Nurturing your soul is essential. This winter, take advantage of some world-class staycations and pamper your family. There still seems to be no easy way to travel freely, so Little Steps Asia has found the best selection of pool-based hotels and getaways to keep your body warm in temperate waters.
The Rosewood Hong Kong has carefully curated an extraordinary collection of staycations for solo, friends, couples, and families. The hotel rises spectacularly over the Kowloon waterfront and is the wellness choice in the heart of the Victoria Dockside arts and design district. Various programs and staycations encourage nurture and positive change through their exquisitely balanced emotional, nutritional, and physical health offerings. With 10 dining options, including private dining, you’ll not be short of culinary choices on this staycation. A 25-meter infinity pool is set in a pristinely landscaped deck and boasts extraordinary views of Victoria Harbour. The Asaya wellness center offers health-conscious families everything from nutritious dishes to complete body check-ups, a comprehensive menu of pampering spa treatments. For something a bit different, combine your staycations with an exclusive charter aboard Princess Yachts with a tailored sailing itinerary allowing you to explore hidden coves and beaches. If you choose to stay in the Rosewood Residence’s Club 53, the heated indoor swimming pool offers you a year-round escape.
Rosewood Hong Kong, No18, Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, Hongkong@rosewoodhotels.com, https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hong-kong/offers]
Nestled in the eccentric district of Mongkok, Cordis Hong Kong is ideally located amidst the bustling market shopping district. Why not take advantage of the hotel's complimentary walking tour and explore famous bazaars, the ladies market, and the various wet and produce markets. Revel in the bright lights, sounds, and aromas of Mongkok. For families seeking peace, chill out in the heated rooftop swimming pool with an underwater audio system and enjoy the spectacular views of Kowloon and the muffled city sounds 42 stories below. The Chuan Spa has an expansive menu inspired by traditional Chinese Medicine and natural aromatherapy oils. The fitness center keeps you healthy with a well-equipped gym, customized personal training sessions, and authentic Thai Chi classes. Kids are encouraged to experience fun adventures and play. A nourishing range of restaurants is available, including the renowned Michelin-starred Ming Court.
If you fancy a complete change of scenery and want to view Hong Kong from afar, the Genting Dream offers you an all-inclusive seacation. You can appreciate the iconic skyline of the city from your private balcony of this luxurious cruise. The multi-award-winning liner offers a haven of calm with world-class spa facilities that will pamper you and your family with rejuvenating treatments, including their signature healing reflexology. Your butler will take care of your every whim as Hong Kong disappears and arrange couple’s spa treatments, kids activities, and in-stateroom dining. World-class entertainment and leisure facilities include rock climbing, rope courses, a state-of-the-art bowling alley, cinema, temperature-controlled swimming pools, and water slides. The crew is family-friendly, and there are plenty of activities for your kids to enjoy. Babysitting and childminding services are available so that you can take advantage of the romance of being at sea. The expansive ship rises an impressive 18-decks above sea level.
Genting Dream. Ocean Centre, 5 Canton Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, email@example.com, https://www.dreamcruiseline.com/
The 400-bedroom design hotel is located in the flamboyant Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong with Sheung Wan, its antique and arts district, and Tai O, the stilted fishing village. The cultural neighborhood is known to locals as TST. Be a tourist and catch a sailing or junk boat that runs from Tsim Sha Tsui and Hong Kong Island, time it right, and you might even catch the infamous light show in the harbor. Back at the hotel, enjoy the trappings of the world-class spa and enjoy the infinity pool, the heat facilities, including a heated indoor pool, sauna, steam bath, whirlpool, and the heavenly waterbed lounge (check on COVID-restrictions). Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea set at COCO before heading to Vibes, a pretty outdoor space complete with a shisha master. The hotel has eight specialty suites that Miami-based designer Charles Allem exclusively furnishes. Each suite has a private garden and is wired for sound with a state-of-the-art Bose music system.
The contemporary urban sanctuary is in the heart of Hong Kong and sits proudly 56 floors above the city’s impressive skyline. Despite its central location, it’s a peaceful escape for couples, families, and friends. Executive Chef Uwe Opocensky heads up eight award-winning restaurants and bars and offers some of Hong Kong's finest cuisines. Soak up the sun at the Waterside Terrace whilst the kids enjoy the winter-heated swimming pool or even take lessons to improve their stroke techniques. The spa offers a range of detoxifying treatments, signature Asian blend, sports or relaxing Aromatherapy massages, and various body and facial treatments that leave you exuding radiance.
Island Shangri-La, Supreme Central Road, Central, Hong Kong, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.shangri-la.com/en/hongkong/islandshangrila/
Home away from home, pet and child-friendly hotel, the Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong is ideal for a staycation. The hotel is located in North Point in the centre of Hong Kong Island, with breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour. You can spend your days exploring Monster City, the King's Co. Slipper shop, delicious cafés, theatres, a Chinese noodle factory and a book shop that is home to rescued felines. The ferry, trams and MTR stations are steps away from the hotel. Each of the chic and spacious 665 rooms and suites overlooks Victoria Harbour. The 24-hour fitness centre offers a unique 24-hour Virtual Reality fitness experience and a spectacular 25-metre outdoor rooftop infinity pool. Extensive dining offerings include The Farmhouse, an interactive dining room that celebrates farm-to-table-style dining focusing on organic produce, sustainably sourced seafood and premium cuts of meat. Enjoy the patio area surrounded by the kitchen gardens and views of the harbour. Cruise is a rooftop restaurant oasis that serves modern Asian food.
Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong, 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point, Hong Kong, email@example.com, https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/china/hyatt-centric-victoria-harbour-hong-kong/hkgct
The iconic Murray Hotel is on one of the most sought-after addresses, Cotton Tree Drive. Multi-award-winning architect Ron Phillips fashioned the extraordinary masterpiece in response to the tropical climate. The windows were recessed and orientated to avoid sunlight. Pet-friendly suites and rooms are decorated with rare stones, leather, and textiles to create a sanctuary of peace. There are five elegant restaurants, including the glam rooftop restaurant Popinjays, that serve modern European gastronomy. On the ground floor, savor the finest afternoon tea with dainty bites and JING specialty teas. Fitness fans can participate in outdoor Murray boot camps, jog through the surrounding verdant parks, or join a yoga or tai chi class to ensure optimal holistic balance. The spa has half or full-day customized rituals and a heated urban chic pool for family indulgence.
Known as the Grande Dame of the Far East, The Peninsula has a long elegant history of providing the finest standards in hospitality where East meets West with timeless grandeur. Eight restaurants include the Michelin-starred gourmet institution Gaddi’s and Hong Kong’s first restaurant to serve French cuisine. The wellness center offers state-of-the-art fitness facilities and an extraordinary temperature-controlled swimming pool on the 8th floor. The extravagant Roman-inspired design is complete with statuesque columns and friezes; outside is a sun terrace. The award-winning spa offers traditional Chinese elements that focus on the ultimate relaxation with organic Voya and Margy’s Monte Carlo products.
The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.peninsula.com/en/hong-kong/5-star-luxury-hotel-kowloon
Pacific Place is home to many luxury shops such as Prada, Gucci, Tiffany’s and Cartier, various restaurants, entertainment venues, and luxury hotel Conrad Hong Kong. The modern hotel is the ideal locale for short staycations; it’s close to the city's premier business and entertainment centers. The expansive hotel boasts six award-winning restaurants, including Nicholini’s, named ‘The Best Italian Restaurant Abroad’ by Italy’s Commissione Centrale. Chef Riccardo Catarsi specializes in Northern Italian cuisine and delicious homemade pasta. The fitness center offers a 24-hour fitness suite, personal training, sauna, steam room, and whirlpool facilities. A mere stone’s throw from the hotel is a golf course, squash, and tennis courts. The temperature-controlled swimming pool is ideal for swimming laps. If you enjoy brunch, why not try the Nicholini’s and Brasserie on the Eighth free-flow Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV Champagne, and dishes from the cheese library, pasta, and antipasti. Kids have their brunch menu and drinks from the Shake Bar.
Conrad Hong Kong
88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong