The Shangri-La Singapore’s Valley Wing is an exclusive “hotel within a hotel”, boasting all-day champagne, caviar at breakfast, and an unmatched atmosphere of privacy (it’s even got a separate driveway from the rest of the hotel).
As you can imagine, rooms here don’t come cheap. But Shangri-La has been running a few sales for the Valley Wing of late. For Cyber Monday, the price dropped to S$504 nett, for 12.12, S$492 nett, and now they’re offering a New Year Sale at S$457 nett– quite simply the lowest rate I’ve ever seen.
Shangri-La Valley Wing Sale
From 1 -7 January 2021, Shangri-La is offering up to 45% off Valley Wing bookings for stays in January and February 2021. 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
Weekday nights cost S$388++ (S$457 nett), while weekend nights cost S$488++ (S$574 nett). Some dates around Valentine’s Day price higher than this, but otherwise it’s pretty consistent. Bookings are non-refundable, so be sure to confirm your plans before pulling the trigger.
Even though this package is supposedly only bookable from 1 January 2021, I can already see it on the website.
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, and it was last renovated in 2012.
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 at least the champagne still flows freely, as do the wines and cocktails, so those of you with powerful thirsts may find this attractive.
This is an excellent deal for the Valley Wing, considering your breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails are covered as well (not to mention all the booze). It will also earn Golden Circle points and count towards elite status requalification.
Since this rate must be booked directly with Shangri-La, you will not be able to use your SingapoRediscovers vouchers for it.