Concierge: Board a "Star Wars" jet? Also, AccorHotels launches 100th hotel in Indonesia

The R2-D2 ANA jet will be in Singapore next month as part of a contest.
The R2-D2 ANA jet will be in Singapore next month as part of a contest.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Now boarding - Star Wars fans.

That is what 20 lucky winners could hear on Nov 14, when they get to enjoy three hours on board the first commercial aircraft to be decorated with Star Wars livery.

Called the R2-D2 ANA jet, the experience in business class will take place while the plane is parked at Changi Airport.

Winners will get to catch a Star Wars movie while lying back on Star Wars-themed headrests and enjoy an in-flight meal on Star Wars crockery. They will also receive limited-edition merchandise such as an R2-D2 ANA jet model plane and a Star Wars plush toy.

The 20 winners will each get a pair of tickets. To take part in the contest, go to and until next Sunday. Winners will be selected by Changi Airport Group and ANA.


AccorHotels has launched its 100th hotel in Indonesia, the Novotel Makassar Grand Shayla.

The hotel, located in the heart of Makassar's city centre, features 330 rooms, including nine executive suites and a presidential suite.

It also has a wellness centre, which includes a gym and spa.

To celebrate its opening, the hotel is offering an introductory rate of 800,000 rupiah (S$81.70) - down from 880,880 rupiah - nett a night, with breakfast for two, in a superior room. This rate is valid for guests staying by Nov 30.

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Benson Ang

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 18, 2015, with the headline 'Concierge'. Print Edition | Subscribe