The Olympian Time to Stay Close to Home

[27/04/16] 

You’d be forgiven for not knowing the origin of the word ‘staycation’ (even we had to look it up).

It’s thought the word was first used in a 2003 The Sun News article about the developing phenomenon of holidaying within easy driving distance of home. During the financial crisis of 2007-2010 it was increasingly common, especially in the US, to holiday in your own state or even city, thus skipping the hassles and expense of air travel. Since then a whole travel niche has formed, catering to travellers looking to escape the routine of day to day life with a spot of good living, and the chance to explore their own backyard a little better.

If you fancy a staycation in Hong Kong you’d be a wise fella to head to the city’s newest boutique hideaway The Olympian, which recently opened on the harbourfront a stone’s throw from the Olympic MTR in Kowloon. With all the glamour of a five star hotel – including white Rolls Royce Phantom transfers and a double-height, chandelier-encrusted lobby – The Olympic boasts just 32 rooms, each of which is a cathedral to space and luxury. Check-in sans luggage, soak in the deep soak tub while you watch your lady love enjoy the risen rain shower, catch a flick on the dual 55-inch LED televisions, work up a sweat in the comprehensive fitness centre, enjoy a well-earned lie-in under Egyptian linens in a cavernous master bedroom with views to Hong Kong Island, and if you’re feeling disconnected, meet fellow staycationers in the hotel’s intimate Lounge, home to bespoke breakfasts and evening cocktails.

Because sometimes the best people can be found close to home.


 

The Olympian
Opening special HK$1,600 per night, twin share.
www.theolympianhotel.com


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