Shangri-La’s guest loyalty program Circle, previously Golden Circle, has gone through a refresh over the past year with a new tier called Polaris and moving to entirely dynamic hotel awards.
Now, an additional benefit was launched on September 8, and information to eligible Diamond members about “Family Privileges” has gone out.
You can access Shangri-La’s Circle here.
Shangri-La Circle Diamond members can nominate “family members” to enjoy select elite benefits when points are redeemed for the stay from their (elite member’s) account.
The following benefits apply when a Diamond member “gifts” an award stay to a family member:
- Early check-in
- Late check-out
- Priority check-in and check-out
- Daily breakfast
- Guaranteed bed style
- Club Lounge access + 1 guest
- Upgrade to next room type within same category
Shangri-La Circle Diamond Benefits:
Shangri-La Circle Refresh:
Somehow this resembles Hyatt’s Guest of Honor, which must be purely coincidental.
Nevertheless, it is excellent that Shangri-La Circle members can essentially gift award stays with benefits associated with their tier.