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<strong>MandarinVegas to open</strong><br />Opening in Vegas on 4 December, those who want to play it safe will appreciate the fact that this is the only non-gaming hotel on the Strip. Better yet, the launch deal means that if you stay one or more nights you get a night for free, valid until 31 March. From &pound;343 per night; www.mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas <br />or call +1 88 881-9578. <br /><br /><strong>Four Seasons App<br /></strong>Need to book on the hoof? Now you can with an iPhone app that works as a booking portal for the group&rsquo;s universally excellent hotels. There are &ldquo;find a room&rdquo; and &ldquo;plan to relax&rdquo; features, as well as image libraries for sussing out just which palace of pleasure you want to visit. Download free from App Store.<br /><br /><strong>BA flies to Mauritius<br /></strong>British Airways is to launch direct flights to the Maldives at the end of October, flying from Gatwick to Male from &pound;629 return. Cocoa Island is offering seven nights plus breakfast in one of its over-water bungalows facing the ocean from &pound;2,450 per person. Through Black Tomato; www.blacktomato.co.uk or call 020 7426 9888.