• Twenty percent discounts off luxury villas in Thailand, Vietnam and the Maldives are offered through The Leading Hotels of the World until December 31, 2009. Participating properties are Anantara Phuket Resort and Spa and Banyan Tree in Phuket, The Nam Hai in Hoi An and Taj Exotica Resort and Spa in The Maldives. Besides special rates, guests will enjoy a welcome party on arrival.
• Nikko Kuala Lumpur has two deals during the periods of August 20 to October 15, 2009 and December 15, 2009 to February 28, 2010.
The first package is priced from US$118 per room per night in a Deluxe Room, single occupancy and includes welcome drink, buffet breakfast for two, daily fruit platter, free newspaper, access to gym, pressing of two garments upon arrival, shuttle service to KLCC and KL Plaza, 20 percent off laundry/pressing, off the total food bill at the Chinese and Japanese restaurants and off spa treatments. An added US$30 gets an upgrade to a Club Floor.
The second rate is priced from US$147 per room per night in an Executive Nikko Club Room with access to the lounge, personalised check in and check out, buffet breakfast at the lounge where free snacks, cocktails are offered, laundry/pressing of up to six pieces per room daily, broadband internet access at the lounge, free internet access in the room, a one-hour use of the meeting room at the business centre, 1500 check out, 20 percent off business centre services and IDD calls and 25 percent off dry cleaning and laundry charges.
• Shangri-La Hotel Ningbo, the chain’s 28th property in China, opened recently with 563 guestrooms. A major trading and shipping hub, the port city is a two-hour drive from Shanghai via the Hangzhou Bay Bridge. Guestrooms feature broadband internet access, integrated audio-visual system allowing guests to interface personal electronic devices. Facilities include a health club with a 25m lap pool and two tennis courts, 13 private dining rooms at the hotel’s signature Shang Palace, 5,000sqm of meeting space, including a column-free ballroom and a spa with nine private treatment rooms.
An opening rate of US$119 per night in a Deluxe Room, single or double occupancy, is available with daily breakfast.
Margie T Logarta