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August 6, 2009

In-Town Check-In

Hordes of people pushing to get through to the ticket machine, everyone’s luggage sailing around the carousel except yours, chronic neck pain, puffy red eyes and lackluster skin due to one too many long haul flights and endless jet lag? Check out. Relaxing on a cushioned day-bed by a glam rooftop pool with killer views, getting cosy in one of the world’s best hotel rooms complete with 600-thread count sheets and a bath you could get lost in, toned limbs, glowing cheeks and sparkling eyes after a few hours of well-deserved spa indulgence. Check in. For the most fun, chilled-out summer getaways, look no further than the shores of our very own gorgeous tropical island and peninsula. Pull out your tote bag, put on some shades, throw in your bikini and a page-turning novel, and get ready for the most relaxing weekend you’ve had all summer. . .

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Looking for a getaway that’s more flash than cash? The Grand Hyatt has introduced a fantastic summer promotion especially for Hong Kong-ers. Book their 8-2-8 Local Escape and you can check-in at 8:00am Saturday morning, be munching on croissants in your Grand Harbour View Room by 9:00 and lounging at the pool by 10:00. For just HK$828 per person, you will receive a one-night stay, early morning check-in, late evening check-out, breakfast in your room or in the Grand Café, a 15% discount on spa treatments at Plateau and at the hotel’s restaurants including the acclaimed Grissini and One Harbour Road, and complimentary parking for your Maserati (sorry, we got caught up in the day-dreaming!). In addition, you can enjoy one of three fun extras including a Tiffin Dessert Buffet or Afternoon Tea Buffet for two, two reserved poolside sun-loungers with three hours of free flowing soft drinks, wines and beers, or a bottle of wine and fine cheeses delivered to your room. Enjoy all of the hotel’s stunning amenities until you check out at 8pm on Sunday evening and arrive home 10 minutes later, completely refreshed and ready for the week ahead! (2584 7038,, Quote offer code “HY687″ when booking, Price based on double occupancy and valid until Sept 5)

W Hong Kong
Always looking for an excuse to celebrate? Join W Hong Kong as they ring in the 1st anniversary of their auspicious grand opening date of 8-8-08 with a weekend full of festivities. For only HK$888 per guest per night, you can wake up in one of the W’s stunning Wonderful Rooms and enjoy eight fabulous amenities and services. Start the day with buffet breakfast in Kitchen, relax in bed with a complimentary in-room movie, sip cocktails in the glam Living Room lounge, receive HK$100 spending credit to use towards a yummy spa treatment at Bliss, access the world with complimentary internet and join in the birthday fun with a special anniversary gift. . . for you, a champagne toast on Saturday night at 8pm in the Living Room and exclusive access to the VIP after-party. Plus, as an in-house guest you will be able to make a splash at their sky-high and super glam rooftop pool all weekend long. Last year may have had the Olympic opening ceremony, but this year’s 8-8 is shaping up to have some exciting surprises of its own! (3717 2992,, Price based on double occupancy)

The Fleming
Planning a boys night out? The award-winning Fleming boutique hotel has just the spot for you. Their recently launched ‘His Space’ guest rooms feature a plethora of boys toys including video consoles for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii, a golf putting green, an iPod dock entertainment system, all the latest men’s magazines and a DVD library filled with classic male favourites. Priced at HK$1,400/night, these special rooms also come with a 50% discount on selected imported beers, full American breakfast and a 3pm late check-out, which should be enough time to sleep in and recover from whatever mischief you may have gotten up to the night before! (3607 2225,

InterContinental Hong Kong
The InterContinental Hong Kong is home to some of the best restaurants in the world and now to you, with a special “Summer in the City” promotion exclusively for HK residents. For HK$1999 per room per night, you can indulge in a Superior Plazaview Room or pay just HK$200 more to upgrade to a Superior Harbourview Room and wake up to a view of the HK skyline from one of the city’s most amazing vantage points. Feast on a complimentary decadent buffet lunch for two at the Harbourside restaurant, stretch and revitalize with complimentary sunrise yoga or tai chi and while the afternoon away on the Asian inspired terrace in the wake of one of HK’s largest outdoor swimming pools and unique temperature infinity spa pools overlooking the Harbour, until your ultra late 8pm check-out. If you can’t bear to tear yourself away, the award winning kitchens of NOBU and SPOON are at your service! (2721 1211,, Promotion valid through Aug 31)

We’re sad to say it’s almost check-out time. Hope you enjoyed your stay!

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