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!
Stay before 30 November 2019 for 500 bonus Golden Circle (GC) Award Points (targeted offer) - should I book a stay just to take advantage of this?
In conjunction with Infinite Journeys' second anniversary, Singapore Airlines as well as Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts are offering members double rewards between 04 October 2018 to 31 October 2018. The double rewards only affect point conversions between KrisFlyer Miles and Golden Circle (GC) Points (and vice versa) - all the other benefits (e.g. fast track to KrisFlyer Elite Gold) remain status quo at the time of writing.
While I was hotel shopping this afternoon, I realised that Mastercard cardholders in Mainland China, the Philippines and Singapore who add a valid Mastercard card in the Participant’s name on the Shangri-La Mobile App between 24 August 2018 and 28 February 2019 can benefit from 100 bonus Golden Circle points.
Shang Palace at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore has just introduced the first of The Chef's Table series and this monthly affair will feature different dishes that are based on the inspiration of the award-winning Executive Chinese Chef Mok Kit Keung as well as the supply of seasonal produce. Priced at S$128++ per person, The Chef's Table series will be hind in Shang Palace's private dining room (with a private lounge area) where guests can embark on a six-course epicurean journey with Chef Mok as he shares personal stories and inspirations behind his cooking.
In celebration of the brand new Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts mobile app, there is currently an opportunity to earn triple Golden Circle points for all stays booked and consumed between 22 January 2018 and 30 April 2018. Members (both new and existing) will also be able to earn 100 Golden Circle points for simply signing-in during the promotion period.
I checked out one of the newest hotels in Hong Kong, the Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong which is located in Hung Hom. This 5-star property is the third Kerry Hotel to be opened in the world by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and it focuses on comfortable luxury. With an amazing view of the Victoria Harbour and located near to an MTR Station, the Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong is fast to become the hotel to watch out for in the coming years ahead.
The Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore (which is also the first Shangri-La Hotel in the world) unveiled a brand new Tower Wing with new F&B outlets and refurbished rooms back in May 2017. I checked out the hawker fare in the Lobby Lounge and fell in love with the authentic renditions of local hawker delights. Located slightly off Orchard Road, the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is home to two other wings as well - the Garden Wing (which offers a lush tropical escape from the city) and the Valley Wing (which is opulent and even includes all-day Champagne). Check out my review of the Tower Wing Horizon Club Deluxe room at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore!
When I visited Beijing last month in the summer, I stayed at the newly-built Hotel Jen Beijing which is a 5-star property located in the heart of Beijing's Guomao Central Business District (CBD). If you are thinking about getting from Singapore to Beijing, I highly recommend the SQ802 flight (check out my experience in Business Class HERE!) which will get you there by 2:40PM. One of the things that truly impressed me during my stay was the existence of a microbrewery within the hotel - these beers are then served in the Beersmith Gastropub ((鲜啤吧) which is connected to the main lobby of the Hotel Jen Beijing.
I visited Beijing in China for the first time last month where I flew down from SIN to PEK on Singapore Airlines in Business Class (check out my trip report on SQ802 HERE!). As one of the first passengers to disembark from the plane, I was able to clear immigration fairly quickly and got out of the airport in approximately 30 to 45 minutes. I then met with a representative from Hotel Jen Beijing (which has only quite recently opened) in the public area of the Beijing Capital International Airport before hopping onto a vehicle that took me directly to this newly-built property that is directly connected to the China World Complex.
The Tower Wing of the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore has only quite recently completed a massive refurbishment that saw the re-introduction of a newly-designed lobby, new restaurants (including the impressive NAMI which I was at a couple of weeks ago) and brand new rooms. During my recent stay at one of the brand new rooms in Tower Wing, I decided to check out the Lobby Lounge after hearing quite a bit about it.