Shangri-La opens a new hotel in Toronto
The five-star Shangri-La Hotel Toronto, Canada, has opened in a very convenient, central location close to the city's business and theatre districts in a striking 66-storey tower. Situated on the cross-road of University Avenue and Adelaide Street, the hotel has 202, generously sized 45-square-metre rooms with Asian-style decor and a similarly themed signature restaurant, Bosk. A double room costs from C$534 (Dh1,964) per night, including taxes. To book, visit www.shangri-la.com.
Where are you going to celebrate New Year?
The Corinthia London is a good choice for those who want to eat well this New Year's Eve and recover with some retail therapy courtesy of the January sales. The five-star hotel, which is located in Whitehall and has great views down the River Thames - perfect for watching the annual midnight firework display - is hosting special celebrations in its restaurants, the Northall and Massimo Restaurant and Oyster Bar, as well as a dinner dance in the ballroom. Until January 31, a double room costs from £360 (Dh2,110) including breakfast and taxes. To book, visit www.corinthia.com/london. Closer to home, the Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi is offering a New Year's Eve "gala dinner" with a five-course set menu (ends at 11pm) with an after-party on the outdoor pool deck from Dh1,392 per person. Guests can book dinner separately from Dh812, and also check into a double room from Dh986, including breakfast and taxes. To book, call 02 596 1234 or visit www.abudhabi.capitalgate.hyatt.com.
Enjoy a room with a view of the slopes
Next month, the Carlton St Moritz will open its new 368-square-metre penthouse, complete with an open fire, glass facade and five terraces from which to enjoy vistas of the mountains and frozen lakes of this popular ski Swiss resort. From December 14, the Carlton Penthouse is available from Dh71,312 and sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms. Price includes breakfast, dinner, complimentary use of the spa, private butler service and airport transfers. Visit www.carlton-stmoritz.ch for more information.
Like Fairmont? Then enjoy a cheaper rate
The Fairmont hotel chain is rewarding visitors who "like" its Facebook page with discounts on its weekend rates of 50 per cent off a second night or a second room half price at a number of properties in the region, including the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi and the Fairmont Dubai. To use the code, visit www.facebook.com/fairmonthotels and "like" the brand. The promotion is running until February 24.