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ROOMS TO MOVE
Byron Shire’s regional tourism organisation, VIA Byron on the NSWnorth coast, has 2014 deals galore, including three nights for the price of two between May 13 and July 31 at Beach Suites (boutique studios and apartments) on Byron’s Main Beach. More: byronbay.com/deals.
Hotel La Demeure on Paris’s Left Bank has had a refurb and if you book a minimum of four nights through Tempo Holidays by December 31 there’s a 20 per cent discount and city bus tour tickets for stays from April 1 to December 31 next year; from $426 a person twin-share, with breakfast. More: tempoholidays.com.
Book Abercrombie & Kent’s week-long Classic Sicily tour with a private guide and receive three free nights at Rome’s five-star Hotel Eden near the Spanish Steps, airport transfers and half-day tour. More: abercrombiekent.com.au.
BEST NEW BEDS
Best Western has acquired its 14th New Zealand hotel, Sails in Taupo on the North Island, less than four hours by road from Auckland.
Sebel Melbourne Docklands apartment hotel, with options from studios to two-bedroom units, opens this month amid a precinct of restaurants, cafes, bars and retail outlets.
Design Hotels is adding Hotel Escondido, opening December 1 on the Mexico coastline, to its collection; north of Puerto Escondido at the foot of the Sierra del Madre Sur mountain range, there are 16 glam beach bungalows with artfully draped hammocks and private plunge pools.
Britain’s Unique Home Stays has added a clutch of self-catering properties, including the cottage-cute Jack Sparrow Barn on Cornwall’s north coast; it accommodates one couple.
The 305-room Westin Singapore has opened on levels 32 to 46 of the new Asia Square Tower 2 commercial development in Marina Bay.