The loyalty program from Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Golden Circle, is celebrating her fifth's anniversary with a Less is More promotion. Between now until the end of the month (31 March 2016), you will be able to redeem for a Standard Room at all participating hotels for stays between 01 April 2016 to 31 May 2016 at 50% fewer points! Standard Rooms generally go for 1,000 GC Points to 20,000 GC Points a night but under this promotion, redemption starts from as little as 500 GC Points!
|Golden Circle Standard Room Award Redemptions|
|Hotel||Collection||Regular Room Award
GC Points Required
|Less is More Promotion
GC Points Required
|Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore||B||2,000||1,000|
|Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore||C||3,500||1,750|
|Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa||C||3,500||1,750|
|Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore||E||6,500||3,250|
All properties are participating in Singapore and some really great redemption rates include the Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore and the Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa especially. You can generally use 1,000 GC Points to offset US$100 in applicable spend so you are essentially paying only US$100 and US$175 for both properties respectively. If you are traveling to Boracay during the bonus periods of redemption, the Shangri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa offers impressive value for redemption.
- Click on Redeem by Points Only
- Select Redemption Nominee (or yourself!)
- Select Country and Property
- Select Check-in and Check-out Date
UOB has just updated the list of participating airlines that will earn you 6 miles per dollar (or more accurately, UNI$15 for every S$5 spend) when you book on the specific Expedia landing page using a valid UOB PRVI Miles card. All eligible bookings have to be completed by 31 March 2018 and travel must be completed by 30 June 2018.
It appears that Club InterContinental as well as InterContinental Ambassador guests are currently receiving a complimentary LUXE City Guide (Digital) for the city that they are visiting. About a week before my stay at the InterContinental Singapore, I actually got an email notifying me about this benefit and the whole registration process is pretty straight forward.
Mileslife will be awarding double KrisFlyer miles on the platform from 25 December 2017 to 31 December 2017. Convert all your dining expenses into valuable KrisFlyer miles which you can then use for free flights in Business Class and First Class!
If you have an existing Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) with Emirates Skywards account linked, you may be targeted for an exclusive opportunity to earn bonus Starpoints. While I have not stayed in many Starwood properties this year and I have not flown on EK in 2017, my account was targeted with an offer to earn up to 5,000 bonus Starpoints after completing three eligible stays.
Start planning your travels next year because Hilton Honors has just announced the Points Unlimited offer for all eligible nights consumed between 01 January 2018 and 30 April 2018. Hilton Honors will have to register for the promotion prior to checking-out and they will be able to earn 2,000 Bonus Points per stay as well as an additional 10,000 Bonus Points every 5 stays (effectively 4,000 Bonus Points per stay if you combine the promotion) during the promotional period. Do note that all hotels and resorts within the Hilton Portfolio with the exception of Hampton by Hilton Hotels in Mainland China are participating in this promotion - great news!
Hilton Honors (free to sign-up!) members are now able to save up to 25% off their stays from now until 31 December 2018 (yes, next year!) if you book one of the participating hotels across Asia-Pacific by 18 January 2018. This is a great opportunity to check out out the newly-refurbished rooms and suites at the Conrad Centennial Singapore if you have not.
Register for IHG's new Accelerate Offers for 2018 to find yourself a set of tailored offers for a chance to earn plenty of IHG Rewards Club Points! The set of challenges differ from member to member and therefore the only way to find out what your account was targeted for is to sign-in and register for the promotion. Do bear in mind that the current Accelerate promotion is still running and these challenges should only be completed between 01 January 2018 and 30 April 2018.
You can now buy United Airlines MileagePlus Miles and enjoy up to 100% bonus miles on eligible purchases made between now and 31 December 2017. It is important to check whether your account has been targeted with the 100% bonus (it has been for mine) and stacking this expense with the right credit card can present a double-dipping opportunity.
It always pays to travel when you are still young and Hoshino Resorts is currently offering all young travellers between the age of 20 and 29 the chance to visit all participating KAI properties at a jaw-dropping rate of JPY 19,000 Nett (approximately S$230) per person for one night - two meals are provided on each stay. This is valid across all 14 KAI locations from 01 December 2017 to 31 March 2018.
Hilton is currently running a 50% off flash sale once again for all participating properties in Japan, South Korea and Guam (yes this includes to marvellous Conrad Tokyo and the super-convenient Hilton Tokyo in Shinjuku). This 50% off sale will run until 2:00PM (JST) on 24 November 2017 for all stays between 21 November 2017 and 30 June 2018.