Hotel Online Press Releases 
What's New in Pacific Asia: December 1997
 

HONG KONG

HongKong Hotel Presents Winter Savings
Guests can enjoy up to 40 percent savings at the HongKong Hotel this winter. Rates range from HK$1,350 for a single, standard floor room to HK$2,500 for a Continental Club double room (rates do not include service charges or government taxes). These seasonal packages include daily American buffet breakfast, newspaper, local calls, free local outgoing faxes, extended late check-out at no charge and discounts on laundry and dry cleaning. Other services featured are all-day tea/coffee, evening cocktails in the private lounge and use of the board room. For further information or for reservations, call (852)21133115. Media contact: Ms. Yvonne Chan, tel (852)21130088.

Special Promotion Highlights Hong Kong Festival Tour
Japan & Orient Tours, in conjunction with the Hong Kong Tourist Association, offers a package that coincides with the "Year of the Tiger" festivities that will be held in Hong Kong in late January. The Hong Kong Festival Tour programme includes round-trip air via Cathay Pacific or Northwest Airlines, hotel accommodations with full American breakfast daily, meet & greet and round-trip airport hotel transfers, baggage handling at the airport, half-day Hong Kong Island sightseeing tour, guaranteed VIP seating at the Chinese New Year Parade and metro and ferry passes. The 8-day tour is priced at US$1,258, with departures scheduled from January 23-26,1998. For more information, call J&O Tours in San Diego, USA, at (1-800) 377-1080. Media contact: J&O Marketing Department, tel (1-619) 282-3131 (ext. 225).

Ritz-Carlton Introduces "Winter Delight Package"
On December 15, the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong will launch its "Winter Delight Package", valid through February 28,1998. The package includes buffet breakfast for two in The Cafe, daily newspaper and use of the Fitness Centre, welcome tea and fruit presentation and a discount on hotel Gift Shop items. Garden-view rooms are priced at HK$1,850; Harbour-view rooms are available for HK$2,450. Contact your local travel consultant or the nearest Ritz-Carlton reservation service, or call the Ritz-Carlton at (852) 2877 6666. Media contact: Ms. Rhonda Kwok, tel (852) 2845 3910.

New Package Accommodates Business Travellers
Until September 15,1998, the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong will offer its "Meetings Plus" package, catering to business travellers who book a minimum of 10 rooms. The "Meetings Plus" package, priced at HK$2,150 per day, features garden-view accommodations and guests' choice of meeting room (available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), two coffee/tea breaks with refreshments, a three-course Executive Luncheon, conference amenities such as writing pads and pens, audio/visual equipment and a 15 percent discount off Business Centre services. "Meetings Plus" is not commissionable. Contact the hotel's ERS Hotline at (852) 2532 2033 or fax (852) 2537 4733. Media contact: Ms. Rhonda Kwok, tel (852) 2845 3910.

Ritz-Carlton "Rack Pack" Deal Features Key Benefits at Key Price
Until June 1998, guests at the Ritz-Carlton can reserve the hotel's "Rack Pack" special, designed to best accommodate business travellers by offering key benefits in one package. With rooms ranging from HK$2,850 to HK$4,200--with guaranteed upgrades-"Rack Pack" includes round-trip airport limousine transfers; daily buffet breakfast; 20 percent discount on all faxes, international calls and calling card charge; guaranteed late check-out; and free laundry service, local calls, use of the hotel's fitness centre and newspaper. Rates are for single or double occupancy and do not include service charges or government taxes. Contact your nearest Ritz-Carlton reservation service or local travel consultant, or call (852) 2877 6666. Media contact: Ms. Rhonda Kwok, tel (852) 2845 3910.

Kowloon Shangri-La Features Winter Package
The Kowloon Shangri-La Hong Kong introduces its special winter rate, available until February 28,1998. Guests who purchase the "Winter Package" will receive daily newspaper and continental breakfast, welcome Chinese tea and fruit and free use of the hotel's Health Club and indoor pool. The package is priced at HK$1,888 per night for a superior room based on single/double occupancy, with a supplemental charge of HK$678 for a harbour-view room. Call your nearest Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts reservation office, or dial the hotel's reservations department at (852) 2733 8787. Media contact: Ms. Patsy Chan, tel (852)2721 2111, ext. 8326.

Hotel Introduces Harbour View Package
The New World Harbour View hotel is featuring its Harbour View package from December 17,1997 until February 28,1998. The package includes a standard harbourview room for HK$2,288 per night, limousine transfer to and from the airport, daily breakfast, daily newspaper, free local calls and long distance calls with no service charge, free laundry, late check-out, welcome fruits and use of the hotel's gym. For reservations, call (852) 2802 2228. The package is 10 percent commissionable to travel agents on the base package rates. Media contact: Ms. Eva Wong, tel (852) 2584 6818.

Guandong Hotel Has Standard Package at Competitive Rates
The Guandong Hotel is now offering promotional rates on its standard package. Available until March 15, 1998, the package costs HK$800 nett based on single occupancy and HK$880 nett based on double occupancy, and daily buffet breakfast is included. An extra bed is priced at HK$380 nett (no breakfast provided), and extra buffet breakfast costs HK$110 nett per person per day. Rates must be paid directly to the hotel and are non-commissionable. For more information or reservations, call (852) 2739 3311. Media contact: Mr. Andy Tsang, fax (852)27211404.

Airline Personnel Receive Hotel Benefits
Kowloon Panda Hotel is promoting a hotel package for airline employees only. Upon presentation of company staff ID, airline personnel can receive a rate of US$50 per room per night (not including service charges and government taxes). The package includes early check-in and late check-out, welcome drink and fruits, use of the swimming pool and gym, shuttle bus service to and from downtown Kowloon and to Mongkok and shopping and laundry discounts. In addition to this package, the hotel is offering another promotional rate at HK$650.00 nett per room per night; for HK$770.00 nett per room per night, breakfast is included. Both specials are valid until February 28, 1998. Call (852) 24093188 or e-mail reservations@megahotels.com.hk. Media contact:
Ms. Mylene Bautista, tel (852) 24093227.

INDONESIA

Special Hotel Discount Geared at Sports Enthusiasts
The Hotel Putri Bali Nusa Dua is offering a special package with benefits for sports buffs. The "Green Putri Bali" package, valid until December 25,1997 and from January 6-June 30, 1998, features one hour on the hotel's tennis court and one hour on the squash court. Priced at US$110 per room, per night, based on single occupancy and $U5120 per room, per night, based on double occupancy, the package includes buffet breakfast, airport transfers by mini bus and a 10 percent discount on meals taken in the hotel. The rates are inclusive of 21 percent service/tax. Reservations are subject to prior confirmation by quoting "Green Putri Bali." For reservations, cal (62) 361-771020 or e-mail putribali@denpasar.wasantara.net.id. Media contact: Mr. Nyoman Megeg, tel
(62) 361-771020.

Hotel Deal Highlights Balinese Culture
Bali's Hotel Samur Aerowisata is featuring its "Forever Deluxe" deal, which includes a dinner enhanced by a cultural performance and five nights in a Balinese-decorated deluxe room. The package, priced at US$308 net per person and valid until December 31,1998 (excluding Christmas and New Year 1997/1998), also features daily American breakfast, round-trip airport transfer and tax and service charge. Single supplement is US$225 net and an extension night is US$60 net per person per night. For more information or for reservations, call (62)361288011. Media contact: Mr. Gede Aditha, tel (62) 361288011.

Parkroyal Sanur Bali Package Features Plenty of Luxuries
The Parkroyal Sanur Bali Hotel is offering a package that features some special amenities. For US$95, guests receive free use of the hotel's tennis court; a 50 percent discount on an interconnecting room and breakfast for children under 15 years; discounts on lunch, dinner and room service orders; and a free "Creme Bath" massage in the hotel Health and Beauty Salon. The special also includes accommodation in a garden room, welcome drink and fruit platter, and daily American breakfast for two adults. The offer is valid until June 30,1998 (except from December 20,1997 to January 5,1998). Government and service taxes are not included. For reservations, call (62) 361288833. Media contact: Mr. Christopher Ryan, tel (62) 361288833.

Bali Hyatt's Meeting Package Makes Perfect Business Sense
Bali Hyatt is featuring a meeting package that is designed to cater to guests' business needs. The special, with accommodations in a Garden View room priced at US$97 per room per night (single and double occupancy), is valid until December 23,1998. The hotel's "Half-Day Meeting Package" costs US$18 per person per day and includes American breakfast buffet, five-hour use of the meeting room between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., overhead and slide projectors, white board, flipchart and microphone. The "Full Day Meeting Package," which costs US$36 per person per day features the same amenities, but grants guests the use of one meeting room from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Taxes and service charges are not included; room rate and meeting package are commissionable to bona fide travel agents. Contact your nearest Hyatt Worldwide Reservations Centre; call (62) 361-281234; fax (62) 361-287693; or e-mail bhyatt~dps.mega.net.id. Media contact: Ratna Suari, tel (62) 361-281234.

Regency Club Retreat Lets Guests Live in Luxury at Low Cost
Bali Hyatt's "Regency Club Retreat" rate offers guests more than 25 percent savings on its Regency Club rooms until December 23,1998. Priced at US$1 65++ per night, the package includes airport transfer, accommodations in the Regency Club Garden View room, use of the exclusive Regency Club Lounge, express check-in and check-out, breakfast and afternoon tea/evening cocktails and automatic enrollment in Hyatt International's Gold Passport programme. Call Bali Hyatt's Customer Service Department at (62) 361-281234. Media contact: Ratna Suari, tel (62) 361-281234.

Family Package Ensures Fun for the Whole Family
Bali Hyatt and Grand Hyatt Bali have launched the "Magical Family Package" to make planning a family holiday a breeze. The package, available until December 23,1998, includes a family-size room overlooking lagoons and gardens, American breakfast, a free half-day at the children's activity centre, unlimited use of fitness club or health centre, 15 percent discount at the resorts' shops and boutiques and free shuttle service between the two hotels. The family package at Bali Hyatt is priced at US$1 10++ per room per night and is valid for two adults and one child; the package at Grand Hyatt Bali is US$145++ per room per night and is valid for two adults and two children under 12 years of age. For more information or for reservations, contact the hotels' Jakarta Worldwide Reservation Office at (62) (021) 315 1234; or call Bali Hyatt at (62) (361) 28 1234 and Grand Hyatt Bali at (62) (361) 77 1234. Media contact: Ratna Suari (62) (361) 281234.

Travel Package Caters to Business Needs
The Mandarin Oriental Jakarta is featuring a package designed to give business travellers the best benefits. The Oriental Option Package, priced at US$159 per night and valid through 1998, offers guests three options: upgrade to a Superior Suite; US$25 credit per day for food and beverage spending in the hotel's outlets, laundry or valet, or telephone and business centre usage; or a personal gift from the local region. In addition, the package includes late check-out, local calls and admission to the hotel's newly renovated health club. For more information or for reservations, call (62) 213141307. Media contact: Dhaneswari Retnowardhani, tel (62)213141307.

Hotel Offers Travel Trade Renovation Special
The Bali Dynasty Resort will feature its "Travel Trade Renovation Special" for travel agents only and their immediate staff from January 5-May 31,1998. The deal, priced at US$50.00 nett/night based on single or double occupancy, includes round-trip airport transfers, and an extra bed costs just US$1 5.000 nett/night. An identification card is required upon arrival. For more information or for reservations, call Ms. Dias at (62) 361752403 or fax (62)361757212. Media contact: Suta Marjaya, tel (62)361752403.

Cruise Package Means Fun for the Whole Family
Bali Hai Cruises have introduced a special family rate for their famous Sunset/Dinner Cruise. For just US$109, two adults and up to three children can a enjoy a tropical evening aboard a luxurious catamaran. Bookings can be made through travel agents, call Bali Hai Cruises at (62)361720331 or fax (62)361720334.

Luxurious Specials Abound at the Mirage
Mirage Resorts & Thalasso, Bali will offer guests two special deals beginning this season. The "Sweet Suite Package" (code S.S.P) features one night in a Seaview Suite for US$260.00 (single, twin or triple occupancy) and is available until September 30, 1998; the "Thalasso Spa Package" (code T.G.D 111)-available from December 20,1997January 5,1998 and August 1-31,1998--gives visitors a choice of a three-night stay in one of three rooms, with prices ranging from US$504 for a single standard to US$1,008 for a twin suite. Both packages feature one "Touch of Thalasso" spa therapy options and include daily American buffet breakfast and one buffet dinner of choice, return airport transfers, welcome fruits and drink and late check-out. Rates do not include service charges or government taxes; packages are commissionable at 10 percent to bona fide travel agencies. For details or for reservations, call tel (62)361771888. (Note: Mention code number when making reservations.) Media contact: Janto, tel (62) 361771888.

Pesona Bali Offers Discount Deal
Pesona Bali is featuring a discount rate of US$85, valid until March 31,1998 (excepting peak season dates December 23, 1997-January 3,1998). The deal includes American breakfast for two. For more details, call (62) 361730814. Media contact: I Gede Sanat Kumara, tel (62) 361730814.

Tour Packages Help Guests Explore Bali
Golden Kris Tours (Wisata Keris Emas) is offering two special tours that introduce travellers to Balinese culture, landscape and heritage. The company's "Typical Bali Package Tour" includes a visit to Kehen Temple in Banglil, a stop in the wood-carving centre of Mas and a trip to a monkey forest. The tour programme for the "Inside Bali Roundtrip Package" features a journey to the Gunung Kawi King tombs and a walking trip around the rice fields. For more details or for prices, call Golden Kris Tours at (62) 361-289225; fax (62) 361-289228; gdkris@dps.mega. net.id.

MACAU

Mandarin Oriental Offers Seasonal Deals
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is featuring its special "Winter Interlude Package," effective until March 31,1998, at the Mandarin Oriental Macau and the Hotel Bela Vista. The package includes breakfast, welcome fruit basket, late check-out and complimentary bed for a child under 12 sharing a room with parents. The package ranges from HK$1 050-H K$1 ,400 at the Mandarin and HK$2,300-HK$3,300 at the Hotel Bela Vista; prices vary depending on the day of the week. Rates do not include service charges or government taxes. For reservations, call (852) 2881-1988. Media contact: Ms. Anita Ao, tel (852) 2576-6006.

MALAYSIA

Beriaya Tioman Presents Industry Travel Discount
Best Western's Berjaya Tioman Beach Resort will feature its Interliner Travel Discount deal for qualified travel industry personnel only. The package, valid until February 28, 1998, is for a Standard Chalet room. Priced at RM14O.00 nett, the package is less than half of the room's normal rate. The deal includes daily buffet breakfast. A surcharge of RM3O.00 nett per room/night applies for check-in on the eve of and on public holidays. For reservations call (603) 242 9611 or fax (603) 244 2527.

Half-off Deal at Beriaya Langkawai
On December 1,1997, Berjaya Lang kawi Beach & Spa Resort will extend its 50 percent discount off of its published rates for all room categories. Prices range from RM14O.00 for a Superior Chalet to RM1 ,000.00 for a Presidential Suite. A welcome drink upon arrival and a fruit platter are included in the package. Black-out dates are:
December 1-8,1997; December 16,1997-January 2,1998; and January 26-February 6,1998. Contact (604) 959 1888. Media contact: Ms. Maria Hew, tel (603) 2484261.

Concorde Hotel's Rockin' Deal
The Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur is offering its "Hard Rock Package" until December 31,1997. The package includes two complimentary drinks at the Hard Rock Cafe for a weekend stay and 6ne free drink for a weekday stay, and a 10 percent discount off Hard Rock Cafe merchandise. A deluxe room is price at RM178.00++ and a deluxe premier room is priced at RM198.00++; both prices based on single/double occupancy. Rates do not include service charges or government taxes. For more information or for reservations, call (603) 244 2200. Media contact: Ms. Low Lai Fun, tel (603) 244 2200.

Exotic Resort Offers "Borneo Escapade Package"
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort in Kota Kinabulu is featuring a luxurious weekend getaway. The "Borneo Escapade Package" includes two nights' accommodation, daily American breakfast for two, free use of the hotel's Health Club (with discount on massage services), one hour use of tennis court, discount on food and beverage, free airport transfers, and scheduled shuttle service to city. In addition, two children up to 12 years of age may share a room with parents free of charge. The package, available from January 1 to December 31,1998, is priced at RM690.00++ (with RM5O.00++ surcharge per room per day during peak periods). Call (60) 88-225800 for more information or for reservations. Media contact: Mr. Steven Ang, tel (60) 88-225800.

Superior Deals at the Renaissance Palm Garden Hotel
Renaissance Palm Garden Hotel offers guests two Superior Room packages with great incentives. Until December 15,1997, guests who stay two nights in a Superior Room at RM198++ per night receive the 3rd night for RM98++, or collect a voucher for a future stay that is valid until February 28,1988. From December 16, 1997 to February 28, guests who stay one night in a Superior Room at RM198++ per night receive a voucher that entitles them a second night for RM98+++, valid until February 28, 1998. As a bonus, guests who stay at the hotel December 24-30,1997, or January 25-February 15,1998, will receive a food and beverage voucher worth RM3O. For reservations, call (603) 9432233. Media contact: Farah Abd Halim, tel (603) 9432233.

Pelangi Package Benefits Travel Trade Personnel
The Pelangi Beach Resort will feature its travel trade rate of RM21 5 nett per room night from January 5-December 19,1998. The rate is non-commissionable for travel trade personnel only. For more information, call the Pelangi at tel (60) 49551001 or fax (60) 49551122. Media contact: Mr. David F. Fong, tel (60)49551001.

Weekend Getaway Package Available at JW Marriott
Until March 31,1998, JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur will offer its "Weekend Break" package, priced at RM199++. The package includes accommodations in a deluxe room, buffet breakfast, complimentary parking, a shopping passport at two of Kuala Lumpur's premier shopping malls, and use of the hotel's swimming pool, fitness centre, outdoor tennis court and jogging track. A maximum of two children below 16 years of age may share a room with their parents. The rate is applicable for reservations on Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights and does not include service charges or government taxes. For more information or for reservations, call (603) 9268000 or fax (603) 9257013. Media contact: Ms. Alice Young, tel (603)9259000.

Special Offer Aimed at Travel Trade
SMI Hotels & Resorts extends its "Trade*tional Malaysian Welcome Offer" to travel trade professionals this month. The offer is a 60 percent discount off of the rack rates of all room categories at SMI's various hotels. The deal is valid until December 19,1997 at Penang Mutiara Beach Resort, Pelangi Beach Resort and Burau Bay Resort in Langkawi, and Riviera Bay Resort in Malacca; the offer is available until December31, 1997 at the Hotel Istana in Kuala Lumpur and the Taman Negara Resort in Pahang. Travel trade personnel may be required to show their ID/credentials at the hotel upon check-in. For more details or for reservations, contact the SMI Central Reservations Office in Kuala Lumpur at (603) 242 8826 or fax (603) 243 0823. Media contact: Ms. Patricia Goh in Singapore, tel (65) 235 7788.

PHILIPPINES

Tour Package Highlights Philippines History
The Philippines Department of Tourism presents its Kalayaan Tour Special, which celebrates the 100th Year of the Proclamation of the country's independence through special events, tours and shopping excursions. The six~ay package, priced at US$571, includes a centennial parade, a food festival showcasing regional cuisine, a fireworks display and a ball featuring the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and some of the country's leading dance bands. The tour will take place June 10-June 15,1998. For details, contact your Filipino tour operator or your nearest Philippine Department of Tourism Overseas Office. Media contact: R. Romulo A. De Los Reyes, tel (63) 25238411.

SINGAPORE

Hotel Royal Offers Special Single/Twin Package
Through December 1998, the Hotel Royal will feature a single/twin package for S$149 nett per room, per night. The package includes a welcome drink, daily American breakfast, in-room tea/coffee making facility and daily local newspaper. Automatic upgrade to a deluxe room is subject to availability. For reservations, call (65) 3500118/168 or fax (65)2538668. Reservation via e-mail at reservation@hotelroyal.com.sg is encouraged. Media contact: Mr. James Chan, tel (65) 2354411.

Special Room Package at the Albert Court Hotel
The Albert Court Hotel will feature its "Special Room Package" from December 1,1997 until February 21,1998. The package includes upgrade to a deluxe room (subject to availability), welcome fruits and non-alcoholic drinks. The single occupancy rate is S$130; the twin/double rate is S$140. Advance reservations are required and subject to availability. For reservations, contact the hotel's hotline at: tel (65) 431 4240; fax (65) 339 3253; or e-mail at saIes.mktg@aIbertcourt.com.sg. Indicate "Special Room Package" in reservation requests. Media contact: Mr. Alex Tan, tel (65) 339 3939.

Carlton Hotel Has Holiday Rate
Until December 31,1997, Carlton Hotel Singapore is offering business executives and travellers a special rate of S$190+++ in its newly renovated Carlton Club rooms for single and double occupancy. The package includes fruit basket, in-room safe and a suit pressing. Guests also have exclusive access to the Carlton Club Lounge, where complimentary breakfast and evening cocktails are served. All rooms have a panoramic view of the city or harbour. For more information or for reservations, call (65) 3388333; e-mail RoomReservations@CarIton.com.sg. Media contact: Ms. Lai Kwan, Chaim, tel (65) 3388333 or e-mail PR@Carlton.com.sg.

Marriott's Promotional Packages Aimed at Business Travellers
Until February 21, 1998, Singapore Marriott Hotel will offer two packages designed to optimise travellers' potential business opportunities. The Deluxe Room deal, priced at S$228 per room per night, includes iron and ironing board, electronic phone mail, a spacious work area and outlets for modem and fax, newspaper, access to the 24-hour business centre and use of the fitness centre. The Executive Room package, priced at S$253 per room per night, features the same amenities as the Deluxe deal, in addition to one free apparel pressing upon arrival, breakfast, coffee, tea and evening cocktails. Rates do not include service charges and taxes. For more information or for reservations, call (65) 295 6204. Media contact: Ms. Doreen Lim, tel (65) 831 4556.

Royal Crowne Plaza Presents Winter Promotion and "Celebration Escapade"
The newly-renovated Royal Crowne Plaza Singapore introduces its special winter rates from December 1,1997 to March 31, 1998, and its "Celebration Escapade" package, which is available until February 10,1998. The winter rates, priced at S$210.00+++ for a Deluxe Room and $240+++ for a Crowne Plaza Club Room, save guests 40 percent on published room rates; in addition, guests who pay by American Express enjoy such benefits as a free upgrade, breakfast and discounts on laundry and business centre services. The hotel's "Celebration Escapade" package, priced at S$230 per room night, single or double, includes a Celebration Seafood Barbecue dinner for, American buffet breakfast for two, use of the hotel's Club Excel gym and fitness centre and late checkout. Both packages feature accommodations in a newly refurbished room and use of all hotel facilities. For reservations, call (65) 235-5064. Media contact: Ms. Linda Lee, tel (65) 7317976.

Hyatt Offers Discount Deals During Festive Season
From December 1,1997 until February 20, 1998, the Hyatt Regency Singapore will offer a variety of discount packages during the holiday season. With prices ranging from S$580 for a Grand Room Package and S$1 ,280 for a Regency Club Deluxe Suite package, guests receive two nights' accommodation, airport limousine transfers, a fruit platter, daily newspaper, unlimited entry to the hotel's health club and one free extra bed for children under 12 years of age. The hotel, located in the heart of Singapore's shopping centre, provides a great location from which to take in the annual Christmas light-up and January's Han Raya festivities. Rates do no include service charges and are non-commissionable to travel agents. For reservations, contact your travel planner or nearest Hyatt hotel, or call the Hyatt Regency Singapore at tel (65) 738 1234. E-mail reservation requests at reserve~hyatt.com.sg. Media contact: Ms. Patricia Davis, tel (65) 730 7022 or pdavis@hyatt.com.sg.

Hotel New Otani Executive Suite Promotion is a Sweet Deal
The Hotel New Otani's Executive Suite special, available until December 31,1998, combines luxury and cultural highlights. For S$300 (not including service charges) per night for two, guests get to relax in the hotel's executive suite, which houses an extra sofa bed, spa bath and sliding door to separate the room's spacious living room from the bedroom and computerised bedside console. The package also includes Singapore River Cruises and temple strolls every Saturday with hotel executives; "Business Express" shuttle to Lau Pa Sat, City Hall and Suntec City; one-way Singapore Trolley service to Orchard Road, Shenton Way and World Trade Centre; invitation to Open Bar Cocktail Reception on Wednesdays; discount on beverages in hotel's bars and restaurants; and 24-hour in-house movies. For details or for reservations, call (65) 3383333. Media contact: Ms. Penny Lai, tel (65) 3383333.

Shangri-La Helps Make Business a Pleasure with Executive Package
Priced at S$249 a night, the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore offers business travellers an array of benefits. The package, valid until December 31,1997, includes accommodations in a Tower Wing deluxe room, daily American breakfast and two complimentary suit pressings. Another option is the tropical Garden Wing, for an additional S$75 a night. For more information or for reservations, call (65) 235 1666. Media contact: Mr. Dexter Chia, tel 965) 737-3644.

"Super Saver" Package Offers Superb Deals
The Marco Polo Singapore is featuring its "Super Saver" package until December 31, 1997. Package prices range from S$180 based on single occupancy for a Superior Room to S$215 based on double occupancy for a Deluxe Room. The special includes American breakfast, use of Clark Hatch Fitness Centre, free local phone calls, daily newspaper and extended check-out. Rates do not include service charges or taxes. For more details or for reservations, call tel (65)471-2263 or fax (65)479-6161. Media contact: Ms. Juliana Ang, tel (65)474-7141.

Great Specials for Business Travellers
ANA Hotel Singapore is offering two great deals for business travellers until December 31,1997. Travellers are entitled to a "Double Point" credit for every $1 spent on room bookings (triple points awarded for all suite bookings); points are added to guests' Classic Corporate Club awards. Another option is the hotel's deluxe room package, which includes accommodations for S$300+++ per room, per night based on single/double occupancy, breakfast, unlimited laundry, free local calls, IDD calls and faxes at cost, exclusive use of Executive Lounge, Internet and e-mail access and a discount on Business Centre services. For more information or reservations, call (65) 8391536 or fax (65)2351516. Media contact: Ms. Amy Ang, tel (65)8391501.

THAILAND

Marriott Offers Super Saver Package
Bangkok's Marriott Royal Garden Riverside Hotel is offering its Super Saver Package until September 30,1998. The package features an upgrade to a deluxe river-view room; welcome drink, fruit and flower; daily newspaper; in-room tea and coffee making facilities; and use of the hotel's health club. For single/twin accommodations, a city-view room is priced at US$90++ and a river-view Room is priced at US$100++ (rates are subject to 10 percent service charge and applicable government tax, currently 10 percent). For reservations, call the following numbers: Thailand toll free (except Bangkok) at (088) 247 688; Hong Kong toll free at (800) 66 11 054; Singapore toll free at (800) 93 3723; or e-mail MARRIOTTRGR@minornet.com. Media contact: Mr. Prachoom Tantiprasertsuk, tel (66) 2 4760021.

Dusit Thani Hotel Offers Special Rate to Travel Industry Professionals Only
Until September 30,1998, the Dusit Thani Bangkok will offer its "Interline Rate" to qualified travel agents, airlines and hotel staff only. For US$90, guests receive guaranteed upgrade to stay in the hotel's "Landmark Deluxe Room," the Junior Suite, which features a master bedroom with separate living room. The package also includes 24-hour butler service, free use of Dusit Spa & Fitness Club and 3:00 p.m. check-out; spouses also stay free of charge. Company ID is required upon check-in. For reservations, call (66) 2 236 0450 or e-mail rsvndth@dusit.com.

Hilton Offers Deals in Bangkok's Beautiful Nai Lert Park
The Hilton International Bangkok at Nai Lert Park is featuring a variety of attractive travel packages. All deals include a welcome drink and use of the hotel's sauna and fitness centre. "Feel at Ease in the Park," a standard accommodation package, is priced at US$99 per room per night and valid until March 31,1998. The "Executive Comfort in the Park" special, which offers an executive floor room at US$140 per night and is also valid until March 31, includes such amenities as a welcome glass of champagne, butler service for unpacking and packing, and laundry service and business centre discounts. For US$85 per single/double room per night, the "Amazing Thailand" package allows children occupying the same room with parents to stay free of charge. Rates are subject to tax and service, and are commissionable to bona fide agents (10 percent). For more information or for reservations, call (662) 253-0123.

Siam Inter-Continental Offers Reduced Rates to PATA members
Siam Inter-Continental Bangkok is featuring two discount packages to PATA members through the spring season. Interline rates for travel industry guests are priced at US$34++ for a Tower room and US$43++ for a Garden room. The hotel's "Weekend & Short Break Package," priced at US$79++ for a Garden room, requires a minimum two night-stay, but features 50 percent off an additional room for children travelling with parents. Both packages are valid until March 31,1998. Tax and service are not included. Contact (66-2) 253-0355-7 or e-mail bangkok@interconti. com.

New Marriott Hotel Offers Special Introductory Rate
The JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok, which opened its doors in September, is featuring an introductory rate of US$99 until April 1,1998. All guest rooms feature colour satellite TV, pay movies, minibar, hair dryer and tea/coffee-making facilities. Each room has three phones and two lines equipped with call waiting, conference calling, IDD, voice mail and data ports. Other hotel amenities include a Grand Ballroom; 16 meeting rooms; health club with outdoor pool, steam and sauna, Jacuzzi, massage and a beauty treatment center; and a variety of specialty restaurants. For reservations, call (662) 656-7700. Media contact: Ms. Lalana Santos, tel (662) 656-7700.

Rembrandt Hotel Package is a Bona Fide Bargain
From December 1,1997 until March 31,1998, Bangkok's Rembrandt Hotel gives guests the opportunity to take advantage of a great winter deal. The hotel's package, priced at US$285 net based on single occupancy and US$315 net based on twin/double occupancy, features executive floor accommodations, express check-in and check-out, welcome fruit/drink on arrival date, daily tea and coffee in the executive lounge, free pressing of two pieces a day and no extra charge for express laundry (4 hours), butler service for unpacking/packing, one complimentary cocktail and snacks during happy hour, free shoe shine service, free use of space for meeting at the hotel's business centre and free round-trip airport/hotel/airport transfers by private limousine. Bookings must be made under "PATA Special Package"; no third party may be involved and the package is non-commissionable. For more information or for reservations, call (66) 2617100. Media contact: Ms. Puangkaew Parthornrat, tel (66) 2617100.

Mercure Hotels Offer a Great Escape
From now until December 20,1997, escape to Mercure's hotels in Bangkok, Chonburi, Pattaya or Koh Samui for just Bt999++ per night. Also, for just Btl ,999++ per night, Sunday through Thursday, guests can stay in a two-bedroom bungalow at Mercure Hotel Hua-Hin Resort. Packages do not include breakfast. Rates are commissionable at 10 percent for travel agents. Contact your travel planner or call (61 8) 9 366 8666.
Media contact: Ms. Claire Saunders in Bangkok, tel (66-2) 267-0810, ext. 2223.

Tai-Pan Offers Business Deals That Make Sense
Through the end of the year, the Tai-Pan Hotel is featuring two business deals. The "Dollars & Sense Package" and the "Meeting Package" include two nights accommodations, daily American breakfast, late check-out, newspaper in room and free use of the fitness center. The "Meeting Package," which requires a minimum of 10 people, features an overhead projector, multi-system TV and video, sound equipment, portable mic, video camera and recorder, slide projector and podium. The "Dollars & Sense Package" is priced at US$118 for a single deluxe room and US$140 for a twin/double deluxe room; the "Meeting Package" costs US$155, with an additional US$1 Os per person sharing a twin. For details or for reservations, call (66) 22609888. Media contact: Pattaravadee Onsakul, tel (66)22609888.

VIETNAM

Historic Hotel Sofitel Launches Holiday Packages
Hanoi's Hotel Sofitel Metropole features two festive packages to help guests celebrate Christmas and the New Year. The packages feature free upgrade on availability, roundtrip airport transfers, welcome drink, daily American buffet breakfast and late check-out. The Christmas special, priced at US$290++ single and US$350++ double, includes Christmas Eve Dinner & Celebrations at Le Beaulieu French restaurant; the New Year deal, priced at US$320++ single and US$398 double, includes an eight-course New Year Gala Dinner & Celebrations at Le Beaulieu restaurant. Call (844) 8266919. Media contact: Ms. Sarah Grant, tel (844) 826 6919.

Hotel Offers Competitive Room Rates
Hotel Sofitel Metropole Hanoi has launched its Metropole Plus package, valid until March 31, 1998. The special entitles guests to daily American breakfast, automatic room upgrade, one hour of free computer use, local calls, late check-out and mileage credits for frequent flier programmes on Royal Orchid Plus, Global Awards or Qantas FFP. Sofitel Exclusive card holders can exchange mileage credit for a one-night stay credit. Rates range from
US$1 99++ for a single premium room to US$245++ for a double deluxe room. Call (844) 826 6919, ext. 8011. Media contact: Ms. Sarah Grant, tel (844) 826 6919.

REGIONWIDE DEALS

Hyatt's "Great Deal" Packages Mean Great Savings
Until February 28,1998, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts will feature 54 "Great Deal" offers, featuring discounts of up to 45 percent off of regular room rates at 38 hotels in Asia Pacific. "Great Deal" rates are commissionable at 10 percent to all bona fide travel agents. Call the Hyatt Worldwide Reservations Centre in Hong Kong at (852) 29561234 or fax (852)2956-2151. In the United States, call (1-800)233-1234 or fax (402)593-9838. Media contact: Ms. Marina Bullivant in Hong Kong, tel (852) 2768-1234.

Contact:
Pacific Asia Travel Association
Bill Hastings/Lyn Hikida
PATA Communications
1-415-986-4646
email: patacom@ix.netcom.com
 


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