5 Hong Kong Hotels For A Staycation With Friends
Are staycations the new slumber party? The short answer is, yes. Pack a weekend bag and get your friends together for a mini getaway—it's like that Bangkok trip you had planned, minus having to go through immigration
St Regis, Hong Kong
Despite its convenient Wan Chai location, there’s something blissfully intimate and peaceful about St Regis, Hong Kong—making it a fine place to get together with friends and disappear into a bubble of luxury.
For groups, we recommend The St Regis Suite, Metropolitan Suite, Governor's Suite or the Presidential Suite. But all rooms come with a spacious sitting area that’s perfect for enjoying a meal and drinks while looking over harbour and city views.
Alternatively, get glammed up and soak in the hotel's classic-but-contemporary design via its well curated food and beverage outlets. Whether it's a drink at the St Regis Bar, a retro-chic respite that connects to an elegant terrace, or The Drawing Room which anchors the awe-inspiring lobby, where international fare and afternoon tea is served. At Chinese restaurant, Run, a five-star dim sum feast or peking duck dinner shared amongst friends is always a welcome idea.
Tatler tip: If restrictions on swimming pools are lifted by the time you make your booking, get to the pool early to secure one of their stylish cabanas. It's the perfect place to laze away the day with a bottle of chilled rose.
St Regis Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2138 6888; marriott.com
Designed as more of a residence than a hotel room, complete with living and dining areas—and a deck that opens up to killer views of Hong Kong Island's iconic skyscrapers—a staycation at K11 Artus feels like an opulent night in at home with friends.
Head downstairs to the MoMa Design Store to shop for quirky, art-inspired games, then head back to your room and put on your robes (which the K11 Artus team can customise with your initials) and order in; you can order from any restaurant in K11 Musea via your TV and have it delivered. You can also arrange to enjoy the renowned afternoon tea set from Artisan Lounge in the comfort of your room.
Comfort, convenience and a dose of culture; what's not to love?
K11 Artus, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, +852 2107 3388; artus.com.hk
Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong
The Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong is never a bad idea. And now, the world's highest hotel is offering the ultimate girls' night with their Ladies' Night In package. Along with a room upgrade, champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries, the indulgent package includes The Ritz-Carlton’s famous afternoon tea and exclusive in-store experiences at BVLGARI and Vivienne Tam, as well as a personalised make-up service at Dior.
The Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, +852 2263 2263; ritzcarlton.com
Cordis Hong Kong has specifically tailored packages and experiences for groups of friends, including an artistic afternoon tea where you get to paint your own Perrier-Jouët champagne flute, a dim sum cooking class and floral box arrangements.
The cream of the crop, however, is Cordis' BFF Party package. This sweet deal includes accommodation and breakfast for four, balloons, a one-pound strawberry cake and bottle of prosecco.
Cordis Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai St, Mong Kok, Kowloon, +852 3552 3388; cordishotels.com
W Hong Kong
Champagne seems to be a common theme in staycations with friends, and W Hong Kong are doing it to the nines with their Live it Up with Veuve Clicquot package.
Along with glasses of Veuve Clicquot champagne and canapés upon arrival, the stay includes a private champagne tasting class in the comfort of your room, where you'll get to sample four champagnes including VCP Yellow Label, VCP Rose, VCP Vintage 2008, VCP La Grande Dame 08. There's also the option to upgrade to the 1,300 square foot WOW suite. Be quick, though—this package is only available until September 30.
W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon, +852 3717 2222; marriott.com