Aug202009

IHG Great Asia Sale ends tomorrow morning August 21 in USA

InterContinental Hotels Group has a Great Asia Sale this week.  Loyalty traveler is passing on the sale news a little late, but better than never. There is still 24 hours for booking these slight room rate savings for 11 participating hotels in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta for stays through October 31, 2009.

IHG Great Asia Sale Promotion link.

The current sale was five days and ends Friday, August 21 at 11:59pm GMT+8. That is 11:59 noon on Friday, August 21 New York time or 8:59am Friday, San Francisco time. I used to travel to Asia every year and I could keep track of the time zones in my head. These days I have to look it up on an international clock.

Check back Sunday, August 23 at 12 noon NY time or 9am California time for the next Great Asia Sale offer for the cities of Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phnom Penh.

www.ihg.com/asiasale

The Great Asia Sale is more like a good AAA discount rate rather than a full-blown great deal. The rates shown in the advertisement are not the rates I found in several rate checks today. In fact, there were lower rates than the Great Asia Sale rate available for the IC Singapore for the two dates I checked.

IHG Great Asia Sale Advertised Rates

IHG Great Asia Sale Advertised Rates

 

Great Asia Sale Terms: Rate is prepaid and nonrefundable and no cancellation allowed. InterContinental Ambassadors are not allowed to use the “Buy One Night Get One Free” certificate with the Great Asia Sale rate.

InterContinental Singapore

Great Asia Sale

Advance Purchase

Better Rate

Wed. Sep 23

SGD $244

USD $168.83

Deluxe Room

SGD $228.75

USD$158.31

Deluxe Room

Advance Purchase

Save USD $10.52

 

SGD $316

USD $218.70

Club InterContinental

SGD $296.25

USD$205.03

Club InterContinental

Advance Purchase

Save USD $13.67

Fri. Oct 2

SGD $200

USD $138.43

Deluxe Room

SGD $212.50

USD $147.08

Deluxe Room

Great Asia Sale

Save USD $8.65

 

SGD $272

USD $188.26

Club InterContinental

SGD $289

USD $199.97

Club InterContinental

Great Asia Sale

Save USD $11.71

 

 

 

 

Holiday Inn

Park View

Singapore

Great Asia Sale

Advance Purchase

Better Rate

Wed. Sep 23

SGD $185.61

USD $128.46

Deluxe Room

SGD $215.20

USD $148.94

Deluxe Room

Great Asia Sale

Save USD $20.48

 

SGD $225.63

USD $156.17

Club Room

SGD $261.60

USD $181.03

Club Room

Great Asia Sale

Save USD $24.86

Fri. Oct. 2

SGD $159.00

USD $110.01

Deluxe Room

SGD $180.20

USD $124.68

Deluxe Room

Great Asia Sale

Save USD $13.67

 

Weekend Special rate includes breakfast for two SGD $190

USD $131.49

 

SGD $202.50

USD $140.15

Club Room

SGD $229.50

USD $158.83

Club Room

Great Asia Sale

Save USD $18.68

 

The Great Asia Sale offers greater savings for the Holiday Inn Park View Singapore (around 15%) than for the InterContinental Singapore (around 5 to 6 %). The InterContinental Singapore actually had lower rates using the advance purchase for the weekday rates sample.

The Weekend Special rate includes breakfast for two for the Singapore Holiday Inn Park View. This rate might be a better value to start the day with breakfast at the hotel for an extra USD $21 and earn additional Priority Club points.

Holiday Inn Park View Singapore lobby

Holiday Inn Park View Singapore lobby

The Holiday Inn Park View is located just off Orchard Road, Singapore’s main shopping street. Just outside the hotel is an alley with restaurants and beer gardens. I passed through the HI Park View on my last trip to Singapore and the lobby is one of the nicest I have seen in a Holiday Inn. The road outside the front entrance is extremely busy with car traffic. A pedestrian overpass had some interesting signage. The SGD $1000 fines for riding a bicycle on a pedestrian bridge make the hotel rates seem downright cheap in comparison.

Pedestrian Bridge Sign outside Holiday Inn Park View Singapore

Pedestrian Bridge Sign outside Holiday Inn Park View Singapore

Conclusion: The IHG Great Asia Sale is a discount in most cases, albeit a relatively small one in the rates for dates I checked. I wouldn’t exactly call it a “great sale” discount. This promotional sale is nothing to be too upset about if you miss the current “Great Asia Sale”.

 

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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