Travel news: A premium feel with Hong Kong stays

Plus: First Starwood hotel opens in Romania; Head East for new Abu Dhabi deal; Experience the flavours of Oman.

The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Hong Kong. Courtesy Cosmopolitan Hotel
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Travellers can get 20 per cent off rooms and a series of other benefits with a business package at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Cosmo Hotel and Dorsett Mongkok in Hong Kong. The additional perks include free use of a hotel-supplied 3G smartphone, Wi-Fi and a daily buffet breakfast. If you book three consecutive nights, you'll also receive three hours' access to the Plaza Premium Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport, with unlimited food and beverages, plus shuttle access to key destinations around the city. The package costs from Dh417 per night for stays until the end of March. For more information, visit, or

First Starwood hotel opens in Romania

The Sheraton Bucharest, the first Starwood property in Romania, is now open for business. The 270-room hotel is within walking distance of the Piata Romana subway station, which offers a quick connection to the Old Town, Victoria Palace, several renowned museums and the Palace of the Parliament – the largest parliament building in the world. The hotel is a 20-minute drive from the airport, and boasts a fitness centre, conference facilities and the 18th-floor Sheraton Club lounge with views of the city. Rooms cost from Dh760 per night, including breakfast and taxes. For more information, visit

Head East for new Abu Dhabi deal

Book a short stay at Anantara's Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa in Abu Dhabi between now and December 31 and you'll benefit from a selection of discounts and add-ons. The offer includes an upgrade to the next room category, breakfast, a signature drink, a 4pm checkout and 20 per cent discounts on dining and massage treatments per couple. The package is only available for two-night stays, and costs start from Dh1,044 per room, per night, including taxes. For more information visit,

Experience the flavours of Oman

Al Bustan Palace in Muscat has opened its Six Senses Spa and is inviting guests to enjoy a Flavours of Oman experience to celebrate. The package includes a day trip to the historic souq in Nizwa and Jebel Al Akhdar, plus the opportunity to indulge in a traditionally crafted spa treatment. The property is home to the longest private beach in the sultanate, as well as an infinity pool and garden surrounds. The package costs from Dh3,912 per night, based on a twin share, including taxes, a deluxe sea-view room, full-day excursion and a 25-minute signature spa per person, and is available for stays until December 31 (excluding Eid and Christmas). For more information, visit

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