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$149++) and it could a great way for SPG members to earn and retain status. According to the website, Design Hotels and SPG currently have limited participation and this is what SPG Members can expect from the stay:
- 2 Starpoints per eligible US dollar spent (with a 50% bonus for SPG Gold and Platinum members, and 100% bonus for Platinum members with a minimum of 75 Eligible Nights)
- Night and stay credit toward elite status
- On-property benefits of internet access and bottled water in room
- Gold Preferred and Platinum Preferred members will automatically receive a Starpoints bonus as their Welcome Gift.
Using Chope for restaurant reservations is one of the easiest and smartest ways of doing so - you will also be able to earn Chope-Dollars (C$) with each fulfilled reservation and redeem them for dining vouchers as well as KrisFlyer miles! If you do not already have a Chope account, you should definitely sign-up for one as there are no costs involved in signing-up or using the platform. If like me, you have C$ to redeem, Chope is currently running a promotion (I do not believe it is targeted) to offer everyone a 200 C$ promo code (to be utilised on the next visit) when they redeem their C$ by 12 March 2018.
American Express is currently offering the opportunity to earn S$150 statement credit when you spend at least S$500 at any of the participating properties across the Hilton Portfolio in Asia-Pacific with your American Express Singapore Airlines Credit Card. Cardholders can only benefit from the S$150 statement credit once per property but there are over 70 properties that are participating in this promotion!
Last year there was the opportunity to fast track into Hilton Honors Gold status with just 2 stays or 4 nights for all eligible Visa Infinite Cardholders. It appears that Visa has officially extended this offer to 30 June 2018 and eligible cards now include not only the top-tier Visa Infinite cards but also Visa Signature cards (which is shocking, considering how easy it is to get!). Similar to the previous offer, a Hilton Honors member must complete 2 eligible stays or 4 eligible nights in 90 days upon successful registration - status earned should be valid until March 2020
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.