Travel Weeklys Asia-Pacific E-letter: April 13, 2006

THE WESTIN DENARAU ISLAND Resort & Spa, located on 30 acres of beachfront land on Fijis Denarau Island, opened as the chains first property in the South Pacific. The property, which first opened in 1974 and was previously flagged the Sheraton Royal Denarau Resort, recently underwent a $15 million renovation that included upgrading all 271 guest rooms and five restaurants and lounges, and creating a two-tiered beachfront pool. The resort is a member of Starwoods Spa Collection. The resort is part of a 38-hotel portfolio that is expected to be sold to Host Marriott Corporation later this month under a $4 billion deal announced last November. It will continue to be managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, parent of the Westin brand.

SUPER 8 MOTELS launched a Super 8 Night promotion for its hotels in China. Under the promotion, customers who spend seven nights at a Super 8 hotel in China will earn one free night, while guests who spend two nights will be offered a third night for 68% off the published rack rate. To qualify, customers must present a Super 8 Night Card that can be picked up at front desks at participating hotels in China or taken from advertisements in the April editions of China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines in-flight magazines. Cards also will be mailed to corporate clients. Each time a guest spends a night at a participating Super 8 property, a special sticker will be applied to the card. When either two or seven stickers are accumulated, the cardholder will be eligible for one of the two promotions. The promotion was launched on April 1, the two-year anniversary of the brands entry into the China market, and ends March 31, 2007. There are currently 51 hotels either open or under development in 29 cities in China. For information about the campaign, visit

ISLANDS IN THE SUN in El Segundo, Calif., launched packages to Tahiti that include roundtrip air fare from New York (Kennedy) and Los Angeles to Papeete. A seven-night package at the InterContinental Resort and Spa on Moorea costs $1,899 per person in a lanai room. The operator is also offering a six-night package in Bora Bora that includes one night in a mountainview room at the Sofitel Maeva Beach and fine nights at the Novotel Bora Bora Beach Resort from $1,999. Call (866) 845 6653 or visit

CORRECTION: Prices on Japan Airlines Global Explorer fares are based on the point of origin, class of service, number of destinations visited and a specified mileage cap. A sample itinerary beginning and ending in New York with stops in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo costs $4,376 in economy and $8,576 in business class. An incorrect economy-class fare was included in the April 6 Asia Pacific E-letter.

Asia-Pacific Editor:

Jorge Sidron

Phone: (973) 898-0011

[email protected]

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