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IHG Rewards Club to introduce new Black/Diamond tier & expire points

They all come to terms with the new realities, someday. The IHG Rewards Club program, which is the loyalty program encompassing InterContinental, Even, Indigo, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge & CandleBridge brand of hotels, just announced some new changes today. Points Expiration One of the selling points for Intercontinental Hotels Group has been that their points don’t expire under the IHG Rewards Club. However, this is changing with effect from April 14, 2015. If you are a base level member (Club member in their parlance), with no activity in 12 months, you could lose all your points. You need to earn or redeem once every 12 months to keep your points alive. This is effective immediately.…

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Best Hotel Promotions Q1 2015: Indian Perspective

The Hotel Promotions for 2015’s first quarter/trimester are out, and some of them are really sweet for the India focus. I thought this would be a good time to summarise all the hotel promotions, and analyse them from the Indian perspective so that you can pick your affiliations for the first quarter. IHG India Free Nights (Get 1 Night free for 3 nights in India/Nepal) + Set Your Sights: IHG is running a superb promotion for their members in India and Nepal. For every 3 nights you spend in India/Nepal, you get a free night certificate which you can spend at their hotels across the globe in the whole of 2015. The promotion runs till April 30, 2015. This can…

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IHG’s “Set Your Sights” promotion for Jan-Apr 2015 live

IHG is really the first one off the bat with their 2015 promotion, which is very similar to their customised promotions these days such as the Big Win. I gave a miss to their 2014 “Into the Nights” promotion as I focussed on getting my Hyatt Diamond status lined up for 2015. In hindsight, maybe it was good because IHG had problems executing the program at least in the period September – December 2014 with the Into the Nights promotion. Now, the next customized promotion is live for the first trimester of 2015, and it is called Set your Sights, and it is already live for registration. This time as well, everyone gets a promotion which is customized as per…

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IHG India offer: 1 free night globally for 3 paid nights in India

The Intercontinental Hotel Group came up with a great promotion yesterday for members in India. Called India Free Nights, the promotion offers you a free night across the world in IHG’s 4700 hotels for staying 3 nights in any IHG Hotel in India. Between November 17, 2015 and April 30, 2015, for every 3 nights you will spend at any IHG hotel in India or Nepal, you get credited with one free night, up to a maximum of 3 free nights. The free nights can be redeemed across any of the IHG hotels across the world till December 31, 2015.  You need to register for this promotion here. The significant terms and conditions for this promotion state: The three qualifying…

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Planning the Perfect Proposal Trip to Paris!

Proposal trip to Paris

If you haven’t heard, last week, I was over to Paris along with my girlfriend where I proposed. Don’t worry, unlike Tom Cruise, this was not covered by network news, it was only on my blog and Facebook page. Since I am pretty much kicked about this trip, I am taking the liberty to cover this trip report ahead of some of the others I would have done, and bring up some hopefully interesting reviews and experiences for you around Paris. To kick it off, let me admit, if you can keep your lips sealed, planning a surprise trip can be a lot of fun for both sides. For me, it was essential to map out all the little details,…

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Daily Getaways might be a good time to purchase some IHG points

The US Travel Association works out promotions for the travellers every year, and offers 5 weeks of the Daily Getaways promotions. Now, a few chain hotels such as Hyatt and InterContinental Hotel Group, work with the USTA to offer packages of points for a good price. Hyatt offered a total of about 100 packages or so, which went out pretty quick (a few seconds). However, InterContinental Hotels Group offers a huge variety and 1000s of packages, some of which are still available. Here are the various packages available in limited quantities: 15,000 IHG Rewards Club points for $100 25,000 IHG Rewards Club points for $167 50,000 IHG Rewards Club points for $325 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points for $630 Most…

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$350 for Internet at the InterContinental? Yikes!

I am not sure if I am affected by this news or not, but this morning I was fixing up some travel reservations and I happened to hop over to the IHG website. I’m due to stay at the InterContinental Marine Drive later this month, because I managed to get a shot at the PointsBreak where it was going for 5000 points per night. At the bottom of my reservation page, here is the rate for Internet that comes up at $350 per night. Ouch! I think I should be glad that I still have some sort of status with the InterContinental chain to be able to get Internet free on a stay that would cost me $170 on a…

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Review: Hotel Intercontinental Marine Drive, Mumbai

Last weekend was an overwhelming one, mostly for reasons that a strenuous travel schedule for this year was coming to an end, and it was the birthday of my partner and I’d decided to surprise her. I was just off a 9-hour flight less than 12 hours ago, and while I don’t get jetlagged, I was running on 2 hours of sleep. So, I thought checking into a hotel was going to be a better bet than staying home or going out, also to give vent to some of my own intentions, that I never get to stay in a hotel in Mumbai! Coming to the hotel, I missed the mark with catching the 7-day out rate, and got inside…

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IHG Rewards Club 24-hour flash sale coming Monday 21 October 2013

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) club, is planning to run a flash sale on Monday 21 October 2013, 10 AM EST, for reward nights at some of their hotels. The promotion will have hotel stays booked for stays between 23 October to 22 November 2013 at 50% to 75% discount from their usual points price. Properties are spread out across China, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Canada, Germany, Greece, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Mexico, UAE, Dominican Republic and the United States. Mostly Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza properties, but a couple of Intercontinental Hotels here and there as well, including Madrid, which I remember as the place I’ve had the best Eggs Benedict ever. It is nice to look up the properties and…

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