Shangri-La Golden Circle

Shangri-La Golden Circle is the loyalty scheme for the Shangri-La, Traders, Kerry and Hotel Jen chains of hotels. You can use your points for free rooms or convert them into frequent flyer miles, including Avios points. Here are articles on the scheme, including its new partnership with Taj:

Bits: Cathay Pacific sale, book HEx tickets inflight with Virgin, Shangri-La conversion bonus

News in brief: Cathay Pacific flash sale Cathay Pacific is running a three day flash sale this weekend, albeit only in Economy.  You can’t argue with £469 to Hong Kong, however.  Bangkok is the same price and Manila is just £439.  Auckland is £749, not […]

Are the seven Amex Platinum hotel status cards worth having?

If you’re looking to get yourself some hotel status quickly, there is no easier route than getting an American Express Platinum charge card. It comes with SEVEN hotel status cards.  Five of these are given to you directly and two require you to complete a […]

Get a 35% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios – but is it a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The ba.com page for the offer can be found here. As with the last two versions of this offer, which […]

Which hotel chains let me collect Avios points?

EDIT:  Best Western is not in this article but was added as a partner in September 2017 It is time for my annual update of the full list of hotel chains which let you collect Avios points when you stay. (I ran a sister article […]

American Express Platinum gains a SEVENTH hotel status partner, indirectly

(EDIT: following a comment below, I have reworked this article because my original merging of Marriott and Starwood benefits may have been confusing.) If you want to gain status at a number of hotel chains quickly, you have two options.  One is to start spending […]

Is a 35% bonus on hotel point transfers to Avios a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The ba.com page for the offer can be found here. The bonus is usually 25%.  This time, as they did in […]

Amex Platinum now gets you Star Alliance Silver, fast track Gold and Shangri-La points

American Express Platinum gained a new benefit yesterday, albeit indirectly – I doubt the people at American Express even knew it was coming! Singapore Airlines Krisflyer and Shangri-La Hotels Golden Circle announced a new partnership called Infinite Journeys.  Before I explain why this is interesting […]

25% bonus on point transfers into Etihad Guest – but with a catch this year

Etihad Guest has brought back its offer of a 25% bonus on points you transfer into their scheme.  It is 14 months since we last saw this offer. You can find full details of this offer on the Etihad website here.  The closing date is 31st July. […]

Is a 35% bonus on hotel point transfers to Avios a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The ba.com page for the offer can be found here. This year, the bonus is the biggest ever.  It is […]

Are the new Amex Platinum Hilton, Melia and Shangri-La benefits worth much?

As I announced on HFP last week, and subsequently confirmed to cardholders in writing, American Express has added three new hotel benefits to the Platinum charge card package: Hilton HHonors Gold status Melia Rewards Gold status Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade status However, it is also removing Le Club […]

New Amex Platinum hotel benefits launched! But a shock exit too ….

Back in October, I wrote about the new deal that American Express had done with Hilton HHonors to offer status as part of the American Express Platinum benefits package. It had been slowly rolling out globally but had not yet reached the UK. However, a […]

Bits: got Shangri-La points expiring today?, Lufthansa and SWISS sale ex-Dublin, AwardWallet 3-month Premium codes

The final bits of news in brief for the year: Do you have Golden Circle points expiring today? If you earned a pile of Shangri-La Golden Circle points from their big 2013 promotion, they will be expiring today if you failed to use them. It […]

Bits: Gatwick train ticket prices cut, Shangri-La airline transfer deal, PartnerPlusBenefit promo

News in brief: Got any Shangri-La points left to use? If you have any Shangri-La Golden Circle points left from their 2013 promotion, they are likely to be expiring at the end of the year.  At the moment, the minimum transfer to airline miles, which […]

Bits: Virgin / Clubcard comp, 2000 free Virgin miles, Shangri-La to Krisflyer, Amba deal

More news in brief: Competition for converting Clubcard points to Virgin Flying Club Tesco Clubcard is NOT offering a conversion bonus to Virgin Flying Club this quarter, unfortunately. Instead, there is a competition.  If you make a conversion to Virgin before September 15th you will […]

Bits: Accor Summer sale, another ‘buy AA miles’ sale, Shangri-La deal for Asia visitors

News in brief: Accor launches ‘up to 40% off’ Summer sale Accor, the Novotel / Sofitel / Mercure / Ibis etc group, has launched a Summer sale with quoted discounts of up to 40%. It covers the entire Summer, valid for stays until August 30th. […]