Bedtime cinema in the ballroom

Cordis Hong Kong turns ballroom into movie theatre; fun getaways at Sheraton; big dining changes at Mandarin Oriental, and Avani staycations

Now showing… in Cordis’ ballroom

A BALLROOM at one of Hong Kong’s leading luxury hotels is being transformed into a cinema with guests viewing movies from the comfort of a king-sized bed.

Cordis, Hong Kong has arranged 12 beds in its ballroom spaced apart according to social-distancing guidelines with movies showing on specific dates through June, July and August. The “cinema hall” has a seven-metre ceiling and snacks and beverages can be served.

Summer Screenings at Cordis is one of 18 new staycation packages offered by the hotel at Langham Place, Mongkok, and priced from HK1,700 per night with early check-in (noon) and late check-out at 4pm.

Other staycation created by Cordis, Hong Kong include:

Private Kitchen in the Sky – Offering views of the city and a private dinner prepared and delivered personally to the Suite by hotel’s chef.

O Canada – A Canadian tasting dinner where guests can chat with the hotel’s Quebec-born culinary director Paul McLoughlin.

Best of British –An authentic British dinner and an apple crumble cooking class by chef de cuisine James Oakley.

Fly Me to France – Featuring a tailormade four-course wine-pairing dinner inspired by the Côtes du Rhone region.

24 Hours in Bangkok – Step into a Thai-inspired holiday with a private Thai boxing lesson from  certified trainers, a fresh coconut by the pool, a Thai dinner and a Thai massage at Chuan Spa.

For all package details, go here…


Getaway and dine at Sheraton Hong Kong

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers is offering two staycation packages based around a getaway for the family and a gourmet room-dining experience.

The Fam-Tastic Getaway Room Package is available for bookings until  August 31 and  is priced from HK$1,162. The hotel has partnered with the Hong Kong’s “Silicon Valley of Culture” – K11 Musea – and other family-friendly entertainment spots to present fun-filled packages.

The “Stay-A-Licious” Stay + Dine Staycation Package, also available for bookings until August 31, starts at HK$2,067. With rooms that offer sweeping views of Victoria Harbour, guests can enjoy a bespoke dinner (valued at HK$1,488) at Celestial Court Chinese Restaurant, which has been recognised by the Michelin Guide since 2009 and Black Pearl Restaurant Award since 2019. Chef Jack Chan, the hotel’s Executive Chinese Chef will prepare dishes such as Traditional Peking Duck (half) and Pan-fried Canadian Scallops with assorted mushrooms and homemade X.O. Chili Sauce.

For package details, visit…


Restaurant revamp at Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will embark on a six-month renovation programme starting in August to upgrade dining facilities located on the top floor of the group’s flagship hotel.

The renovation will see Pierre Gagnaire’s Michelin starred restaurant close after a successful 14-year tenure, while Man Wah will be expanded into the space currently occupied by M Bar.

Prior to the start of the renovation, special menus and celebrations have been created to pay tribute to the popular dining venues. These include a Grand Finale Degustation Menu at Pierre and a Salute to a Legend eight course tasting menu at Man Wah on July 31. Guests are encouraged to book tables early to avoid disappointment.

For reservations and further details call +852 2825 4000, or email…


Work, play with Avani

Thailand-headquartered Avani Hotels is offering “big -value, big-adventures” staycation packages at it properties across Asia Pacific, with bookings until June 28.

More Avani staycation offers, including a Work and Play package can be found here…


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