IHG, owner of the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Indigo and Staybridge Suites brands, has extended its generous discount promotion in association with MasterCard for another year.
This deal DOES seem to offer genuine discounts.
Here are the rules:
You must book 21 days in advance and only via this link
Valid at selected UK and European IHG properties
30% discount at all brands except InterContinental, valid Friday, Saturday and Sunday
20% discount at InterContinental, valid on stays which include a Friday or Saturday – this rate includes breakfast
Some hotels may offer discounts on other days of the week
Discount based on Best Flexible Rate although these promo rates must be prepaid
You must have a MasterCard in order to book but there is no obligation to pay with it
In theory you should print off the paper voucher on the booking page although, in reality, you are very unlikely to be asked for it
You must book by March 31st 2017
Last day to stay is December 31st 2017
Does this deal offer genuine savings?
Yes – although not the full 30%. This is because the discount is based off the Best Flexible Rate whilst all hotels offer cheaper Advanced Purchase rates. They are pretty good though!
Looking at the Sheffield area for 17th – 19th June we find:
Holiday Inn Sheffield – £57.60 (standard non-refundable price £64.80)
Holiday Inn Express Sheffield – £48.40 (standard non-refundable price £49 – save 60p!)
Holiday Inn Rotherham – £56.80 (standard non-refundable price £63.90)
Looking further afield at the two InterContinental hotels in Paris:
InterContinental Le Grand – rate not available
InterContinental Avenue Marceau – €370.80 (standard non-refundable price with breakfast – €417)
When searching an InterContinental, you MUST select the ‘Partner Discount 20%’ option on the booking page or it will not display.
Note that, annoyingly, the website hides all other rates so you need to visit the main IHG booking site to see alternative prices.
I will add details of this offer to our ‘Hotel Promos’ page for easy reference.
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