Every Chinese New Year, the city welcomes thousands of visitors, and for good reason, Hong Kong is one of the liveliest places to celebrate the most important festival in the Asian Calendar.
It's a 15-day period packed with bustling fairs, a dashing parade, frisky lions and dragons, extravagant meals, horse races, and of course, fireworks. But with the ongoing pandemic situation in Hong Kong two of the highlight events of the holiday have already been cancelled, the Chinese New Year Night Parade and the Fireworks.
Furthermore, with visitor and quarantine restrictions in full-force, the number of tourists and hotel occupancy rates at a result have dropped dramatically offering one of the best chances to grab some top notch accomodations for a fraction of the normal rates. That hotel with fantastic views of the Harbour is more affordable than ever, definitely worth it with or without fireworks!
It's a great time for a Staycation so why not take a well-deserved break and reconnect with each other and start the New Year of the Ox refreshed and well-rested! Come and enjoy the holiday spirit as all the hotels really put on the glitz and will be all decked in red and gold, the celebrations, all socially-distanced, offer the dragon and lion dances, live music and performances, activities for children, and naturally, fantastic displays, lanterns, lights and decorations.
Here are some top hotels for a fantastic stay this Chinese New Year in Hong Kong and what they have on offer: lavish banquets, children activities, concerts and entertainment, and of course lion and dragon dances... Whether you are celebrating with friends and/or family and children, rest assured all activities are being conducted in accordance with latest Covid health and safety measures.
Latest Covid Measures for Staycation Guests
The number of people permitted in a hotel room is capped at four (unless in a group from the same family).
Hotel Pools are OPEN with restricted capacity, with groups capped at four people and spaced at least 1.5 metres apart.
There is a dine-in ban after 6pm
In the Tsim Sha Tsui side:
The Island side does have plenty of options with magnificent views of the harbour. Check our Top Hotels With Fireworks Views page for more. Also on the Island side and convenient to the Chinese New Year Flower Market in Victoria Park in the days preceding New Year's Day, the The Harbour Grand is a top choice.
Chinese New Year at the Ritz Carlton
Ritz Carlton Hong Kong is the world's highest hotel. Located between the 102nd and 118th floors of the ICC building, the tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong, it offers incredible views and panoramic surroundings of all the holiday glitz that envelopes the harbour this time of the year. Besides the killer views, the Ritz-Carlton unveils a sensational festive programme for guests to celebrate the holiday.
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The W Hong Kong
This stylish hotel is located just above Kowloon MTR Station, it takes only 23 minutes to travel from Hong Kong International Airport to Kowloon Station with the Airport Express Line. It boasts fantastic views of the city and harbour for that million dollar fireworks view, and the Chinese New Year Carnival will be a pleasant 20-minute walk along the Waterfront to the Art Park at the West Kowloon Art District.
W Hong Kong is also directly connected to the luxurious Elements Shopping Mall, and a short walking distance to High Speed Rail Hong Kong Section.
Looking to relax? Don't miss the 76th-floor outdoor pool, or perhaps a pampering treatment at the Zen-inspiring urban oasis Bliss spa or hit the treadmill at the 73rd-floor 24-hour gym.
Celebrate the Year of the Ox at any of the W's signature restaurants, Sing Yin Cantonese Dining, the glamorous WOOBAR and KITCHEN, a modern bistro reflective of W's stylish and fun design. Sing Yin normally offers set menus for lunch or dinner during the holiday period. There is also the all-you-can-eat dim sum from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for HK$268 per adult. KITCHEN the all-day casual family-friendly dining venue, offers lunch and dinner buffets during the holidays HK$498 adult for lunch buffet, HK$748 for dinner buffet
All prices are subject to 10% service charge.
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Chinese New Year at the Marco Polo Hong Kong
The Marco Polo offers a fantastic location in Harbour City, Hong Kong's largest shopping center which also goes all out during the Chinese New Year celebrations with lion dance galore, red envelopes, firecrackers...
The hotel offers superb views of the world's most dramatic waterfront and is one of our top picks for the legendary fireworks. It is steps from the Lantern Carnival at the HK Cultural Centre Piazza.
This hotel is in the middle of everything with plenty of transportation options to get around, steps from the Star Ferry and the MTR.
At the Marco Polo you can savour exciting flavours at three restaurants and bars renowned throughout the city as amongst Hong Kong's best: Cucina, Cafe Marco and Lobby Lounge, in addition to the myriad of options at Harbour City.
There are actually two other Marco Polo brand hotels in Harbour City in addition to the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, there is also the Gateway
and Prince Hotels, both 4-star hotels also offering a stupendous location and exceptional value.
Marco Polo Hotel HongKong:
No. 3 Canton Road, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Chinese New Year at the Peninsula Hong Kong
The Pen is the legendary "Grande Dame of the Far East" and oldest hotel in Hong Kong.
Located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui this hotel is perfectly situated for taking in the excitement of the festivities in grand style. Service at the Peninsula is over the top, and come holiday time, it won't dissapoint.
Its location with commanding views of the harbour for fireworks viewing and plenty of traditional Chinese New Year menus featuring dishes with prosperous associations at their award-winning restaurants will make for the perfect stay during Chinese New Year.
Spring Moon, the hotel's Michelin starred Cantonese restaurant offers a Tasting Menu HK688, Degustation Menu HK988, Classic Menu HK2,188 per person.
The hotel normally features lion and dragons in a traditional dance in The Lobby on the first day of the Lunar New Year.
All prices subject to 10% service charge.
Salibury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Chinese New Year at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
Occupying a prime spot along Kowloon's Golden Mile and Victoria Harbor, at this 5-star Sheraton you will be able to enjoy gorgeous views of Victoria Harbour from any of the Harbourview restaurants or the fantastic outdoor pool with stunning city views.
During the holiday period it is not unusual for the hotel to treat guests with Lion Dance performances that will be sure to usher in good fortune and prosperity.
Exquisite festive feasts are offered at the hotel's award-winning Chinese Restaurant, Celestial Court, serving seasonal menus offering a selection of crunchy vegetables, savory meats and succulent seafood, as well as a wide selection of teas.
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers:
20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chinese New Year at Holiday Inn Golden Mile
The Holiday Inn Golden Mile is an older property in the heart of Kowloon's lively Tsim Sha Tsui district. This is one of the first hotels we ever stayed in Hong Kong eons ago and is still going strong. What we loved more than anything was the location, adjacent to the MTR makes it a breeze to get around anywhere in Hong Kong.
It's a Holiday Inn so you know what to expect, rooms are spacious and if you are traveling with family, book a deluxe room which can accomodate a family of 4 in two double beds.
A perfect base for staying over Chinese New Year, the harbour is only a 5-minute walk away for the Lantern Carnival, and there are plenty of dining options around including the hotel's own award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Loong Yuen, which will be going all out with an array of delicately hand-crafted dim sum and traditional favourites during the holiday period.
And yes, the Chinese New Year lions normally make an appearance during the festivities...
This year at Holiday Inn Golden Mile you can also book your own private alfresco rooftop party with a sumptuous spread of food and cocktails overlooking the Tsim Sha Tsui skyline. Packages from HK9,900 with Food and drinks for 15 persons and three (3) Premier Plus Rooms included.
Holiday Inn Golden Mile:
50 Nathan Rd, Tsimshatsui
Chinese New Year at the Harbour Grand Hong Kong
The Harbour Grand is one of our top hotels for fireworks viewing. Its location in North Point in Hong Kong Island boasts a 270-degree view of the Victoria Harbour skyline. In addition, the hotel is only 5 minutes walk from Fortress Hill MTR station, easily connecting you to any point in Hong Kong.
Skyline Pavilion at the hotel's rooftop is the best vantage point to to embrace the magnificent harbourview and Fireworks display and is exclusively open for all in-house registered guests and diners to enjoy the spectacular fireworks show to welcome the new year.
The main Chinese New Year Flower Market during the days preceding New Year's Day takes place at Victoria Park, you can walk from the Harbour Grand in about 20 minutes or so.
The Harbour Grand Hong Kong:
No.23 Oil Street, North Point
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