Anniversary draw If you are planning to fly Dragonair before the end of the year, it might just pay to make your reservations online between midnight tonight and 1am on Tuesday. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its inaugural flight (Hong Kong to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, July 26, 1985), the airline will, during the 25-hour period, give vouchers of equal value to the tickets booked to every 25th online customer. The vouchers can be exchanged for tickets up to the end of January. Visit www.dragonair.com for bookings and further details. Eastern promise The new Swissotel Kolkata (right; www.swissotel.com ) is offering a special opening rate of 7,500 rupees (HK$1,240) per night in a Classic Room, with breakfast and dinner for two and a late checkout. The hotel's northeast location, in Rajarhat, is handy for the international airport, which is about three kilometres away, but it is quite a long drive to the city centre. The Swissotel is one of a growing crop of upmarket hotels that began appearing in the area a few years ago. Probably, the most eagerly anticipated hotel opening, though, is that of the once-grand Great Eastern Hotel, in the centre of town, which started business in Calcutta in 1865. It closed for renovations in 2005, in a severe state of decline. It has been expected to open every year since and latest reports suggest it will be back in business by the end of the year. If restored to its former glory, the Great Eastern should be one of India's best hotels. Period piece The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund ( www.waldorfastoria.com ) is due to open its doors this September. Comprising two sections - one in the old Shanghai Club building and an adjoining new tower - the hotel has a total of 269 guest rooms and suites. The Shanghai Club, which first opened in 1910, has been renamed The Waldorf Astoria Club. The landmark building has, according to the hotel website, been 'painstakingly restored using archival photographs and records while equipping it with contemporary luxuries for modern-day travel experiences'. The club's famous Long Bar, once said to have been the longest in the world, at 33.5 metres, has also been rebuilt to the original specifications. Not to be confused with the Waldorf Astoria is the Astor House Hotel (below left), located at the other end of the Bund, just across Suzhou Creek. Its name was 'inspired' by New York's Astor House, a hotel built by John Jacob Astor, whose descendants later opened the first Waldorf Astoria in that city. The hotel's current incar- nation dates back to 1911 but an Astor House Hotel has stood on the site since the mid-19th century. The hotel (formerly the Pujiang Hotel, hence the website www.pujianghotel.com ) retains quite a bit of period character and rooms here can be had for what visitors are likely to pay for a generous round of drinks at the Long Bar come September. Deal of the week Westminster Travel is offering four-night packages to Fiji, with prices starting at HK$5,280, including round-trip, economy-class flights on Air Pacific and accommodation at the mid- range Novotel. More upmarket resorts available include Shangri-La's Fijian Resort & Spa (left) for HK$7,650, Sofitel Resort & Spa for HK$7,130 and The Westin Resort & Spa for HK$7,670. Prices are based on a twin-share deal and include airport transfers and travel insurance. The packages are valid for travel from mid-August until late September, with flights departing every Thursday and Saturday. For further details and reservations, visit www.westminstertravel.com .