Who doesn’t want to travel like a celebrity? Imagine bypassing the long line of guests at check-in and taking the VIP express lane right up to an exclusive private lounge where you can sit back with a glass of champagne and complimentary refreshments.

The key to VIP treatment is choosing a hotel that has a dedicated Club Lounge – and making sure you book a room or package that gives you access to it.

Never heard of a Club Lounge? That’s because it’s one of the hotel industry’s best kept secrets – an option loved by celebrities and wealthy travellers. To put it simply, Club Lounges are basically the hotel equivalent of flying at the pointy end of the plane.

Club Lounges tend to be located on the highest floors for jaw-dropping panoramic views and once you’re in, you’ll be treated to all kinds of extras. The Club Lounge at Marina Bay Sands, known as Club55, offers complimentary buffet breakfast, afternoon tea, all-day non-alcoholic beverages, free drinks and canapes every evening, high-speed WiFi, complimentary local calls and free use of laptops, tablets, magazines and newspapers – all in a private wing away from the regular guests.

If that sounds like your dream holiday, read on for top tips on how to get a free room upgrade.

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Text: Alicia Ng / Luxury Escapes