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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. Free Jade status is available if you take out an American Express Platinum card.  Here are articles on the scheme, including its new partnership with Taj:

Bits: BA launches Antalya but drops Limoges, congratulations to BA’s IT team, 20% bonus on Etihad transfers

News in brief: British Airways launches new route to Antalya British Airways has announced a new holiday route for Summer 2020 – Antalya in Turkey. The route will operate from London Gatwick.  There will be up to six flights per week – frequency increases as […]

Are the six Amex Platinum hotel status cards worth having?

If you’re looking to get yourself some hotel status cards quickly, there is no easier route than getting The Platinum Card from American Express. It comes with SIX hotel status cards.  Five of these are given to you directly and one requires you to complete […]

LAST CALL: Get a 30% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios

Here is your final reminder that Sunday 31st March is your last chance to take part in 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. When you transfer hotel […]

How to get free hotel elite status from UK credit and charge cards

This article looks at the different ways you can get elite status with hotel chains via UK credit and charge cards. If you are just getting started with miles and points, you have probably realised by now that your travel life could be improved if […]

IT’S BACK: Get a 30% 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. When you transfer hotel loyalty points to British Airways, you […]

Why Taj Inner Circle is your semi-secret sixth Amex Platinum hotel status

If you want to gain status at a number of hotel chains quickly, you have two options.  One is to start spending every night of the week in a hotel, potentially changing property every day because qualifying on stays is usually quicker than on nights.. […]

Earn Shangri-La Golden Circle points with Blacklane

Chauffeur group Blacklane has added Shangri-La Golden Circle as its first hotel earning partner. You will earn one Shangri-La Golden Circle point for every two £, $ or € spent with Blacklane.  As a special introductory offer, you can earn double points for all rides […]

Get 250 free Shangri-La Golden Circle points and get a free drink in The Shard

Shangri-La Golden Circle has launched a new promotion to encourage you to download their app. Full details are on the Shangri-La website here.  You will receive 250 points if you download the app and log-in before 28th February.  Non-members will get the bonus if they download […]

Black Friday 2: 50% credit from Shangri-La, £100 off BA Holidays, £175 Air New Zealand to LA, 30% off Radisson rooms

Some more Black Friday deals! Get 50% cash credit at Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts This is possibly the most original Black Friday deal we’ve covered this year.   It is well worth thinking about if you are heading to Asia or the Middle East next year, […]

Get an 8th birthday bonus from Shangri-La Golden Circle

Whilst we don’t cover Shangri-La Golden Circle much on Head for Points, a lot of readers have Jade status in the programme as part of their American Express Platinum charge card benefits package. Shangri-La has only a limited presence in Europe via its luxurious properties in London […]

The little-known way that Amex Platinum gets you Star Alliance Silver and fast track Star Alliance Gold

One of the quirks of American Express Platinum is that you get more benefits than Amex tells you about.  This is because some American Express partners have reciprocal deals with other companies. The most obvious example of this is free Marriott Rewards Gold.  Amex Platinum comes with […]

What are the best hotel promos for March 2018?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running. All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

IT’S BACK: 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 […]

How to get hotel elite status from UK credit and charge cards

EDIT:  with impeccable timing, the Hilton Honors Visa card was withdrawn from the market one day after this article was published! If you are just getting started with miles and points, you have probably realised by now that your travel life could be improved if […]

Bits: new Accor / Avios promo now live, Radisson and Park Inn sale on, triple Shangri-La points

News in brief: New ‘6000 Avios’ Accor promo now active A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the new Accor (Novotel, Ibis, Sofitel, Pullman, Mercure etc) promotion.  You can earn 6,000 Avios or €120 of vouchers for completing 3 x 2-night stays. Today is […]

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