The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence -

The Man­darin Ori­en­tal, New York, is set to un­veil 42 new-look one­and two-bed­room cor­ner suites, de­signed by global ar­chi­tec­tural firm HOK; each makes the most of the ho­tel’s Man­hat­tan sky­line and Cen­tral Park views and fea­tures orig­i­nal works by emerg­ing NYCbased artists • Sin­ga­pore may be cel­e­brat­ing its 50th birth­day as a city-state but there’s an­other far older in­sti­tu­tion kick­ing up its heels; Raf­fles Ho­tel’s fa­mous Sin­ga­pore Sling turns 100 this year; join a mas­ter mixol­ogy class ($84) in the fa­mous Long Bar, where you can learn how to whip up the per­fect Sling • Un­til Au­gust 25, Anan­tara is of­fer­ing up to 40 per cent off room rates for stays of three nights or longer at its port­fo­lio of luxury ho­tels and re­sorts in China, Bali, Viet­nam, Cam­bo­dia,The Mal­dives and Mid­dle East • Novo­tel Vines Re­sort & Coun­try Club in West­ern Australia’s Swan Val­ley has com­pleted a $4 mil­lion over­haul of all 91 gue­strooms and 12 suites • Fans of Woody Allen’s Mid­night in Paris might en­joy the lat­est of­fer­ing from Le Meurice, cel­e­brat­ing its 180th an­niver­sary with a Paris by Night pack­age; the €1420 ($2025) tag for two cov­ers cham­pagne on ar­rival, deluxe room with late check-out, break­fast and the use of a chauf­feur-driven limou­sine for eight hours; like the movie’s hero, per­haps you’ll bump into Hem­ing­way or F. Scott Fitzger­ald dur­ing your noc­tur­nal ram­bles.

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