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'No need' for the luxury

The government spending watchdog says the chief executive hosted just one 25-minute meeting in the US$6,900 presidential suite he stayed in during a one-night visit to the Brazilian capital, despite government claims that the expensive suite was needed to host guests.

Friday, 1 June, 2012, 12:00am

Long way to accountability from a suite in Brazil

Let's be honest about this - spending other folk's money is far more fun than spending your own. However, when it comes to spending public money, those responsible tend to solemnly declare that they exercise the greatest prudence and stick closely to the rules.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Tsang stayed in US$6,900 presidential suite

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has sparked another controversy over his conduct, with his office admitting that he stayed in a US$6,900 hotel presidential suite during an official visit to Brazil this month.

The one-night stay in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, was chosen by the Chief Executive's Office and paid by taxpayers, the office said last night.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hospitality with a theme

As travellers have become more sophisticated, hotels are responding through versatile offers for guests, such as novel-theme suite ideas.

In Wan Chai, the Cosmopolitan Hotel has fashioned a new style of comfort with its Theme Suite Programmes, featuring select choices of Sony's 3D Entertainment Suites, OSIM Suites, Ocean Park Suite and A-Fontane Suites.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Suite surprise

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Jumpstart Business Centre

Shanghai's latest skyscraper is Wheelock Square, soaring 270 metres high. One of the leading firms to have set up shop here is Jumpstart Business Centre, which provides fully furnished and serviced virtual offices.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Urban oasis of light, space and tranquility

Inspired by London's traditional garden squares, Trinity House, with its celebrated Kensington address, is part of one of London's most prestigious property developments.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Regent Heights

Newly renovated and strategically located in the heart of Causeway Bay, Regent Heights is well established as a convenient temporary residence in one of the busiest parts of town.

12 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Qasr Al Sharq, Jeddah

What is it? Jeddah's Qasr Al Sharq, developed by one of Saudi Arabia's numerous princes in partnership with the Hilton group, offers guests a chance to live like royalty.

So it's lavish? That's an understatement. Translating as the 'palace of the Orient', the 46-suite hotel is crowned with two 10,000 sq ft Qasr Al Sharq suites (right), each with sauna and gym.

29 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Villa Lawana, Koh Samui

What is it? Perched on cliffs overlooking the clear turquoise waters of the Gulf of Siam, Villa Lawana is a 122-room retreat located on the east coast of the Thai island of Koh Samui.

20 Sep 2009 - 12:00am