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. I used the rate myself when we stayed at the Crowne Plaza Salzburg in February and it beat any other deal we could find.
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 2018
Last day to stay is December 31st 2018
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 16th – 18th June we find:
Holiday Inn Sheffield – £64.40 (standard non-refundable price £75.67)
Holiday Inn Express Sheffield – not available
Holiday Inn Rotherham – £74.80 (standard non-refundable price £88.33) but the rate is only offered on a suite
Looking further afield at the two InterContinental hotels in Paris:
InterContinental Le Grand – €465 with breakfast (standard non-refundable price with breakfast – €519)
InterContinental Avenue Marceau – €376.80 with breakfast (standard non-refundable price with breakfast – €456)
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 have added details of this offer to our ‘Hotel Offers’ page for easy reference.
IHG Rewards update – June 2021:
Get bonus points: The current IHG Rewards promotion is ‘Triple Your Points’ – our full article is here. It runs from 15th May to 16th August. You receive double base points on your second stay and triple base points on your third and subsequent stays. You can register on this page of ihg.com.
Buy points: If you need additional IHG 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.