Thursday 21 August 2008


Indulge in sumptuous culinary travel packages

HONG KONG – August 2008 – Immerse yourself in authentic culture and local cuisine with Summit Hotels & Resorts, a highly-acclaimed collection of international hotels and resorts offering first-class amenities and services for the sophisticated traveler.

Summit Hotels & Resorts are offering a tempting array of culinary packages for those who wish to travel and taste the world. Taste of Summit tantalizes taste buds with deluxe packages that highlight local produce and regional specialties, together with authentic cooking techniques and unique culinary styles. Epicureans can delight in these delectable offers, which include daily breakfast and a dinner for two at participating properties.

Whether it is a weekend on the French Riviera for fine foie gras, a retreat to sunny Sorrento for crispy, wafer-thin pizza, or an incredible adventure to India to indulge in mouth-watering Madras curries – Taste of Summit has a multitude of gourmet surprises to delight all guests and the taste buds.

Here are just a few Summit Hotels and Resorts offering Taste of Summit packages:

The Metropolitan Hotel, New Delhi, India
The Metropolitan is perfect for exploring the hustle and bustle of New Delhi. With well-appointed suites and rooms, 24 hour concierge and great gastronomy, guests can mix a serene stay with the vibrant vibe of New Delhi. For exotic spices and rich curries with hot peppers and delicious home-grown vegetables, Chutney restaurant serves authentically Indian cuisine with a modern and exotic twist – with over 200 types of home-made chutneys using rare fruit, vegetables, and herbs.

The Tongsai Bay, Koh Samui, Thailand
Luscious blue-green waters, rainbow-colored fish, white sandy beaches – find paradise at The Tongsai Bay. This idyllic retreat features stunning beachfront cottages and villas set amid lush tropical gardens. Chef Chom who has taught over 500 chefs and cooks, now graces the Tongsai Bay with her culinary skills - serving fresh platters of prawns, crab, and sea food delicacies with Thai flavors and spices.

Star City Hotel and Apartments, Sydney, Australia
Situated in the heart of this exuberant city and overlooking Sydney harbor, the acclaimed Star City Hotel and Apartments welcomes guests with an elegant array of penthouses and apartments. Take advantage of world-class opera and theater each night, and sample tasty flambéed steaks and grills, and for the adventurous traveler – maybe a kangaroo burger.

Hôtel Gray D’Albion, Cannes, France
Home to many of the world’s most acclaimed chefs, fine foie gras and vintage vin rouge – France is a foodies dream destination and the cuisine is par excellence at the Hôtel Gray D’Albion. Guests are invited to relax in style at this stunning French Riviera retreat, and embrace magnificent Mediterranean cuisines of freshly grilled fish, French cheese and fresh vegetables à la provencale, all served overlooking azure-blue waters.

Hotel Parco dei Principi, Sorrento, Italy
This five-star hotel is paradise by the sea. Hotel Parco dei Principi boasts exquisite guestrooms with spectacular ocean views, a private beach, and fabulous Italian Mediterranean cuisine served at restaurants Gio Ponti and La Spiaggia. Freshly caught sea food is delicately served alongside wafer-thin pizza drizzled in local olive oil and accompanied by a drop of full-bodied fruity Montepulciano.

The Colonnade, Boston, United States
Positioned in the leafy Back Bay quarter amid charming boutiques and fine-dining bistros, the newly renovated Colonnade features the city’s only rooftop swimming pool, beautifully appointed guestrooms and great gastronomy. Brasserie Jo serves authentic French cuisine using local organic produce, fresh fish and tasty dishes à la carte such as Steak Tartare and Coq au Vin - and all prepared by world-renowned chef Jean Joho.

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Notes to Editors

Taste of Summit packages vary according to hotel.
Complimentary room upgrade and amenity is provided to American Express® Cardmembers who guarantee and pay their Taste of Summit reservation with the American Express Card. Two-night minimum stay required. Valid at participating Summit Hotels & Resorts until December 31, 2008. Additional terms and conditions apply.

About Summit Hotels & Resorts

An acclaimed collection of international hotels and resorts, Summit combines top-tier service and amenities with great value, delivering an exceptional guest experience – allowing travelers to get the most from their destination whether they are staying for business or pleasure.

Summit Hotels & Resorts is a member of the Preferred Hotel Group™ family of brands, and guests are eligible to enroll in the I Prefer™ Guest Benefit Program, with benefits including free Internet access (based on availability, restrictions apply), early check-in/late check-out, space-available upgrades and more. For reservations and a complete description of the Summit Hotels & Resorts, visit

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