The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Destination Asia -

• Pierre Cardin’s for­mer man­sion has opened as a luxury ho­tel tucked away off the Champs El­y­sees with views of the Eif­fel Tower and Grand Palais; La Réserve Paris Ho­tel and Spa has 40 gue­strooms and suites and sump­tu­ous belle epoque in­te­ri­ors show­cas­ing an­tique fur­ni­ture and rich fab­rics. • G-Rough, a 10-suite ho­tel lo­cated mo­ments from Rome’s Pi­azza Navona, opens in March as De­sign Ho­tels’ new­est Euro­pean mem­ber and fea­tures orig­i­nal fur­ni­ture from key, mid-20th-cen­tury Ital­ian de­sign­ers ar­rayed across a five-floor 16th-cen­tury build­ing. • In April, Christchurch’s for­mer All Sea­sons ho­tel, closed af­ter the 2011 earth­quakes, reopens as the 263-room Break­Free on Cashel to be man­aged by the Mantra Group and in­clud­ing an ex­panded ground-level restau­rant and new top-floor ex­ec­u­tive rooms. • Ac­cor has signed a 600th ho­tel in the Asia Pa­cific, re­brand­ing The Park Lane Hong Kong as an up­scale Pull­man; a phased ren­o­va­tion of the land­mark 826room ho­tel in the heart of Cause­way Bay has be­gun. • Valid to March 15, guests at Fair­mont Bei­jing can stay two nights but pay for just one; the ho­tel will also throw in a CNY150 ($30) credit to be used at the day spa and take 15 per cent off all food and bev­er­age pur­chases..

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