With the pandemic stranding travel bugs at home, the coming long weekend is the perfect time for a staycation.
Escape from the city and head to the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel for an uninterrupted view of picturesque coastlines.
Available on Klook until May 17, The Perfect Urban Getaway package (HK$1,288) includes a set dinner for two at the Prohibition Grill House & Cocktail Bar or Canton Bistro, a one-night stay in a Premier Room and breakfast for two.
Prohibition’s four-course menu of seafood and meat is sure to whet the appetite. Try the pan-seared Jeju halibut with lemon butter sauce or the grilled Australian grass-fed striploin for the main course.
Or treat your mom to an early Mother’s Day at Canton Bistro, which offers pan-fried minced fish patties, roasted baby duck and pan-fried fish head – a Shunde specialty.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s Urban Escape package (from HK$4,300) is perfect for a family staycation. Available until August 31, it allows two adults and one child to enjoy the designer guestroom or suite and treats such as a bespoke Bathtub Experience and a HK$500 dining or spa service credit.
Guests also receive a 25 percent discount at four of the hotel’s dining outlets. The two Michelin-starred French restaurant Amber stands out, with its spring menu featuring natural and dairy-free ingredients.
The spring menu includes three-to-six-dish lunch menus (from HK$778), seven-to-nine-dish dinner menus (HK$1,758) as well as vegetarian choices (from HK$778.)
With everyone bored at home, L’hotel Elan at Kwun Tong offers the Sun Kiss package (HK$588), available until June 30.
Besides a one-night stay and breakfast for two, the package also offers a hiking pack that includes a water bottle, towels, energy bars, insect repellent, and a hiking map. Guests who hit 8,000 steps will receive a 50 percent discount at Forte.
The restaurant features dishes such as deluxe assorted sashimi (HK$398), squid ink pizza with seafood and mango (HK$168) and Korean beef sirloin steak (HK$698).
Vegetarian choices are also available, such as the tossed penne with artichokes in mushroom sauce (HK$128) and the shredded vegetarian chicken with avocado, bean jelly and sesame dressing (HK$108).
If you are missing the cinema experience, Eaton HK’s Big Screen Deal (from HK$2,800) offers a night’s stay and private access for four to its in-house movie theater Kino. The offer is available until May 31.
Also available until the end of May is the new Paw-gressive package (from HK$1,500) – which welcomes all guests, whether two or four-legged.
The package includes gourmet treats, food and water bowls, a in-room continental breakfast for paw-rents, a plush dog bed, and plenty of toys and poop bags to take on a stroll around the neighborhood.
One of the best parts about staying at the Eaton HK is enjoying the hotel’s wide variety of dining choices, ranging from the Michelin restaurant, cafe and bar to the food court.
Its Dine + Stay package (from HK$920) is sure to satisfy foodies. But hurry up, as the offer is only available until April 30.
The package includes breakfast and lunch at The Astor, an all-day buffet venue featuring eight live cooking stations. Signature dishes include roasted meats, noodles, made-to-order sushi, and fresh seafood as well as curries.
Those who prefer a breakfast and dinner package will be able to indulge in a six-course menu at Yat Tung Heen.
Among the dishes are honey-glazed barbecued pork, steamed tiger prawn with egg white and fried rice with roasted pork belly.
(This article was published at The Standard on April 24, 2020: Weekend Glitz: Feast at leisure )