Staycations and hotel updates

City escapes at Hong Kong’s Hyatt Centric, Royal Park in Sha Tin, and golfing academy in Sai Kung; new Zenti brand by Palace Hotels in Japan and Kempinski reopens in China


Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong (above) is offering an “all-in-one solution for a well-deserved getaway” at a location in North Point tucked away from the city’s hustle and bustle.

The Centric Staycation includes one-night accommodation at 1 King Bed / 2 Twin Beds Room overlooking Victoria Harbour with a breakfast buffet for two at The Farmhouse. There is also a choice of a lunch buffet for two or an afternoon tea for two at the Cruise, which also has harbour views.

An additional HK$400 upgrades lunch or afternoon tea to Cruise’s Set Dinner for two hours of free-flow sparkling wines, beer and soft drinks or a buffet dinner for two at The Farmhouse.

Rates start from HK$960 + 10% service charge per night only, available through to September 30.

For details and T&Cs…


Kempinski re-opens in China

Early signs of recovery and eased lockdowns after the coronavirus spread in China has prompted Kempinski Hotels to reopen all its hotels in the country.

New strict safety and hygiene procedures have been put in place to comply with local government authorities and WHO guidelines to guarantee guests’ and employees’ safety and wellbeing.

In response to the social distancing rules, Kempinski has partnered with Meituan and Eleme APP, the two leading food delivery companies in China, and launched online food and beverage sales to ensure contactless services for guests.

Kempinski culinary teams have also selected high-quality dishes best suited for long-distance delivery and have worked on improved packaging to ensure freshness.

In Hangzhou, Kempinski is collaborating with Taobao Sellers, one of China’s largest online shopping platforms to Taobao Concierge Programme’ for fashion retailers featured on the shopping site.

The Taobao project allows retailers to choose from several venues at the hotel, like a luxurious suite, the Executive Lounge or the spa as the photo-shooting setting to best complement their products. Further supplements can be added to the programme, with gastronomic packages like an afternoon tea or champagne and canapés.


Zentis Osaka

Zentis is a new lifestyle hotel brand from the management arm of Palace Hotels Tokyo, which is getting ready to open the first property in Osaka.

Zentis Osaka is set to debut during the summer in the riverside area where Dojimahama and the high-end business entertainment district of Kita-shinchi meet. Nakanoshima, an islet home to some of the city’s premium attractions – including the Osaka Science Museum and the National Museum of Art, Osaka – is a three-minute walk from the hotel while Osaka Station is five minutes by taxi.

Bookings for stays from July 15 onwards are available and rates for its entry-level Studio category begin at 18,300 yen (about US$168).


Royal package

Royal Park Hong Kong, in the New Territories town of Sha Tin, is offering a 30-day Long-Stay Special Package.

A standard room is priced at HK$12,800 and Deluxe Room at $14,800 (nett) for a stay of 30 consecutive nights with a special car-parking rate of $2,500 every 30 days (subject to availability).

For details and T&C…


Sporty meets

Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy in Sai Kung is offering the SMART Event Concept that combines sports, meetings, accommodation, recreation and teambuilding.

A Salon Meeting Package starts at HK$480 per person while a Meeting Suite Package for a group of up to 12 is available at $7,000 (nett) for a full-day and $4,000 for a half-day.

For details and T&C…


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