Through a management agreement with Ausbao Pty Ltd in Beijing, the IInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has just announced a brand new 160-room Crowne Plaza hotel in Sydney's CBD. The Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour will be located to the new Sydney International Convention Centre as well as key developments in Darling Quarter and the Barangaroo south precinct.
The Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour will be the new spot for future business and meetings as the property houses five meeting rooms as well as a 24-hour business centre. There is also an all-day dining restaurant and bar for guests to unwind or for those who are a little more fitness-conscious, the hotel will also feature a fully-equipped fitness centre and outdoor pool.
Everyone knows about the acquisition of SPG by Marriott International and as most of us would have expected, all three loyalty programs which are operating independently today (even though they are linked and points can be transferred freely between them), will come together to form one powerful program. Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards as well as the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) programme will be unified in August 2018 to offer loyalty benefits across all 29 brands that are under the Marriott International portfolio - a brand new loyalty program name will only be unveiled in 2019.
Hilton Honors members are able to earn Double Hilton Honors Points on every stay from 01 May 2018 to 31 August 2018. As most of you would already be aware, a number of changes took place early this month and the number of points that you can potentially earn from an eligible stay have been changed. Registration for this promotion is required but the landing page has not been activated yet - more information will be shared once this is live.
IHG Rewards Club members can now register for the latest Accelerate promotion that will be running from 01 May 2018 to 31 July 2018. All you have to do is to click on the Accelerate Q2 landing page and sign-in using your IHG Rewards Club details to reveal a set of tailored challenges which you will have the option of completing during the aforementioned period.
Many of you have already heard about the Changi Rewards program which to put it simply, gives you Changi Rewards (CR) points for every S$10 that you spend at participating merchants. These CR points can then be used to offset your next eligible purchase (1,000 CR points = S$5 rebate). Alternatively, you may choose to convert your CR points into valuable KrisFlyer miles (which you can then use on things like free First Class flights) or things like vouchers amongst other things. There are also a number of benefits that you get with the Changi Rewards program but the point of this article is to introduce the different membership tiers as well as qualification requirement.
A management agreement has been signed between the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Watson Elite for Sydney's first Hotel Indigo which is slated to open in 2021. The third Hotel Indigo property planned for Australia (following the Hotel Indigo Brisbane Fortitude Valley as well as Hotel Indigo Melbourne Docklands), Hotel Indigo Sydney Central, will be located opposite Capitol Square in the central precinct of Sydney.
The InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay is one of the newest hotels in Singapore as it was one of the latest hotels to open in 2017 (which was a great year in Singapore for all of us hotel-lovers). Not to be confused with the InterContinental Singapore in Bugis, the InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay is located in a quieter and somewhat residential area of Singapore but with all that being said, it still minutes away from the city. Check out my review of the Club InterContinental Riverview Studio here!
Earn extra Starpoints (or Marriott Rewards Points) on each eligible night (starting from your third night) that you spend at participating SPG hotels and resorts from 16 April 2018 to 20 July 2018 - registration for SPG More Nights, More Starpoints is necessary for you to take advantage of this promotion and you will have to do so by 30 June 2018 (even though you can earn bonus points through 20 July 2018). There is also a similar Marriott Rewards promotion that is running concurrently and it gives you 750 bonus Marriott Rewards Points per night (starting on the third eligible night) during the same period.
Spend at least S$500 on eligible in-app as well as online purchases from 29 March 2018 to 30 June 2018 with your DBS/POSB cards to win either S$50 worth of coupon or cash! Registration is absolutely necessary and you will have to do it via the new DBS Lifestyle App - limited to the first 10,000 registrations only (but at the time of writing there is still plenty).
I have previously written about the Singapore Airlines HighFlyer Programme which offers an approximate 5% cashback (through HighFlyer points) for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for up to 30 traveling employees. These HighFlyer points are on top of the KrisFlyer miles that travelling employees may earn. Starting from 02 April 2018, businesses who are members of the Singapore Airlines HighFlyer Programme in Singapore and Australia will also be able to earn HighFlyer points on Lufthansa and SWISS operated by Singapore Airlines on eligible sectors between Singapore, Australia, Germany, and Switzerland.
Fuzzie is one of those platforms in Singapore that have existed for a while now abut no one really talks about it. Even though this is not exactly a deal, I just found out that purchasing gift cards on Fuzzie allows me to double-dip (or even triple-dip!) on promotions and cashbacks. This post is really to get you that free S$5 off promo code on Grab so I shall not veer off topic (even though I am tempted to) - here's how you do it with my referral code.