InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has some of the best discount rate offers available for the online shopper. Loyalty Traveler is a true fan of the frequently offered 2 Nights for the Price of 1 special rates; a frequent discount rate for hotels in Europe that can save you hundreds of dollars with one reservation.
Another special rate is the prepaid (nonrefundable) 25% Off Weekend Bed and Breakfast stays in Europe and the Middle East. This offer is valid through 2008 primarily for weekend stays on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, however, some locations may offer mid-week special rates. Terms for this offer.
My searches showed much lower nightly rates for the 2-for-1 special offer rate than with the 25% B&B link.
Holiday Inn Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sep 19-21, 2008
79.50€/night or 159€ for the 2-night rate compared to
105€/night using the 25% off rate.
Crowne Plaza – The City, London, UK, Sep 19-21, 2008
£62.50 / night or £125.00 for 2-night stay using the Pay for 1, Get 2 nights special rate.
£113.00/night using the 25% off B&B rate.
Priority Club Rewards
The IHG hotel corporation loyalty program is Priority Club Rewards. Priority Club was recognized for best award redemption for hotel loyalty programs in the Americas at the 2008 Freddies Awards. The PointBreaks free nights for 5,000 points per night are one of the highest value hotel opportunities around. Crowne Plaza free nights at 25,000 points regardless of location makes these hotels one of the best values for a free night in many cities when compared to the redemption rate for a comparable hotel in another loyalty program. InterContinental Hotels are among the premier hotels for the region in many of their locations and the 30,000 points to 40,000 points per night are highly competitive with the redemption rates for comparable hotels in other programs.
About InterContinental Hotels Group
A hotel chain as large as the InterContinental Hotels Group makes Priority Club Rewards a valuable loyalty program investment for some travelers. The Holiday Inn Express brand (1,700 Hotels) of IHG far surpasses in numbers and locations the entire Starwood Hotels group (about 800 hotels) and Hyatt Hotels group (fewer than 500 hotels). Priority Club is one to rival Hilton and Marriott for road warriors. InterContinental Hotels (about 150 hotels) and Crowne Plaza (about 300 hotels) are upscale redemption opportunities and offer a higher level of service than your typical Holiday Inn (1,400 hotels). IHG’s new brand Hotel Indigo is still limited to a few markets with only 14 properties opened since launching in 2004. Candlewood Suites (150 hotels) and Staybridge Suites (125 hotels) offer extended stay apartment style lodging. IHG is a leading player in all market segments of the hotel industry.
Priority Club Fall 2008 Promotion for Double Points or Double Miles
Later this week I will write about the upcoming IHG Priority Club Rewards promotion for Double Points or Double Miles. Registration is required. The promotion starts September 15, 2008 and runs to December 15, 2008.
Learn more now, if you can’t wait for my post.