Jul302013

They’re Back. And still one of the least useful monthly IHG hotel award discounts.

One of these days I will celebrate IHG Rewards Club first weekend of the month 50% discount on Last Minute Reward Nights, but I have not found a useful hotel listed for my travels since this monthly promotion began a couple years back.

For this weekend, Friday August 2, Saturday August 3 and Sunday August 4 only, IHG Rewards Club has 39 hotels worldwide offering 50% off reward nights. Booking availability disappears sometime late Thursday or early Friday depending on your time zone and the hotel.

  1. Candlewood Suites FORT WORTH/WEST 5,000 pts.
  2. Holiday Inn CHIANGMAI, Thailand 5,000 pts.
  3. Holiday Inn ELCHE 5,000 pts.
  4. Holiday Inn Express SHANGHAI ZHABEI 5,000 pts.
  5. Holiday Inn Express and Suites DECATUR 5,000 pts.
  6. Holiday Inn Express ELIZABETH CITY 7,500 pts.
  7. Holiday Inn Express GAS CITY 7,500 pts.
  8. Holiday Inn Express ROSEVILLE-ST. PAUL 7,500 pts.
  9. Holiday Inn Express and Suites BUFFALO 7,500 pts.
  10. Holiday Inn Express and Suites FLORENCE NORTHEAST 7,500 pts.
  11. Holiday Inn Express and Suites KINSTON 7,500 pts.
  12. Holiday Inn Express and Suites LEVELLAND 7,500 pts.
  13. Holiday Inn Express and Suites MEDELLIN 7,500 pts.
  14. Holiday Inn Express and Suites SANFORD 7,500 pts.
  15. Holiday Inn Express and Suites TAMPA STADIUM AIRPORT AREA 7,500 pts.
  16. Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites GRAND JUNCTION-AIRPORT 7,500 pts.
  17. Holiday Inn KUALA LUMPUR GLENMARIE 7,500 pts.
  18. Holiday Inn SAO PAULO PARQUE ANHEMBI 7,500 pts.
  19. Holiday Inn TIMONIUM 7,500 pts.
  20. Holiday Inn WINSTON-SALEM-UNIV PARKWAY 7,500 pts.
  21. Crowne Plaza Hotel DALLAS NEAR GALLERIA-ADDISON 10,000 pts.
  22. Crowne Plaza Hotel TEQUENDAMA BOGOTA 10,000 pts.
  23. Crowne Plaza Hotel TORREON 10,000 pts.
  24. Holiday Inn DENVER EAST – STAPLETON 10,000 pts.
  25. Holiday Inn DUMFRIES – QUANTICO CENTER 10,000 pts.
  26. Holiday Inn Express ELMIRA-HORSEHEADS 10,000 pts.
  27. Holiday Inn Express EXTON-LIONVILLE 10,000 pts.
  28. Holiday Inn Express PASCAGOULA-MOSS POINT 10,000 pts.
  29. Holiday Inn Express and Suites DALLAS – GRAND PRAIRIE I-20 10,000 pts.
  30. Holiday Inn Express and Suites LAMAR 10,000 pts.
  31. Holiday Inn Express and Suites MEBANE 10,000 pts.
  32. Holiday Inn FREDERICK-CONF CTR AT FSK MALL 10,000 pts.
  33. Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites ALBUQUERQUE-NORTH I-25 10,000 pts.
  34. Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites NEWPORT NEWS 10,000 pts.
  35. Holiday Inn ROCK SPRINGS 10,000 pts.
  36. Crowne Plaza Hotel CITY CENTER NINGBO 12,500 pts.
  37. Holiday Inn Express HARRISONBURG 12,500 pts.
  38. Holiday Inn PHILADELPHIA NE – BENSALEM 12,500 pts.
  39. Hotel Indigo HOUSTON AT THE GALLERIA 12,500 pts.

I always see it as a geography challenge to look at the list by points and see how many locations I can identify by state and country. Colombia seems like a place where a person can live cheaply on discount IHG awards with PointBreaks and these weekend awards.

Here are geographical links to locate IHG hotels in the list above.

Brazil (1)

China (People’s Republic) (2)

Colombia (2)

Malaysia (1)

Mexico (1)

Spain (1)

Thailand (1)

Alabama (1)

Colorado (3)

Florida (1)

Indiana (1)

Maryland (2)

Minnesota (1)

Mississippi (1)

New Mexico (1)

New York (1)

North Carolina (5)

Pennsylvania (2)

Texas (6)

Virginia (3)

Wyoming (2)

I always expected IHG to roll this promotional discount out for every weekend, but the offer is still stuck on only the first full weekend of each calendar month since launching two years ago.

Ric Garrido, writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler, shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests.

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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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