The ‘Suitest’ Staycations in Hong Kong

The ‘Suitest’ Staycations in Hong Kong

Hong Kong houses some of the best hotels in Asia, a region synonymous with top-of-the-range luxury. With ongoing restrictions in travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hotels across the city are launching special staycations for local residents to embrace the best of the best. Speaking of the best, indulgent hotel seekers may choose to splurge and book the most jaw-dropping, grand suites which take staycations to a whole new level. The Compare Retreats team checked into the suitest suites in Hong Kong’s most prestigious luxury hotels to experience the ultimate staycations in the city. 

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The Peninsula: The Peninsula Suite

Size: 4,111 square feet

Opened in 1928, The Peninsula Hong Kong has been serving customers with exceptional service and hospitality since its debut. Known as the ‘Grand Dame of the East’ the flagship property excels in five-star hospitality and has consistently been ranked as one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Guests can indulge in the myriad of offerings at this spectacular urban gem—from the award-winning spa to the array of dining options which cater to every palette. Chesa whisks you to the Swiss Alps for an indulgent Fondue feast, while the modern European fare at Felix, like the views, will take your breath away. In terms of experiences, no other hotel has such a range of activities to keep guests entertained than The Peninsula, which offers Rolls Royce tours, movie nights in thematic suites, helicopter tours, lavish spa treatments, and so much more to delight and surprise you during your stay. The indoor pool features a chic outdoor patio that is perfect for all kinds of weather and the Voya treatments in the spa are simply divine.

The incredible Peninsula Suite is set atop the Peninsula Tower, offering the most spectacular views of Victoria Harbour. Measuring 4,111 square feet, the suite features a double-height living room with floor-to-ceiling windows and an exclusive landscaped terrace. Staying true to the elegant furnishings found throughout the hotel, guests can marvel at the sophisticated contemporary-meets-classic décor, decked in rich tones and sumptuous upholstery. The bathroom boasts picturesque views from the indulgent bathtub, perfect for an evening soak. Entertain guests with the dedicated TV room featuring state-of-the-art entertainment systems, a 10-seat dining room with an adjoining kitchen, a comfortable private living room, grand piano, palatial bedroom, bathroom, a gym and a cinematic screening room.

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Asaya: Asaya Lodge: Gardenia

Size: 969 square feet

Situated within Rosewood Hong Kong, Asaya is a fully-integrated wellness destination, featuring exclusive spa treatments, nutrition at Asaya Kitchen and overnight lodges to truly escape. The Asaya Lodges are designed by the well-renowned Toni Chi Studio, and are one-of-a-kind luxury wellness retreat properties in Hong Kong to rejuvenate the mind and body. Eat Mediterranean creations at Asaya Kitchen (the mushroom carpaccio and hamachi are a must), enjoy spa therapies in your dedicated treatment room in your suite, unwind wearing SilentMode meditation masks and try facials, massages, physical therapies, and more from the incredible team. Spend your afternoons at the 25-metre-long outdoor infinity pool, which promises uninterrupted views of the harbour and the opportunity to enjoy scrumptious refreshments from Asaya Kitchen. Each suite is fitted with its own heated marble bathhouse and small outdoor terrace—but the star of the show is at the spa’s largest bathhouse which also features its own hydrotherapy pool. Before checking out, don’t forget to peruse the Asaya boutique and stock up on ethical homeware and natural skincare that works from brands like GROUND, EviDenS de Beauté and Sunday Riley.

There are two signature Asaya Lodges at the holistic location—the Camelia and the Gardenia. Gardenia is the most indulgent spa suite onsite, spanning 969 square feet, nestled within the lush green courtyard on the seventh floor of the hotel. A true wellness retreat in the heart of the city, the Asaya Lodge features a bedroom, dedicated wellness bar, full-sized luxury toiletries and a private spa room with two spa beds and a treatment machine. For a perfect retreat, book in some movement, sound healing, meditation and massage treatments before enjoying a vitamin-boosting IV infusion and a bath. Guests can also make the most of the 24-hour Butler service to cater to every need.

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Rosewood: Harbour House

Size: 3,121 square feet

One of the most luxurious new developments in Hong Kong, Rosewood takes centre stage on Kowloon’s waterfront, offering a peaceful respite in a prime location. The hotel is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, incredible decor and luxurious accommodation options. Interiors are designed by highly-acclaimed Tony Chi Studio, with stand-out features including Gracie wallpaper, in-room cocktail bars, an Instagrammable outdoor infinity pool, wellness centre and a beautiful patisserie. Rosewood is a destination in itself—but make sure to book restaurants in advance as they get full quickly. Get to the pool early on a weekend if you want a prime spot. All suite bookings at Rosewood are granted access to the hotel’s Manor Club, a private sanctuary for truly impressive bespoke services and scrumptious all-day dining.

A private elevator up to the 57th floor of Rosewood Hong Kong will lead you to the incredible Harbour House five-bedroom suite. The expansive house has two outdoor lap pools, a private gym, gardens and a view overlooking Victoria Harbour. If you’re looking for something smaller, the one, two and three harbour suites are lavish options that also boast butler service and club access. The circular soaking bathtubs in the mirrored marble bathrooms are the most notable in-room design element for a good reason, they’re simply perfect.

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The Upper House: Penthouse

Size: 1,960 square feet

Luxury boutique hotel The Upper House, designed by André Fu, features minimalist elements and rich raw materials that make every stay zen, peaceful and relaxed. Staying true to its holistic ethos, the hotel offers a range of therapies and experiences, including yoga and meditation sessions, fitness classes, a 24-hour gym and in-room treatments. The Sky Lounge and Lawn often have exciting events for guests to enjoy and the 49th floor is home to some of the best food in the city. Order celery juice for a fresh start to your day, have the team whip up gluten-free goodness or indulge in decadent dining options for a more lavish treat. Personalisation is key here and Kristina Snaith-Lense and her exceptional team make every guest feel like they’re the only ones at the house. Soaking away the day in the exceptional baths with spectacular city views is the perfect way to close out an evening.

The House has two large and decadent Penthouses on-site. Both are spacious retreats for an intimate escape, decked in cosy cushioned window seats, curated art, design books with panoramic views of the Victoria Harbour and its bright city lights. Each Penthouse features a large living room, maxi bar, dressing room, and two spacious ensuite bedrooms with enormous bathtubs.

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See also: How The Upper House’s Kristina Snaith-Lense Reboots & Retreats

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The Landmark Mandarin Oriental: Entertainment Suite

Size: 1,798 square feet

An intimate oasis situated in the heart of Central, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is connected to its luxury namesake shopping mall for easy access. Taking a minimalistic approach to its design, the hotel boasts five-star service and impeccable dining experiences which include the Michelin-starred, sustainability-centric Amber. Other culinary highlights include SOMM, a French neo-bistro and lobby bar MO Bar, which recently launched its breakfast menu for all-day dining. The 18-metre heated indoor pool, The Oriental Spa, and extensive wellness facilities including a dedicated Pilates and Yoga room ensures guests can fully unwind and escape the metropolis for a moment of calm.

Host the event of your dreams at the Joyce Wang-designed Entertainment Suite, a 1789 square-feet, city-view venue which doubles as a celebration suite as well as a private refuge. The versatile space features state-of-the-art audiovisuals, 85-inch LED TV, an entertainment wall and a master bedroom equipped with a FreshBed Sleep system. Besides the cinema-like experience, guests can also marvel over the beautifully-designed bathroom with a standalone marble bathtub, within the gorgeous master bedroom which features its own sitting and dressing areas and walk-in wardrobe. There is a master bedroom and an additional en-suite bedroom with its own walk-in closet. Feeling peckish? Hire one of LMO’s award-winning chefs to cook up a Michelin-starred feast from the Gaggenau kitchen, to be served in the dining room seating up to eight guests. The L900 Landmark Suite is a more cosy abode in comparison but features a stunning spherical bathtub and plush, luxury furnishings welcoming up to four guests at a time.

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Read our full review of LANDMARK Mandarin Oriental here

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Mandarin Oriental: Mandarin Suite

Size: 3,843 square feet

Mandarin Oriental retains traditional charm and old-world nostalgia in the heart of Hong Kong for a quintessential luxury experience. With nine restaurants, an award-winning spa, two bars and an indoor pool, the hotel is frequented by many locals, business travellers and healthy holiday hunters. Eat at Man Wah for the most beautiful Yum Cha in the city, Chinnery for old British and Indian classic dishes, and buy an engraved silver mug from The Captain’s Bar as a souvenir to take home. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, features 1930s Shanghai-inspired décor in a tranquil setting and is popular for its traditional and modern treatments. Bring your swimming kit for a plunge in the indoor pool, the perfect hotel amenity for a winter staycation.

The Mandarin Suite is the hotel’s presidential two-bedroom accommodation, comprising a living room and dining room for up to 12 guests, a kitchen, powder room, large master bedroom with an adjoining spa suite, and a marble bathroom with a deep soaking bath. Overlooking the iconic skyline, the suite features a balcony that runs the entire length of the living and dining room to see the view while breathing in the cool breeze. Furnished with priceless antiquities, restored furniture and handcrafted décor, this suite will exceed your expectations.

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Read our full review of Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong here

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Four Seasons: Presidential Suite

Size: 3,430 square feet

Frequented by celebrities, CEOs and dignitaries, Four Seasons Hong Kong is one of the best hotels in the city, famed for its consistent five-star service and state-of-the-art facilities. Wellness seekers can enjoy spa journeys and wellbeing offerings, including meditation, yoga and vibration sound therapy. The Spa is a pampering haven, equipped with a stunning vitality pool, sauna and range of rejuvenating treatments. Guests can further unwind at the two outdoor and infinity pools, followed by an indulgent evening at one of the Cantonese, French or Japanese restaurants, which share eight Michelin stars between them. Lung King Heen is a must for the best Cantonese dining, a three-Michelin-starred restaurant helmed by the  Chef Chan Yan-tak—the steamed lobster and double-broiled morel mushrooms are highly recommended for health-conscious diners. Guests who value privacy can try the in-room activities (accessible via the Four Seasons app), which include wine tastings delivered to your door and virtual wellness activities from sound therapy to workouts.

The Presidential Suite is perched on the 43rd floor of the hotel, spanning an impressive 3,430 square feet. Coloured in a soft palette of natural hues and woods, the one-bedroom suite boasts 180˚ views of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon, a full marble bathroom, with a guest powder room, a spacious walk-in wardrobe, an informal sitting area, a separate study, plus a dining table which hosts up to ten people. There’s a dedicated wellness room with a massage bed and basic fitness equipment and a photo-worthy bathtub that overlooks the cityscape.

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Read our review of Four Seasons Hong Kong here

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St. Regis: Presidential Suite

Size: 2,582 square feet

Designed by world-renowned interior designer André Fu, St. Regis is nestled within the heart of Wan Chai—with subtle hints of the old-school district found in the decor. The luxury hotel rooms and suites reflect an East-meets-West ambiance, complemented by the array of dining options for well-heeled gourmands. The bar and art-deco accents are particular standouts, while the incredible Michelin-starred dinner at L’Envol is not to be missed. Small yet intimate, the hotel spa features one room with a reliable menu of treatments and the pool is beautiful for lounging.

Designed to entertain, the 2,582 square-feet Presidential Suite is a well-equipped one-bedroom accommodation with an enormous dining room (catering for up to 12 people) with a large marble lazy Susie and a huge living room for lounging. The walk-in closet gives enough space for all the necessities, while the bathroom boasts stunning marina views from its cosy bathtub. Avail the ‘bath on-demand’ service, spread out in the generous living room with one of the many chic books in the suite, and enjoy afternoon tea in your room for the quintessential St. Regis experience.

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The Murray, A Niccolo Hotel: The Murray Suite

Size: 2,422 square feet

Previously home to former government offices built in 1969, The Murray Hong Kong, A Niccolo Hotel, reopened as a luxury hotel in 2018. Nestled within Central’s iconic Cotton Tree Drive, the art-centric hotel is designed by Foster+Partners, a London-based architectural firm. The urban sanctuary houses 336 suites and guest rooms boasting stunning views of the city, and a selection of five elegant restaurants—one of which towers over the city with rooftop access. Designed primarily as an indoor lap pool, the chilled relaxation pool welcomes guests to take a plunge or simply lounge on the deck chairs.

The eponymous Murray Suite spans 2,422 square feet and is furnished in the hotel’s signature contemporary urban-chic façade, with natural stone surfaces, plush carpets, and fine textiles. Natural daylight from the floor-to-ceiling windows floods the space for a calming ambiance, uplifted with the assortment of sleek designer furniture, including a guest-friendly round dining table. The bedroom features a king-sized bed and his and her walk-in wardrobe, while the picturesque bathroom boasts a freestanding bathtub overlooking the city views. Guests can make the most of the personalised butler service throughout the stay, the in-room exercise area, and the well-equipped pantry. For something a little smaller, the dog-friendly hotel also offers the Signature Suite for a more intimate experience.

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Read our full review of The Murray, A Niccolo Hotel here

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K11 ARTUS: High-Floor Harbour-Facing Two Bedroom Residence

Size: 965 – 1,378 sq.ft

A contemporary-chic residence overlooking the Victoria Harbour, K11 ARTUS is attached to the also-newly-opened K11 MUSEA shopping mall. Highlights include the spectacular infinity pool, in-room afternoon teas, balconies and its proximity to everything from nature parks to shops—you’ll never run short of things to explore in the area. Guests can stay as long-term residents at the beautiful penthouses, but for staycations, the High-Floor Harbour-Facing Two Bedroom Residence is also a noteworthy find.

Located on one of the highest floors of the establishment, the High-Floor Harbour-Facing Two Bedroom Residence features a continuous balcony to peer at the panoramic view, an open-plan living area and a private lift to enhance the ultra-private, ultra-luxury experience. The built-in bathtub is an intimate spot, ideal for soaking in with an evening read.

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The Langham: Chairman Suite

Size: 1,320 square feet

Combining a unique heritage of Victorian-era London with subtle Chinese influences (like the delightful three-Michelin-starred T’ang Court), The Langham is an opulent, beautifully-decorated hotel located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui. Guests can devour cheat-worthy meals at Main St. Deli and escape at Chuan Body + Soul spa before going for an indulgent dip in the outdoor pool.

Reminiscent of luxury fashion houses in Europe, The Langham’s Chairman Suite is a charming two-bedroom, three-bathroom suite, decked in soft tones of cream, silver and white. The bedroom features a decorative fireplace for a homey touch, while the hand-crafted furniture uplifts the ambiance with its meticulous pleating and silk upholstery. Take a soak in the marble-clad bathtub to unwind any evening.

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See also: Top 6 Luxury Dog-Friendly Hotels In Hong Kong

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Hotel ICON: Designer Suite by Vivienne Tam

Size: 860 square feet

Stylish and modern, Hotel ICON was designed by a group of talented local architects with a boutique luxury concept in mind. Featuring a rooftop outdoor heated pool, pampering spa services and beautiful harbour views, the hotel remains one of the city’s best-kept secrets. The culinary inclined should indulge in a Peking dinner feast at the iconic Above & Beyond restaurant—it’s as scrumptious as they say it is.

Designed by world-renowned fashion designer Vivienne Tam, Hotel ICON’s Designer Suite by Vivienne Tam emanates a ‘China chic’ persona, thanks to its plush furnishings and floor-to-ceiling rouge. The one-bedroom accommodation offers sleek comfort in an intimate space, with added perks upon booking, including Exclusive Club access with complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktail in Above & Beyond Lounge.

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Faye Bradley

Faye Bradley is the editor and business development manager at Compare Retreats. She is an avid writer, editor, illustrator and yogi who is passionate about all things wellness, travel and the arts.

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