HK hotels launch Champagne and whisky-themed staycations

Two hotel groups in Hong Kong have released staycation promotions to attract locals, inviting Champagne and whisky lovers to indulge themselves this summer.

Despite the fact that Hong Kong is swiftly recovering from the pandemic, the fall in tourism has hit some of local industries hard, including hotels. As a result, hotels are targeting locals to help revive business. They have been intensively promoting room packages that encourage people, who can’t travel due to the restrictions, to take a mini-getaway. To stand out, some hotels have come up with creative thematic promotions to attract guests.

Available from now until 30 September 2020, W Hong Kong has teamed up with Veuve Clicquot Champagne to deliver a rounded Champagne experience. Upon check-in to the hotel, guests will be welcomed with two glasses of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, plus a set of welcome canapés, while the room is decorated with Veuve Clicquot touches.

A brand ambassador would then hold a private 60-minute Champagne tasting class with guests in the room, savouring four different Champagnes including the Yellow Label, Rosé, Vintage 2008 and La Grande Dame 2008. The package also includes a bottle of Rosé to be enjoyed at the rooftop pool. Last but not least, guests will also receive a Veuve Clicquot gift set upon check-out to end the stay with a pop.

Home to Tiffany’s New York Bar, one of the famous long-standing whisky bars in town, Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong has also branched into alcohol-themed promotions with the launch of the Malt & Stay staycation package.

Whisky fanatics can revel in Tiffany’s New York Bar, boasting one of the largest selection of whiskies in Hong Kong with more than 300 labels on the menu, as dinner and a bespoke whisky flight are included. Based on guests’ preference and knowledge of whisky, the bar would design a flight that comprises whiskies from all over the world – some of them are limited rare casks.

With a booking of two rooms on the same date, guests will receive a complimentary 60-minute whisky masterclass (valued at HK$888). The masterclass will be conducted by a whisky ambassador, who will share tips and guiding through the tasting of the whisky flight. Guests with a sweet tooth should not miss the mini whisky chocolate cake served in-room, which is also part of the package. Starting from HK$1,988,  the promotion is available from now until 31 August 2020.

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