Over the next four months, from June 1 to September 30, 2010, Ambassador members receive 25,000 bonus points for a 2-night stay at participating InterContinental Hotels. There are only 29 participating hotels and just 9 hotels in the USA, but if you find yourself in Cleveland this could be a great deal ($139 night at IC Cleveland June 4-6). This promotion may be earned three times for 75,000 points.
USA InterContinental Hotels participating in 25,000 points bonus for 2-night stays June 1-Sep 30
InterContinental Atlanta Buckhead
InterContinental Cleveland Suites
InterContinental Century City Los Angeles
InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa
InterContinental New Orleans
Willard InterContinental Washington
Other Participating InterContinental Hotels:
InterContinental V Centenario Santo Domingo
InterContinental London Park Lane
InterContinental Paris – Avenue Marceau
Atheneaum InterContinental Athens
Ceylan InterContinental Istanbul
AUSTRALIA & OCEANIA
Another InterContinental Ambassador promotion awards up to 10,000 points for stays in 4 different InterContinental Hotels between May 10 and July 31. Registration is required before your first stay counts.
- 2,000 bonus points when you stay at one property
- 4,000 bonus points when you stay at two
- 6,000 bonus points when you stay at three
- 10,000 bonus points when you stay at 4 or more
InterContinental Ambassador is the paid membership loyalty program for InterContinental Hotels. The initial annual membership fee is $150 or 24,000 Priority Club points. Membership includes instant Priority Club Gold elite membership with its 10% bonus points.
These are quite the bonus offers considering the normal rate for earning points at InterContinental Hotels is 2,000 points per stay. The bonus offers available over the next few months essentially cover the cost of membership and the added hotel stay perks as an Ambassador make this the perfect time to splurge on an InterContinental Ambassador membership if you are not already a member.
Ambassador members receive free internet at about 25% of the InterContinental Hotels.
IC Ambassador Benefits:
- Guaranteed room upgrade
- Fresh fruit and mineral water
- Complimentary weekend night – Members receive a Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO) coupon for a free weekend night on a two-night stay. (Weekend nights are defined as Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, except Middle East Thursday, Friday, Saturday). You can take that $400 per night room down to $200 per night on a two-night weekend stay.
- Membership packet includes a 5,000 Priority Club points voucher.
- 4PM late check-out
- Complimentary Pay TV film per stay
- Ambassador Accelerator 20,000 bonus points for 15 paid nights. (Registration required for this offer, so sign up as soon as you join and before your first stay.)
All in all, Ambassador membership and 4 hotel stays in different hotels, with at least three being 2-night stays in one of the participating hotels for the 25,000 point bonus will earn 75,000 bonus points + 10,000 bonus points for four stays in different hotels + 8,000 stay points for 93,000 points. Most of the hotels I checked run $250 per night which makes Cleveland look pretty good on the hotel rate front if you just want to maximize the two-night stays for 75,000 points.
Do you lead an InterContinental life?
This is a good time to be an InterContinental Ambassador.