Asian hotels turn up the heat with summer specials

otels and resorts throughout Asia are offering packages to boost summer business.

The following are some of what's available.

  • Regal Hotels International, the largest hotel operator in Hong Kong, set discounted rates at two properties in Hong Kong and mainland China.
  • The Regal International East Asia Hotel in Shanghai is marketing discounted rates starting at $130 for a superior category room, $140 for a deluxe room, $165 for a

    Regal Class room, $175 for a Regal Club room and $250 for a suite.

    The rates are per room, double, and are available until June 20.

    Guests staying in Regal Club or suite rooms receive free continental breakfast and are charged half price for use of the business center, minibar and laundry and dry cleaning services.

    In Hong Kong, the Regal Kowloon Hotel is promoting its renovated Regal Club Floor of rooms with a reduced rate of $147 per room, per night.

    Regal Club Floor guests receive free continental breakfast; cocktails and refreshments each evening; dedicated check-in and checkout, and Internet access.

    For additional information or to book, call (800) 222-8888 or visit the hotels on the Web at www.regal-eastasia.com and www.regalkowloon.com.

  • The Regent Bangkok unveiled a spa package that costs $188 per day, double, for a superior category room. A deluxe room costs $20 more.
  • The package includes daily breakfast, a one-hour massage per person, use of the fitness center and a daily newspaper.

    The offer, available until Sept. 30, is applicable for weekends only with a minimum two-night stay.

    For more information or reservations, call (800) 332-3442.

  • The Shangri-La Qingdao in China is offering golf packages in conjunction with either the Hua Shan International Golf Club or the International Golf Club.
  • The package costs $210 per night, double, when choosing the Hua Shan golf course and $250 per night at the International course.

    Plans cover daily breakfast, golf club shuttle, greens and caddie fees, 15% discount on food and beverages at the clubhouse, use of the health club and 4 p.m. checkout.

    The package is available through the end of the year.

    Through October, the hotel also is offering a Hot Deal rate of $98 per room, single or double, including breakfast. That's 50% off the rack rate.

    For additional information or reservations, call (800) 942-5050 or visit the Web site at www.shangri-la.com.

  • Century International Hotels is running a Simply Great Rates promotion through Sept. 15.
  • It includes discounts of up to 75% off published rates at 19 hotels and resorts in seven Asian countries. There are no minimum-stay requirements.

    The promotion features rates starting at $25 in Indonesia, $42 in the Philippines, $45 in Malaysia, $45 in Vietnam, $49 in China, $54 in Hong Kong and $80 in Singapore.

    Guests can earn up to quadruple Asia Miles at select Century properties in Hong Kong and double Asia Miles at all other hotels in Asia. In addition, clients who pay for the packages with an American Express card qualify for a room upgrade.

    For details or reservations, call (011) 85-2 2598-8811 or visit the chain's Web site at www.centuryhotels.com.

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