If you like all-day champagne, caviar at breakfast, and the novel experience of staying in a “hotel within a hotel”, the Shangri-La Valley Wing may be right up your alley.
As you might expect, rooms here don’t come cheap, and because of the need to maintain exclusivity, you rarely see sales for this particular wing. But Shangri-La has just announced a limited-time Cyber Monday deal that’s certainly worth taking a closer look at…
Shangri-La Valley Wing sale
From 1-7 December 2020, Shangri-La is offering up to 40% off Valley Wing bookings with stays from 1 January 2021 onwards. According to the landing page, rooms will start from S$428++ (S$504 nett).
All Valley Wing bookings come with the following standard amenities:
- Breakfast in the Summit Room
- Afternoon tea at The Valley Wing Lobby Lounge
- Evening canapes and cocktails at The Champagne Bar
- All-day champagne at The Champagne Bar
- Free parking
The cheapest rate I can currently find for the Valley Wing is the Couple’s Retreat Package that starts at S$605++ (S$712 nett) with the following inclusions:
- S$50 food and beverage dining credits per stay
- 50% off 60-minute couples spa massage package at Chi, The Spa
- 20% off food and beverage in our dining outlets, excluding in-room dining
- Bespoke cocktails for 2 adults per stay
I’d say you’re definitely better off with the Cyber Monday deal, since I’d gladly save S$208 over a S$50 F&B credit and a massage discount I won’t use. Your alcohol needs are all covered by the Valley Wing anyway, so those cocktails don’t hold much appeal.
Although the booking window officially opens on 1 December 2020, it appears the rates have already been loaded. They are fully refundable up to 24 hours before arrival.
What is the Valley Wing?
To properly appreciate the Valley Wing, you first need to understand the lay of the land at the Shangri-La Singapore. The hotel consists of three wings, each a separate building with its own personality and appeal.
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The Tower Wing is the original building that opened with the hotel in 1971, but it’s also the most up-to-date, having completed a major renovation in 2017. It hosts the hotel’s Horizon Club lounge, as well as the five themed family suites (pick from: castle, outer space, safari, treetop and underwater). The wing is currently closed to bookings, as it’s used for SHN accommodation.
The Garden Wing was the next to be added in 1978, adding a distinctly tropical resort vibe with its open-air garden atrium (a first in Singapore), wooden decks and cascading waterfall. All rooms have balconies which overlook the abundant greenery or the swimming pool.
The Valley Wing was finished in 1985, and is practically a hotel within a hotel. It boasts a private driveway and entrance, a lounge that serves all-day champagne, and the most opulent breakfast in the house at the Summit Room. Guests receive special Valley Wing monogrammed bathrobes and amenities, and reserved seating by the pool.
What is the Valley Wing experience like?
I recently reviewed the Shangri-La Valley Wing, and while the rooms are tired and service didn’t hit the highs of the Raffles or Kempinski, it still offers a very good overall experience for those who enjoy old world luxury. Shangri-La in general is also a great choice for those with children, thanks to its Kid’s Club and waterpark.
One important thing has changed since I visited, however. Breakfast at the Summit Room is no longer free flow. Guests are now limited to two main courses each and three sides per order of eggs.
Why they’d do that, I have no idea, especially since a Valley Wing breakfast is supposed to be one of the highlights of the stay. It just comes off as stingy, and not at all what you’d expect from a place like this.
But hey, the champagne still flows freely, as do the wines and cocktails, so those of you with powerful thirsts may still find this a good deal.
The Valley Wing isn’t a place I’d go to for cutting edge design or even fawning service, but the Cyber Monday sale represents a great opportunity for those who have yet to try it out. Even if breakfast has been nerfed, I’d still opt for this hotel over other 5-Star options at similar price points like MBS or the Andaz Singapore.
This rate will also be eligible to earn Shangri-La Golden Circle credits and points, so take note if that’s important to you.