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:

Which hotel chains let me collect Avios points?

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 to this in November which listed hotel chains which do NOT award Avios points but DO give Virgin Flying […]

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. […]

25% bonus on hotel point transfers to Avios is back!

It’s back, on the fairly regular ‘every nine months’ timetable. I’m talking about the ‘25% bonus when you transfer your hotel points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion! Full details can be found on ba.com here. When you transfer hotel loyalty points to British Airways, you […]

435 days after writing about it, we finally had our free meal in The Shard

Back in October 2013 (yes, 2013) I wrote about a promotion launched by Shangri-La Hotels.  Basically, if you played an online game once a week for six weeks, you would receive 1,200 points in their Golden Circle loyalty scheme.  The most useful redemption was spending […]

Not had your free Shangri-La meal yet? Avios conversion now an option

A lot of Head for Points readers earned 1,000 – 1,200 Shangri-La Golden Circle points in a promotion they ran last October.  The reason this offer was so popular is that 1,000 points could be turned into a $100 Shangri-La food and drink voucher and, […]