Archive for February, 2009

Signing up for Promotions..

February 27th, 2009 1 comment

Folks, there’s a lot of promotions out there, but also a lot of questions! I’ve updated the FAQ which should answer most of your queries. If not post a comment and I’ll see what I can do!

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Parisian Promotion at InterContinental Paris Le Grand

February 26th, 2009 No comments

This offer appeared in my inbox today, so I decided to compare the rate of the offer with the standard rate to see what you could expect (Sat 25th April was my chosen day and I went for an Executive Room)! Is it worth the extra – well if you’re going to use the hotel facilities why not – but if it’s just a base for exploring Paris then probally not. Although don’t forget those bonus points will help towards your status target!

  • Standard Rate €348
  • Luxury Weekends €383 (includes breakfast and late check out):
  • Business Promo Rate: €410

What: “Ensure your business trip gets off to a hearty start…”

  • A hearty breakfast buffet at the famous Café de la Paix
  • A 30 Euros voucher to spend on food and beverages at the hotel including restaurant, mini bar and room service
  • A free in-room entertainment service – including free internet usage and access to movies
  • 30% off when you book a 25 minute massage at the hotel’s i-Spa by Algotherm
  • 4,000 bonus points

Brands: IC Paris

When: 25 February until 31 May 2009

How: Book here

Club Lounge Access for all in Hong Kong – EXPIRED

February 20th, 2009 1 comment

Club lounges – the little piece of heaven away from the riff-raff. Enjoy complimentary drinks and nibbles all day long. Normally you have to pay a good premium to access the club lounge – but this one-off offer will get you access as part of your normal rate!

What: Stay in any room at the Intercontinental Hong Kong from February 1st to 28th and enjoy complimentary access to the club lounge inclusive of breakfast afternoon tea and evening cocktails.

Brands: Intercontinental Hong Kong

When: February 2009

How: Book now…

Notes: Subject to availability (as always)

Great 3 Day Asia Sale – EXPIRED

February 20th, 2009 1 comment

Well, one person’s global crisis is another person’s bargain holiday. With increased pressure on the hospitality industry IHG have responded with a 3 day sale, covering 34 hotels in Southeast Asia, South Asia and Seoul. Normally rate offers last at least 3 months so a new approach for the chain – here hoping it comes to Europe and the US.

What: Enjoy the great savings we’ll have on offer at our participating InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts across Southeast Asia, South Asia and Seoul.


  • Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts    From US$ 69
  • Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts     From US$ 99
  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts     From US$ 129

When :

  • Book between: 0001hrs (GMT+8) on Wednesday 25 February to Friday 28th February 2009 .
  • Stay: Until the end of 2009.

How: Book …


  • This sale, although only on for 3 days will let you book rooms to the end of 2009.

Celebrating success in Asia Pacific with free breakfast

February 20th, 2009 No comments

(and free internet too)..

Celebrating success, Holiday Inn having won “Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand” in Business Travellers Magazine,are giving free breakfast and internet in their holiday inn hotels and resorts in the Asia Pacific area. Unlike Holiday Inn Express breakfast isn’t included in the standard rate  – so dive in.

What: To enjoy Free Breakfast and Internet ensure when you make your booking online that you select the Free Breakfast and Internet rate. This rate is based on the Best Flexible Rate of the day and subject to availability and blackout dates.

Brands: Holiday Inn hotels and resorts

When: February 3 2009 to April 30 2009

How: Book now…


  • Please select the Free Breakfast and Internet rate when booking online, this rate is based on the Best Flexible Rate of the day.
  • Rates are per room, per night, are subject to availability
  • First night deposit required at time of booking and is non refundable upon cancellation

Upto 35% off weekend stays

February 16th, 2009 1 comment

Really good savings to be had here, the one warning is that these rates don’t qualify for Priority Club Points, so if you want the points more than the savings then book a different rate. Obviously worth comparing this against the “Advance Purchase Rate” which has the same no-refundable policy and does award points and counts as a qualifying stay.

What: “InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is offering a minimum of 25% off weekend stays including up to 35% off Friday and Sunday nights at over 200 participating InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Express by Holiday Inn hotels across the UK…. so if you’re already in town on a Friday for business why not stay the extra night so your partner or friends can join you to enjoy and explore the city and stay at one of our superb selected hotels.”

Where: UK

Brands: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Express by Holiday Inn hotels

When: 9th January  until 26th April 2009

How: Book now…

Notes: As always – subject to availability- see T&C’s

  • Full payment must be made at time of booking
  • No cancellations
  • No amendments permitted
  • No refunds given

(For all rate offers see All Current Rate Offers )

Ad-Hoc Bonus Points – Updated

February 16th, 2009 No comments

I have now updated the All Current Points Offers Page with the latest deals..

These various bonus codes have been “discovered” from various sources including scouring the Internet — all designed to encourage you to stay one more time!

As always with these offers go in expecting nothing and when an offer is posted in your account then get excited. Good luck all.

Pay for Friday & Saturday night and get Sunday night free at Various InterContinental Hotels

February 16th, 2009 No comments

With Sunday being the quietest night in the hotel week you can see why they are offering this deal, but could be a winner over Easter for those of us with a bank-holiday Monday. Easter falls on Sunday 12th April this year. No idea if you can combine with this your free weekend night coupon from the Ambassador pack.

What: Get more for your money with a free Sunday night stay. Simply, book a consecutive Friday and Saturday night stay at any of the participating InterContinental Hotels & Resorts from 17 December 2008 until 31 April 2009 and stay Sunday night for free. Book now and enjoy an authentic and enriching weekend break in some of the world’s most inspirational destinations.

Where: Worldwide

When: 17 December 2008 until 31 April 2009

Brands: Various InterContinental Hotels & Resorts worldwide.

How: Book now…

(For all rate offers see All Current Rate Offers )

Exclusive Winter Offers (UK)

February 16th, 2009 1 comment

Special offers on some Holiday Inn hotels and one Crowne Plaza hotel in the South east of England – note offers are valid from 15th January to 31st March 2009.

Holiday Inn London Brent Cross

Shop, Relax and Recuperate from £37 a night Bed and breakfast plus a £10 shopping voucher and a goody bag

*Minimum stay of 3 nights, arrival must be a Friday.

Holiday Inn Ashford-Central Eurostar

, Park, Stay and Go Bed and breakfast plus taxi to and from the terminal and seven days parking.

Crowne Plaza London Heathrow

Up to eight days free parking

*Must be pre-paid upon booking, available Thursday to Sunday

Holiday Inn Maidenhead/Windsor

Bed and breakfast from £20 per person.

*Minimum of two people per room, available Thursday to Sunday

Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury

20% off Theatre Package Pre-Theatre two course meal, bed and breakfast from £105 inclusive VAT

*Available Thursday to Sunday

Holiday Inn Southampton-Eastleigh

Marwell Zoo Package Dinner bed and breakfast and two tickets to Marwell Zoo

*Two tickets per stay

(For all rate offers see All Current Rate Offers )

3000 Points for every 3rd Night

February 15th, 2009 5 comments

A nice deal to sit with the 2009 – Q1 Stay Promotion which will help with your points balance!

What: “From January 12 to April 30, 2009, earn 3,000 bonus points or 1,000 bonus miles for every 3rd qualifying night you stay, up to 30,000 bonus points or 10,000 bonus miles.”

Where: Worldwide

When: Until 30th April 2009

Brands: All Brands

How: Click here

Notes: Don’t forget qualifying nights can be split over multiple stays in different hotels.