Concierge: Travel news and deals

A Grand Executive King room at Rosewood Phnom Penh.
A Grand Executive King room at Rosewood Phnom Penh.


The 28-year-old Parkroyal Penang resort was reopened earlier this month after an extensive RM55-million (S$18.6-million) refurbishment.

The lobby, public guest areas and each of the resort's 284 guestrooms and 24 suites, which range from 23 to 94 sq m, have been renovated to include new furnishings, lighting and local artwork.

The resort has also opened Cinnamon, a 281-seat modern and casual dining restaurant, and refreshed its 80-seat Javana Lounge, which looks out over the resort's upgraded outdoor gardens and swimming pools.

For more information, go to or call 1800-22-0021.


Dynasty Travel will hold a travel fair at Suntec City, North Atrium (between Towers 1 and 2), from 11am to 8pm on March 3 and 4.

Special offers include up to $800 off a couple for group tours, a lucky draw with prizes worth up to $2,000 and a chance to redeem a Sony Camera α5000 worth $799 with a minimum $9,500 payment made with an HSBC credit card.

Itineraries on offer include a 12-day tour of Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia (from $2,888), which includes visits to the Bulgaria Rose Festival; the stunning Rila Monastery, the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria; and the Balkan's most complete mediaeval art in Boyana Church in Bulgaria.

For inquiries and bookings, call 6338-4455 or e-mail


The Rosewood Phnom Penh has opened in the 39-storey Vattanac Capital Tower in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.

Located in the central cultural and business district along Preah Monivong Boulevard, it is the tallest building in Phnom Penh and offers 360-degree views of the city. It is also near iconic landmarks such as The Royal Palace, National Museum, Central Market and Wat Phnom.

Designed by Melbourne's BAR Studio, the 175-room hotel features 37 suites, four dining venues - including Brasserie Louis, a French-Cambodian restaurant on the 35th floor - and Sora, the highest bar in the city.

Starting at 50 sq m, the hotel's residential-style guestrooms are some of the largest in Phnom Penh. Their contemporary design draws from French colonial and Khmer influences, with dark wood, sleek fixtures, neutral linen and large, round, window-facing tables that can double as dining or work spaces. Guests can enjoy views of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers.

The hotelhas introductory offers. For instance, a package called A Taste Of The Kingdom includes welcome amenities, breakfast for two at Brasserie Louis, 25 per cent savings in any of the hotel's dining venues (excluding alcohol), high-speed Internet, one-way airport transfer by Rosewood Phnom Penh limousine and complimentary late check-out upon availability. Rates start at US$260 (S$344, excluding taxes) a room a night.

Another package, Mekong Indulgence, includes accommodation in the elegant Rosewood Suite, with daily breakfast, a 90-minute massage a person, dinner in Brasserie Louis, a one-time replenishment of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages in the personal bar, high-speed Internet, personal butler service, round-trip airport transfer by Rosewood Phnom Penh limousine and complimentary late check-out upon availability. Rates start at US$1,200 (excluding taxes) a room a night .

For more information or reservations, call +855-239-36888, e-mail or go to

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 25, 2018, with the headline 'Concierge: Travel news and deals'. Subscribe