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£20.12 rooms at 180 Holiday Inn & Crowne Plaza’s across the UK – 2 days to book!

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Well, this is one promo I didn’t expect to see again!  But here it is.

For TODAY (Friday) and TOMORROW (Saturday) only, you can book rooms for £20.12 at over 180 Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Crowne Plaza hotels across the UK!


Here is the full list of participating hotels (deleted as link now dead).

Some of these properties are usually very expensive indeed.

All bookings are room-only, except at Holiday Inn Express where breakfast is free for everyone.  You need to pay for internet access at all of these hotels, if that is important to you.

The rules are generally straightforward.  Pay upfront, no refunds, stay between 22 December and 10 February.  These rooms will not earn Priority Club points or count towards status, although you should receive status benefits if you have it.

Availability, I have to say, is VERY limited at the super-expensive London hotels.  However, it does exist.  Here is Crowne Plaza – The City for Christmas Day as of 6am today:


I also found a Monday to Friday 4-night run available at the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum and Holiday Inn Stratford City amongst others.

The only confusion is here: “Offer is limited to 2 rooms per household. Hotels have the right to refuse to honour rooms booked in excess of the 2 room limit.”

What does this mean?  2 rooms at the same hotel at the same time?  2 rooms in total over the whole promotion?  2 room NIGHTS in total, or unlimited nights as long as you only make 2 bookings?  This restriction has not been there before.

Jump in – if you can find something!

IHG Rewards Club update – January 2021:

Get bonus points: IHG is not currently running a global points promotion as of 1st January 2021.

New to IHG Rewards Club?  Read our two-part overview of IHG Rewards Club here and here and our article on expiry rules here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards Club points, you can buy them here. You will get a 75% bonus if you buy 10,000+ IHG Rewards Club points by 25th February.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (28)

  • PT says:

    Disappointing, you did well to find the night at the city. Couldnt find anything at CP city for HI mayfair or HI Kensington for Feb

    • Raffles says:

      Still some stuff left. As at 10.10am, Mon 21 Jan has HI Mayfair, HI Regents Park, HI Commercial Road, HI Brent Cross, HI Stratford City plus all the Heathrow ones, for example.

      Frankly, if you work in London you might as well book HI Mayfair and save the train fare!

    • Raffles says:

      I just found HI Mayfair for Mon 4 Feb

  • Rich Spencer says:

    Chipping Norton Crowne Plaza looks nice- just got 2 nights there.

    • Carsten says:

      Me too, last weekend of December, very much looking forward to it 🙂

  • Rich Spencer says:

    And interestingly it did show points earned on the booking.

  • Johnny5a says:

    Funny this – at the top of the room selection i see this “Book rooms for £20.12 rooms on 20 December 2011 from 00.01 hours to 23.59 hours for stays between 26th December 2011 and 31st January 2012 at participating hotels. “

  • PT says:

    Managed to get CP Kensington

  • James says:

    I found the same as Rich – it offered me points on the booking (320 I think) which is always nice!

    A semi-related question – I dont stay in hotels very often and I am keen to build up my Avios collection – should I be channeling the points into BAEC instead or it there any PC benefit to having them?



    • Raffles says:

      For very occasional hotel stays, take the Avios – just show your card at check in for most chains. No point building up a handful of hotel points.

      • pazza2000 says:

        Good tip. So just simply show the card at check-in and Miles are awarded in place of points?

        • Raffles says:

          Yup, 500 (see for details). But points are better if you get all the bonuses to trip. And, technically, if your rate qualifies for miles then it will also qualify for points.

          • trickster says:

            You need to tread carefully with airline points options. I once did a 4 night stay in the South Lake Tahoe HIX and only got 100 BAEC miles! I was kicking myself – would have earned many more PC points if I had that option set.

  • Roger says:

    IHG’s website showing points earned on non-qualifying rates is sadly a well known IT glitch, a bit like showing fictitious TPs and Avios for redemption bookings.

    You may or may not get the points depending on the hotel’s whim at the time!

  • Tikal says:

    Fabulous! Just got East Mids. Airport hotel in Jan for the day before we fly out to Canaries. Bargain.