Four-legged friends welcome

Staycation and hotel updates: dog-friendly in Hong Kong; Athenee in Bangkok; summer in Tokyo; Shanghai retreat; Ambassador in Seoul

Dog-cations at Hyatt Centric
Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong is offering a staycation package for dog lovers priced at HK$999 +10%. The Centric Dogcation includes one night accommodation in a spacious room with stunning harbourview, dog amenities and access to the North Point hotel’s Upper Farm doggy playground. The hotel has a designated floor and elevator for the package.

The hotel is near the North Point Promenade Dog Park and is connected to a pet-friendly shopping mall, Harbour North, which also provides a pet-stroller hire service.

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Retreat in Shanghai
Puli Hotel & Spa, a luxurious suite retreat in the Jing’An District of Shanghai, is offering a two-night stay for the price of one, including as 24-hour check-in and check-out flexibility, daily breakfast for two, one-way airport limousine service and more for stays until August 31.

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Events change at Athenee Bangkok
Behavioural changes in the way meetings and events are conducted after the pandemic are being anticipated by The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok, which is redesigning its meetings and events spaces to suit the demands of the new normal world.

Under the new setup, each function space will cater to about 50 per cent less in the number of guests compared to the original configuration, although the hotel will not charge the organisers or guests any more than the standard rates.

The hotel is predicting that the scale of meetings will become smaller in the short term, with video conferencing becoming increasingly use to reach larger audiences.

Temperature sensors, hygiene measures and crowd-control safety are designed for larger-scale events and are either already in place or being implemented.

Food and beverage provision will also be tailored carefully to the events in the provision of extra hygiene measures, with sanitary screens at the buffets and formalised arrangements for coffee breaks.

Athenee Bangkok


Relaxing summer in Tokyo
Grand Hyatt Tokyo is offering a new summer package available for stays between July 1 and September 30. The ‘Grand Caring Summer Stay’ package will include a  10,000 yen F&B credit as well as a charitable contribution to local healthcare professionals who will receive a portion of the profits. Guests can also extend their one-night stay for up to 30 hours with an early check-in time of 10am and 4pm checkout. The staycation also “gives back to our local healthcare professionals”.

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Ambassador to Seoul
Accor Ambassador Korea, in partnership with Seohan Tourism Development, will open the Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae in August.

Featuring 270 guestrooms, the hotel boasts an all-day-dining restaurant, a lobby bar, fitness centre and laundromat. Offering convenient access to Hongdae Subway Station with three subway line connections, guest can explore the neighbouring unique cafes, cosy galleries, fashion shops, art markets, clubs, bars and gourmet eateries.



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