmand out there.

The charming boutique hotel offers respite from the packed pavements of nearby Causeway Bay, with rooms that boast a calming colour palette of white and grey with exceptional furnishings throughout. Most rooms also provide views over the water to Kowloon. Little Tai Hang also punches above its weight when it comes to amenities, with a fitness centre called “Tiger’s Den” and a laundry room that’s cheekily named “Monkey’s Laundry”.

Address: 98 Tung Lo Wan Rd, Causeway Bay

The Pier Hotel (from HK$1,806 onwards)

If you’re planning on leaving the bustle behind you, The Pier Hotel is a little slice of paradise on Sai Kung’s Pak Sha Wan Street. The new hotel opened just last year, and besides breakfast for two and an unhampered sea view of Pak Sha Wan, guests can also enjoy afternoons at the spectacular rooftop swimming pool.

Inside, the rooms are designed to offer a cosy apartment feel, with a fully-equipped kitchenette in select rooms as well as a private balcony, perfect for couples looking to cook up a romantic meal with the seafood they’ve purchased from Sai Kung below.

There’s a lot to be said for the surrounding area. Sai Kung offers plenty of watersport activities including a beach, Pak Sha Wan Tam Wah Ching Sea Activity Centre, and Hebe Haven Yacht Club. It may be a little chilly over Christmas, but you’ll get to enjoy that fresh sea air in a serene environment.

Address: No.9 Pak Sha Wan Street, Sai Kung

The Pottinger Hotel (from HK$2,201 onwards)

With a location that’s right in the heart of Central, The Pottinger Hotel offers that quintessential Hong Kong urban experience. Close to buzzing city streets and oozing with culture, you can’t go wrong with a staycation in this part of town.

The hotel’s design is a modern take on nostalgia, with British influences throughout that marry seamlessly with Pottinger Street’s history. Rooms are spacious and provide a relaxing environment while providing expansive views of the cityscape below.

Dining options include authentic Italian cuisine from Gradini and the two Michelin-starred Ta Vie, which serves up an Asian twist on French fine dining. There’s also The Envoy, which is now well-known for its delightful high tea and cocktails for those seeking something a bit more British.

Simply spend HK$2,099 and above from now till 30 December to enjoy a package that includes a free early bird dinner and breakfast, and free entry to the Goji Studio gym nearby.

Address: 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central

If you’re inspired to start planning your Christmas staycation after reading our guide above, do remember to apply for the Standard Chartered Asia Miles Mastercard, where you can earn up to 40,000 Asia Miles with an earn rate as low as HK$0.2 = 1 Asia Miles. You’ll also be able to accumulate miles during your stays — that’s even more motivation to plan for future trips too!

Apply Standard Chartered Asia Miles Mastercard or Standard Chartered Simply Cash Visa Card to enjoy both staycation offer and welcome offer.

Standard Chartered Asia Miles Mastercard welcome offer as low as HK$0.2=1 mile

Standard Chartered Simply Cash Visa Card welcome offer up to HK$1,000 CashBack

Hotels recommendations and promotions at a glance

Hotel
Address
Rate
Promotion
Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong Supreme Court Road, Central HK$3,300 onwards For two guests who stay over for a minimum of one night, the room rate could be as low as HK$3,300. These offers include a sumptuous buffet breakfast and dinner for two adults and one child aged 12 and below, as well as use of the hotel’s fitness centre and swimming pool. Kids will also receive a fun amenity bag!
InterContinental Hong Kong 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui HK$2,455 onwards From now until 29 December 2019, guests can enjoy a 30-hour stay at the hotel with rates starting from HK$2,455, coupled with offers including a guaranteed room upgrade, breakfast buffet, and free access to the Pool Terrace and Fitness Centre. Guests will also received a HK$1,000 hotel credit which can be used at the Michelin-starred restaurants in the hotel, in-room dining or at the spa.
Harbour Grand Hong Kong 23 Oil Street, North Point HK$1,294 onwards Book online today with the promotional code「DIRECT」 to enjoy 15 percent off room rates, alongside other perks such as priority early check-in, priority room upgrade, and late check out till 3pm.
Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong 1 North Point Estate Ln, North Point HK$1,089 onwards The hotel has launched a special promotion from now till 28 December, where guests can enjoy a free sea view room upgrade, a HK$800 dining voucher, free use of the swimming pool, and late checkout till 3pm. This promotion is valid for use during the Christmas period.
The Pottinger Hotel 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central HK$2,201 onwards Simply spend HK$2,099 and above from now till 30 December to enjoy a package that includes a free early bird dinner and breakfast, and free entry to the Goji Studio gym nearby.
Little Tai Hang 98 Tung Lo Wan Rd, Causeway Bay HK$1,395 onwards N/A
The Pier Hotel No.9 Pak Sha Wan Street, Sai Kung HK$1,806 onwards N/A

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