Both IHG (Holiday Inn, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza etc) and Hilton (Conrad, Waldorf-Astoria, Hampton etc) have sales running at the moment.
The IHG ‘World Sale’ is being run as four separate sales, just to confuse everyone!
You must be a member of IHG Rewards Club to book, but that is free to join if you are not already a member.
This is the European booking page, which offers discounts of 15% to 30%.
You need to book by 29th November for stays before 31st March.
From that page you can toggle to the other sales:
- Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East – 15% to 30% off for stays until 15th April
- China – up to 20% off for stays until 31st March
- Americas – 15% to 30% off for stays until 31st March
PS. IHG has also launched another ‘buy points’ bonus, running until 8th December. You will receive a 100% bonus when you buy over 20,000 IHG Rewards Club points and a smaller 40% bonus on purchases of 5,000 to 19,000 points. Full details are on this page (log-in required).
We previewed the European Hilton sale last week and it has now opened up to cover Asia and the Middle East too.
The IHG sale is valid for any day of the week, albeit only until the Spring. Hilton has taken a different tack. Its sale is valid for ALL of 2018 (and the rest of 2017) but only for weekend stays.
You can see full details on the Hilton website here.
The sale covers Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Asia and the Americas are not included.
Here are the headline details:
Valid for participating hotels in the UK, Middle East, Africa and Europe
Discounts are up to 25% off ‘Best Available Rate’ and ‘Best Available Rate With Breakfast’ for Hilton Honors members, and up to 20% off for non-members
Bookings are non-changeable and non-refundable (so, let’s be honest, it isn’t a full 25% discount as a non-refundable rate is usually 10% cheaper anyway)
You must book at hilton.com here
Bookings valid for WEEKEND STAYS at any point between now and the end of 2018
Bookings must be made by 31st January 2018
Given that you can book for the whole of next year, you may be able to lock in a deal for any weddings or other events which you know are coming up.
There is a separate flash sale covering Japan and South Korea with discounts of up to 50% – click here for details. You must book these rooms by 24th November.
PS. American Express still has a Hilton cashback deal, offering £50 back when you spend £250 at selected UK and European hotels. Look in the ‘Offers’ section of your online Amex statement first to see if you have it and can opt in. It is, in theory, only valid on ‘pay on departure’ rates though.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)