I’ve had my eye on the PARKROYAL Pickering for a while now, ever since Trip.com offered an awesome rate for a club room back in July. It was initially thought that the hotel would be used as an SHN facility for the rest of 2020, and earlier this month Trip.com even called up some voucher holders and asked if they wanted to cancel for a full refund.
So it’s a pleasant surprise to learn that PARKROYAL Pickering will be reopening to staycation guests from 1 November 2020. As per their Facebook page:
PARKROYAL Pickering reopening specials
PARKROYAL Pickering is currently offering several staycation packages, the main one being “Staycay Everyday”. This features:
If you sign up for the GHA Discovery program, you’ll enjoy a further 10% off. Since it’s free-to-join anyway, I’ll be quoting the member rates below:
|Urban Room||28-32 sqm||S$196++*|
|Lifestyle Room||28-32 sqm||S$223++*|
|Signature Room||37 sqm||S$241++*|
|COLLECTION Room||28-32 sqm||S$277++|
|Urban Junior Suite||48 sqm||S$286++*|
|COLLECTION Lifestyle Room||28-32 sqm||S$295++|
|COLLECTION Signature Room||37 sqm||S$331++|
|COLLECTION Lifestyle Junior Suite||48 sqm||S$382++|
|COLLECTION Signature Suite||73 sqm||S$459++|
|*Add S$27++ per night for breakfast for 2 adults. COLLECTION rooms already come with free breakfast in the lounge|
The rates above reflect check-ins from Sunday to Thursday; if you want to check-in on Friday or Saturday, you’ll pay about 5% more (and you won’t have the choice of 11 a.m check-in, 4 p.m check-out, or a room upgrade).
A common trend I’ve noticed among reopening hotels is their initial staycation rates are quite competitive, but shoot up a couple weeks later as they realise people missed them more than they thought (looking at you, Shangri-La). If you’re planning to book, I highly advise you not to hesitate- the rates are refundable up to 48 hours before arrival, anyway.
GHA Black members who book direct will enjoy the usual perks, including a two-category upgrade. It’s unclear whether this will stack with the one-category upgrade for Sunday to Thursday stays, but if so, you could potentially pay just S$196++ and get upgraded to a COLLECTION Room.
|Note: Some reports from past guests say that it’s the hotel’s policy not to upgrade into the club room category. YMMV.|
COLLECTION rooms are the PARKROYAL Pickering’s club lounge category, and come with the following benefits:
Do note that guests above the age of 12 are welcome at the Orchid Club.
What about Trip.com vouchers?
You may recall that back in July, Trip.com ran a flash sale for the PARKROYAL Pickering. For S$253 nett, you could get a voucher for a one night stay in an Urban room, with COLLECTION club lounge access. They even threw in two city tour bus tickets for good measure.
The good news is that PARKROYAL Pickering has synced its availability with Trip.com, so you can redeem your voucher anywhere from 1 November 2020 onwards.
I’ve made a booking for the first week of reopening, so I can get a review out ASAP. The hotel is of course not obliged to offer any GHA Black benefits on third party bookings, but it never hurts to try your luck after the confirmation is sent.
I must have driven past the PARKROYAL Pickering countless times back when I worked in the CBD, and I’m excited to finally get the chance to stay. Let’s hope the service and overall experience match up to the gorgeous architecture.
Anyone stayed at the PARKROYAL Pickering pre-CB? What was the stay like?