News in brief:
Check out ‘The Concorde Bar’ on YouTube
Back in October, I published a brief reader review of ‘The Concorde Bar’ in the new British Airways lounge in Singapore.
This is a new model which BA is rolling out. Instead of a separate First Class lounge, there will be a separate room where you can go. The ‘bar’ does not have much in the way of dedicated facilities however.
A HFP reader made a short YouTube video of the Singapore ‘Concorde Bar’ which you can see here.
If you are heading to Dubai soon this should be of particular interest. The 2nd ‘Concorde Bar’ will be in the new BA lounge in the new Concourse D, should it ever open. I have lost track of exactly how late Concourse D is now and it is a little frustrating as I was hoping to use it next month.
Last 48 hours for the IHG Winter Sale
A quick heads up that the IHG Winter Sale, covering Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc ends on Sunday night.
You can save up to 30% on stays at 600 InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza and Hotel Indigo hotels across Europe. The sale rates are valid for stays until 29th February.
The picture below is the new InterContinental Bordeaux which will be reviewed next month.
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New American Express cashback offers
Four new American Express statement credit offers launched this week, with a very loose Valentines Day theme:
Hawes and Curtis fashions: Spend £100, to receive a £20 statement credit
Sofa.com: Spend £1,000, to receive a £100 statement credit
Monica Vinader jewellery: Spend £150 to receive a £25 statement credit
Appleyard Flowers: Receive statement credit to the value of 10 per cent of your total spend
These all run until the end of March except for Monica Vinader which expires on 29th February. American Express cardholders should find some or all of these offers under the ‘Offers’ tab on their online statement page.
Hawes & Curtis and sofa.com can also be accessed on the cardmemberoffers.co.uk site instead.
Holders of Lloyds, MBNA, Barclays and TSB Amex cards can register via the Amex Connect site here.
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