Name a star, Europe getaways, SG50 safari deals and more

The glass-roofed Penthouse Conservatory Suite in Hotel 41.
The glass-roofed Penthouse Conservatory Suite in Hotel 41. PHOTO: THE RED CARNATION HOTEL COLLECTION

Name a star

Guests can count stars instead of sheep before they drift off to sleep in the glass-roofed Penthouse Conservatory Suite in Hotel 41 in London, England.

Prices start from $1,460 a room a night. The offer includes a Name A Star certificate - guests can choose and name a star after their special someone with the help of an in-suite telescope. The package is available all year round. Black-out dates apply.

For details and reservations, call +44-20- 7300-0041, e-mail or go to

Europe getaways

Guided holiday company Trafalgar is offering a 17.5 per cent discount for its 2015/16 autumn, winter and spring European itineraries at selected travel agents for travellers who book and pay in full by Aug 31.

For the 10-day Great Italian Cities itinerary, visit Venice, Florence and Rome at US$1,818 (S$2,450) a person for a twin-share room instead of US$1,965. Visit Paris and Germany with the Christmas Markets Of Strasbourg and the Black Forest package, priced at US$2,197 a person for twin-share. The usual price is US$2,375 .

For more information, call 6922-5950 or go to

SG50 safari deals

A2A, which specialises in customised African safari packages, has a special SG50 promotion for travellers from Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

The offer includes up to 40 per cent discounts for more than 20 premium lodges. Itineraries include visits to nature parks and game reserves.

One featured deal is the Beautiful Botswana package, which starts from US$3,508 (S$4,738), down from US$ 5,550. Exploring South Africa - Cape Town & Safari! starts from US$2,188 instead of US$2,845 . All prices listed are for one person with twin-sharing. The deals are valid for the African peak travel seasons of July 1 to Aug 15 and October to March 31 next year.

For more information, call 6442-7600 or go to

Affordable five-star stay

Travellers can now find out which five-star hotels in Asia give them the most bang for their buck, thanks to travel search engine Kayak, which has tabulated the average room rates at these hotels.

In first place is Trident Cochin in Kerala, India, where average prices start at $75 a night. The Royale Chulan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is second, with average room prices from $117 a night. Rooms at Yangtze Boutique in China average $207 a night.

Go to or download the app at

Deborah Lee

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 12, 2015, with the headline 'Concierge'. Print Edition | Subscribe