If you took part in the Shangri-La Golden Circle birthday promotion last Autumn, you will now be sitting on enough points to get $100 (x 2 if your partner took part) off a meal at any Shangri-La hotel. For most Head for Points readers, that means a meal in The Shard.
The hotel opens on May 6th. Shangri-La is already taking bookings for TĪNG (below), the Chinese restaurant and lounge on level 35. GŎNG on level 52 will not open until July.
Shangri-La has just announced by email to a couple of HFP readers that Golden Circle redemptions will not be allowed until August 1st. This applies to both free night awards and food and drink discounts in the restaurants.
If you have already made a booking at TĪNG, you should therefore cancel it and rebook for a date after 1st August.
This is obviously disappointing, although I can’t blame Shangri-La for wanting to maximise its revenue whilst the hotel is the centre of attention for the first few months of its life. And it won’t be going anywhere, after all.