From 15-21 June 2020, Anantara is offering up to 68% off prepaid stay certificates for its properties in Thailand.
These certificates are valid for stays up till 30 June 2021, and typically come with some freebies like massage or dining packages thrown in.
Anantara’s prepaid stay certificate sale
The full list of Anantara properties on sale can be found here. All of the offers below are for two nights and two adults, unless otherwise stated:
|Anantara Hua Hin||THB 6,800 (S$305)|
|Anantara Bophut Koh Samui||THB 8,088 (S$365)|
|Anantara Lawana Koh Samui||THB 8,888 (S$400)|
|Anantara Riverside Bangkok||THB 9,900 (S$445)|
|Anantara Siam Bangkok||THB 9,999 (S$450)|
|Anantara Phuket Suites & Villas||THB 12,000 (S$540)|
|Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan||THB 12,888 (S$580)|
|Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp||THB 16,000 (S$720)|
|Anantara Layan Phuket Resort||THB 17,000 (S$765)|
|Anantara Chiang Mai Resort||THB 17,000 (S$765)|
|Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas||THB 18,000 (S$810)|
|Anantara Chiang Mai Serviced Suites||THB 30,000 (S$1,350, 4 adults)|
|Layan Residences by Anantara||THB 100,000 (S$4,500, 4 adults)|
Anantara is throwing in some freebies with these stays. For example, if you buy the one for the Anantara Riverside Bangkok, you get free breakfast and a dinner cruise, and if you buy the one for the Anantara Mai Khao Phuket, you get a guaranteed upgrade, complimentary airport transfers and guaranteed 5 p.m checkout.
Avani, Anantara’s “value-focused” brand, is also offering stay certificates at the following properties. All packages are for two nights and two adults, unless otherwise stated:
|Avani Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Centre||THB 1,590 (S$70, 1 night)|
|Avani Atrium Bangkok||THB 2,125 (S$95, 1 night)|
|Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel||THB 2,850 (S$130, 1 night)|
|Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort||THB 3,100 (S$140)|
|Avani Pattaya Resort||THB 5,999 (S$270)|
|Avani+ Hua Hin Resort||THB 6,000 (S$270)|
|Avani+ Samui Resort||THB 7999 (S$360)|
|Avani+ Riverside Bangkok||THB 9,900 (S$445)|
How to book stays
After purchasing a certificate, you can make a reservation by contacting the reservations team:
Certificates are non-refundable, but you can modify your booking within the validity date as necessary, subject to a cancellation window that varies by hotel.
Do note that blackout dates apply at some hotels, typically covering the post-Christmas period and Valentine’s Day. The name on the certificate must match the name on the ID you present at check-in, so you won’t be able to sell these certificates to someone else.
Both Anantara and Avani are part of GHA, but it’s unclear whether these stays will qualify for status benefits or credit earning.
What card should I use to buy Anantara stay certificates?
Anantara stay certificates will code as online foreign currency spending. However, since they’re sold by a 3rd party site called MegaTix, I’m uncertain as to whether they’ll code as travel expenditure.
It’s probably safest to use the cards below:
|DBS Woman’s World Card|
|4 mpd||Cap of S$2K per c. month|
|4 mpd||Cap of S$1K per s. month|
|UOB Visa Signature|
|4 mpd||Min S$1K max S$2K FCY spend per s. month|
|SCB X Card|
|3 mpd||Until 30 Jun 20. Min spend S$2K per c. month|
|SCB Visa Infinite||3 mpd||Min spend S$2K per s. month|
|S. Month= Statement Month | C. Month= Calendar Month|
Anantara is also selling gift cards with a 30% bonus, which can be redeemed at many of the properties listed here. If you’re less certain about which property you want to stay at, you could always lock in a (smaller) discount by buying one of these.
As with all prepaid stay certificates, the main risk you take is the company liquidating, or travel restrictions not being lifted in time. In this case, you have until 30 June 2021 to stay, which should hopefully be more than sufficient, but who really knows with all that’s going on.
(HT: Loyalty Lobby)