This is a quick reminder that tomorrow – March 18th – is the last chance to book Priority Club hotel redemptions (for Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn Express, InterContinental etc) at the old redemption rates.
I wrote two posts on the devaluation – here and here. Basically, Priority Club has moved from a brand-based reward chart to what is approximately an ‘average room rate’-based chart. The main effect has been to increase the cost of Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotels in major cities, especially London and New York, whilst reducing the cost in suburban locations.
Until tomorrow night, you can still ring (you can’t do this online) Priority Club and request that they book you in at the old rate. You can book a year in advance and, as reward nights are fully cancellable, you have nothing to lose by locking in any speculative dates.