Concierge Travel news and deals: Hotel deals

Machu Picchu, a World Heritage site, in Peru.
Machu Picchu, a World Heritage site, in Peru.PHOTO: ANDBEYOND


YTL Hotels has special offers at some of its properties. For one, guests at its Spa Village Resort Tembok in Bali, Indonesia, and its Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia can enjoy a 20 per cent discount if they book by Dec 15, and stay by May 31 next year for a minimum of three nights.

The stay at Spa Village Resort Tembok includes return airport transfers from Denpasar International Airport, a welcome foot bath ritual and a sunset or sunrise cruise in a jukong, a traditional Balinese boat.

At Pangkor Laut Resort, guests get a bottle of sparkling wine or non-alcoholic sparkling juice on arrival and enjoy a sunset cruise on board a teak Oriental junk.

For another offer, guests at Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse in Japan get to stay for five nights - while paying for only four - if they book by March 11 next year. They also get a complimentary bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne and an authentic Japanese dinner for six prepared by a private chef in the townhouse.

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Diamond Princess, one of 17 cruise ships operated by cruise and tour company Princess Cruises, is being deployed in Singapore for the first time until March next year.

It is built in Japan and features the largest Japanese bath at sea, with two indoor areas and one outdoor hydrotherapy pool styled after traditional Japanese public baths.

Guests can dine at Kai Sushi, a traditional sushi bar on board, which serves sushi and sashimi prepared before them. They can also enjoy meals with menus drawn up by Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone, as part of a partnership between him and the company.

The next cruise leaves from Singapore on Dec 9. It is a three-day round trip that stops in Penang and Kuala Lumpur, with prices starting at $559 a person.

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Luxury travel company andBey- ond, which operates tours in Chile and Argentina, has expanded its South American operations to Peru and Ecuador. The seven-day A Peru Family Adventure tour, which costs US$4,850 (S$6,719) a person, based on a minimum of three travellers, takes them to Machu Picchu, the enigmatic city of Cusco and the surrounding Sacred Valley, as well as the capital city of Lima.

Travellers get to meet villagers, interact with llamas and alpacas and have optional outdoor adventure choices.

The company has also introduced a seven-day Magical Ecuador and the Galapagos tour, costing US$9,668 a person based on a minimum of two travellers.

The tour features a full-day city tour of historic Quito - the world's second highest capital city at more than 2,800m above sea level - and highlights include the Independence Square and San Francisco Church.

Travellers will also be taken island-hopping on a yacht at the Galapagos Islands. They can snorkel among penguins and see the region's volcanic formations.

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Mastercard and have launched a promotion for Mastercard holders in Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, India, Australia and the Philippines. Until Dec 31, they can receive a 12 per cent discount on their next booking.

They just have to save their Mastercard as their preferred payment card and use the promo code, COF12, when booking on Hotels. com. Cardholders can also enjoy an 8 per cent discount on subsequent bookings on the website if they use the promo code "mastercard".

Until Aug 31 next year, every person who pays with a Platinum, World or World Elite Mastercard can receive a complimentary meal for a child under age 12. This offer is valid at 25 participating Inter- Continental Hotels & Resorts in Asia-Pacific.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 06, 2016, with the headline 'Concierge Travel news and deals'. Print Edition | Subscribe