June 2002

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In this newsletter:
1. Second Winner of Our Competition!
2. Hotel of the Week
3. New Hotels
4. Go Thai in Covent Garden
5. Singapore Airlines Launch Business Class Bed 
Also check out this month's Guest Article - Seychelles; The "True" Paradise on Earth By Phil Carta

  Hotel Express Information
  1. Second Winner of our Competition!
Last month an error in our Auto-Mailing Program caused both the April and May issue of our newsletter to be sent out. This resulted in quite a few more replies to the April competition. Due to this mistake, we are happy to announce Ms Regina Maria Anzenberger as a second winner of the Hotel Express International competition. A great zippered underarm portfolio is on its way!

 2. Hotel of the week   La Cana Vacation Club, Dominican Republic

Sun, sea and a wonderful relaxed atmosphere awaits you at this exclusive resort. Experience "all-inclusive" gastronomic delights along with hours of serene tranquility. Your vacation has arrived at last!!! 

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3. New Member Hotels
Many of our members contact us to tell us where they travel and in what places they would like to see more participating hotels. We have taken these wishes into consideration, and during the past month a huge effort has been put into signing new member hotels. And it has really paid off! This month there are over 100 additions on the list (114 to be exact)! The hotels in China are especially welcome, as we previously lacked a great selection here. As there are so many new hotels this time, we only have space for a country list in this Newsletter. Please click here for a complete list of hotels our visit our updated hotel database
We have new hotels in the following countries:


Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, South Africa, St. Lucia, Sweden, Tanzania, U.A.E, USA, and Zimbabwe

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4. Go Thai in Covent Garden
Want to try something new? How does a Thai menu sound? It is of course safer to fall back on tried and tested foods, but step out of the comfort zone and experiment with some new colours and flavours. This cuisine is so flavourfully spicy, youíre bound to enjoy it! ADDRESS
16 Maiden Lane
Covent Garden
London, England
+44 (0)20 7240 4139

The Manorom Thai Restaurant must be one of the tiniest restaurants in London, with only about thirty seats; even from the outside it doesn't exactly stand out, blink once when walking past and you would probably miss it.

Despite its small size the Manorom delivers a very consistent standard of Thai cooking, and at an extremely sensible price. From superb typical Thai starters like Tom Yam, a spicy hot and sour soup with chillies, lemon grass and lime leaves at £4.00, to their Kanom Jeep, steamed dumplings of minced pork, £4.25.

Their main courses and wonderful Thai salads are mainly between £5 and £8, with the traditional green curry of chicken or beef at a reasonable £6.75. They also boast a selection of four noodle dishes including the ever-present Phad Thai at £5.50, but also some more unusual ones like Kuay Teow Phad Si-Ewe, fried noodles with chicken, pork or beef in dark soya sauce, £5.00.

However, if you are really looking for a bargain, then their set lunch at £10.95 per head is incredible value, and exceedingly filling: a choice between two starters, four mains accompanied by fried mixed vegetables and rice or noodles, and dessert. In the evening they have a set dinner with an additional course for £16.

5. Singapore airlines launch business class bed

This month Singapore Airlines launched a business class flat-bed sleeper seat on its non-stop service between London and Singapore.

The new 'SpaceBed' is a state-of-the-art seat that reclines into what the airline claims is the biggest business class lie-flat bed in the sky. With a length of 78 inches, when fully extended, and width 27 inches, when both armrests are fully deployed downwards, the SpaceBed is eight inches wider than any existing business class seat or bed and offers total comfort for passengers.

The bed is forward-facing and has moveable dividers and a fixed backshell to give added privacy. It has laptop power and Singapore Airlines' new-generation in-flight entertainment system, KrisWorld, offering a choice of 40 movies and short features and 50 games on 10.4-inch (26.5cm) high resolution monitors.

Eight seats have been removed from the original 58-seat configuration in the Raffles Class section of the Boeing 747-400 aircraft to create space for a 50-seat layout.

The first daily flight with the new SpaceBed took off  from Heathrow on June 2. In late August the service will be extended to a second daily flight and by mid-September, all three daily flights between London and Singapore will have the SpaceBed. Thereafter the new bed will be introduced progressively on connecting services from Singapore to Sydney and Melbourne.

Source: travelnews.org



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Guest Article


The "True" Paradise on Earth I've always thought that calling a place "Paradise on Earth" was just a little too hypey for me . . . at least until I visited the Seychelles. Seemingly forgotten out in the middle of the Indian Ocean, a thousand miles from Africa, this archipelago of more than a hundred islands stretches for hundreds of miles. The warm waters, high standards and friendly people draw many year after year to these Jewels in the Ocean that are the Seychelles.
By Phil Carta

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