At the end of July, Citi Prestige launched a staycation promotion for the Marriott Tang Plaza and The Fullerton Hotel, which allowed members to receive a complimentary second night for stays completed by 31 December 2020.
Citibank has now extended the booking period till 30 September 2020 (originally: 31 August 2020), and added a third hotel to the mix- the St Regis Singapore
Citi Prestige Staycation Promotion
As a recap, here’s the main terms governing this promotion, which is available to principal Citi Prestige cardholders only:
- Reservation must be made using a Citi Prestige credit card and the cardholder must be presented at check-in, and for full payment upon check out.
- Cardholders will have to present their Citi Prestige credit card upon check-in.
- The cardholder who booked the stays must be one of the staying guests.
- Complimentary night is non-transferable and not valid for stays at another hotel.
- Complimentary night must be utilized during the same stay as the purchased nights;
- Purchased and complimentary nights must be of the same room types.
- For the avoidance of doubt, the complimentary night cannot be combined with another “stay a minimum night and get free night” type of offer run by the hotels directly
It’s been clarified that cardholders are entitled to a maximum of one free night per hotel. In other words, you could book one room each at The Fullerton Hotel, Marriott Tang Plaza, and the St Regis.
The full T&C can be found here.
The St Regis Singapore (S$600 nett)
Citi Prestige cardholders will be able to book 2 nights in an Executive Deluxe Room (despite the “executive” moniker, this is the lead-in category for this hotel), which comes with:
- Breakfast for 2 adults
- Welcome bottle of champagne
- S$50 F&B/spa credit
Free parking is available to all St Regis Singapore guests.
This promotion cannot be booked online- instead, cardholders should email the St Regis reservations team and quote CitiPrestigeStaycation.
The most similar offer I’m aware of at The St Regis Singapore is the “Sweet Indulgence” package. Here’s how the two compare:
|Citi Prestige Offer||Sweet Indulgence|
|Room Type||Executive Deluxe||Executive Deluxe|
|Others||Bottle of champagne||Bottle of champagne|
|Refund policy||24 hours||24 hours|
|Total Cost||S$600 nett||From S$576 nett|
As you can see, the Citi Prestige offer looks to be excellent value- you won’t find S$300 nett nightly rates at the St Regis anywhere else.
Let’s quickly recap the other two offers as well.
The Fullerton Hotel (S$490 nett)
Citi Prestige cardholders will be able to book 2 nights in a Premier Courtyard Room for S$490 nett, inclusive of:
- Breakfast for 2 adults
- S$80 nett dining credit per stay
I’m seeing plenty of dates where this rate is available. Any date below which shows a rate of S$209 is eligible- but take note you can’t just book one night. The working, for those who are interested, is S$209 * 2 nights * 1.1 (Service Charge) * 1.07 (GST)= S$490 nett.
The most similar offer I’m aware of at The Fullerton Hotel is the staycation package for HSBC cardholders. Here’s how the two compare:
|Citi Prestige Offer||HSBC Offer|
|Room Type||Premier Courtyard Room||Premier Courtyard Room|
|Refund policy||48 hours before arrival||48 hours before arrival|
|Total Cost||S$490 nett||S$319 nett|
Again, S$490 nett for 2 nights is a tidy deal, and now that Fullerton Hotel is improving their breakfast (when I stayed, they only let you pick one item- from 1 September it’ll be an a la carte buffet), I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the property.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel (S$350 nett)
Citi Prestige cardholders will be able to book 2 nights in a Deluxe Room for S$350 nett, inclusive of:
- Breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults
- 11 a.m check-in and 2 p.m check-out (both subject to availability)
- Free parking
- Dining credits of S$100 nett per stay
Do note that the following black-out dates apply: 8-10 August, 25-31 December 2020.
This promotion cannot be booked online. Cardholders will have to call 6831 4555 or drop an email to the Marriott to make a booking.
The most similar offer I’m aware of at the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is the “Iconic City Staycation” package. Here’s how the two compare:
|Citi Prestige Offer||Iconic City Staycation|
|Room Type||Deluxe Room||Deluxe Room|
|Early check-in||11 a.m||N/A|
|Late check-out||2 p.m||3 p.m|
|Refund policy||72 hours before arrival||Non-refundable|
|Total Cost||S$350 nett||S$304 nett|
The Citi Prestige offer is clearly superior here, with its flexible refund policy, higher dining credit, and the fact that it’s two nights. By the way, dining credits are applied to your bill at the time of check-out, which means you’ll be able to stack these with the ongoing Marriott Bonvoy dining discount of up to 30%.
What other offers are available?
If none of these hotels tickle your fancy, don’t worry- with more than 200 hotels now approved for staycations, you’re bound to find something you like.
Check out all your staycation options and deals at The Milelion’s Staycation Portal.
The addition of the St Regis gives Citi Prestige members three excellent staycation deals to choose from, and although each requires a two night stay, they’re worth considering nonetheless.
Have you booked any of the Citi Prestige staycation deals? Share your stay experience below!