While there are currently three Design Hotels in Singapore, two of them have officially jumped on the list of Design Hotels™ (from 16 March 2016) that participate in the Starwood Preferred Guest programme. Both of them are currently Category 4 properties and will require 10,000 Starpoints for a free night.
1. Wanderlust, Singapore, a Member of Design Hotels™
2 Dickson Road, Singapore 209494 (SPG Category 4)
Wanderlust is located in Little India and it offers different themed rooms for guests with a sense of adventure. This is also Unlisted Collection's third property in Singapore.
2. New Majestic Hotel, Singapore, a Member of Design Hotels™
31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845 (SPG Category 4)
The New Majestic Hotel is one of Singapore's most hipster and possibly most Instagram-ed hotel. The property is housed in a traditional conservation shop house located in the heart of Chinatown and it focuses on strong design, local culture and the Arts.
From what I can see the Wanderlust Hotel has the cheapest room rate (starts from S$149++) and it could a great way for SPG members to earn and retain status. According to the website, Design Hotels and SPG currently have limited participation and this is what SPG Members can expect from the stay:
- 2 Starpoints per eligible US dollar spent (with a 50% bonus for SPG Gold and Platinum members, and 100% bonus for Platinum members with a minimum of 75 Eligible Nights)
- Night and stay credit toward elite status
- On-property benefits of internet access and bottled water in room
- Gold Preferred and Platinum Preferred members will automatically receive a Starpoints bonus as their Welcome Gift.
As I was researching on some flight prices this evening, I noticed something a little different on SingaporeAir.com - apparently you are now able to earn KrisFlyer miles by booking hotels or renting cars on the website itself. In case you do not already know this, you can easily earn 10 miles per dollar when you book hotels via Kaligo.com (the prices are a little higher sometimes but if you factor in the value of miles you get, it is actually quite decent).
Grab is finally on ShopBack and you can now receive cashback for the trips you take on GrabCar. To celebrate this launch, ShopBack customers are able to earn S$1 cashback for the first GrabCar ride they take daily between 24 March 2017 to 31 March 2017.
Celebrate your love for Singapore this year with an SG52 Staycation at the Dorsett Singapore! Offering a 52% off the Best Available Room Rate for all weekend stays from 02 June 2017 to 31 December 2017, as well as on Singapore National Day itself, this is a deal you do not want to miss. While the stay date might still be pretty far out, it is a good idea to book now because reservation is already open and only five rooms will be allocated each night for this promotion!
Book any one of the participating AccorHotels properties in Australia between now and 30 April 2017 to enjoy complimentary breakfast - stays have to be completed before 31 May 2017. If you are not aware of the changes to Le Club AccorHotels program that happened earlier this year, only base points count towards earning and retaining your status now.
For three days only, enjoy 10.5% upsized cashback for hotel reservations made on Expedia when you go through ShopBack. All you have to do is simply head down to ShopBack before clicking on Expedia before you make your reservation the same way - earn 10.5% on all hotel reservations made during 21 March 2017 to 23 March 2017.
Hilton Honors (read all about the recent changes HERE) is currently running a 100% bonus on Hilton Honors Points with a minimum purchase of 5,000 Hilton Honors Points. Using these points effectively can essentially cover your stays in properties like the Hilton Tokyo and the Conrad Tokyo where a room may be expensive in dollars but reasonable as a redemption night.
For the whole month of March 2017, book for a stay (to be completed before 31 December 2017) at any DISCOVERY hotel to win a free two-night stay at ANY participating DISCOVERY property. Every eligible booking will count as one entry so make sure you book between 01 March 2017 to 31 March 2017 for a chance to walk away with a free two-night stay.
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) is currently running a sale that offers up to 30% off Starpoints - if you live in Asia-Pacific and do not have Gold Elite status with the program, you can find out how to fast track to Gold Elite in just one stay. Once you have your status, you can link it to your Marriott Rewards account to give you Gold Elite and that will in turn give you guaranteed lounge access at all participating properties.
The Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel is offering business travellers a seamless Bangkok experience that is perfect for work and play - enjoy sophisticated luxury with impeccable service at one of Bangkok's most sought-after location. The brand new Anantara Siam Bangkok Executive Stay package is designed to maximise productivity while ensuring that you are well taken care off so you can focus on doing what's important.
I wrote about the quiet opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon previously and it seems like the hotel has started to take reservations from 01 August 2017. Information about the Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon is still pretty scarce at the moment but here's what we know about the room rates and room types for now - this is Singapore's cheapest Hilton property so it is perfect for weekend mattress runs!