There’s plenty of time left in 2015 to squeeze in another well-deserved holiday – here are a few places to take a break, in Shanghai, just around it, and further afield into Asia.
Shanghai Staycation Deals:
Offer valid through December 31, 2015, starting at RMB 1,850 per night.
Holidays are the perfect time to treat yourself and your loved ones to a luxurious vacation. The Portman Ritz-Carlton is offering an amazing third night free for every two nights’ stay, when you book a two-night club/suite room. The package also includes complimentary access to The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, and The Ritz-Carlton Elevated Experience, with five food and beverage presentations offered throughout the day. Book a long weekend with a loved one and to nothing but eat, sleep, luxuriate and get closer to each other for three amazing days.
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Stay in Lujiazui’s classic and original tower, with their recently renovated room designs, and a 3rd night for free. Simply book two nights and get the third for free, from now until February, 2016 (just book 14 days in advance). After all, a free night is great. But free time is even better.
Offers Around the City
Fairmont Yangcheng Lake
In autumn, Fairmont Yangcheng lake’s rich outdoor activities are bike riding, fishing, flying kite and more, to make you feel rejuvenated this fall. The offer includes one night accommodation in a luxurious room, welcome amenity, complimentary breakfast for two persons (children under 6 for free), one hour Fishing or flying kites for two persons, and animal feeding.
Rates: Start form RMB 1,788
Valid till: December 13, 2015
Prices are subject to 15% service charge
Hyatt Regency Chongming
A dog-friendly hotel!
Discover the beauty and ecological diversity of Chongming Island and enjoy a scenic bicycle ride surround Hyatt Regency Chongming. Just book 72 hours in advance to enjoy package rate from RMB 1,000 + 15% service charge per room per night including:
Complimentary breakfast per registered guest
Complimentary 4-hour bicycle rental and take-away drinks
Complimentary high-speed Internet
Complimentary first round mini-bar drinks and snacks.
South East Asian Escapes
Arcing away from the northwest corner of Lombok, the Gili Islands are three idyllic atolls where the sand is still powdery white, the water a clear sparkling turquoise, and the sunsets over Bali’s Agung in the west simply spectacular.
Home to the largest Irish bar on the smallest island in the world, an authentic Japanese sushi restaurant, a turtle hatchery, ominous sounding dive sites like ‘Shark Point’ and miles and miles of white sandy beaches, Lombok’s Gilis, make a surprisingly ideal getaway destination. Getting there is easy and whichever way you chose, you will be guaranteed to see some of Bali and Lombok’s breathtaking scenery.
You get to Gili Island via a three hour boat ride from Bali. Accommodation is in the region is RMB 300+ per night.
Nothing defines Palawan more than the water around it. With seascapes the equal of any in Southeast Asia, and wildlife terrestrial and aquatic, the Philippines’ most sparsely populated region is also the most beguiling. Because of its silhouette – a long sliver stretching 650km all the way to Borneo – there’s a certain liberating logic to travel here.
Centrally located Puerto Princesa (Puerto) is the culinary capital and primary gateway to nearby rural and oceanfront tranquillity. The majority of travellers go north to El Nido or Coron town, base camps for island-hopping, snorkelling and diving adventures in the Bacuit archipelago and Calamianes group.
The coastline serves as an alternative highway ferrying travellers in bangkas between fishing villages, tourist-friendly towns and a maze of uninhabited islands. In the south where the topography is more rugged, it’s possible to explore jungle-clad mountains though facilities are decidedly rustic.
Accommodation starts at around 300 RMB per night.