Last year the IHG hotel group, parent of Holiday Inn, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn Express etc, launched a generous promotion code for its UK and selected European properties to supporters of Leeds United football club.
This is not as odd as it sounds because IHG is the ‘official hotel partner’ of Leeds United.
The offer was meant to end on 31st December for stays by 31st January. The booking website is still working perfectly well, however.
The headline discount is 30% off Best Flexible Rate for weekend stays and, where available, 10% off for weekday stays.
In truth, this is not just an offer for Leeds United supporters. It is a broader ‘Partner Rate’ that IHG also offers to members of various trade unions, alumni groups, professional bodies etc.
As an example of rates, the Holiday Inn Sheffield comes up at £91 for a random weekend in February using this rate. The best price without using the link is £114.
The terms and conditions of this rate say that you should print off an IHG voucher or bring along ‘proof’ of your eligibility – presumably a Leeds United scarf would do it.
More seriously, this is very unlikely to be an issue. However, if you want to be 100% secure, you can download and print off an IHG partner rate voucher here (PDF file).
When it comes to earning IHG Rewards Club points, you should be OK. Any discount bigger than 30% often causes problems, but 30% should be fine. For safety, take a screenshot of the page at the end of the booking process which shows how many points your stay will earn. IHG will usually award you the points if you can prove their site told you that a rate will earn.
IHG One Rewards update – June 2022:
Get bonus points: IHG One Rewards is offering bonus base points on all cash stays between 18th May and 31st August. You earn double points on your 2nd to 5th nights, triple points on your 6th to 14th nights and quadruple base points from your 15th night. Our full article is here. Click here to register.
New to IHG One Rewards? Read our overview of IHG One Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG One Rewards points worth?’ is here.
Buy points: If you need additional IHG One Rewards points, you can buy them here.
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.