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New Preferred Partner Program: Shangri-La's The Luxury Circle

New Preferred Partner Program: Shangri-La's The Luxury Circle

Old Feb 23, 16, 7:01 pm
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New Preferred Partner Program: Shangri-La's The Luxury Circle

Shangri-La just started their own preferred partner program: The Luxury Circle.

Complimentary full breakfast for two, including in-room dining

Advisor's choice of three VIP welcome amentiies

Joint welcome letter from the General Manager and Travel Advisor

Hotel Credit - US $100 or 10% of room rate, whichever is higher (per stay)

Enrollment into *Golden Circle Jade Membership

Dedicated concierge personnel to handle all requests

A strict no walk policy and a priority waitlist clearance in sold out hotels

Early check in, late check out and upgrade, subject to availability

*Golden Circle Jade Membership
Earn GC Award Points with 25% Bonus at any Shangri-La, hotel, resort, Kerry hotel, Traders hotel and Hotel Jen
Priority check-in and check-out at an exclusively designated area
Guarenteed room availability for reservations made 72 hours in advance with priority waitlist
Pre-reg for easy check-in
Priority upgrade to the next available best room category, if the reserved room type is not available at check-in
Personal preference including bed and pillow type
Choice of 3 welcome amenities
Comp. breakfast at the Cafe Restaurant
Partner stays free with applicable breakfast benefit
Free local calls from room
Cash advance of USD 250 per stay
Choice of GC award points or airline miles for each eligible stay
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Old Feb 23, 16, 7:58 pm
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Old Feb 29, 16, 6:18 am
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Speaking of Shangri-La, a new promo for PEK.

China World Summit Wing, Beijing - A Shangri-La Hotel.

Complimentary Airport Limo transfers in BMW 5 series

Extra 100 USD credit per day when booking Suite category

Third night complimentary for the Summer for any category
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Old Oct 21, 16, 9:59 pm
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To add from my upcoming Luxury Circle experience:

Luxury Circle is a separate rate, not additional perks you get to add to any rate available. You have to specifically get the Luxury Circle rate which usually is the same price as the Best Available Rate but with the added perks. So if there is some nice package/rate you can not combine it with Luxury Circle.

But... most Luxury Circle benefits aside from the $100 / 10% Credit are Jade Membership perks which you get for a year by doing 1 Luxury Circle rate stay.
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Old Jan 21, 17, 10:01 am
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Interested in the new Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, will the Kerry hotel brand included in the Luxury circle program?
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Old Jan 21, 17, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by neuro0 View Post
will the Kerry hotel brand included in the Luxury circle program?
not currently no.
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Old Feb 10, 17, 7:40 am
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Starting from today, for Luxury Circle bookings, Shangri-La has removed the Golden Circle Jade tier upgrade benefit and also reduced the dining credit from USD 100 to USD 50 at a number of properties in China, Indonesia and Malaysia. I've summarised the changes in the Shangri-La Golden Circle main thread.
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Old Feb 10, 17, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by paul00 View Post
Starting from today, for Luxury Circle bookings, Shangri-La has removed the Golden Circle Jade tier upgrade benefit and also reduced the dining credit from USD 100 to USD 50 at a number of properties in China, Indonesia and Malaysia. I've summarised the changes in the Shangri-La Golden Circle main thread.
The reason for this change, btw, is that news of Golden Circle has hit a FlyerTalk equivalent in China ... and Luxury Circle agencies have been flooded with requests from prospective clients from China for one-night bookings. From the clients' perspective, an inexpensive room night (a bit more than $100) with a $100 credit, breakfast for two, and Jade tier status was too good to be true. From Shangri-La's perspective, it made no sense for the non-luxury members of the SG chain. And from a travel advisor's perspective, filling up your day with dozens of $100 bookings also makes no sense.
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Old Feb 10, 17, 12:36 pm
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I'm so glad they are including a note from the General Manager. What a difference that will make in my stay! (Heavey sarcasm).
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Old Feb 11, 17, 1:58 am
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One of the best perks in my opinion (as an agent who's a part of the Luxury Circle) is that my clients get a guaranteed upgrade at time of booking (rather than subject to availability).
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Old Feb 11, 17, 11:28 am
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The Jade Benefit was awesome as you keep that for an entire year and GC points of Jade is equivalent to a 15% cash back
guess they had to stop it once too many took advantage

So its now the equivalent of a regular rate with perks & room upgrade which is pretty good more comparable with other Preferred Partner programs
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Old Feb 11, 17, 11:37 am
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Originally Posted by kzap View Post
So its now the equivalent of a regular rate with perks & room upgrade which is pretty good more comparable with other Preferred Partner programs
For everyone's information, the upgrade-at-booking is limited to specific room categories at each hotel, so you can't necessarily count on the exact upgrade you want. Unfortunately, that information is kept on a password-protected website, so you'll have to consult a Luxury Circle-affiliated TA.

In general (quoting from that website):
*Upgrades do not apply to: room category one level below club level to club level, suite/villa bookings and family rooms.
Notably, at SG Paris, you cannot upgrade *into* an Eiffel Tower view room.
ROOM UPGRADE ELIGIBILITY
Book: Superior Room; Upgrade to: Deluxe Room
Book: Deluxe Room; Upgrade to: Premier Room
Book: Premier Room; Upgrade to: Deluxe Suite
Book: Eiffel Tower view Room; Upgrade to: Terrace Eiffel Tower view Room
Book: Deluxe Suite; Upgrade to: Duplex Suite
Book: Duplex Suite; Upgrade to: Eiffel Suite with Partial view
Book: Eiffel Suite with Partial view; Upgrade to Terrace Suite
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Old Feb 12, 17, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by DavidO View Post
For everyone's information, the upgrade-at-booking is limited to specific room categories at each hotel, so you can't necessarily count on the exact upgrade you want. Unfortunately, that information is kept on a password-protected website, so you'll have to consult a Luxury Circle-affiliated TA.

In general (quoting from that website):


Notably, at SG Paris, you cannot upgrade *into* an Eiffel Tower view room.
Fair enough, best to find out the specific upgrade through your TA always
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Old Mar 11, 17, 7:34 pm
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Is this benefit still available - Upgrade to Jade for properties in Canada? Can you do an FHR booking or Virtuosso booking for Vancouver and get the Jade upgrade?
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Old Mar 11, 17, 8:50 pm
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Just finished up a Luxury Circle stay at the Valley Wing in Singapore. I'll post a review soon, but there were only a few minor hiccups with the benefits. Nothing surprising with a new program.

I'll post back here if/when I get the Jade upgrade.
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