We love HK

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 May, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 May, 2003, 12:00am

Fast love: You only have a few days left to collect your receipts to take advantage of the cheap flights being offered by 26 international airlines in the We Love HK campaign. The latest to join is Qantas Airways, which has 800 return economy tickets to Sydney for $2,500 and 80 return business-class tickets to the same destination for $14,500. To qualify, you need to spend at least $1,000 at participating merchants, $700 of which must be on a local tour or hotel package (booked through a participating travel agent), and the rest in participating shops, restaurants, hotels, taxis and cinemas. For details visit www.welovehongkong.com.

Lucky for some: The Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel is offering a We Love HK package for $888 a night, which includes a welcome fruit platter; American breakfast; buffet dinner for two at Cafe Marco or Coffee Mill or The Spice Market; five $200 Lane Crawford cash coupons (based on a minimum spend of $1,000 at a time); plus a host of discounts, such as 50 per cent off treatments at Aveda branches and 30 per cent discount off most of the food and beverage outlets at Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Marco Polo Gateway and Marco Polo Prince until June 15. One extra bed is complimentary and up to two children (under 12) can stay in the same room for free, while children will also receive a 50 per cent discount off buffets at Cafe Marco, Coffee Mill or The Spice Market. Stay three nights and you receive an upgrade to a harbour view room and an extra night free. Available to Hong Kong identity card holders until June 15, call 2113 3115 or visit www.marcopolohotels.com for details.

Water ways: Harbour Plaza Hotels & Resorts is now an award merchant, so you can use your $1,000 receipts to claim for offers at any of its four hotels. A harbour view suite is available for $998 at the Harbour Plaza Hong Kong in Whampoa Garden, including either a $600 food and beverage voucher redeemable at any of the hotel's outlets, or buffet breakfast and dinner buffet for two (package valued at $6,000, tel: 2996 8006). The Harbour Plaza North Point is offering two packages: one at $777 staying in a junior suite with $888 in food and beverage coupons to use at Greens Coffee Shop and Hoi Yat Heen Chinese restaurant, the other at $999, which includes all the above plus a Lantau Island day tour for two (tel: 2185 2888).

Meanwhile, Harbour Plaza Metropolis in Hunghom has a suite package at $760, which includes a $350 food and beverage voucher for use at the Promenade, The Point, The Patio, room service and mini-bar (tel: 3160 6822); and at Harbour Plaza Resort City in Tin Shui Wai you can stay in a junior suite for $998 and indulge in a complimentary two-hour spa treatment for two comprising a tension-relief massage, revitalising facial and Paraffin hand treatment (tel: 2180 1858). Visit www.harbour-plaza.com for more details.

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