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Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn and Gagudju Lodge Cooinda at Kakadu have a new ‘‘Stay 3 Pay 2’’ package that includes a half-price Yellow Waters cruise, touring discounts of 25 per cent and a deal for junior guests 12 and under to stay and dine free; $300 a room for three nights, valid to February 28. More: gagudju-dreaming.com.
Bali’s Semara Luxury Villa Resort Uluwatu has seven individually designed villas, each with 30m cliff frontage; special family rates for fivebedroom villas have been reduced to $US1403 ($1598) a night for 10 guests, plus taxes; included are butler, personal chef and car with driver, valid to March 15. More: semararesorts.com.
If you’re Singapore bound around Valentine’s Day, Hotel Clover, a 27-room vintage gem, has a Magical Escape package valid February 1-15; there’s suite accommodation, cupcakes, chocolates, sparkling wine, bath products and mini bar included, from $S428 ($382) for two, plus taxes. More: hotelclover.com.
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Leading Hotels of the World has announced eight new members of its luxury collection — the Chedi Andermatt in the Swiss Alps; Hotel Il Pellicano in Tuscany; Posta Vecchia on the Italian coast near Rome; Grand Hotel Billia at Valle d’Aosta in Italy’s northwest; the Vines Resort and Spa in Mendoza, Argentina; Country Club Lima Hotel in Peru; Cayena-Caracas in Caracas, Venezuela; and Caneel Bay Resort on St John in the US Virgin Islands National Park.
After a five-month refurb, the former Somerset St Georges Terrace Perth has reopened as the freshly branded Citadines St Georges Terrace Perth, part of the Ascott apartment hotel group.
New to the heritage city of Bagan in Myanmar is the stylish Bagan Lodge near the designated Archaeological Zone of pagodas and stupas.