All posts tagged: Hilton

Hilton Singapore approved for staycations

The hotel joins a list of 200 over hotels that are allowed to accept leisure guests in Phase 2. Hilton Singapore has joined the list of hotels approved for staycation bookings in Singapore yesterday. The Orchard Road top-end hotel joins the green list of hotels allowed to take in leisure guests, which now covers more than half of all hotels in the city. Rates from $168++ available At the time of writing, the earliest bookable date for Hilton Singapore is 15 Sep, although all weekend dates in September are unavailable for some reason. If you look further into Oct 2020, you will be able to find rates starting from S$168++. Some services are unavailable For those who are interested in exploring a stay at this old-time favourite, note that some key services are modified. For those looking at a Club room, note that the Executive Lounge is closed until further notice. What this means for guests with Club benefits, including Hilton Diamond members, are that the following services are modified, according to our conversation with …

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 …

Hilton Honors offers 1-year extension for all members with status in 2019, 2020

All statuses extended by a year. Hilton Honors has finally announced its Covid-19 provisions for its loyalty members, with what is possibly one of the most generous extensions across any hotel chains. Extensions for members with status in 2019 Hilton will be giving a one-year extension for members who had status through the whole of 2019 and were scheduled to be downgraded this month. They will instead hold on to their 2019 status for another year, up to March 2021. This refers to the group of members who earned their status through stays in 2018, and enjoyed them in 2019. If this group of members didn’t requalify for their status in 2019, they would have been downgraded this month (i.e. March 2020). Extensions for members with status in 2020 For members who have qualified for an elite status for the entire year of 2020 through stays in 2019, their status will be extended through March 2022, a year longer than it usually is. Similar to Qantas’ policy, the extension of the status doesn’t mean that …