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The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence - SU­SAN KUROSAWA

WOL­GAN­Val­ley Re­sort & Spa (wol­gan­val­ley.com) west of Syd­ney has a new two-night Win­ter Es­cape pack­age valid to Septem­ber 15 that cov­ers suite ac­com­mo­da­tion with pri­vate plunge pool, meals, non­al­co­holic and se­lected al­co­holic bev­er­ages, Wi-Fi ac­cess and two na­ture-based ex­pe­ri­ences a day; $1420 a per­son twin-share, with bonus mas­sages for two if your stay is booked be­tween Sun­day and Thurs­day nights Jet­star’s daily Mel­bourne-Sin­ga­poreBei­jing ser­vice aboard two-class A330s starts on Novem­ber 24; su­per-cheap ad­vance fares have sold out like Chinese hot­cakes but watch the web­site (jet­star.com) for up­com­ing spe­cials Bri­tish Air­ways (ba.com) has launched a midyear sale, with econ­omy Syd­ney to Lon­don re­turn fares from $2099 or pre­mium econ­omy from $3217, in­clud­ing taxes, for travel be­tween Oc­to­ber 4 and Novem­ber 16 if booked by Au­gust 3; also on sale is Syd­ney to Bangkok re­turn from $999 and Syd­ney to Sin­ga­pore re­turn from $888

Ad­vance info on the Dorch­ester Col­lec­tion’s soon-to-open 45 Park Lane (45park­lane.com) sug­gests this 45-room May­fair haven will be one of Lon­don’s most stylish new ho­tels; all rooms and suites have Hyde Park views and there’s al­ready a buzz build­ing about Cut, Wolf­gang Puck’s on-site ‘‘mod­ern Amer­i­can’’ steak restau­rant.

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