Here's a rare opportunity to get plenty of bang for your buck when you triple dip on promotions that are currently running. If you have been thinking about using your S$400 Lodging Credit from The Platinum Card or a staycation in Singapore, now might just be the best time for you to do it. As I have mentioned in my previous article on Fine Hotels & Resorts, the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is currently running a third night free offer and if you were to time it with Golden Circle's 8th Anniversary bonuses, you will be walking away with plenty of value for your stay.
1. Pay for Two and Stay for Three
Now surely this offer is not meant for everyone but if you are looking for an extended staycation in Singapore, spending three nights in the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is not a bad idea after all (plus you get to save on flights and travel time!). As I have mentioned previously, Platinum and Centurion members can currently get the third night free at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore with FHR - hotel stays have to be completed by 19 January 2019 and black-out dates apply.
As you can see in the image above, the nightly rate under the third night free offer with FHR works out to be just S$266++ (as compared to S$426++) each night. If you were to book the Best Available Rate with Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore directly, you will be charged S$480++ more because there is no third night free offer.
2. Fine Hotels & Resorts Benefits
In addition to the dollar savings mentioned above, you will continue to enjoy your FHR Benefits for the stay - the unique amenity here at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is a USD 100 F&B Credit which you can use during the entire stay. It is also worth noting that you do not need to use them all at once as you can simply charge each your dining expenses to the room - this credit will be used to offset your bill upon checking out. According to The Platinum Concierge, the F&B Credit at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore can be applied towards the following restaurants:
The Line Restaurant
Nami Restaurant & Bar
Waterfall Ristorante Italiano
The Lobby Lounge
The Rose Veranda
Origin Grill & Bar
3. Double Shangri-La Golden Circle Award Points + Jade Bonus (25% More!)
In conjunction with Golden Circle's 8th Anniversary celebrations, members are able to earn double award points whenever they stay, dine or enjoy spa treatments at any Shangri-La hotel, resort, Kerry hotel, Traders hotel and Hotel Jen before 18 January 2019. I have checked in with The Platinum Concierge and they have confirmed that the FHR Rates are eligible for this promotion - this means that you will earn 2.25 Golden Circle Award Points with every eligible USD 1. A quick chat with The Platinum Concierge revealed that the entire rate for the 3-night stay is S$800++ and this works out to roughly S$266.67++ per night. Therefore, based on the current SGD/USD exchange rate, this is approximately USD 579++. You can potentially earn 1,300 Golden Circle Award Points which is worth USD 162.50 (since you are a Jade member) if you use it for dining.
If you put it all together, a USD 100 F&B Credit is worth approximately S$130 on property and the 1,300 Golden Circle Award Points (a lot more than usual thanks to the anniversary promotion) that you could potentially earn can give you around S$220 of 'dining credits' if you redeem them at participating restaurants and bars at a later date. If you sum these two up, you are essentially spending only S$798++ (approximately S$941 Nett) for a 3-night stay at the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore (complete with daily breakfast for two) and you are getting almost S$350 worth of F&B credits in return. If you use your S$400 Lodging Credit with this reservation, you are essentially reducing that S$590 amount to just S$190 which is ridiculous for a 3-night stay at a 5-star property in Singapore if you think about it. Oh, and if you have not linked a Mastercard to your Golden Circle account, make sure to do it to get an 100 additional Golden Circle Award Points.
If you are thinking about fully-maximising the promotions, I highly recommend for you to consider completing two more eligible stays (one night each) at other properties like the Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore and the Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore (if you are not planning on leaving the country) to earn an additional 1,738 Golden Circle Award Points (worth almost S$300 in 'Dining Credits') - reservations have to be made before the end of 18 November 2018 as part of the anniversary promotion T&Cs.