I was at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore over the weekend and while waiting for breakfast at The Line, I noticed that there is an offer to earn double Golden Circle points when you dine on weekdays. In case you do not already know about Golden Circle, it is basically the loyalty program by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts - it will give you at least 10% back on what you spend at participating properties across the world. You can think of this promotion as 20% cash rebate for all weekday dining between 01 April to 30 June 2016!
Registration for this promotion is compulsory and you do have to make eligible spend at any participating restaurants and bars. A stay is not required as you will be able to earn Golden Circle Points in or outside a stay. You will generally earn 1 base GC point per US$1 spent but with this promotion, you will earn a total of 2 GC points per US$1. Any bonus points offered (based on status) will be done on the base points only.
10 GC Points are worth US$1 and therefore if you do spend US$200 on weekday dining, you will be awarded with 400 GC Points under this promotion which is worth approximately US$40. You may also use these points for room redemption!
Back in September 2016, a partnership between Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and Singapore Airlines was announced. Members are now able to enjoy reciprocal benefits, fast-track to elite status and convert points freely (albeit at a terrible rate) with the Infinite Journeys arrangement. Today, Warmer Welcomes invites both Golden Circle (from Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts) and Taj InnerCircle (from Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces) to enjoy reciprocal benefits between the two loyalty programs.
Philippines is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes and beaches in the world. While Boracay and Palawan often come to minds of people who dream of perfect beach vacations, Cebu should be right there too - alongside delicious Cebuano cuisine like the lip-smacking lechon. During my visit to Cebu a number of months back, I stayed in a Ocean Wing Panorama Room at the Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu. Check out what makes this the best hotel in Cebu, Philippines!
While Myanmar is slowly opening up to more tourists and foreign investments, it is still in its infancy stage of mass tourism so if you are interested to see the city before it evolves into that, it is best to go there by the end of 2017. Located along Sule Pagoda Road lies one of the most luxurious hotels in the city of Yangon - the Sule Shangri-La, Yangon. Following an extensive refurbishment and training for the staff of the property, the Sule Shangri-La, Yangon was rebranded from a Traders Hotel in 2014. I opted for the hotel limousine to take me from the Yangon International Airport to the hotel and similar to an earlier stay at the Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang, the limousine came equipped with high-speed WiFi so you can remain connected on the ride to the hotel.
As my birthday is around the corner, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts have once again sent me a birthday offer. While I have gotten the opportunity to earn triple Golden Circle points last year for dining in any participating restaurant during the stipulated period, I have been targeted with a 5X Golden Circle points offer this year. If you have read about The Table by Golden Circle, you will know that every member (free to sign-up!) will earn 10% back in equivalent points if you choose to redeem them for dining credit. Since I am a Jade member, I will receive 12.5% back in equivalent points. I do believe that the 5X bonus is on base points only and therefore this offer will actually let me earn back 52.5% in points.
The hairy crabs are back at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore's Shang Palace between now and 30 November 2016 and they are available for lunch and dinner - diners may opt of for the special prix fixe six-course hairy crab menu or from a selection of nine a la carte items. Known for it furry claws, the Chinese mitten crabs are only available for a few months each year, making the famous golden roe a seasonal delight.
Five days ago, I wrote about the new arrangement between Singapore Airlines and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts - the interesting bit is finally out! This brand new partnership will see opportunities in status matching, points and miles conversions as well as double-dipping in both programs every time you make an eligible stay at any participating Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts property around the world. Here's a summary of five things you need to know about this partnership!
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and Singapore Airlines have just announced a joint partnership known as 'Infinite Journeys' which will provide members of Golden Circle and KrisFlyer with enhanced benefits. This partnership will allow double-dipping of rewards for Golden Circle and KrisFlyer members - it will also include enhanced benefits and recognition for elite member in both programmes each time they fly with Singapore Airlines or stay at any participating Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts property.
The Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is one of the most luxurious hotels you can stay in Singapore. If you have not been to this amazing property, you will almost definitely be blown away by the impressive rooms in the Garden Wing and the exclusive Valley Wing (which comes with free-flowing Champagne!). If you have been here, you will know how tempting it is to actually stay in the hotel all-day long. The Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is proud to present an all-inclusive 'Stay, Sip and Savour' room package which helps you to do just that.
With century-old rain trees that surround you, the Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang is located along the Batu Feringgi Beach and it is just a short drive away from the famous Georgetown in Penang. For those of you who follow Malaysian politics, the state of Penang is an opposition state where supporters largely back the Democratic Action Party. More importantly though, Penang is a haven for food-lovers and is well known for her delicious hawker cuisine.
The Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore remains to be one of Singapore's most luxurious hotels. There are three wings to the hotel and each one of them offer a distinctive experience. As you may already know, the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is currently running the "Time Out" Weekend Staycation Package which is perfect for an indulgent weekend if you are looking to spend quality time with your loved ones.