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30% off IHG hotels in Europe until December 2018 with MasterCard

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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.

The special booking page for this offer is here.

MasterCard IHG

Here are the rules:

You must book 21 days in advance and only via this link (the link only works on desktop / tablet, not mobile)

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 Promos’ page for easy reference.

The booking page for the MasterCard deal is here.


IHG Rewards Club update – November 2020:

Get bonus points: IHG’s current promotion is ‘2x’, which runs until 15th December 2020. You can learn more in our article here. You can register here using promo code 44480.

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.

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 Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (28)

  • Vinvin says:

    Not too sure, though it is appearing with a “new” sign below the IHG logo. Didn’t realise it is targetted. 8% off everywhere except Kimpton (3%). Not valid with any voucher codes.

  • EwanG says:

    Semi o/t – IHG Accelerate
    Can anyone confirm if two rooms booked under separate references but at the same hotel for the same nights would each count as “qualifying stays” for Accelerate?

    I understand from the T&Cs that a booking for >1 room only counts as 1 qualifying stay, hence why I am looking at multiple bookings and keeping them separate.

  • Vit says:

    Hey! Is there any limitation of this offer? I don’t understand why should I print voucher if I made reservation in my account?

    • Rob says:

      They almost never ask for the voucher – I have never been asked for it. If you are asked at check in, you can always print one off in the hotel and hand it over later.