May042018

MasterCard IHG hotel discount rate in Europe can be significant

IHG MasterCard members can find some significant discount rates for summer 2018 at many of more than 500 hotels in Europe, or even later dates in 2018 and 2019.  IHG hotels and MasterCard have a long term partner promotion for all of 2018-19. The catch is these are nonrefundable rates.

Still, at these kinds of discounts, I am planning to book two hotel nights. I can change my current hotel reservation for the same price from a refundable rate in another hotel chain to book a nonrefundable rate with this IHG-MasterCard promotional partner rate at a better hotel in a better location than what I planned.

Two stays applied to my current IHG Accelerate summer promotion by July 31 will earn 30,000 bonus points.

 

Some hotels rates I checked today were more than 35% off Best Flexible rates for June and July 2018 sample dates in several cities I checked today.

This IHG-MasterCard promotion discount rate is available at hotels in 25 countries across Europe and Israel.

This is available to MasterCard holders issued from any bank and not limited to IHG MasterCard members.

IHG Mastercard partner discount booking link:

  • only available at participating hotels in Europe.
  •  is an advance purchase, nonrefundable rate.
  • Reservation must be booked at least 21 days before arrival.
  • Booking period: Jan 1, 2018-March 31, 2019.
  • Offer valid for stays Jan 22, 2018-Dec 31, 2019.

London Friday-Sunday July 20-22 (2 nights)

London: Holiday Inn Kensington High Street

  • $186.47 USD  – IHG Member Advance Purchaserate
  • $137.39 per night – MasterCard rate (26.32% discount).

Edinburgh Friday-Sunday July 6-8

Hotel Indigo Edinburgh

  • $262.12 USD – IHG Member Advance Purchase rate
  • $225.48 USD – MasterCard Member Advance Purchase rate (13.72% discount).

Berlin, Germany Friday-Monday June 22-25

Holiday Inn Potsdammer Platz 

  • $99.51 USD – IHG Member Advance Purchase rate
  • $73.65 USD – MasterCard Member Advance Purchase rate (25.99% discount).

Hotel Indigo Berlin Alexanderplatz

  • $105.58 USD – IHG Member Advance Purchase rate
  • $90.01 USD – MasterCard Member Advance Purchase rate (14.75% discount).

Nice, France

Holiday Inn Nice – St. Laurent du Var

  • $211.84 USD – IHG Member Advance Purchase rate
  • $177.15 USD – MasterCard Member Advance Purchase rate (16.38% discount).

Prague, Czech Republic

InterContinental Prague

  • $294.47 USD – IHG Member Advance Purchase rate
  • $270.03 USD – MasterCard Member Advance Purchase rate (8.30% discount).

Krakow, Poland July 22-25

Hotel Indigo Krakow

  • $121.53 USD – IHG Member Advance Purchase rate
  • $88.62 USD – MasterCard Member Advance Purchase rate (27.08% discount).

Hotel Indigo Krakow Old Town

Value of MasterCard and IHG partner rate

All of these IHG hotels offer a better discount for hotels in Europe with this MasterCard partner rate (must book 21 days in advance) compared to the otherwise lowest advance purchase rate available for the same dates (must book 3 to 7 days in advance).

Sample IHG hotels in London, Berlin and Krakow offer discounts greater than 25% off the next lowest nonrefundable rate I found. Some of these hotels are discounted more than 1/3 off the otherwise lowest refundable rate available for the hotel. These kind of discounts make a nonrefundable booking a reasonable consideration for firm travel plans.

IHG hotels in some European cities offer a high value promotional discount rate that is worth checking out for places you visit in summer 2018. Other cities provide a small IHG rate discount.

4 nights with IHG in London for $400 in summer 2018

These MasterCard promotional rates offer good potential value for growing my wife’s 0 points IHG Rewards Club account balance by booking 4 paid nights at 3 Holiday Inn hotels to earn 30,000 bonus IHG points from her Accelerate summer offer.

A separate Loyalty Traveler post will show how she can stay in London this summer for $400 USD on low rates with this MasterCard promotion and complete her IHG Rewards Club Accelerate offer to earn 30,000 bonus points on her $400 hotel spend.

About Ric Garrido

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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  1. I just did a search for Barcelona for Sept 2018. I didn’t see a price difference using the partner discount booking link and the regular site for Hotel Indigo Barcelona – Plaza Catalunya. Is it only valid for certain dates? How do I go about seeing the discount? Thank you

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