Historically incorrect The Imperial Hotel ( www.imperialhotel.co.jp ) in Tokyo, Japan, marks its 120th anniversary this month - an unexpected celebration, given the property opened in 1968. It turns out the original Imperial Hotel opened in 1890 but burned down and was replaced by a building designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, in 1923. This beautiful, internationally admired hotel was controversially torn down in the late 1960s and replaced by the characterless block that this month claims 120 years of heritage. Wright's facade, central lobby wing and reflecting pool were saved, however, and rebuilt at the Meiji Mura museum (pictured; www.meijimura.com ) near Nagoya, where they keep company with similarly displaced historical buildings, including St John's Church from Kyoto and the Cabinet Library from the Imperial Palace, in Tokyo. To celebrate its rather dubious claim, the Imperial Hotel, centrally located in Chiyoda-ku, is offering discounted rates of 67,000 yen (HK$6,230) for Imperial Floor junior suites (double occupancy) until the end of March. The catches are, you must book on or before Tuesday and it is not entirely clear how you should go about doing so. Cushy number A new Air Asia route will connect Bali and Phuket, Thailand with convenient flight times for double-destination holidays. Due to start operation on December 17, the route will operate between the two islands every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Although a triangular flight from Hong Kong to, say, Phuket then Bali and back to Hong Kong would be more expensive than a standard round-trip ticket to either destination, a round-trip flight to Phuket with a quick return trip to Bali would be reasonably economical. Air Asia fares vary significantly according to how far in advance they are booked, at www.airasia.com , where special rates are often available at short notice on selected routes. Air Asia flies direct to Phuket from Hong Kong three times a week. Deal of the week Westminster Travel is offering reasonable packages to some of Bangkok's better hotels until the end of January. For HK$3,170, you can get round-trip, economy-class flights on Thai Airways and two nights at the new Siam Kempinski, with a guaranteed upgrade to a premier room, daily breakfast and travel insurance. Also available is the Grand Hyatt Erawan (left) for HK$2,850 (Friday to Sunday) and HK$3,110 (Monday to Thursday) until December 23; rising to HK$3,600 from December 24 to January 2, and HK$3,490 from January 3 to 31. Travel on December 24 and 25 is not allowed and tickets must be issued by January 5. For further details and reservations, call Westminster Travel on 2313 9800 (Central), 2313 9877 (Tsim Sha Tsui), quoting Tour Code TGBKKSPC018 if necessary, or visit www.westminstertravel.com . Flights of fancy Cathay Pacific passengers have been quite well entertained lately, with a good selection of movies and television programmes available on demand, even in economy class. One irritating aspect of inflight screenings was the way in which TV shows were offered in two or three mid-season segments, leaving anyone unfamiliar with previous episodes in the dark. Now the airline is offering long-haul and some regional passengers entire seasons of shows such as Mad Men, 30 Rock, Californication and The Thick Of It. You can see what's scheduled to be playing on your flight, whether prospective or already booked, by clicking What's Onboard/Entertainment at www.cathaypacific.com . Family phun Phuket's newest resort is the Centara Grand Beach Resort (right; www.centarahotelsresorts.com/cpbr ), which opened this month on Karon Beach. The property claims 19th-century Sino-Portuguese architectural 'inspiration', which translates into lots of pillars, pink-washed walls and terracotta roofs. Next to the white sand and blue waters of Phuket's coastline, it will no doubt appeal to a broad market. This is a family resort, with plenty of children's facilities, a Spa Cenvaree, offering Vichy treatments, four swimming pools and plenty of sports facilities and restaurants. Several villas are advertised as particularly family friendly in layout and accommodation. Children may also like the Phuket International Academy's Adventure Camp for seven- to 12-year-olds, from December 20 to January 9 (December 25 and 26, and January 1 and 2 excluded) and a five-day Brazilian Soccer Schools camp from December 20 to 24. Prices start at 2,000 baht (HK$518) a day for the Adventure Camp and 4,000 baht for a week of Latino-style soccer instruction. For further information, see www.phuketinternationalacademy.com .