KrisPay, a digital wallet launched July last year by Singapore Airlines will now allow you to convert your KrisPay Miles into KrisFlyer Miles within 7 days of accrual at participating KrisPay partner outlets islandwide. You may remember that KrisPay used to only allow members to convert their precious KrisFlyer miles into KrisPay miles at a ridiculous rate.
Today, Singapore Airlines has announced that you can now earn KrisPay miles when you spend at participating KrisPay partner outlets in Singapore. Payment has to be made with cash, credit card or debit card and the KrisPay miles that you earn from these transactions can be transferred into your KrisFlyer account (1 KrisPay mile = 1 KrisFlyer mile) within 7 days of accrual or you can choose to keep them in your KrisPay wallet for future spend. If you wish to transfer your KrisPay miles into your KrisFlyer account, do note that they have to be transferred in full per transaction.
It's finally Friday again and if you are up for a drink, the WOOBAR at W Singapore - Sentosa Cove is running a fantastic deal on free-flowing Champagne every Friday from 7PM to 10PM at just S$50++ per person. If you are driving (even though you probably should not), parking is only S$4 per entry from 5PM to 1AM on Friday evenings.
Singapore Airlines offered Business Class, First Class and Suites passengers the option to get confirmed meal choices (that are not part of Book the Cook) up to 24 hours prior to the flight's scheduled time of departure. Today, the flag carrier airline of Singapore has announced at the World Gourmet Forum that it will be the first airline to enable Premium Economy Class passengers to pre-order main courses from its in-flight menu from anywhere in the airline's global network from 01 May 2019.
One of the newest hotels to open in Singapore this year is Far East Hospitality's new Sentosa property - The Outpost Hotel. Home to 193 guest rooms and suites, The Outpost Hotel officially joins Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) today to be alongside over 500 independently spirited hotels in over 80 countries across the globe.
Millennium Hotels & Resorts announced a brand new single-tier loyalty programme last week - the newly-revamped My Millennium Guest Reward Programme does not feature a tier-level membership and it simply rewards members through stay enhancements or lifestyle rewards. In celebration of the launch of this new programme, every qualified stay booked via www.millenniumhotels.com between now and 30 September 2019 will be eligible for one entry into the lucky draw which comes with a grand prize of 1,000,000 My Points.
It is definitely worth noting that the Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai is the first Andaz-branded property to open in Asia and it located in an iconic entertainment area of downtown Shanghai. Even though the official check-in time at the property is 3:00PM, I did not face any trouble getting a room assigned to me at approximately 2:00PM. In fact, the hotel actually accorded me with an upgrade into a King Bed Deluxe (much like a Junior Suite and you will see why later) since I was celebrating my birthday there.
OCBC has just updated their website to enhance the limousine benefit for OCBC VOYAGE cardholders (this is actually a real enhancement so good job OCBC!) - cardholders are now able to unlock a free limousine ride by spending just S$1,500 (instead of S$3,000) in a currency other than SGD each month!
After approximately 10 months of extensive renovations, The St. Regis Singapore has fully converted the hotel's indoor tennis courts into a luxurious double-height ceiling event venue that pays homage to the house of Caroline Astor. Caroline's Mansion is the latest addition to an exclusive suite of event spaces and it sits adjacent to the property's main building with a private entrance by the hotel driveway.
American Express has been pushing out a pretty attractive Referral Programme for most of its credit cards - you can now get 7,500 additional KrisFlyer Miles with the American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card through this programme if you sign-up using my unique referral link. If you did not hold any Singapore Airlines credit cards previously, you can easily earn 12,500 KrisFlyer Miles by spending just S$50 in the first 3 months upon card approval.
A number of changes to the InterContinental Ambassador membership have gone live and it has gotten significantly more expensive (in terms of IHG Rewards Club Points at least) over the years to renew. I am now once again faced with the situation of potentially renewing my membership - the two options that I have on the table are either to pay US$200 or 40,000 IHG Rewards Club Points.
The St. Regis Hong Kong is resolved to set a new benchmark in luxury hospitality for the next generation of St. Regis hotels globally. This landmark opening in Hong Kong is scheduled for April 2019 and it will reflect of vision of St. Regis through the eyes of world-famous interior designer, André Fu. The property is located in the Wan Chai district, one of Hong Kong's busiest commercial districts, and it blends architectural creativity, cultural diversity and timeless elegance.