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Mandarin Orchard to be rebranded as Hilton Orchard Singapore

Property set to be the largest Hilton in Asia Pacific region OUE Limited and OUE Commercial Reit (OUE C-Reit), owners of Mandarin Orchard Singapore, has announced that it will be rebranding the property into Hilton Singapore Orchard. Located in the heart of Orchard Road right across from Ngee Ann City, Hilton Singapore Orchard will be Hilton’s flagship in Singapore and the largest Hilton hotel in Asia-Pacific. The refurbishment was originally planned for later, but OUE has brought it forward to commence in Q2 this year, given the challenging climate due to Covid-19. The works are scheduled to complete by end 2021, for a 2022 opening. When completed, the hotel will boast of 1,080 rooms, three ballrooms and five restaurants, one of the largest non-IR properties in Singapore. In the meantime, the hotel will still continue to operate under the Mandarin Orchard brand, managed by Meritus Hotels & Resorts. Final thoughts This is definitely very exciting news for Hilton, given that the group has not put out any new properties in Singapore despite growing its footprint …

72 hours only: IHG refundable flash sale for Southeast Asia & Korea

Book offer room rates with confidence at up to 50% off, until 15 Mar In the midst of plummeting hotel occupancies, IHG has decided to launch a flash sale to pick up whatever revenue that’s left on the market. The promotion is a very short one, which started from 13 Mar and will end 15 Mar. The reservations must be for stays between 14 Mar and 20 Apr (both dates inclusive), and bookings must be made a least a day in advance. To be able to book the offers, you must be a IHG Rewards Club member, which you can sign up here. After signing up you can access the sale offer here. Some good offers Intercontinental Singapore is offering Club rooms at only S$204 nett per night for two people. Enjoy afternoon tea, evening cocktails and breakfast at only about $100 per person per night. Regent Hotel Singapore is offering its premium executive room at S$238++, a significant discount from the usual over $400 rates. Club rooms go for S$273++, which includes access to …

Covid-19: Airlines and hotels extend elite status for select members

Several airlines frequent flyer and hotel loyalty programmes have announced membership extensions for affected members. Here are the details. With Covid-19 entering its third month and seeing no signs of easing, global travel has taken a severe beating. Airlines have made drastic cuts to their capacity, while hotels are reporting all-time low occupancy rates. Moreover, China now makes up one of the most significant group of members that any airline or hotel will want, so I will imagine any loyalty programme manager will want to ensure that this group returns to the fold once the crisis is over. Several programmes have announced expiry extensions for their elite members, almost most of them are targeted at members in Greater China. See below for details. Frequent flyer programmes:Singapore AirlinesCathay Pacific Hotel loyalty programmes:Marriott BonvoyHilton HonorsWorld of HyattIHG Rewards ClubAccor Live Limitless Singapore Airlines According to Loyalty Lobby, Singapore Airlines have emailed eligible members informing them of extension of their status. There is no published information on this, so eligibility is rather opaque and at the discretion of …