Limited leaves, limited budget, schedules that just can’t meet your friends’ or partner’s no matter how much you push and move your dates – these are just some of the challenges we face when trying to plan a holiday. The solution? A staycation. For those unfamiliar with the term, it’s a portmanteau of “stay” and “vacation”, also known as a holistay. However you want to call it, it simply means having an enjoyable holiday without a boarding pass or a jetlag. You might be thinking it’s impossible to escape the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong without flying away, but we have come up with 5 ways you can spend your long weekends without having to spend your precious holiday time stuck in a plane.
Experience HK’s first ever warehouse conversion hotel situated in an industrial art house neighborhood in up-and-coming South Island district. Book any of the rooms on their website and enjoy freebies like breakfast, in-room bar and snacks, free flow drinks and self-laundry! Not enough free stuff? You and your guest can enjoy Buy One Get One Free main courses in the Southside’s European restaurant, Cirqle and Mediterranean rooftop restaurant Above, with the ENTERTAINER app.
Since staying in the city means not spending on flights, why not reward yourself with a luxurious stay in a five star hotel like the Conrad? Have that well deserved deep soak in the bathtub, soak in the rays in the heated outdoor pool or simply admire the city’s famous skyline through your room’s window. Because really, when was the last time you did that? One night is not enough to try all of the hotel’s 6 restaurants, so make sure you use the ENTERTAINER’s buy one get one free offers on rooms at the Conrad.
Taking your kid on a surprise birthday staycation? Then the Gold Coast Hotel is the perfect place for you! Take your pick from the chic seaside rooms with themes like the Princess room for your dainty little girl, the Safari room for your animal loving boy, and even a HK Tram room for fans of the Ding Ding!
Immerse yourself in HK’s history and enjoy some peace and quiet by staying in the UNESCO heritage-awarded Tai O Heritage Hotel. Travel back in time as you explore the hotel, unfolding the colonial building’s rich history dating back to 1902, and take a little walk to the fishing village. Marvel at the precariously balanced stilt houses and see for yourself why Tai O is often referred to as the “Venice of the Orient.»
Feel like going on an excursion? Ferry over to HK’s ex-Portuguese colony neighbor, Macau, and explore what the city has to offer beyond the casinos. Let the ENTERTAINER app be your guide and help you save some moolah with its buy one get one free offers on the adrenaline-pumping Macau Tower climb with AJ Hackett, followed by a chow down on 2-for-1 dinners in McSorley’s Ale House.
Get the most out of your staycation! Snag ENTERTAINER 2017 (original price HKD475) and Cheers Hong Kong 2017 (original price HKD295) for a SECRET DISCOUNT. Both the ENTERTAINER and Cheers come with a FREE Hotels Worldwide supplement, giving you access to Buy 1 Get 1 Free room nights in over 500 luxurious properties all over the world. To unlock the discount, simply use promo code HUBHK2017 in your in-App cart upon checkout.