Wanderfolk: Go Local With These Staycations In Your Asian City Amidst The Covid-19 Outbreak

Suffering from cabin fever or the cancelled vacation syndrome? Well, there’s still a way to find relaxation and an escape from life right where you are. Here are some of the most enticing staycation offers at the best hotels across the region, so you’ll know where to find reprieve when it all gets too much.


Sindhorn Midtown

With minimalist blue, grey, and brass interiors from the design firm behind New York City’s Apple Store, Sindhorn Midtown is a modern home for the millennial. And it’s home to the city’s first 7-Eleven Premium, with delivery straight to your room for the complete ‘home away from home’ experience. Newly launched, their opening specials include getting a complimentary room upgrade to the next room type when book the Urban Premier, Highline Premier, or 1-Bedroom Suite for your stay; and B500 dining credit at any of the dining outlets if you stay two nights or more in any suite.

Sindhorn Midtown is located at 68 Langsuan Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand, p. +66 2 796 8888.

Hong Kong

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Right in the centre of the hustle and bustle of the city is Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, a five-star luxury establishment that needs no introduction. Its sleek, modern rooms and personalised service makes it a great place to forget the chaos and unwind. Valid till 22 June 2020, their Hong Kong Staycation deal includes daily breakfast at Clipper Lounge or Café Causette for two guests, and HK$1,000 dining or spa credit per stay.

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is located at 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, p. +852 2522 0111.

Park Hotel Hong Kong

Located in the heart of Kowloon, Park Hotel Hong Kong is elegance and cosy comfort rolled into one, and the hotel’s recently refurbished rooms promise a relaxing and restful getaway. Their Family Moments promotion offers the opportunity to relax with the whole family, where children (under 12) stay for free. There’s also complimentary daily breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children (aged under 12), and a complimentary kids meal for two items from the kid’s menu at Park Cafe when accompanied by paying adults.

Park Hotel Hong Kong is located at 61 – 65 Chatham Road South Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. +852 2731 2100.

Ho Chi Minh

Hôtel des Arts Saigon

Relive the romance of a bygone era at Hôtel des Arts Saigon, a hotel that’s as much an art museum as a five-star establishment. During your stay, view the owner’s personal collection of paintings and antiques for an experience unlike anywhere else. The Memorable Weekend Escape Package includes complimentary one-way pick-up or drop-off transportation, breakfast for two at the award-winning Saigon Kitchen Restaurant, a three-course dinner at the acclaimed Social Club Restaurant, two signature cocktails per stay at Social Club Rooftop Bar from 6pm to 12am, and late check-out until 6pm.

Hôtel des Arts Saigon is located at 76 – 78 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Dist 3, 70000 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, p. +84 28 3989 8888.

Park Hyatt Saigon

If you’re looking for a getaway that’s got everything, Park Hyatt Saigon is it, with world-class restaurants and an amazing spa. The Weekend Staycation package features a premium Vietnamese 4-course sharing menu for 2 guests on Friday night (applicable for stays on Friday night) or Sunday brunch on Sunday morning (applicable for stays on Saturday night) for 2 people, early check-in and late checkout, and 50% off in-room breakfast. Package available now till 3 May 2020.

Park Hyatt Saigon is located at 2 Lam Son Square, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, p. +84 28 3824 1234.


Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei

Enjoy unparalleled views at Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, the tallest hotel in Taipei. With an impressive mix of Eastern and Western decor, soak in the luxury during your stay here. The spectacular rooftop pool is also not to be missed. The Staycation Offer includes access to Horizon Club Lounge for 2 persons including breakfast, all day refreshment, and evening cocktails, a selected set menu for 2 persons at Shang Palace, access to Health Club and rooftop swimming pool, and 20% off on spa treatments.

Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei is located at 201 Tun Hwa South Road, Section 2, Taipei, 10675, Taiwan, p. +886 2 2378 8888.

Kuala Lumpur

Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon

Set in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon is a dazzling address with luxurious serviced apartments crowned by a sky lounge and an outdoor barbecue area. They’re offering a special room rate (RM438++ per night) for their 1-Bedroom Residensi with additional benefits from now till the end of June! The package includes complimentary upgrade to a 1-Bedroom Deluxe Residensi, late check-out until 3pm, and daily buffet breakfast for two adults.

Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon is located at 10 Jalan Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, p. +60 3 2725 8888.

Top Image: Hôtel des Arts Saigon

Never without a glass of iced tea, Christy often spends her free time in bookstores, finding some zen at yoga, or at a sports bar supporting her favourite team.