Posted by Ric Garrido

One of the best discount rates over the past several years is the 2-for-1 discount with InterContinental Hotels Group for 2-night stays in the UK and Europe. This is a prepaid, nonrefundable rate, but the savings are truly two nights for the price of one night. Many hotels in the UK and other countries in Europe are under US$50 per night with this discount.

Another feature of this rate is the possibility to book upgraded room categories, even suites in some hotels. Back-to-back reservations also allow extended stays. These hotels are primarily for weekends, however, many hotels allow the 2-for-1 rate any days of the week.

 

In the past the IHG 2-for-1 rates T&C indicated no points are earned for these rates. Checking hotels today I repeatedly saw a box for new member registration in Priority Club stating members will earn points for these 2-for-1 bookings.

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Sample IHG 2-for-1 room rate for Holiday Inn Newport, UK

August 10-12, 2012 is 31 GBP per night = US$48.02 per night.

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Heading to the London 2012 Olympics?

There are still rooms available for London during the Olympics using the 2-for-1 rates.

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Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum August 10-12, 2012

  • Standard Room = 134.50 GBP per night + 20% VAT = $250.00 USD
  • Deluxe Room = 152 GBP + 20% VAT = 182.40GBP = $282.54 USD
  • Executive King Bed with Lounge Access = 159 GBP + 20% VAT = $295.55 USD

The T&C exclude Priority Club points on 3-for-2 rates, 35% off weekend rates and Half Price Discount. The term “Priority Club points do not apply” is not listed on the 2-for-1 rate discount.

 
2 Nights for the Price of One – Terms and Conditions
  • Offer applicable for stays taken up until the 31st August 2012 at participating IHG hotels in the UK & Europe.
  • Stays are available over Fri, Sat and Sun nights with many hotels offering midweek availability – please check at time of booking.
  • 2 for 1 offer is based on the Best Flex Rate and consists of two consecutive night stays for the price of one, based on two adults sharing a standard twin/double room (max.2 adults per room) at participating hotels only.
  • Full payment must be made at time of booking; no cancellations or amendments permitted; no refunds given.
  • Up to 2 children under the age of 18 stay free when sharing a room with up to 2 adults, if suitable accommodation is available.
  • Single supplement will be charged at the full room per night price.
  • All rooms are subject to availability with a limited number of rooms available at these offer rates. Rates may vary by date of booking. Limited availability may be applicable over public holidays.
  • Offer not available to groups and can not be used in conjunction with any other offers or special promotions.
  • A booking made pursuant to this offer is non transferable.
Up to 35% Discount Terms and Conditions
  • Offer applicable for stays taken up until the 31st August 2012 at participating IHG hotels in the UK.
  • Stays are available over Fri, Sat and Sun nights (some hotels may offer limited midweek availability – please check when booking).
  • Discount represents a saving against our Best Flexible rate per room, per night for two adults sharing a standard double/twin room (inclusive of VAT). Room only, breakfast not included.
  • Up to 2 children under the age of 18 stay free when sharing a room with up to 2 adults.
  • Offer valid on new bookings only, full payment must be made at time of booking; no cancellations or amendments permitted; no refunds given.
  • All bookings are subject to availability of rooms allocated to this offer at participating hotels. Rates may vary by date of booking.
  • A maximum of 2 rooms can be booked under any one reservation.
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or special promotions.
  • Priority Club points do not apply.
Half price Discount Terms and Conditions
  • Offer applicable for stays taken up until the 31st August 2012 at participating IHG hotels in the UK.
  • Stays are available over Fri, Sat and Sun nights (some hotels may offer limited midweek availability – please check when booking).
  • Discount represents a saving against our Best Flexible rate per room, per night for two adults sharing a standard double/twin room (inclusive of VAT) for a minimum of two consecutive nights. Room only, breakfast not included.
  • Up to 2 children under the age of 18 stay free when sharing a room with up to 2 adults.
  • Offer valid on new bookings only, full payment must be made at time of booking; no cancellations or amendments permitted; no refunds given.
  • All bookings are subject to availability of rooms allocated to this offer at participating hotels. Rates may vary by date of booking.
  • A maximum of 2 rooms can be booked under any one reservation.
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or special promotions.
  • Priority Club points do not apply.
3 nights for the price of 2 Terms and Conditions
  • Offer applicable for breaks and reservations made from 1st January 2012 to 31st December 2012.
  • Stays are available over Fri, Sat and Sun nights with many hotels offering midweek availability – please check at time of booking.
  • 3 for 2 offer is based on the Best Flex Rate and consists of three consecutive night stays with the 3rd night at no charge, based on two adults sharing a standard twin/double room (max.2 adults per room) at participating hotels only.
  • Full payment must be made at time of booking; no cancellations or amendments permitted; no refunds given.
  • Up to 2 children under the age of 18 stay free when sharing a room with up to 2 adults, if suitable accommodation is available.
  • Single supplement will be charged at the full room per night price.
  • All rooms are subject to availability with a limited number of rooms available at these offer rates. Rates may vary by date of booking. Limited availability may be applicable over public holidays.
  • Offer not available to groups and can not be used in conjunction with any other offers or special promotions.
  • A booking made pursuant to this offer is non transferable.
  • Priority Club points do not apply.

 

Design Suite at Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers using 2-for-1 rate.

Copenhagen, Denmark is one of the most expensive cities in Europe. The Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers is available using 2-for-1 rates and one of the room options for the weekend of August 10-12 is the Design Suite at 60 sq.m. or nearly 650 sq. ft. of room space. The suite is a high floor located 85 meters (280 ft.) above the ground.

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Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers Suite: 2,062.50 DKK per night = $340.32 USD per night and the rate includes the 25% room tax.

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IHG 2-for-1 rates have the potential to shave hundreds of dollars off your European vacation. 3-for-2 rates and 35% weekend discount rates are other offers, although the 2-for-1 rate generally offers the greatest discount.

Loyalty Traveler original post link: http://loyaltytraveler.boardingarea.com/2012/07/08/ihg-2-for-1-rates-in-uk-and-europe-to-august-31/

 

Ric Garrido, writer and content owner of Loyalty Traveler, shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests. You can follow Loyalty Traveler on Twitter and Facebook and RSS feed.

4 Responses

  1. The Ariel at Heathrow can work out at about £24.50 per night on this rate at weekends. A bargain.

  2. What’s with the single supplement on some of the T&Cs? I’m used to seeing that when you are paying per person. Are these rates per person?

    “Single supplement will be charged at the full room per night price.”

  3. 2-for-1 seems to be dead, only 3-for-2 left :S

  4. […] my last post on the IHG 2-for-1 rate about seven weeks ago I showed the London Holiday Inn Kensington Forum hotel had standard rooms […]

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