Sizzling summer breaks

20 Jun 2010

Long breaks, short breaks – just be sure and take one! Here’s some to consider from this week’s grab bag.


Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is offering deals throughout its luxury network worldwide. Valid from July 25 to September 6, 2010, the promotion includes a daily hotel credit between US$25 and US$100 per day for room bookings, or a daily hotel credit between US$50 and US$200 for suite bookings. A minimum two-night stay is required.


Regal Kowloon Hotel has two World Cup Fever room packages priced at HK$938 (US$120) and HK$988 (US$127) per room per night from now until July 12. The offer is only for Hongkong and Macau residents.

Both rates offer these extra privileges: one night’s accommodation in a Standard room, free in-room coffee and tea making facilities, free access to fitness room, 10 percent discount on food at hotel restaurants except Basso Bar and a late 1500 check-out. An additional HK$200 (US$26) applies to bookings on Friday and Saturday per night.


Accor Hotels and Resorts is offering “cash back” incentives throughout its 36 properties in Thailand.

From June 21 to September 30, guests staying at Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, all seasons and ibis hotels will receive:

• THB500 (US$15.21) – at any Pullman, MGallery and Novotel per room per day to be spent in the hotel

• THB250 (US$7.60) – at any Grand Mercure and Mercure per room per day to be spent in the hotel

• THB150 (US$4.56) – at any ibis and all seasons per room per day to be spent in the hotel

Guests can spend their “cash back” credits on services in the hotel restaurants, bars or treatments in the spa.

VIE Hotel Bangkok will upgrade bookings for two consecutive nights in a Deluxe room to a Deluxe suite until Juy 31.

Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket has an opening rate of THB2010 (US$59) per room per night. This applies to stays between August 1 and October 31.


Princess d’Annam Resort & Spa has packaged round-trip air transfers from Saigon to the resort with a two-night stay for US$27,710. The offer is valid until October 31.   

Besides a round-trip transfer in a Mi 17, a twin turbine transport helicopter (flying time one and half hours), guests can enjoy a bottle of Dom Perignon upon arrival and a 4.5 hour signature spa treatment, accommodation in a two-bedroom, 185 square-meter Empress Villa, featuring a private, walled compound with a secret garden, a private infinity pool and ample space indoors and out. All meals are taken at the Empress’s second floor veranda, overlooking the pristine seascape at Ke Ga Bay.

Joy Zhou

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