Andaz Singapore may not be approved for staycations just yet, but it’s currently accepting staycation bookings with check-in dates from 1 October 2020 onwards.
I’m really looking forward to reviewing this hotel, and even more so now that I’ve locked in what I think is a fantastic deal for a suite.
It’s currently possible to book an Andaz Studio Suite at just S$245 nett per night, provided you have an American Express card. This is a significant discount from the usual S$660 nett price, and they even throw in breakfast.
Andaz Singapore Staycation Rates
Andaz is currently offering the following staycation rates for stays up till 22 December 2020. Remember, your check-in date must be from 1 October 2020 onwards for them to accept your reservation.
|Weekday (Sun-Thurs)||Weekend (Fri-Sat, PH and eve of PH)|
|Standard Room||S$180 nett||S$220 nett|
|Deluxe City View||S$200 nett||S$240 nett|
|Deluxe Bay View||S$220 nett||S$260 nett|
|Andaz Studio Suite||S$320 nett||S$360 nett|
|Andaz Residence Suite||S$360 nett||S$400 nett|
|Andaz Large Suite||S$560 nett||S$600 nett|
|Presidential Suite||S$760 nett||S$800 nett|
These staycation rates include:
- Breakfast for two adults (children aged 6 and under eat for free, 7-12 pay S$17.50++ each)
- 25% off dinner at Alley on 25
- Complimentary mini-bar, and all day refreshments at Sunroom on Level 25
- Early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability)
These rates cannot be booked on the website; instead, you’ll have to email Andaz reservations. They are also ineligible for World of Hyatt points or tier nights, but at these prices I’m not complaining. Bookings are fully refundable if cancelled at least 24 hours prior to arrival.
I highlighted the Andaz Studio Suite in particular because it looks like a fantastic deal. Think 818 sq ft of space, floor-to-ceiling windows (you can see the Singapore Flyer from your bathtub), a separate living and sleeping area, and two bathrooms.
And it gets even better…
Pay with American Express cards for extra savings
Yesterday, American Express launched a new campaign called “Open For Travel”, which gives cardholders hotel statement credits, discounted staycation rates, and enhanced value when redeeming Membership Rewards points for charges at selected hotels.
This runs from 25 August to 8 November 2020, and applies to all Singapore-issued American Express cards (excluding those from Citibank, DBS and UOB).
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Among the offers is a statement credit for the Andaz or Grand Hyatt Singapore. Cardholders who register (check your AMEX app or ibanking portal) and spend at least S$300 will get a S$75 rebate.
This effectively brings the nett cost of that Studio Suite down to just S$245 (or S$285, if you’re staying on the weekend) per night!
Now, the statement credit is available once per registered card, but if you have both a principal and supplementary card (or more than one American Express card) you could enjoy the deal as many times as you have cards.
This creates the possibility of booking the Presidential Suite (2,023 sq ft) for a nett cost of S$610 (S$765- 75 x2) – still a lot of money, but how often do you see the presidential suite at a five star hotel going for that price? Of course, you’d have to split the bill across two cards at check-out to get this to work, but I see no reason why the staff wouldn’t be willing to do that.
Even if you don’t plan to splurge on the room, you might still want to register a second American Express card anyway. That’s because spending at any of the following F&B outlets at Andaz also counts towards the S$300 spend to trigger the statement credit:
- Alley on 25
- Auntie’s Wok and Steam
- Bar Square
- Mr Stork
- Teppan Chef’s Table
So supposing you spend S$320 on the room, and another S$150 on F&B during your staycation, at check-out you could ask to put S$300 on AMEX Card A and S$170 on AMEX Card B. You then come back another time to spend a further S$130 on F&B with AMEX Card B, for a total rebate of S$75 x 2.
Remember: your spending does not need to be in a single transaction.
If you want to stretch out during your staycation, then S$245 is an excellent deal for a suite. Heck, you might end up paying more than this for a regular hotel room in a mid-tier hotel.
The worst thing that can happen is that Andaz’s SHN stint gets extended by a further month, because the statement credit must be earned by 8 November 2020. But the rate’s refundable anyway, so if that happens, well, no loss.
Let’s hope Andaz pops up on the STB’s approved list soon!