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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 24 June, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 24 June, 2003, 12:00am

Head for the hills: The Grand Hyatt Tokyo opened in the new 8.2-million sq ft cultural centre, Roppongi Hills. Created by a team of internationally renowned designers, including New York's Tony Chi of Kokage and Ye Shanghai fame, the rooms have B&B Italia furniture, 300-thread-count Frette linen, complimentary high-speed internet connection and trendy Norwegian Voss water. Bathrooms feature flat-screen TVs, deep soaking tubs that overflow indulgently on to the limestone floor and Dornbracht 'rain showers'. But best of all is the 2,800-sq ft Presidential Suite with its own 12-metre outdoor heated swimming pool, indoor Japanese Zen garden, Bang and Olufsen stereo system, and views of Mount Fuji. Opening rates until September 15 start at 30,000 yen (HK$1,992). (Tel: [813] 4333 1234;

Feed for free: Closer to home, the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is offering a Deluxe Summer Getaway for $1,488. You can stay one night in a Harbour View room and receive $1,400 of dining vouchers to spend at the hotel (two worth $400 for One Harbour Road or Grissini, one worth $400 for Kaetsu, one worth $200 for Tiffin). There's a late check-out until 6pm and the vouchers are valid until September 15. Available to HK identity cardholders only and if you're also an American Express cardmember you'll receive an upgrade to a Studio Suite. (Tel: 2584 7038;

All you can eat: If you're still feeling hungry, the Regal Airport Hotel has a Stay-and-Dine package priced at $1,036 for two on Fridays and Saturdays and $932 the rest of the week, where you get a night's accommodation and complimentary dining from noon to midnight in the hotel's restaurants. The price also includes round-trip Airport Express tickets, one game coupon at Play@Regal and breakfast buffet at Cafe Aficionado at $50 per person. (Tel: 2286 8988;

Join the jet set: Jeffersons is a new firm specialising in private-jet holidays between any two European airports. Published packages, however, are based on departures from Britain, staying at 30 of the continent's most exclusive establishments. Prices for the mainly two-night packages start at #3,990 (HK$52,049) per person, based on two people travelling (prices are considerably lower when you travel as four, six or eight) and include return flights, champagne and a hamper en route, limousine transfers, accommodation in suites and breakfast. Tel: [44 870] 850 8181 or visit to order a brochure.

Summer skiing: Air New Zealand has a range of seven-day/five-night ski packages to Queenstown until September 30, with prices starting at $11,399, based on twin share. With a choice of seven hotels, packages include round-trip economy class tickets (with one stopover in Auckland if desired); transfers; a five-day ski pass at Coronet Peak/The Remark-ables; two-hours' optional daily guided skiing and eight days' travel insurance. For an extra $1, you can enjoy one more day in the snow or Auckland. Call Concorde Travel on 2526 3319 or 2522 1923.

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