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Point Breaks List Updated

January 28th, 2013 6 comments

Is it possible to have a list of properties that’s even worse than last time?

Make your own mind up  as the new point break list has been updated. Now valid for stays until 31st March 2013.

Book now…

(What are Point Breaks anyway?)

2013 Q1 Bonus points

January 24th, 2013 41 comments

What: We finally have a Q1 offer for 2013, about time too with the recent reward night devaluation we need all the bonus points we can get. Thank you Simon for the heads up. Note you can only register for one offer!

Earn up to 20,000+ Bonus Priority Club Points for a certain amount of nights or completing a certain amount of stays at participating InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo™, Holiday Inn®, Express by Holiday Inn™ and Holiday Inn Express® hotels worldwide

  • Offer 1:
    • Stay 2 Nights – earn 2,500 points
    • Stay another 2 nights – earn 2,500 additional points
    • Code 5521
  • Offer 2:
    • Stay 3 Nights – earn 2,500 points
    • Stay another 3 nights – earn 2,500 additional points
    • Code 5528
  • Offer 3:
    • Stay 4 Nights -earn 5,000 points
    • Stay another 4 nights – earn 5,000 additional points
    • Code 3411
  • Offer 4:
    • Stay 5 Nights – earn  10,000 points
    • Plus earn an additional 5,000 points for every 5 nights after
    • Code 3414
  • Offer 5:
    • Stay 10 Nights – earn 15,000 points
    • Plus earn an additional 5,000 points for every 5 nights after
    • Code 3415
  • Offer 6:
    • Stay 15 Nights – earn 20,000 points
    • Plus earn an additional 5,000 points for every 5 nights after
    • Code 3416

How: Register Online

 

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Up to 50% off room rates in China

January 22nd, 2013 2 comments

What: “From now till 28 March 2013, book two days in advance with our special “Advanced Booking Rate” for a stay before 31 March for up to 50% off Best Flexible Rates at InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo® and Holiday Inn® hotels in China; and up to 25% off Best Flexible Rates at Holiday Inn Express® hotels in China.”

And if you book before 26th January - extend that offer to: “book a minimum 2-night stay during February with the “Advanced Booking Rate” to enjoy up to 50% off room rates at all InterContinental Hotels Group hotels in China! Don’t miss this great offer. Be the first to enjoy this limited-time only sale!”

And there’s more…

  • “Priority Club® Rewards members who book via any InterContinental Hotels Group official websites (including mobile sites) during the promotional period and complete their stay will be entered in a weekly lucky draw for a chance to win a “New Year Reward”” (prizes listed on the site)

Analysis: I had to read the extended offer a number of times until I understood it – as far as I can make out the 50% discount extends to Holiday Inn Express Hotels too during this period.

Brands: All brands

Where: China

When:

  • Enhanced offer: Book by 26th January 2013
  • Otherwise: Book by 28th March 2013

How: Book here

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Reward Nights are changed again…

January 7th, 2013 46 comments

 What: The Rewards scheme changes again, is this now an annual event as we faced a devaluation this time last year? Previously each brand had its own range of redemption values, with the new scheme the brand is no longer important. It’s too early to find out which category a hotel falls in to, but the categories are as follows. Full details on the Priority Club website are here.

  • Category 1      10,000 Points
  • Category 2      15,000 Points
  • Category 3      20,000 Points
  • Category 4      25,000 Points
  • Category 5      30,000 Points
  • Category 6      35,000 Points
  • Category 7      40,000 Points
  • Category 8      45,000 Points
  • Category 9      50,000 Points
  • Add 10,000 Points for all inclusive resorts
Analysis:
  • The new rates haven’t been published, but expect to see the lower scale brands, such as Holiday Inn Express & Candlewood suites, in big and expensive cites (London, Paris & New York) go through the roof

 When:

  • The new scheme is effective from 18th January 2013
  • The you can still book rooms under the rewards structure until: 18th March 2013 by telephone

Notes:

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