IHG’s UK Flash Sale is better than it seems, especially in London

IHG Rewards Club, operator of the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, HI Express and Staybridge Suites brands, is currently running a 72-hour flash sale.

It runs until 9am tomorrow (Saturday) and is only for their UK hotels.

You can book for stays beween now and 27th February.

You can see the list of hotels included here.

Note that you cannot book these rates via the IHG app.

Crowne Plaza Kensington exterior

The full list of hotels is at the bottom of this artice.  They are priced from £39 to £89.

When the list was launched there was some grumbling in the Head for Points comments that, for regional hotels, these were not actually bargains at all.  Some people had bookings at hotels on the list at prices lower than the sale price!  I admit that £89 for a Holiday Inn Express in Grimsby doesn’t sound like much of a deal.

However, there are some excellent deals for hotels in London.

The Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth is not in the prettiest area but it is about two minutes walk from Wandsworth Town station – which itself is only a few minutes to Waterloo.  The Greenwich HIX is at the O2, not in the town centre, but again for £49 including breakfast you can’t go wrong.  It is probably a 10 minute walk down to the Jubilee Line station.

At £89, you have Crowne Plaza – The City which is the best IHG hotel in the UK after the two InterContinental properties.  Crowne Plaza Kensington which I have reviewed here is also included.  These are very nice places.

Remember that you probably have a target for the Accelerate promotion which involves doing a stay in January.  One of these stays would tick that off and earn you some bonus points on top.

The booking page for the sale is here.

Property list:

At £39 you have:

  • Aberdeen – Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen Airport
  • Aberdeen – Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen City Centre
  • Ashford – Holiday Inn Ashford – Central
  • Ashford – Holiday Inn Ashford – North A20
  • Bedford- Holiday Inn Express Bedford
  • Birmingham – Holiday Inn Express Birmingham NEC
  • Birmingham – Holiday Inn Express Birmingham Oldbury M5, Jct.2
  • Bradford – Holiday Inn Express Bradford City Centre
  • Dartford – Holiday Inn Express London – Dartford
  • Derby – Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport
  • Droitwich – Holiday Inn Express Droitwich M5, Jct.5
  • Dunfermline – Holiday Inn Express Dunfermline
  • East Kilbride – Holiday Inn Glasgow – East Kilbride
  • Eastleigh – Holiday Inn Southampton-Eastleigh M3,Jct13
  • Edinburgh – Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Waterfront
  • Fareham – Holiday Inn Fareham – Solent
  • Folkestone – Holiday Inn Express Folkestone – Channel Tunnel
  • Glasgow – Holiday Inn Express Glasgow – City Ctr Riverside
  • Gloucester – Holiday Inn Express Gloucester – South M5, Jct.12
  • Gloucester – Holiday Inn Gloucester – Cheltenham
  • Hemel Hempstead – Holiday Inn Express Hemel Hempstead
  • Lichfield – Holiday Inn Express Lichfield
  • Liverpool – Holiday Inn Express Liverpool – Knowsley M57,Jct.4
  • Liverpool – Holiday Inn Express Liverpool -John Lennon Airport
  • Manchester – Holiday Inn Express Manchester – East
  • Milton Keynes – Holiday Inn Express Milton Keynes
  • Neath – Holiday Inn Express Swansea – East
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne – Holiday Inn Express Newcastle – Metro Centre
  • Northampton – Holiday Inn Northampton
  • Northampton – Holiday Inn Express Northampton M1, Jct.15
  • Nottingham – Holiday Inn Derby – Nottingham M1, Jct.25
  • Nuneaton – Holiday Inn Express Nuneaton
  • Perth, Scotland – Holiday Inn Express Perth
  • Peterborough – Holiday Inn Express Peterborough
  • Reading – Holiday Inn Reading-South M4, Jct.11
  • Rotherham – Holiday Inn Rotherham-Sheffield M1,Jct.33
  • Shrewsbury – Holiday Inn Express Shrewsbury
  • Slough – Holiday Inn Express London – Heathrow T5
  • Stafford – Holiday Inn Express Stafford M6, Jct.13
  • Stevenage – Holiday Inn Stevenage
  • Stevenage – Holiday Inn Express Stevenage
  • Stirling – Holiday Inn Express Stirling
  • Stoke-On-Trent – Holiday Inn Express Stoke on Trent
  • Warwick – Holiday Inn Express Warwick – Stratford-upon-Avon

At £49 you have:

  • Aberdeen – Crowne Plaza Aberdeen Airport
  • Aberdeen – Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen – Exhibition Centre
  • Aberdeen – Holiday Inn Aberdeen – Exhibition Centre
  • Aberdeen – Holiday Inn Aberdeen – West
  • Aylesbury – Holiday Inn Aylesbury
  • Barnsley – Holiday Inn Barnsley M1, Jct.37
  • Basingstoke – Holiday Inn Basingstoke
  • Belfast – Holiday Inn Express Belfast City – Queen’s Quarter
  • Belfast – Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre
  • Birmingham – Holiday Inn Express Birmingham – Snow Hill
  • Birmingham – Holiday Inn Express Birmingham – South A45
  • Birmingham – Holiday Inn Express Birmingham – Star City
  • Birmingham – Holiday Inn Birmingham M6, Jct.7
  • Bolton – Holiday Inn Bolton Centre
  • Bradford – Holiday Inn Leeds – Bradford
  • Braintree – Holiday Inn Express Braintree
  • Brighouse – Holiday Inn Leeds – Brighouse
  • Bristol – Holiday Inn Express Bristol – North
  • Burton-On-Trent – Holiday Inn Express Burton upon Trent
  • Cambridge – Holiday Inn Express Cambridge-Duxford M11, Jct.10
  • Canterbury – Holiday Inn Express Canterbury
  • Chester – Holiday Inn A55 Chester West
  • Chester – Holiday Inn Chester – South
  • Colchester, Essex – Holiday Inn Colchester
  • Coventry – Holiday Inn Coventry – South
  • Coventry – Holiday Inn Coventry M6, Jct.2
  • Crawley – Crowne Plaza London – Gatwick Airport
  • Crawley – Holiday Inn Express London Gatwick – Crawley
  • Crawley – Holiday Inn London Gatwick – Worth
  • Derby – Holiday Inn Express Derby – Pride Park
  • Doncaster – Holiday Inn Doncaster A1 (M), Jct.36
  • Dundee – Holiday Inn Express Dundee
  • Edinburgh – Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre
  • Edinburgh – Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile
  • Edinburgh – Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport
  • Edinburgh – Holiday Inn Edinburgh – City West
  • Exeter – Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct. 29
  • Farnborough – Holiday Inn Farnborough
  • Gatwick – Holiday Inn London – Gatwick Airport
  • Glasgow – Holiday Inn Express Glasgow – City Ctr Theatreland
  • Glasgow – Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Airport
  • Glasgow – Holiday Inn Glasgow – City Ctr Theatreland
  • Hamilton – Holiday Inn Express Hamilton
  • Harrogate – Holiday Inn Harrogate
  • Haydock – Holiday Inn Haydock M6, Jct.23
  • Hemel Hempstead – Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1, Jct. 8
  • High Wycombe – Holiday Inn High Wycombe M40, Jct. 4
  • Inverness – Holiday Inn Express Inverness
  • Ipswich – Holiday Inn Ipswich
  • Ipswich – Holiday Inn Ipswich – Orwell
  • Kingston Upon Hull – Holiday Inn Hull Marina
  • Lancaster, Lancashire – Holiday Inn Lancaster
  • Leeds – Holiday Inn Express Leeds – City Centre
  • Leeds – Holiday Inn Leeds – Garforth
  • Leicester – Holiday Inn Leicester
  • Lincoln – Holiday Inn Express Lincoln City Centre
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – Ealing
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – ExCeL
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – Greenwich A102(M)
  • London – Crowne Plaza London – Ealing
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – Luton Airport
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London Chingford-Nth Circular
  • London – Holiday Inn London – Bexley
  • London – Holiday Inn London – Heathrow M4,Jct.4
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – Wandsworth
  • Luton – Holiday Inn London – Luton Airport
  • Manchester – Holiday Inn Express Manchester – Salford Quays
  • Manchester – Holiday Inn Manchester – West
  • Newcastle Under Lyme – Holiday Inn Stoke on Trent M6, Jct.15
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne – Holiday Inn Express Newcastle City Centre
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne – Holiday Inn Newcastle – Gosforth Park
  • Newport – Holiday Inn Express Newport
  • Newport Pagnell – Holiday Inn Milton Keynes East M1, Jct.14
  • Northampton – Holiday Inn Rugby-Northampton M1, Jct.18
  • Norwich – Holiday Inn Norwich
  • Nottingham – Holiday Inn Nottingham
  • Oxford – Holiday Inn Express Oxford – Kassam Stadium
  • Peterborough – Holiday Inn Peterborough – West
  • Poole – Holiday Inn Express Poole
  • Portsmouth – Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth – North
  • Portsmouth, Hampshire – Holiday Inn Portsmouth
  • Preston – Holiday Inn Preston
  • Reading – Holiday Inn Reading – West
  • Redditch – Holiday Inn Express Redditch
  • Rochester – Holiday Inn Rochester – Chatham
  • Runcorn – Holiday Inn Runcorn
  • Sevenoaks – Holiday Inn Maidstone – Sevenoaks
  • Sheffield – Holiday Inn Express Sheffield City Centre
  • Slough – Holiday Inn Express Slough
  • Slough – Holiday Inn Slough – Windsor
  • Southampton – Holiday Inn Express Southampton – West
  • Southampton – Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27, Jct.7
  • Southampton – Holiday Inn Southampton
  • Southend-on-Sea – Holiday Inn Southend
  • Stockport – Holiday Inn Express Stockport
  • Swindon – Holiday Inn Express Swindon – West M4, Jct.16
  • Swindon, Wiltshire – Holiday Inn Swindon
  • Tamworth – Holiday Inn Express Tamworth
  • Taunton – Holiday Inn Taunton M5, Jct.25
  • Taunton – Holiday Inn Express Taunton M5, Jct.25
  • Wakefield – Holiday Inn Leeds – Wakefield M1, Jct.40
  • Wakefield – Holiday Inn Express Wakefield
  • Walsall – Holiday Inn Express Birmingham – Walsall
  • Walsall – Holiday Inn Walsall M6, Jct.10
  • Warrington -Holiday Inn Warrington

At £69 you have:

  • Antrim – Holiday Inn Express Antrim – M2, Jct.1
  • Basildon – Holiday Inn Basildon
  • Bath – Holiday Inn Express Bath
  • Belfast – Crowne Plaza Belfast
  • Birmingham – Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
  • Brentwood – Holiday Inn Brentwood M25, Jct.28
  • Brighton – Holiday Inn Brighton – Seafront
  • Bristol – Holiday Inn Bristol – Filton
  • Cambridge – Holiday Inn Express Cambridge
  • Cardiff – Holiday Inn Cardiff – North M4, Jct.32
  • Cardiff – Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre
  • Cheltenham – Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham Town Centre
  • Corby  – Holiday Inn Corby – Kettering A43
  • Derby – Holiday Inn Derby – Riverlights
  • Doncaster – Holiday Inn Express Doncaster
  • Dublin – Holiday Inn Express Dublin Airport
  • Glasgow – Hotel Indigo Glasgow
  • Glasgow – Crowne Plaza Glasgow
  • Glenrothes – Holiday Inn Express Glenrothes
  • Greenock – Holiday Inn Express Greenock
  • Guildford, Surrey – Holiday Inn Guildford
  • Kenilworth – Holiday Inn Kenilworth – Warwick
  • Leamington Spa – Holiday Inn Leamington Spa – Warwick
  • Leeds – Crowne Plaza Leeds
  • Leicester – Holiday Inn Express Leicester City
  • Lincoln – Holiday Inn Lincoln
  • Liverpool – Holiday Inn Express Liverpool – Albert Dock
  • Liverpool – Hotel Indigo Liverpool
  • Liverpool – Crowne Plaza Liverpool John Lennon Airport
  • London – Holiday Inn London – Brentford Lock
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – Limehouse
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London-Royal Docks, Docklands
  • London – Holiday Inn London – Commercial Road
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – City
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith
  • London – Holiday Inn London – Brent Cross
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – Newbury Park
  • London – Holiday Inn London-Elstree M25, Jct.23
  • London – Holiday Inn London – Sutton
  • London – Crowne Plaza London – Heathrow
  • Maldon – Crowne Plaza Colchester – Five Lakes
  • Manchester – Holiday Inn Manchester – City Centre
  • Marlow – Crowne Plaza Marlow
  • Milton Keynes – Holiday Inn Milton Keynes – Central
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne – Hotel Indigo Newcastle
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne – Crowne Plaza Newcastle – Stephenson Quarter
  • Norwich – Holiday Inn Norwich – North
  • Norwich – Holiday Inn Norwich City
  • Nottingham – Crowne Plaza Nottingham
  • Preston – Holiday Inn Express Preston – South
  • Ramsgate – Holiday Inn Express Ramsgate – Minster
  • Rotherham – Holiday Inn Express Rotherham – North
  • Sheffield – Holiday Inn Sheffield
  • Shepperton – Holiday Inn London – Shepperton
  • Solihull – Holiday Inn Solihull
  • St. Albans – Holiday Inn Express St. Albans – M25, Jct.22
  • Stansted – Holiday Inn Express London – Stansted Airport
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon – Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon
  • Strathclyde – Holiday Inn Express Strathclyde Park M74, Jct.5
  • Surrey – Holiday Inn Express London – Epsom Downs
  • Telford – Holiday Inn Telford – Ironbridge
  • Wembley – Holiday Inn London – Wembley
  • West Sussex – Crowne Plaza Felbridge
  • Wiltshire – Holiday Inn Salisbury – Stonehenge
  • Winchester – Holiday Inn Winchester
  • Windsor – Holiday Inn Express Windsor
  • Worcestershire – Holiday Inn Birmingham – Bromsgrove

At £89 you have:

  • Beaconsfield – Crowne Plaza Gerrards Cross
  • Birmingham – Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC
  • Birmingham – Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport
  • Birmingham – Holiday Inn Express Birmingham – Castle Bromwich
  • Birmingham – Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre
  • Birmingham – Staybridge Suites Birmingham
  • Bristol – Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre
  • Bristol – Holiday Inn Express Bristol City Centre
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire – Holiday Inn Cambridge
  • Cannock – Holiday Inn Birmingham North – Cannock
  • Cardiff – Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay
  • Chester – Holiday Inn Express Chester – Racecourse
  • Chester – Crowne Plaza Chester
  • Chipping Norton – Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park – Oxford
  • Colchester – Holiday Inn Express Colchester
  • Crewe – Holiday Inn Express Crewe
  • Darlington – Holiday Inn Darlington – A1 Scotch Corner
  • Darlington – Holiday Inn Darlington – North A1M, Jct.59
  • Dublin – Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport
  • Dublin – Crowne Plaza Dublin – Blanchardstown
  • Dublin – Holiday Inn Express Dublin City Centre
  • Dumfries – Holiday Inn Dumfries
  • Dundalk, County Louth – Crowne Plaza Dundalk
  • Dunstable – Holiday Inn Express Dunstable
  • Edinburgh – Hotel Indigo Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh – Holiday Inn Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh – Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace
  • Edinburgh – Hotel Indigo Edinburgh – Princes Street
  • Ellesmere Port – Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port/ Cheshire Oaks
  • Glasgow – Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport
  • Grimsby – Holiday Inn Express Grimsby
  • Harlow – Holiday Inn Express Harlow
  • Hoylake – Holiday Inn Express Liverpool – Hoylake
  • Huntingdon – Holiday Inn Huntingdon – Racecourse
  • Kettering – Holiday Inn Express Kettering
  • Kingston Upon Hull – Holiday Inn Express Hull City Centre
  • Leeds – Holiday Inn Express Leeds – East
  • Leeds – Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre – Armouries
  • Liverpool – Holiday Inn Liverpool – City Centre
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – Vauxhall Nine Elms
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – Victoria
  • London – Crowne Plaza London Docklands
  • London – Hotel Indigo London – Paddington
  • London – Holiday Inn London – Bloomsbury
  • London – Holiday Inn London – Camden Lock
  • London – Holiday Inn London – Heathrow Ariel
  • London – Holiday Inn London – Kensington
  • London – Holiday Inn London – Kensington Forum
  • London – Crowne Plaza London – Battersea
  • London – Holiday Inn London – Oxford Circus
  • London – Crowne Plaza London – Kensington
  • London – Holiday Inn London – Regent’s Park
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – Croydon
  • London – Hotel Indigo London – Kensington
  • London – Holiday Inn London – Stratford City
  • London – Holiday Inn London – West
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – Earl’s Court
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – Golders Green (A406)
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – Park Royal
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – Southwark
  • London – Crowne Plaza London – The City
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – Swiss Cottage
  • London – Holiday Inn London-Kings Cross Bloomsbury
  • London – Holiday Inn Express London – Wimbledon South
  • Luton – Holiday Inn Luton-South M1, Jct.9
  • Maidenhead – Holiday Inn Maidenhead/Windsor
  • Manchester – Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre
  • Manchester – Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport
  • Manchester – Holiday Inn Express Manchester Airport
  • Manchester – Holiday Inn Manchester – Central Park
  • Manchester – Holiday Inn Manchester – MediaCityUK
  • Manchester – Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre – Arena
  • Middlesbrough – Holiday Inn Express Middlesbrough – Centre Square
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne – Staybridge Suites Newcastle
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne – Holiday Inn Newcastle – Jesmond
  • Newport – Holiday Inn Newport
  • Northampton – Holiday Inn Northampton West M1, Jct 16
  • Norwich – Holiday Inn Express Norwich
  • Oxford – Holiday Inn Oxford
  • Plymouth – Holiday Inn Plymouth
  • Portsmouth – Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth – Gunwharf Quays
  • Reading – Crowne Plaza Reading
  • Sittingbourne – Holiday Inn Sittingbourne
  • Slough – Holiday Inn London – Heathrow T5
  • Surbiton – Holiday Inn London – Kingston South
  • Swindon – Holiday Inn Express Swindon City Centre
  • Watford – Holiday Inn London – Watford Junction
  • Wolverhampton – Holiday Inn Wolverhampton – Racecourse
  • York – Hotel Indigo York
  • York – Holiday Inn Express York

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Comments

  1. Graham Walsh says:

    Typical, trying to book for Reading as it’s £39 and near the office, but the dates I want (random time in Jan), £109. How can this be a sale??

  2. Jordan D says:

    Can these rooms be combined with “bonus points” packages? I have this in my Accelerate and in reality need to select that for the whole Accelerate package to become a worthwhile proposition.

    • No

      • Jordan D says:

        Thanks for the heads up. Means Accelerate falls like a pack of cards – need the “book bonus points package” to trigger the big payout for completing tasks. Real shame.

  3. Does anyone know the corporate code for the sale to use in the app? I was ‘efficient’ and deleted the message in the app and need app bookings for Accelerate.

  4. Quite surprising to see the new CP in Newcastle in the £69 bracket, I’d have thought they wouldn’t wantto discount it much so soon.

  5. I’m a bit confused by your comments Raffles as I’ve booked 2 nights in London under this offer (genuinely good deal by the way!) and there was no mention of breakfast.

    I had remembed that last year you could add on breakfast, for £5 or £10 per room I recall, so was keen to secure this if possible. But this wasn’t even an option on the booking page, and on checking the small print of the sale it said that breakfast was included for HI Express hotels (unsurprisingly!)

    So I don’t think breakfast is included where it isn’t automatically.

    • I meant HI Express properties – the comment was in relation to HIX Wandsworth – where brekky is free to everyone.

  6. A bit of a generic question – tempted to book a £39 Holiday Inn. What is the general experience of Holiday Inn chain providing free breakfast to Spire Ambassadors? Would make this a nice weekend in January with gym and pool at the Holiday Inn.

    • Thunderbirds says:

      From my experience… Zero
      The only free breakfast I’m aware of is from the Crowne Plaza at London Heathrow which I know offers one to Spire members and may even offer it for Platinum.

    • the_real_a says:

      In the UK my Spire card has gotten me a club biscuit at check in and the ability to leave the room AC on by leaving it in the card slot when i exit the room. The most disappointing top tier card out there IMO.

  7. Just in case this is of use to anyone else – I just booked Indigo Kensington and Crowne Plaza Kensingnton, both at £89 – except that the former is including VAT, the latter turned out to be ex-VAT so £106… Check the small print etc 😉

    • Sorry, ignore me – just seen the page of ‘older comments”…. (Rob – definitely would be good to list more comments per page (I’m on iPhone) 😉

  8. Great post! Just booked 5 nights for family visiting London later in February. 89GBP/night is crazy value.

  9. Bad timing I need to stay a few nights at the end of March not February…….

  10. London prices are great – but IHG is seriously trying to con us with regional hotels here.
    HIX Colchester 22nd Jan – regular price = £35
    HIX Colchester 22nd Jan – Flash Sale price = £89
    Worse still, once you enter via the Flash Sale page (Rob’s link above), noe of the normal cheaper rates are visible. This is sharp practise at its worst.
    (Rob – maybe a warning in the body of your article is called for?)

  11. Wally1976 says:

    Holiday Inn Coventry J2 is great value at £49 a night – usually much more than this (at least in the week) and that rate is available on all the dates I’ve checked.

  12. I haven’t read all the comments, but just noticed you can now book the flash sale though the App (via the link in the sale message within the app).