What: Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a short break or a fun-filled family vacation, IHG has a hotel that suits your needs this festive season. And with up to 25% off room rates across all our hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, you can look forward to a relaxing and affordable end-of-year holiday.
- Requires 2 night stay
- Full prepayment needed
Brands: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza & Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts
Where: Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
When: Until 8 February 2014
How: Book here
What: I’ve just completed a big update of the Current Offers page – due to the way that the IHG works not all offers will work for you but try your luck.
Don’t forget you can combine these offers with the Big Win promotion.
How: View All Current Offers
What: Experience a delightful getaway this fall and get a bonus up to $100. You’ll enjoy spacious villas and relaxing amenities in a choice of destinations from Holiday Inn Club Vacations, and the longer your resort stay, the bigger bonus you can receive.
Your Promotional MasterCard® Prepaid Card* could be worth:
- $25 for two nights
- $50 for three nights
- $75 for four nights
- $100 for five or more nights
Where: Orange lake Resort, South Beach Resort, Smoky Mountain Resort, Ascutney Mountain Resort, Sunset Cove Resort, Lake Geneva Resort, Bay Point Resort, Desert Club Resort, Panama City Beach Resort & Galveston Beach Resort. All USA
When: Runs until 30th November 2013
Brands: Holiday Inn Club Vacations
How: Register now
What: Waiting to get your 100 point survey done? It’s now open!
Read more about The Big Win
How: Find out your goals
What: Fancy a stay in a new London hotel that earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Hot List of best new hotels at 35% less than the regular price? An overnight stay for two with an upgrade to a Superior Room at the 5-star InterContinental London – Westminster is now £179 instead of up to £246.
- With this deal, two people can stay in an upgraded Superior Room for £179 per night. You can also stay on a bed-and-breakfast basis for £199 per night — saving up to 45% on the usual rate.m
Where: London, United Kingdom
When: 31st August – 24th November 2013 (Friday/Saturday nights)
How: Book here
What: Priority Club have their own Facebook profile which is generally used to push the “wonderfulness” of Priority Club, yet this post is probably illegal in the UK as even with the required points no Hotel is going to give you the top suite unless you are very special to them!
How: Visit the Priority Club Facebook Page
PC FB Post
What: In previous years it was possible to secure Platinum status somewhere between 5 to 10 nights. Why? Because there were so many bonus points available and they all counted towards the 60,000 point target. This all changed in 2013, the following was received and posted by Dan which lays out the changes…
Beginning 01 Jan 2013, for purposes of determining Elite Status, Priority Club points are classified as either Elite Qualifying Points or Non-Elite Qualifying Points. The elite qualifying points which will be counted toward membership elite status are:
- Base points earned from qualifying rates paid for hotel stays
- Points collected from partner transactions
- Bonus Point packages
- Meeting Rewards points
All other point earning transactions will be considered non-elite qualifying points and will not be counted toward elite status”
From personal experience and reading comments posted..(please add your experiences below)
- All of the above
- Points for affilated Credit card spend
- Points awarded (or purchased) with Ambassador Membership
- Status bonus points (10% for Gold, 50% for Platinum)
- Credit card sign up bonuses
The bottom line
- Come 2014 the number of Platinum members will dramatically fall – will this open the door for better benefits and guaranteed upgrades? Over to you Priority Club…
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
- 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
- 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
What: A new website for Intercontinental Hotels -gone is the black and in comes a new fresh look..
How: Visit the site
Good news #1 – Bonus Points
Lots of bonus points, originally posted by Phil, I can testify that the bold ones work along with the one I posted earlier (it was a midweek stay).
- 6102 = Anniversary Bonus Offer 1,000 points per stay for 90 days after registration.
- 2120 = Welcome Back Bonus 1,500 Priority Club points for one stay within 90 days after registration.
- 3107 = New Member Bonus 1,500 Priority Club points for one stay within 90 days after registration.
- 5109 = Next Stay Bonus 1,500 Priority Club points for one stay within 90 days after registration.
- 8108 = 1,000 bonus points per stay for 60 days after registration.
- 5221 = Elite member Next Stay Bonus for Platinum members earns 3,000 bonus points for next paid stay within 90 days of registration.
- 3136 = 5,000 points 2-night Weekend Stay Bonus on Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday before Dec 31, 2012.
- 3168 = Platinum member 5,000 bonus points for 5 nights by November 30, 2012.
Register here: http://priorityclub.com/register
Good news #2 – The Site
Firstly thank you all for your great support about the letter sent from IHG requesting that I handover the domain name. Since then IHG have gone silent so maybe they have moved their attention to more interesting things, but to address their concerns to rest I’ve put a pretty clear disclaimer at the top of the site – happy to change the wording if our friendly lawyers have suggestions. Hopefully that will do for now!