One of the best ways to use Shangri-La Golden Circle points, in addition to hotel room awards, is to redeem them for Food & Beverage credits at participating properties.
There are hotel specific blackout dates around the holidays when properties have decided to opt-out of allowing their redemptions, and Golden Circle just released a list for 2021.
You can access Shangri-La here.
Here are the blackout dates for 2021:
1,000 points are worth a $100 voucher (USD):
I have stayed at a handful of Shangri-La hotels, but difficult to make it a chain of choice due to lack of benefit unless reaching the Diamond and limited global reach.
Redeeming Golden Circle points for F&B vouchers is one of the better and favorite ways to burn their points. I have to remember to request a certificate before my next stay to have a nice dinner.