Most of the major hotel companies have told members who live in China and selected other parts of Asia that their status is safe for 2021. They will not need to requalify this year.
Shangri-La Golden Circle has gone one step further. It is extending status for ALL Diamond and Jade members. To quote:
In view of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Golden Circle, the loyalty programme of the Shangri-La Group, is extending tier status for its Diamond and Jade members globally.
With this extension, all Golden Circle Diamond and Jade members will maintain their current tier status and benefits until 31 December 2021. The updated status validity will be reflected in members’ profiles with immediate effect.
“The health and wellbeing of our guests and members are of utmost priority to us. We understand that because of the COVID-19 situation, our members’ travel plans may have been impacted and/or their hotel stay affected,” said Wee Kee Ng, Vice President, Marketing (Loyalty), Shangri-La Group.
“To alleviate our Diamond and Jade members’ concerns on the validity of their membership status and as an expression of our gratitude for their continued support, we have opted to extend their membership status and benefits globally.”
This should include anyone who has Golden Circle Jade status as a benefit of their American Express Platinum card, whether or not they cancel their Platinum card in the meantime.
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