Hilton has brought back its “Big Dreams, Big Savings” sale, which offers up to 30% off hotels across Australasia, South East Asia, Japan and Korea.
|Hilton Big Dreams Big Savings Sale|
The good news is that rates are even cheaper than they were the last time round in December (which already offered some very good prices). There’s even some reasonable rates for the March school holidays, if you’ve left it late to make bookings.
Hilton Big Dreams Big Savings sale
This sale is valid for all stays booked from 11-30 March 2021, with stays from 14 March to 31 December 2021. Three days advance reservations are required, and full payment is required at the time of booking.
Reservations are non-refundable, but dates can be changed at least three days prior to arrival.
Conrad Centennial Singapore
The Conrad Centennial reopened for staycations back in December, and I was very pleased with my recent stay, so much so I’m considering going back again.
The lowest rates I can see start from S$196++ (S$231 nett). FYI, during the previous sale in December the lowest rate was S$239 nett. Amazingly, there are still some reasonable rates to be had during the March school holidays- S$217++ (S$255 nett), if you’re OK to stay midweek.
The S$196++ rates stick around till May, after which they go up a fair bit. In August and December, for example, the lowest price is S$252++.
Do note the rates I’m quoting above are without breakfast. Breakfast entails an additional S$21++ (S$25 nett) per night. You won’t need this if you’re a Hilton Gold or Diamond, but otherwise, I’d highly recommend going for it. Buying breakfast at the front desk will cost you S$30++ additional per person.
If it helps, the Conrad Centennial serves up an excellent breakfast, one of the better ones I’ve had on staycation so far.
I was none too impressed with my stay at the Hilton Singapore last year, but hey, it’s cheap. Really cheap, in fact, with stays starting from S$129++ (S$152 nett). During the previous sale, rooms started significantly higher at S$201 nett.
Just like the Conrad, the difference between the non-breakfast and breakfast rate is S$21++ per night. Unlike the Conrad, breakfast at the Hilton is completely not worth shelling out for, so I’d take the savings and eat elsewhere instead.
What card should I use for Hilton bookings?
Bookings at the Conrad or Hilton Singapore will code as online local currency hotel transactions (or not- see comments section below). You can use the following credit cards to maximize your miles.
|DBS Woman’s World Card
|4 mpd||Cap S$2K per c. month|
|4 mpd||Cap S$1K per c. month|
|UOB Lady’s Card
|4 mpd*||Cap S$1K per c. month|
|UOB Lady’s Solitaire
|4 mpd*||Cap S$3K per c. month|
|3 mpd||Cap S$5K per c. month|
|S. Month= Statement Month | C. Month= Calendar Month
*Must declare travel as your quarterly 10X category
During the previous Big Dreams sale, a Milelion reader who booked properties in Thailand reported that they only charged his card on arrival, hence he didn’t earn any bonus points with the Woman’s World Card (if that’s the case, the Altitude wouldn’t work either). If you’re paranoid about that happening, the HSBC Revolution and UOB Lady’s Cards would be the safest options.
This Big Dreams sale is shaping up to be even better than the previous, and depending on your risk appetite (and whether you think what Ong Ye Kung says will come to pass), it might even be worth looking at some overseas destinations for the 2nd half of the year.
Remember that bookings cannot be cancelled, but you can change your dates up to 72 hours before arrival (you’ll need to pay the difference in rates, of course).