Last month, Regent Hotel Singapore ran a pretty fantastic deal on staycation vouchers. For just S$330 nett, guests could enjoy a 1-night stay, an upgrade to a Club room, S$288 of dining credit and early check-in/late check-out.
It later turned out that they’d forgotten to add the GST and service charge, and the actual cost should have been S$388 nett. However, Regent Hotel decided to honor all vouchers bought at the lower price. S$388 nett is still a good deal, but S$330 nett is a fantastic one.
Vouchers were originally valid for 12 months from date of purchase, i.e June 2021. However, Regent Hotel has sent out an email informing holders that the hotel is extending its stint as a SHN facility, and will therefore extend the validity of all staycation vouchers till 30 December 2021.
Regent Hotel staycation voucher extension
All Regent staycation vouchers will now be valid till 30 December 2021, regardless of when they were purchased.
Regent will inform voucher holders when they’re able to take staycation bookings again, but have tentatively floated a date of “before 1 January 2021“. I think they’re probably trying to underpromise and overdeliver here, but you should anyways be mentally prepared to take your stay in 2021.
As mentioned, the staycation vouchers come with some dining credit. Regent Hotel will allow voucher holders to use this portion first, and stay later.
Customers who wish to do this should email [email protected], after which their original voucher will be replaced with a room stay voucher, and dining credit vouchers.
|S$200/S$288/S$300 dining credit
|31 Dec 2020
|Room stay voucher
|30 Dec 2021
Do note that should you choose to split your voucher, the dining credit will be valid till 31 December 2020. If you keep your original voucher, you can use the dining credit till 30 December 2021, just like the stay.
Your choice is irreversible, so don’t split unless you’re convinced you’ll finish the dining credit by the end of 2020 (there’s no need to spend the entire value in a single visit).
If you purchased separate dining and staycation vouchers, the validity of the former remains as-is (i.e 12 months from date of purchase).
The full FAQ can be found here.
I was really looking forward to taking this stay in the next couple of months, but Regent’s proposed extension is fair enough to me. It does means I’ll have to look elsewhere for my staycation fix, and I’m toying with the idea of the W Singapore (given how the overcrowding issues that blighted my previous visit shouldn’t be a problem this time round).
As a reminder, there are currently five hotels which have been given the green light to accept staycation guests. We should hopefully see this list growing longer soon, giving more options to those who really need to get out.