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Duplex suites with all the comforts of home

17 Mar 2010

Talk about space, these duplex suites have it plus all the comforts of home and more.

FRASERS SUITES HANOI

What it’s like? Located in the prestigious central Westlake, the 170-unit serviced apartment property occupies 19 floors of a 25-storey Syrena tower. The apartments offer panoramic views of the city stretching alll the way to the lake and the Red River. Apartments in duplex configuration are available: the Three + One Bedroom Deluxe Duplex has a total floor area of 285sqm and the Three + One Bedroom Executive Duplex measures 293sqm.

How many rooms: 8 (Four units for each duplex apartment category)

Amenities: State-of-the-art home theatre system, extensive use of technology and modern interpretation of locally-inspired motifs and finishings. Each apartment at Fraser Suites Hanoi comes with separate living, dining, kitchen and bedroom areas, and is decked out in ultra-chic designs complemented by top-notch interiors, fittings and entertainment system.

Price: Daily rate is UD$450 for a Three Bedroom + One Bedroom Deluxe Duplex an US$500 for a Three Bedroom + One Bedroom Executive Duplex

Website: http://hanoi.frasershospitality.com

HILTON KUALA LUMPUR

What it’s like? The hotel’s Presidential Suite and Penthouse Suite are designed as a duplex, measuring 175sqm and 250sqm respectively.

How many rooms: 1 unit each

Amenities: Both suites are fitted with all the modern convenience from internet connectivity to the latest entertainment system. Both suites have separate living, working and dining areas. The Penthouse Suite is fitted with its own Jacuzzi and sauna.

Price: MYR5,275 (US$1,589) per night in the Presidential Suite and MYR8,775 (US$2,644) per night in the Penthouse Suite. Rates include breakfast and Executive Floor access for two persons.

Website: www.hilton.com

PAN PACIFIC HOTEL SINGAPORE

What it’s like? Measuring 162sqm, the split-level Loft Suite provides breathtaking views of the harbour from the privacy of the living room and bedroom balconies. The generous lounge on the lower floor allows for discussions or cosy entertaining. A spiral staircase leads to an open-concept bedroom-cum-study on the second level.

How many rooms: Just two of this type.

Amenities: State-of-the-art entertainment system, LCD TV with 36 local and international TV channels, free Wi-Fi, in-room fax machine and round-the-clock butler service. Other perks include free car service within surrounding financial district on a weekday, access to the Pacific Club Lounge for champagne buffet breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and 24-hour pantry access with juice bar, ice-cream, specialty teas and snacks.

Price: S$$5,000 (US$3,581) a night.

Website: www.panpacific.com

REGAL AIRPORT HOTEL MEETING AND CONFERENCE CENTRE

What’s it like? The hotel’s duplex suites are part of the recent HK$38 million (US$4.9 million) renovation that includes the addition of 67 guestrooms. Located on the 9th floor, the duplex sports contemporary design with bright interiors. It measures 75sqm.

How many rooms: Two Duplex Suites (The Presidential Suite also has a split-level design.)

Amenities: Relaxing lounge, study and dining areas as well as a fully equipped kitchen are on the lower floor. Other features include complimentary internet, LCD TV, fax machine upon request, and coffee- and tea-making facilities among others.

Price: HK$20,000 (US$2,578) a night

Website: http://regalhotel.com

THE PENINSULA BEIJING

What’s it like? Located on the 14th floor, which is a club floor, the hotel’s duplex suites offer premium guests the feel of home with their split-level design. The bedroom and work desk on the second floor provides optimum privacy when resting and working. The duplex suite covers a total area of 68sqm.

How many rooms: 17

Amenities: Club lounge priviledges, complimentary internet access, fax machine with private number, 42″ plasma TV screens with cable channels, DVD players, MP3/MP4 connectivity, multifunction bedside electronic control panels, downstair sitting room, spacious bathroom with separate shower stall, bath tub and toilet cubicle among others.

Price: CNY5,950 (US$870) a night

Website: www.peninsula.com

THE ST REGIS SHANGHAI

What it’s like?ype. The Imperial Suite is a two-storeyed unit with a residential touch, inspired by the classy high-end apartments in Manhattan. Measuring over 300sqm, it features two bedrooms, a vanity corner in the first storey, large dining room, living area, study and library.

How many rooms? Just one of this type.

Amenities: Herman Miller “Aeron” chairs, rainforest showers, Bose CD Wave Radio and custom-designed matresses. The famous St Regis butler service is of course available round the clock.

Price: CNY37,260 (USR$5,450)

Website: www.stregis.com/shanghai

Margie T Logarta and Gigi Onag

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