Cover Treat yourself to a well-deserved holiday break in one of these Hong Kong luxury hotels this Christmas 2021 (Photo: Courtesy of Island Shangri-La Hong Kong)

Pack your bags and get your camera ready—we've rounded up the best Hong Kong staycations to book for a Christmas getaway

Christmas is fast approaching, bringing us the aroma of mulled wine, plenty of fun parties and lavish feasts to indulge in with loved ones. And with international travel still out of the question, luxury hotels across the city are pulling out all the stops with new staycation packages to sate our wanderlust and make our festive celebrations extra memorable.

Scroll down to see the Tatler-approved list of the best Hong Kong staycations to book for Christmas 2021. Featuring top-notch dining experiences, holiday-themed activities, five-star hospitality, and many more perks, these hotels are guaranteed to make anyone’s holiday special—no matter if you're planning a family vacation or a romantic getaway with your special someone.  

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The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

When: December 20-30

Why not celebrate Christmas in style with a sky-high staycation experience at The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong? The luxury hotel's “Festive Stellar-Bration” package is designed to pamper you with its impeccable facilities and excellent services. In addition to a comfortable stay at one of the tastefully appointed Deluxe Rooms with bespoke yuletide decorations, guests will be treated to daily breakfast at the hotel restaurant, one complimentary bottle of house champagne, as well as a Christmas cake.

And if you’re looking to enjoy a pampering getaway with your girl squad, the hotel’s “Just Us Girls” package is sure to delight. Featuring an overnight accommodation in a Deluxe Room, the package also comes with breakfast and an afternoon tea set for two persons served in the room or at The Lounge & Bar. Guests are also welcome to book the Unwind & Dine – Spa & Lunch package at a special price of HK$1,520 per person to elevate their stay.

For bookings, visit ritzcarlton.com 

The Peninsula Hong Kong

When: From now till December 31 (booking period); December 1-31 (stay period)

Offering five-star hospitality, luxurious rooms and some of the best restaurants in the city, a stay at the Grand Dame of the Far East is unbeatable. This Christmas, The Peninsula will be running a new “Wish Upon a Star” package that comes with a series of exclusive offers and fun-filled activities to offer guests a truly magical celebration.

With the new package, guests will enjoy a stay at the Deluxe Room, set breakfast for two at The Lobby, access to the festive installation at the Sun Terrace, as well as one limited-edition STAUB cast iron cocotte pot with the hotel’s festive recipes. The offer also includes a choice of one of the specially curated holiday activities—such as candle making and painting classes, Bulgari tote bag workshop, China clipper aviation tour, to name just a few.

For bookings, visit peninsula.com

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Island Shangri-La Hong Kong

When: Throughout December

Here’s a staycation that will delight all family members this Christmas. Island Shangri-La's  “Nutcracker Suite” package invites you and your little ones to create meaningful holiday memories in the elegant surroundings of the hotel.

Offering overnight accommodations in a beautiful room adorned with Nutcracker-themed decorations, a spectacular Christmas tree and personalised stockings for kids, the two-night package also includes buffet breakfast for two adults and two children, in-room family dinner, round-trip Rolls-Royce transfers, a festive hamper, and even a surprise visit from Santa.

For bookings, visit shangri-la.com/islandshangrila

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Four Seasons Hong Kong

When: December 24 and 31-January 1, 2022

You can’t go wrong with a classic like Four Seasons Hong Kong for a truly luxurious stay. In celebration of Christmas, the hotel will be offering the new “Festive Staycation” package, which includes an overnight accommodation, daily breakfast for two, as well as a skincare gift set from Dr Barbara Sturm. In terms of dining offerings, guests staying on December 24 or 31 will enjoy a buffet dinner for two at the Grand ballroom with free flow of non-alcoholic and soft drinks. For guests staying on January 1, they will be treated to a buffet lunch for two with unlimited non-alcoholic beverages.

For bookings, visit fourseasons.com 

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

When: From now till December 14 (booking period) for stays on December 24 and 25 (Festive Limited Offer); December 24, 25 and 31 (Festive Wonder Staycation)

Treat yourself to a decadent staycation at the Mandarin Oriental. This Christmas, the hotel has launched a new Festive Limited-Time Offer package, which includes one night’s accommodation, daily breakfast through in-room dining, at Clipper Lounge or Café Causette for two persons. Guests opting for the Club Room or Suite will enjoy The Mandarin Club benefits as well. 

For those looking to splurge during the holidays, opt for the “Festive Wonder Staycation” package, which welcomes guests to enjoy a stay at one of the luxurious rooms and a variety of exclusive benefits—including a set menu at Cantonese restaurant Man Wah, a brunch at The Aubrey for two guests on the day of departure, as well as access to The Mandarin Club.

During your stay, you’ll also be able to enjoy warm mulled wine and moreish mince pies at the hotel lobby, and take photos with Santa Claus against the beautiful backdrop of festive décor.

For bookings, visit mandarinoriental.com 

Rosewood Hong Kong

When: December 18-20 (Staycation for Good II: A Gifting Christmas); December 24-26 (Rosewood Celebrations | Christmas Edition)

In partnership with Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhK), Rosewood Hong Kong has launched the second edition of its “Staycation for Good” quarterly programme, inviting families to enjoy a five-star staycation for a good cause. Aside from an overnight accommodation for two persons and one child, and daily breakfast for three guests, the three-day package, which includes a donation of HK$500 to SVhk per stay, also comes with a variety of festive experiences.

Highlights of the programme include a Christmas cookies decoration class, and an art workshop to decorate upcycled Santa sacks from out-of-service linen to prepare gifts for the children from Principal Chan Free Tutorial World. Kids are also welcome to donate pre-loved toys to NGO Green Toysland and send Christmas cards to those less fortunate during the stay.

The hotel is also rolling out a new festive package that’s perfect for a romantic getaway, which features an overnight accommodation for two persons, daily breakfast and a special festive lunch or dinner for two at Holt’s Café with an option of free-flow champagne and house wine per stay. Guests will be given a HK$200 K11 Musea e-voucher and an earning of 10,000 KLUB Points as well.

For bookings, visit rosewoodhotels.com  

The Langham, Hong Kong

When: December 1 – January 2, 2022

The Langham Hong Kong’s new festive staycation package is another excellent option for a splurge-worthy getaway. In addition to overnight accommodation in a guestroom or suite, the offer also includes breakfast for two and a set lunch for two at Palm Court. A selection of dining experiences at T’ang Court, Bostonian Seafood & Grill or The Food Gallery is also available for guests to choose from for an elevated stay. For guests staying between December 18 and 26, don’t miss your chance to greet and take photos with Santa Claus in the lobby. Live performances of Christmas carols by choirs will be performed every evening at 6 pm.

For bookings, visit langhamhotels.com

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The Upper House Hong Kong

When: From now till December 31

Spend your holidays at The Upper House this Christmas and take advantage of the limited-time “House of Crafts” package. The new offer is inclusive of a luxury stay at one of the hotel’s spacious rooms with city or harbour views, daily breakfast for two at Salisterra, an option to enjoy a 3-course dinner at Salisterra or The Continental, as well as a complimentary gift card with up to HK$1,000 credit to be used in the hotel. 

Guests will also be able to enjoy access to a fun AR Santa experience at Pacific Place’s Mt. Christmas Resort pop-up.

For bookings, visit the housecollective/the-upper-house

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

When: December 24-25 and 31 (Grand Festive Staycation); Festive Escape (Throughout December)

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is offering two packages that will ensure a memorable Christmas celebration. With the “Grand Festive Staycation” offer, guests who book their stays on December 24 and 25 will enjoy one-night stay in a deluxe room with harbour views, a festive dinner buffet for two persons at Grand Ballroom on the day of arrival, as well as daily breakfast for registered guests.

For those staying on New Year’s Eve, you’ll enjoy a masquerade-themed countdown dinner buffet for two persons on the day of arrival with an optional free-flow champagne and premium wine package.

Another new package on offer is “Festive Escape”, which features an overnight accommodation and a choice of one of the exclusive benefits, such as a HK$1,000 spending credit per night to be used on dining and spa; seafood poolside barbecue dinner buffet for two persons at The Grill; and a dinner set menu for two at Grand Hyatt Steakhouse.

For bookings, visit hyatt.com/grand-hyatt-hong-kong 

The Murray, Hong Kong

When: From now till December 29 (booking period); throughout December (stay period)

The Murray offers guests the opportunity to indulge in a variety of gourmet food options as they unwind in one of the hotel’s many Instagrammable rooms. The “Christmas Everyday” package is inclusive of breakfast, festive afternoon tea and dinner for two persons. Two welcome glasses of mulled wine will be served at Cotton Tree Terrace to get you in the holiday spirit, along with complimentary access to the holiday-themed facilities.

Those looking to celebrate Christmas with their beloved pets, can opt for the “Pawfect Christmas” package. Aside from all of the above-mentioned dining offers, this package also includes a complimentary Christmas pet costume and a commemorative instant photo to take home per stay.

For bookings, visit niccolohotels.com/themurray

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Cordis Hong Kong

When: From December 1 to 26 (Festive Fun with Giant Pandas and Red Pandas package); from December 1 to January 1, 2022 (A Bubbly Holiday Staycation package)

Enjoy a fun-filled Christmas staycation at Cordis Hong Kong as part of their “Festive Fun with Giant Pandas and Red Pandas” package. Specially created for families, the new offer includes an accommodation for two adults and two kids, complimentary Ocean Park admission tickets for four persons (including a “Meet the Giant Panda” experience at the park), as well as a Christmas-themed dinner buffet for four at The Place. That’s not all, guests will also enjoy festive amenities including yule log cake and liquid gingerbread man beverages, accompanied by complimentary panda toys. Part of the programme proceeds will go to Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong (OPCFHK).

Also worth mentioning is the “Bubbly Holiday” staycation package, which welcomes guests to enjoy a stay in a beautiful room featuring festive decorations (including a Christmas tree and starry night lightings) and complimentary Lush holiday limited-edition bath products. A breakfast buffet for each registered guest will be offered as well.

For bookings, visit cordishotels.com

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