Last winter, I had the good fortune to fly home from Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific. And oh what a wonderful flight it was. I immediately knew why their Business Class consistently lands in the Top 10 Business Class Cabins for seat comfort, splendid service on the ground and in the air and flights that originate from 6 US airports – Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC. And Cathay Pacific not only flies to Hong Kong, they fly direct to Shanghai, Beijing, and Chengdu.
Here’s the deal: Right now, book your flights for any date between now and all the way through till March 31st and you’ll instantly save $500. on your Business Class ticket! But that’s just the half of it. The other half is all the wonderful extras awaiting you at your luxury destination on the ground: The House Collective and EAST Hotels.
Swire Hotels may be a new name to you, but they’re no stranger to China. They operate absolute top-of-the-line hotels at every destination from Hong Kong to Beijing to Shanghai and Chengdu. And at every single one of their properties, guests who arrive via Cathay Pacific’s $500 Off Business Class promotion are in for even more upgrades and perks. There’s even a Celebrity Chef involved.
Swire Hotels & Cathay celebrated their collaboration with Chef Gray Kunz at a one-night Café Gray Deluxe restaurant pop-up in Brooklyn. The menu featured selections from Chef Kunz’s restaurants at The Upper House in Hong Kong and The Middle House in Shanghai, such as the creamed truffle soup flavored with port wine and Madeira, garnished with small truffle raviolinis and steamed black sea bass with gingered watercress and kaffir broth. The menu also highlighted his son Jimmy’s famous truffles, delivered all over New York by motorcycle.
At The Upper House, ranked Hong Kong’s # 1 Hotel, these extras include a daily credit at Café Gray, the extraordinary restaurant that tops the hotel helmed by Chef Gray Kunz. Breakfast there is included too as is a guaranteed room upgrade to a Studio 80 Island View for your entire stay.
Every one of the 6 hotels featured in this promotion include room upgrades. And these rooms are hard to top. I had the distinct privilege of having seen the rooms at the Upper House when I was there. The level of comfort, the serenity of the rooms, the extraordinary bathrooms make it hard to leave. And the 5 Star service makes it almost impossible.
While I have yet to visit the other properties on this list, take a look at their accolades…
The Middle House, just opened in Shanghai in April, has already been recognized by China’s Wine List of the Year Awards with the Best French Restaurant Wine List in the Customers’ Choice Award.
The Temple House was named #8 in the Top 100 Hotels and #1 City Hotel in Asia in Travel+Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. It was also awarded top accolades at TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards.
The Opposite House just celebrated its 10th anniversary and Beijing’s art scene is bursting with creativity.
The Upper House maintains its reputation as the best and most desirable hotel in Hong Kong and the title of #1 Hotel in China in TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards.
EAST, Hong Kong continues to feature fresh herbs and vegetables from its rooftop garden by newly announced Executive Chef, Mark Percy.
EAST, Beijing creates innovative concepts for guests with the opening of its unique outdoor bar, The Craft Container.
If Hong Kong and China are on your bucket list, what are you waiting for? There’s only one caveat: You must book by September 16th. Here’s how to book. And tell them Monte sent you. But hurry!!!!
- Go to: https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_US/offers/holidays/latest-deals/hotel-promo-packages.html
- Select flight+hotel package bookings
- Enter the promo code “SWIRE” before checkout to redeem the exclusive offer
- Proceed with checkout to confirm your booking
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