Posted by Ric Garrido

Several hotel chains currently offer winter hotel discount rates for Europe. Hyatt has a third night free with American Express payment. IHG has a 2 nights for price of 1 offer. Accor, the chain with the largest number of hotels in Europe, has brand specific discounts.

IHG 2 for 1 UK and Europe for hotel stays Nov 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011.

This is one of my favorite recurring hotel discount offers. The high value aspect of IHG’s 2 nights for the price of one night offer is increased when booking high category rooms like hotel suites. This offer is for Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands, although I occasionally found InterContinental Hotels in past promotions offering the same 2-for-1 rate deal.

IHG 2-for-1 Terms:

  • Prepaid rate at time of booking. No refunds, changes or cancellations.
  • Based on Best Flexible Rate
  • Two consecutive nights for the price of one night.
  • Primarily for weekend stays Friday – Sunday, although many hotels offer this rate any days of week.
  • Rate is capacity controlled meaning the rate may not be available for your stay dates.

Rates are  below $100 per night with the 2-for-1 rate at many major city properties.

IHG 2-for-1 Rate at Holiday Inn Paris Opera for US$100 per night.

The 2-for-1 rate can be used multiple times on back-to-back stays by changing hotels every two nights. For example, a 6-night stay in London can be achieved through two or three different hotels. London and surroundings feature dozens of particpating IHG hotels with some incredible discounts for upper upscale Crowne Plaza suites on weekends for less than a basic room on a weekday.  This allows you to locate yourself in different parts of London and visit sites in that area and then move to another hotel in a different part of the city after two nights. For a tourist this can save hours of commute time and hundreds of dollars on hotel rates.

Hyatt Hotels 3 Nights for Price of 2 Nights with American Express Payment in Europe, Middle East and Africa (Jan 1, 2011 – March 31, 2011)

3-for-2 Offer Code AX436 and Hyatt promotion link.

  • Fully prepaid rate, nonrefundable, no changes or cancellation.
  • Reservations require 14-day advance purchase.
  • Diamond elite Confirmed Suite Upgrades are not allowed for these American Express 3-for-2 rates. [source is Hyatt online customer service representative to FlyerTalk-Gold Passport Concierge]
  • 3-for-2 rate is eligible for Gold Passport stay credit and elite credit. [source is Hyatt online customer service representative to FlyerTalk-Gold Passport Concierge] 

Participating Hyatt Hotels:

Europe 

  • Grand Hyatt Berlin, Germany
  • Hyatt Regency Cologne, Germany
  • Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Park Hyatt Hamburg, Germany
  • Hyatt Regency Mainz, Germany
  • Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Hyatt Regency Warsaw, Poland
  • Hyatt Regency Ekaterinburg, Russia
  • Park Ararat Hyatt Moscow, Russia
  • Hyatt Regency Belgrade, Serbia
  • Grand Hyatt Istanbul, Turkey
  • Park Hyatt Istanbul – Macka Palas, Turkey
  • Hyatt Regency Kiev, Ukraine
  • Hyatt Regency Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, United Kingdom

Middle East/Central Asia

  • Grand Hyatt Amman, Jordan
  • Hyatt Regency Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Grand Hyatt Muscat, Oman  
  • Grand Hyatt Doha, Qatar
  • Park Hyatt Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Hyatt Regency Dushanbe, Tajikistan
  • Grand Hyatt Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Park Hyatt Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Hyatt Regency Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Africa 

  • Grand Hyatt Cairo, Egypt
  • Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
  • Hyatt Regency Taba Heights, Egypt
  • Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa, George, South Africa
  • Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Accor Hotels has more branded properties outside the USA than any other major hotel chain. 

Pullman Hotels 50% off second night plus Free Breakfast Jan 1 – March 31, 2011 global offer.

 Pullman is an upscale business-oriented hotel brand with 47 locations around the globe. Pullman Hotels are a rapidly growing brand since launching in December 2007. Recent acquisitions are Starwood’s Le Meridien Montparnasse Paris rebranded to Pullman Montparnasse last week on January 7 and the Hyatt Regency Auckland, New Zealand rebranding as the Pullman Auckland January 20, 2011.  

Pullman Hotels 50% off second night and breakfast Special Offer link .

  • Fully prepaid rate, nonrefundable, no changes or cancellation.
  • Reservations require 3-day advance purchase.
  • Rate valid for stays through March 31, 2011.

Accor has several hotel brands for the traveler wanting lower market segment hotels in the economy and budget range. Here is the main Accor Hotels page for rate discounts for hotels with rates as low as US$30 per night. Here is the main page for A-Club loyalty promotion offers.

3 Responses

  1. 2 things re PC: as the 2-4-1 rates are non-refundable, you actually need to compare the price against buying 2 Advance Purchase nights. You still save c 30% but the saving is smaller. I have also had no problems booking multiple 2-4-1′s at the same property, back to back. If the points don’t post properly, you can retroclaim each reservation separately via the PC service centre. It is also worth noting that ebates / quidco etc cashback for PC bookings often pays out based on the full rate on a 2-4-1 booking, so doubling your cashback.

  2. [...] The reps should also take the luggage off you or at least the wife. During the journey back to the hotel it is taboo for the rep to talk about property for fear of the client feeling under pressure. What [...]

  3. Good tips Raffles.

    The cashback rates are something I see regular Priority Club members mention frequently. Doubling the cashback is a great rebate on 2-for-1 rate.

    I did not know how strict hotels are about back-to-back 2-for-1 bookings at same hotel. Good to hear you have successfully booked these rates back-to-back at same hotel and received points and stay credit.

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