Milelion Picks: Best Upscale Hotel Staycation Deals

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Find the best deals for upscale hotel staycations right here.

As more hotels get approved for staycations, we’re seeing an increasing number of deals flooding the market. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, and because not every deal’s a good one, there’s some landmines to avoid! 

In this series of posts, I’m going to highlight what I think are the best deals for each price segment, so staycationers of all budgets have options. Deals aren’t static, so I’ll periodically update these posts as new ones pop up and old ones get nerfed. 

You can find additional resources on The Milelion’s Staycation Portal.

❓ How have hotels been segmented?

I’m adopting the same four segments that the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) uses for its statistics reporting. The STB classifies hotels into four segments based on average room rates, location and product characteristics: 

  • Luxury – Hotels predominantly in prime locations and/or in historical buildings
  • Upscale – Hotels in prime locations or hotels with boutique positioning in prime or distinctive location
  • Mid-Tier – Hotels in prime commercial zones or immediately outlying areas
  • Economy – Hotels in the budget segment and are generally located in outlying areas

Although the STB doesn’t provide a specific list of which hotel falls into what category, I’m using their guidelines plus the average price points of each segment to determine classification.

Fairmont Singapore

Fairmont King Room
Fairmont King Room

Approved for Staycations?
Package NameUpsized Staycation Offer
RateS$305++
(S$359 nett)
Includes
  • 1 night in Fairmont King Room
  • Breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children
  • S$50 return stay voucher
  • S$100 F&B credit
  • Extra bed for children
  • 2nd room/night at 50% off
  • 11 a.m check-in
  • 4 p.m check-out
  • Free parking with unlimited in/out privileges
Cancellation PolicyBy 6 p.m on day of arrival
Book By30 Dec 2020
Stay By30 Dec 2020

The Fairmont Hotel is currently serving as a SHN facility, but they’ve blocked off the South Tower for these guests and opened the North Tower for staycationers.

The “Upsized Staycation Offer” starts at S$359 nett, for which you’ll get a S$100 F&B credit, breakfast, early check-in/late check-out, plus a S$50 return stay voucher. For those with kids in tow, breakfast extends to two children, plus you get an extra bed for free. 

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Here’s where it may make sense to pay a small upcharge for a better room. For an additional S$60++ per night, you can get a Fairmont Gold room, which comes with club lounge access. Last I heard, the happy hour spread here is quite impressive and could even be a dinner replacement (although it remains to be seen how this changes post Covid-19). Laurent-Perrier champagne is served, and if you and your companion are big eaters it may be worth the cost.

Goodwood Park Hotel

Deluxe Room

Approved for Staycations?
Package NameFamily StaycationRestless in Singapore
RateS$288++
(S$339 nett)
S$498++ for 2 nights
(S$586 nett)*
Includes
  • 1 night in Deluxe Room
  • Breakfast
  • Porridge bento and kids meal
  • Room upgrade to next category on availability
  • 2 nights in Deluxe Room
  • Gordon Grill set lunch or Local Degustation set dinner 
  • English Afternoon Tea or Set Dinner at Min Jiang
  • Breakfast
  • 10 a.m check-in
  • 3 p.m check-out
  • Room upgrade to next category on availability
Cancellation Policy48 hours before arrival48 hours before arrival
Book By22 Dec 202022 Dec 2020
Stay By22 Dec 202022 Dec 2020

Goodwood Park is offering a Family Staycation package for S$339 nett, which comes with breakfast and a further free set meal. There are some child-friendly perks like teddy bears and milk & cookies (ah, nostalgia). 

However, I think the Restless in Singapore package (S$586 nett) is a better deal. This gets you two nights in a Deluxe Room with breakfast plus two other meals settled. It also comes with 10 a.m check-in and 3 p.m check out, and a space-available room upgrade.

Intercontinental Singapore

Intercontinental Singapore
Intercontinental Singapore

Approved for Staycations?
Package NameTrip.com package
RateS$228 nett
Includes
  • 1 night in Heritage King Room
  • Breakfast for 2 adults
Cancellation PolicyAny time before voucher is used
Book ByWhile vouchers last
Stay By30 Jun 2021
This offer is currently sold out on Trip.com. It’s possible they may bring it back in the future, so keep checking. 

On the Intercontinental’s official website, they’re offering a S$398 nett staycation package that comes with a S$50 dining credit and breakfast. Don’t take this offer. 

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Instead, take the Trip.com package. For S$228 nett, you get pretty much the same inclusions, minus the S$50 dining credit. You still come out way ahead. 

Marriott Tang Plaza

Executive Suite

Approved for
staycations?
Package NameIconic City StaycationBlissful Escapes
RateS$258++
(S$304 nett)
S$306++
(S$360 nett)
Includes
  • 1 night in Deluxe Room
  • Breakfast for 2 adults
  • S$25 F&B credit per night, per person
  • 3 p.m check-out
  • Free parking
  • 1 night in Executive Suite
  • Breakfast for 2 adults
  • 24-hour use of room with flexible check-in/out
  • English High Tea with Champagne
  • Free parking
Cancellation PolicyNon-refundableNon-refundable
Book By30 Jun 202130 Jun 2021
Stay By30 Jun 202130 Jun 2021
(Fri-Sun stays only)

Marriott is offering two packages of interest. The Iconic City Staycation costs S$304 nett, and throws in a S$50 F&B credit (assuming two adults), late check-out, breakfast and free parking. 

The Blissful Escapes package is advertised on the Marriott website as pricing “from S$380++” per night, but I’ve been able to find dates where the package starts at just S$306++ (S$360 nett). This is a pretty compelling rate for a suite with club lounge access, plus a champagne high tea. 

PARKROYAL Pickering

PARKROYAL Pickering
PARKROYAL Pickering

Approved for Staycations?⏳ Pending Approval
Package NameTrip.com package
RateS$253 nett
Includes
  • 1 night in Superior Room with club lounge access
  • 2 city tour bus tickets
  • Breakfast
Cancellation PolicyCancel anytime before voucher is used
Book ByWhile vouchers last
Stay By30 Jun 2021
This offer is currently sold out on Trip.com. It’s possible they may bring it back in the future, so keep checking.

Those of you who work in the CBD must be familiar with the PARKROYAL Pickering– it’s the hotel with the garden growing out of it. It’s certainly eye-catching, but unfortunately comes with prices to match.

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That’s why Trip.com’s staycation package is particularly attractive. For S$253 nett, you get a night in a club room, plus breakfast. Club Lounge rooms usually cost upwards of S$400 nett, so this is a steal in my book.

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As a club lounge guest, you’ll enjoy the following privileges:

  • Access to the COLLECTION Club Lounge at Level 16 from 6:30am to 10:30pm
  • Complimentary welcome drink (non-alcoholic)
  • All-day refreshments (non-alcoholic)
  • Champagne breakfast from 6:30am to 10:30am
  • Afternoon tea from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Evening cocktails from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Exclusive access to outdoor rooftop terraces

I’ve booked one of these for myself- they had me at champagne breakfast.

Conclusion

If you want a sense of how these staycation deals compare to those we were seeing before the circuit breaker, you can check out my staycation article from March 2020. Not all the URLs will still be valid, but I did documented the cost and inclusions in the article. 

If you see any other great staycation deals, do send them over to me via this link and I’ll take a look. 

Stay tuned for other picks from across the price spectrum. 

Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion with the intention of helping people travel better for less and impressing chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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Bill

Andaz on Klook also a good deal at $280.
Plus $30 discount using visa. $250 nett with brekkie and $100 f&b credit.

JHH

Not to mention the Andaz isn’t re-opening until October

Lifshitz

Anyone knows how the Conrad handles Hilton Diamonds if they book through Trip?

JW19

No benefits accorded at all, they were very firm about it the last time I was there though that was pre-covid.

HJ Wong

It appears that Fairmont Gold Lounge is closed until further notice.

Min

The trip.com rates for Intercontinental and Parkroyal Pickering are a steal but they don’t seem to be available. Are these sold out?

Min

Hopefully they do! These two hotels are interesting and the price point is a really sweet spot for a 2 nights local staycation. What do you think of Kempinski offer at 588nett compared to the above sold out deals?

ttxj

Were you able to make a booking for this year using the trip.com voucher? It seems that rooms this year are unavailable.

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