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Best Singapore Staycation Deals going on in Phase 2

Here’s a specially curated list for you to consider With more than 170 hotels now approved to take in leisure guests for stays, Singapore hotels are offering a plethora of packages to entice Singapore residents to do a staycation. While the post-Covid-19 staycation experience will definitely be different from what you used to know, it’s still at least a break from your day-to-day work-from-home life. Here are some of the best deals you can take advantage of: Shangri-La Singapore – from S$319++ per night If there’s a time to check out one of Singapore’s lushiest’s resort-in-a-city, this is probably the best time. Even though Shangri-La has been around for decades, its sprawling compound makes it an ideal city holiday spot. There’s options for everyone: whether you just want a room for your family to lounge in, or indulge in the Valley Wing Indulgence package with a 90-minute massage, unlimited all-day Champagne, daily afternoon tea and more. Deals available: Garden Wing Staycation (from S$319++, booking & details) Daily breakfast for 2 adults A picnic basket complete …

Singapore has reopened for staycations: first five hotels approved to take guests

Four of these hotels are on Sentosa, plus a serviced apartment property in the city It’s been three months since hotels have shuttered their doors to guests – both local and foreign – so it’s pretty exciting that hotels are starting host guests who are staying for leisure again. After all, most hotels in Singapore have been procured by the government earlier in the year for returning Singaporeans and residents to serve their ‘stay-home notices’ (SHN), or isolation, to contain the possible spread of Covid-19. Since 3 Jul, STB has opened applications for hotels who wish to accept staycation guests once more. While approvals officially was going take up to two weeks, but it seems like they are working pretty quickly given that the first batch of five hotels is now announced. This page will be updated as and when new hotels are added to the list. As of 9 Jul, the approved hotels include: lyf Funan Singapore W Singapore Sentosa Cove Crockfords Tower (Resorts World Sentosa) Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa ONE15 Marina Club …

Marriott Bonvoy credit extra elite nights for elite members; offers off-peak award rates for stays up to 31 Jul

Marriott Bonvoy is offering off-peak redemption rates at more than 5,500 properties globally, although some properties in Singapore are excluded Given how Covid-19 has disrupted the travel industry this year, Marriott has come up with kind of a two-in-one promotion. Marriott Bonvoy offer 50% elite nights for current elite members The first part of it is that Marriott will be giving all members bonus elite night credits. The number of credits given the each member will be 50% of the elite tier they earned in 2019. Note that this is not the actual number of nights you clocked last year, but rather, the number of nights you need to qualify for the tier. This means: Silver Elite members will get five elite nights Gold Elite members will get 13 elite nights Platinum Elite members will get 25 elite nights Titanium Elite members will get 38 elite nights Ambassador Elite members will get 50 elite nights The elite nights will be deposited into members’ accounts by the end of July. According to View from the Wing, Marriott will …

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. LAST UPDATED: 29 April 2020 With Covid-19 entering now heading into its fifth month soon 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 PacificQantas Frequent Flyer Hotel loyalty programmes:Marriott Bonvoy (Updated)Hilton HonorsWorld of HyattIHG Rewards ClubAccor Live LimitlessGlobal Hotel Alliance DISCOVERY (New) Singapore Airlines [Updated] Singapore Airlines have announced a one-year extension for all KrisFlyer Elite Silver, Elite Gold, PPS Club and …

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 …