When I was researching Hong Kong hotels for the ATB, the thing that jumped out at me most was how generous their staycation packages were. There were numerous hotels rebating guests 70, 80, even 90% of the room rate in F&B credits.
Why can’t we have something like that in Singapore? I thought to myself. Well, now we do…
Pan Pacific 100% Dining Credits Offer
Pan Pacific has launched a new 100% Dining Credits Offer, which is valid for bookings made from 15 December 2020 to 31 March 2021 with stays on weekdays from 1 January to 31 March 2021. Weekdays are defined as Monday to Thursday night.
The following three properties are participating:
|Pan Pacific Singapore||S$400 nett
|PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering||S$400 nett
|PARKROYAL on Beach Road||S$320 nett
The rate is fixed regardless of date (but remember, it’s for weekdays only), and books you into the lead-in room category.
Guests will receive an F&B credit equivalent to 100% of the room rate, which can be spent at hotel-operated restaurants and bars, in-room dining and minibar expenses. There’s no back calculation needed to reverse out the service charge or GST- the T&Cs state that the credit amount is inclusive of these two.
|Pan Pacific Singapore||
|PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering||
|PARKROYAL on Beach Road||
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Rates are fully refundable up to 6 p.m two days before arrival. Here’s the full T&Cs for your reference.
Is the rate worth it?
The main thing to note is that this rate does not include breakfast, so some adjustments are in order. Breakfast will need to be paid out of your dining credits, and will cost between S$82-113 nett for two adults depending on hotel (protip: don’t bother paying for breakfast at Pan Pacific, I just stayed and the quality is awful- report to follow).
|🍳 Breakfast Cost|
|Pan Pacific Singapore||S$48++||S$24++|
|PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering||S$38++||S$19+++|
|PARKROYAL on Beach Road||S$35++||S$17.50++|
So your nett credits after adjusting for breakfast (assuming two adults) are:
|Hotel||Nett F&B Credits|
|Pan Pacific Singapore||S$287|
|PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering||S$311|
|PARKROYAL on Beach Road||S$238|
The cheapest breakfast-included rate I can find at these hotels during the promotion period is:
- Pan Pacific Singapore: S$297 nett
- PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering: S$274 nett
- PARKROYAL on Beach Road: S$231 nett
*Above rates already take into account the 10% discount offered to members of the free-to-join Discover program
Here’s your top-up at each property for the F&B credits:
- Pan Pacific Singapore: Top up S$103 for S$287 F&B credits
- PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering: Top up S$126 for S$311 F&B credits
- PARKROYAL on Beach Road: Top up S$89 for S$238 F&B credits
Do keep in mind that we should also adjust for the 15% discount on F&B that Staycay Breakfast Offer (the breakfast-included rate I’m referencing) bookings enjoy- this isn’t available to those who book the 100% Dining Credits rate, and will further chip away at the value proposition.
On the whole, however, I’d say the math still works out in your favor.
It’s great to see a hotel in Singapore finally roll out an offer like this, and even if it’s not as amazing as it first sounds (due to the higher base rate and lack of breakfast), it could still make sense for those who want to dine at the hotel’s restaurants.
I’m hoping that other hotels copy this idea- it’d be even more amazing at a chain where elite status gets you free breakfast regardless.