Shangri-La Golden Circle has launched a double points promotion, which runs from 21 June to 31 August 2021.
During this period, all qualifying stays at Shangri-La, Kerry, JEN and Traders hotels worldwide will earn double points, with no cap on the maximum bonus that can be earned. This offer conveniently overlaps with the ongoing one for double elite nights, which ends on 31 July 2021.
Shangri-La Double Points Promotion
|Shangri-La Double Points Promo|
No registration is required for this offer- so long as your stay dates fall between 21 June to 31 August 2021, you’ll receive double points automatically.
Qualifying stays exclude those made through third party sites (e.g OTAs), long stay rates, and GC award nights. Luxury Circle rates booked through agents like HoteLux and Classic Travel will be eligible.
As a reminder, Shangri-La Golden Circle members currently earn 1 GC point per US$1 spent, so here’s how many you’ll earn with this promotion:
|GC Points per US$1|
|Tier||Base Points||Bonus Points||Total Points|
Shangri-La Double Elite Nights Promotion
|Shangri-La Double Nights Promo|
As mentioned earlier, Shangri-La Golden Circle has a concurrent offer for double elite nights at all Shangri-La, Kerry, JEN and Trader’s hotels worldwide. This offer runs till 31 July 2021.
Qualifying for Golden Circle Jade and Diamond usually requires 20 and 50 nights respectively in a calendar year, so you could qualify by staying 10 and 25 nights during this period. However, it’s worth noting that Jade and Diamond can also be attained with 10 and 25 stays respectively, so you’re really in no different a position had all your stays been just one night long.
Here’s a recap of the key benefits of each tier:
|Priority check-in/out at Club Lounge||✅|
|Free breakfast in restaurant||✅|
|Free breakfast in restaurant/ lounge||✅|
|Club Lounge access||✅|
|Concierge services for non-staying guests||✅|
|Guaranteed room availability||✅||✅|
|11 a.m check-in, 4 p.m check-out*||✅|
|8 a.m check-in, 6 p.m check-out*||✅|
|Free suit pressing||✅|
|Free use of selected resort facilities||✅|
|Bonus GC Award Points||25%||50%|
|*Subject to availability|
Both Jade and Diamond members also enjoy enhanced rates when redeeming GC points for F&B credit. The rate is usually 10 GC points= US$1, but Jade and Diamond members enjoy 25% more value.
|Value per 10 GC points||US$1||US$1.25||US$1.25|
|💡 Golden Circle offers two different redemption options for F&B credit. (1) A fixed value certificate of US$50/$100 for 500/1,000 points and (2) The Table, which lets you spend points at US$1 (or US$1.25 for Jade/Diamond) per 10 points. The latter is obviously much more flexible, and offers better value to Jade/Diamond members.|
The double tier nights offer may be particularly interesting for AMEX Platinum Charge cardholders. Jade membership ceased to be a benefit of the AMEX Platinum Charge on 1 April 2021, and members already holding Jade status will need to requalify in accordance with the usual T&Cs.
My membership expires on 31 December 2021, which means I’ll need to clock nights during the current calendar year if I wish to requalify (if you only registered for the Jade benefit this year, your status should be valid till 31 December 2022).
If you’ve got an upcoming Shangri-La stay in Singapore or (hopefully) Hong Kong, take a minute to register your account.
The double points offer is arguably a lot more useful than double elite nights, seeing as how Golden Circle lets you qualify for Jade/Diamond with 10/25 stays anyway.