The Mira Moon hotel opens in Wanchai, Hong Kong, on Friday, with design by Marcel Wanders and Grey Goose cocktail chests in the rooms. Doubles from HK$2,288/£183 (miramoonhotel.com).
The Philippines will be connected to the UK by a direct flight from 4 November, after a hiatus of 15 years. Philippine Airlines will offer five flights per week from Heathrow to Manila (philippineairlines.com).
Families heading off on a half-term holiday this week via Heathrow's five terminals will be treated to a host of Roald Dahl-themed events: storytelling, activity sheets and food offers (heathrow.com).