Travel 3 minutes 03 November 2021

Travel-themed Hotel Staycation Ideas To Sate Your Wanderlust

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Hong Kong Staycation Tablet Hotels

Just because we’re not traveling the world doesn’t mean a dream holiday is completely off the table. In fact, we’ve tapped the experts at Tablet Hotels, the official hotel selection of the MICHELIN Guide, for staycation ideas—think travel-themed packages, the world's best cuisines and unique sensory experiences—that will transport you to wherever your heart desires. 

Natural Australian in-room amenities from Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (Photo: Courtesy of Grand Hyatt Hong Kong)
Natural Australian in-room amenities from Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (Photo: Courtesy of Grand Hyatt Hong Kong)

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Staycation package: Australian "Steakation"

Discover “the land down under” with a “steakation” at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, where a full-on Australian experience awaits.
The journey begins at the guest room, where you’ll be treated to a curated set of natural Australian in-room amenities that include an Australian Wilderness bath bomb from Noelle Australia, a bottle of lemon myrtle hand sanitiser from Simply Clean, two bottles of Remedy Organic Kombucha, and four packs of healthy faba beans snacks from Human Bean Co.

That’s not all—each guest has access to an augmented reality photo booth where you’ll be transported to the Australian landscape, and receive two complimentary claw machine tokens to win a koala soft toy from Tourism Australia.

A true Australian escape is not complete without a taste of the country’s finest produce, which comes in the form of an Australian wagyu set dinner menu at the Grand Hyatt Steakhouse. The scrumptious four-course dinner includes a premium seafood platter featuring tiger prawns from Skull Island, spanner crab from Queensland, smoked ocean trout from Tasmania, and oysters from Coffin Bay, as well as top quality Australian wagyu sirloin (or Mayura M9 wagyu striploin for an additional HK$400) as the main course. There’s also options to pair your meal with exquisite Australian fine wines or Aussie-inspired cocktails.

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‘A Trip to London Parks’ room at The Langham Hong Kong (Photo: Courtesy of The Langham Hong Kong)
‘A Trip to London Parks’ room at The Langham Hong Kong (Photo: Courtesy of The Langham Hong Kong)

The Langham, Hong Kong

Staycation package: Cosy Up and Dine

While nothing can compare with visiting Europe in person, you can still experience the luxury of European hospitality without hopping on a plane!

Continuing the legacy of The Langham, London, The Langham, Hong Kong is home to elegantly styled rooms and suites that resemble London residences, each includes a bespoke British minibar amongst other thoughtful amenities.

The Artesian, named after its award-winning London counterpart, boasts the most extensive gin collection in Asia, carrying more than 450 different gins that have been carefully selected for their distinctive characteristics.

While you’re there, make sure to book a table at three-MICHELIN-starred T’ang Court, where Cantonese classics are executed with culinary excellence and consistency. Signatures include baked stuffed crab shell with onion, stir-fried Japanese wagyu beef with vegetables, and stir-fried lobster with sliced conch.

Don’t forget to make a photo stop at the travel-themed rooms: "A Trip to London Parks" room for photo opportunities with iconic landmarks and skylines of London, and the "Pink Afternoon Tea" room for a quintessentially British afternoon tea backdrop surrounded by all things pink.

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W Hong Kong

Staycation package: Dine Whatever/Whenever

Embark on a gastronomic journey with W Hong Kong’s Dine Whatever/Whenever. As the name suggests, the options are endless when it comes to

Whether you’re in the mood for a Spain-tacular afternoon tea at WOOBAR, or a European Extravaganza buffet at all-day dining venue KITCHEN, you can indulge to your heart’s content with the HK$1,500 (or HK$2,500 for Fantastic or Marvelous suites) food and beverage credit included in the staycation package.

When in doubt, make your way to Sing Yin Cantonese Dining, where chef Johnny Chan’s Exquisite Delights set menu will tantalise your taste buds with Cantonese delights such as braised lobster soup with bird’s nest and seafood, sauteed king prawn with egg white, caviar and crispy rice cracker.

Dining options aside, W Hong Kong is the ultimate destination for a wellness getaway, which is why the staycation package also includes a HK$500 gift voucher for selected treatments at the award-winning Bliss Spa, plus access to the hotel’s outdoor heated swimming pool and jacuzzi on the 76th floor.


Island Shangri-La

Staycation package:  Waterside Escape

Not ready to wave goodbye to summer? Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong has got you covered with a Waterside Escape staycation package that may well be the next best thing to a holiday in Thailand.

A set dinner highlighting comforting Thai dishes—think chicken satay and tom yum gong—is included in your package, which also comes with a bottle of Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé at the casual and cosy Waterside Terrace.

Stay on a Sunday and public holiday for a 24-hour stay or, better yet, a 30-hour stay if you check out from Monday to Thursday. Daily breakfast and complimentary upgrade to the next room type are included.

If you’re looking to splurge, head over to Petrus, a one-MICHEIN-starred restaurant helmed by executive chef Uwe Opocensky, where French cuisine is reimagined with innovative techniques to highlight the season’s finest produce. Tantalising options abound on the dinner menu, but the tasting menu is where the culinary team's creativity truly shines.

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Chinese embroidery workshop at The Peninsula Hong Kong (Photo: Courtesy of The Peninsula Hong Kong)
Chinese embroidery workshop at The Peninsula Hong Kong (Photo: Courtesy of The Peninsula Hong Kong)

The Peninsula Hong Kong

Staycation package: Journey the World: New Encounters

What if we tell you there’s a way to journey the world in the comfort of your own city?

Channel your inner wanderlust and pick any of the two (or five for a two-night stay) “New Encounters” curated by The Peninsula Hong Kong, which include Heritage, Art & Culture, Atelier, Culinary and Adrenaline experiences during your stay.

Highlight encounters not to be missed: a hands-on local arts workshop that include mahjong engraving and traditional Chinese embroidery; a retro portrait studio session with a professional Leica photographer; a dim sum workshop led by chefs of one-MICHELIN-starred Spring Moon; and a chocolate art workshop guided by the hotel’s pastry team.

Make the most of the hotel’s culinary offerings with the HK$500 dining credit—whether it’s cheese fondue at Chesa, Cantonese fine dining at Spring Moon, or modern French fare at Gaddi's that you fancy, there’s something for everyone.

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