The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence -

THE newly opened Prin­ci­pal Madrid, a De­sign Ho­tels mem­ber, is the lat­est of­fer­ing from Span­ish ho­tel guru Pau Guardans; lo­cated on the Gran Via, the ho­tel oc­cu­pies a hand­some 1917 build­ing and in­cludes 76 con­tem­po­rary rooms and suites, a rooftop bar, and restau­rant by ac­claimed chef Ra­mon Freixa • To co­in­cide with a Sher­lock Holmes ex­hi­bi­tion at the Mu­seum of Lon­don, The Blooms­bury Ho­tel is of­fer­ing a spe­cial pack­age fea­tur­ing tick­ets to the ex­hi­bi­tion, full English break­fast, a themed af­ter­noon tea com­plete with pastries in the shape of mag­ni­fy­ing glasses and a Sher­lock Holmes minia­ture book; valid to April 12, from £295 ($579) • AVANI Ho­tels & Re­sorts has opened a 124-room re­sort in the Sey­chelles; the AVANI Sey­chelles Bar­barons Re­sort & Spa is lo­cated on the west coast of Mahe, the largest of the coun­try’s 115 is­lands • Best West­ern is of­fer­ing cricket fans 20 per cent off stan­dard room rates at ho­tels across Australia and New Zealand to co­in­cide with the Cricket World Cup; the dis­count ap­plies to bookings made by March 31 • The fam­ily-owned Knights­bridge ho­tels, the 49-room Cap­i­tal and 12-room townhouse Levin, are of­fer­ing Aus­tralian trav­ellers a range of val­ueadded ex­tras de­signed to ease those early morn­ing Lon­don ar­rivals; in­cluded are break­fast on ar­rival, pri­or­ity check-in and late check-out (sub­ject to avail­abil­ity), ac­cess to the health club and gratis Heathrow trans­fers if book­ing a min­i­mum three­night stay in a ju­nior suite.

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