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Win 1 million IHG Rewards Club points!

Your chances of winning this are probably not huge, but for the sake of 30 seconds …..

The Crowne Plaza at Changi Airport in Singapore is – as I can personally verify – one of nicest airport hotels you will ever visit.  To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the hotel is giving away 1 million IHG Rewards Club points to one winner in a global competition.  You would also get a two night stay but obviously do not need to use this part. You must be 21+ years old to enter.

To enter, you need to visit the hotel website site here and answer three questions.  The answers are in this article and are:

  • Q1 – 28 May 2008
  • Q2 – four times in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Q3 – Terminal 3

White Rose Suite lounge Leeds Bradford Airport

Update on the new Leeds Bradford Airport lounges

Last week I wrote about the the three new lounges which were about to open at Leeds Bradford International Airport.

Full details are on the airport website here where you can also book.

You have:

The Yorkshire Lounge  £24.95 adults, £15.95 children (3-11)

  • Treat yourself to our leisure lounge
  • Sit back and enjoy the runway view
  • Delicious snack menu
  • Open bar serving soft drinks, wine, beers and spirits
  • Selection of speciality teas, Yorkshire Tea and Fair Trade coffee
  • Relax and unwind with newspapers and magazines

White Rose Suite Leeds Bradford Airport

The White Rose Suite £29.95 adults, £21.95 children (3-11)

  • A relaxing retreat for business and leisure
  • Enjoy the excellent runway view
  • Barista coffee made to order, selection of speciality teas and Yorkshire Tea
  • Freshly prepared buffet food
  • Open bar serving wines, local craft beers and premium spirits
  • Relax and unwind with newspapers and magazines
  • Dedicated washroom

White Rose Suite lounge Leeds Bradford Airport

The 1432 Runway Club £34.95 adults, £27.95 children (3-11)

  • A first-class lounge experience
  • Admire superb runway views
  • Made to order hot food menu including local speciality pies and cheese boards
  • Premium drinks range including Prosecco, quality wines, spirits and local craft beer
  • Selection of Fair Trade coffees, speciality teas and Yorkshire Tea
  • Relax and unwind with newspapers, magazines and television
  • Dedicated washroom

White Rose Suite lounge Leeds Bradford Airport

The photographs here (click to enlarge) were sent in by three different readers and show The White Rose Suite.  This is the Priority Pass / Lounge Club lounge – interestingly, they are using the ‘middle’ one in terms of pricing.

White Rose Suite lounge Leeds Bradford Airport

The feedback so far is average – “nice furniture”, “sterile”, “much bigger than before”, “very quiet”, “tiny toilets”, “run of the mill food”, “table too close together”, “not the best quality”, “sawdust smell”, “only a couple of plugs”, “extremely sad and dry bacon rolls”.

It is certainly nothing to convince me that The White Rose Suite is worth £30 cash.  It is still early days though.

You can pre-book for cash for on the Leeds Bradford website here.

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Comments

  1. re LBA lounges. Do they take Priority Pass?

  2. OT: Thank you very much for the advice yesterday re: overbooked flight from Dubai. At the airport, BA confirmed they had oversold CW as well and that some passengers would have to be put in the 1:30am overnight. No upgrades from WT to CW and only £250 compensation per head, presented as a take it or leave it. Is statutory comp not €600 for a delay of what would be 18 hours? Thanks again.

    • You get Euro 600 EU261 too.

    • Charlie says:

      Yes, but be prepared to fight to get BA to follow the law (though sometimes they pay in days when filling in their online claim form). As Rob says 600 Euro per person should be result.

    • Doug M says:

      You always take what they offer, it doesn’t impact your statutory rights under 261.

  3. they say only for singaporeans…….. not sure if they would eventually check lol

    • … and foreigners. never mind.

      • Seems a bit ambiguous, if its open to foreigners surely that is everyone who meets the other criteria!

        • The way it is worded I think their intention is for it to be open for foreigners resident in Singapore (we are still referred to as foreigners, you don’t become a resident in local speak until you get permanent resident) – but they’ve worded it incorrectly

          • No. I was emailed by the hotel and the competition is open to anyone globally. The press release calls it “a world-wide competition”.

        • Kenneth says:

          ‘Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, and foreigners who are at least 21 years old.’.

          It should be read as:
          1) Singapore Citizens;
          2) Singapore Permanent Residents; and
          3) foreigners who are at least 21 years old.

          My interpretation is that it is open to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents of any age, and foreigners who are at the age of 21 or above.

    • Must be for everyone otherwise they wouldn’t have country drop down for address with lots of countries listed 😉

  4. Londonbus says:

    The prospect of the Yorkshire Lounge reminds me of Hale and Pace – and Yorkshire Airlines..

    • Thanks for that had forgotten that gem, v amusing, how did I forget mushy peas, presumably the lounge will have a soup container filled with them.

      Here’s the Hale & Pace sketch, well worth 2mins for a good giggle…
      https://youtu.be/zgifactcoj8

      • Thank you so much for brightening my morning with the Yorkshire airlines sketch – fabulous

  5. Ay Up, waats al this will t’Yorkshire laange?

    Conjures up images of bread dipping, yorky puds, etc. Dress code flat cap mandatory, whippet n pigeons optional.

    Fun aside good to see it has more selection, the food could be very good, but I wonder just how much will really be sourced locally, will be interesting to see future feedback.

  6. Dougie Forde says:

    Competition doesn’t ask for IHG Rewards number – is that important?

    • It also says it is only for non rewards club members but that you will be signed up as a condition of entering. ( after you have gone to the trouble of filling the entire form in)

      Boo hiss. I’ve entered anyway and I’ll see if they sign me up again or if they are clever enough to see that my details match.

    • Chris R says:

      I’m guessing if you were to win, they’d ask for it !
      The T&Cs say you need to sign up of not already a member.

  7. IS THERE A WAY TO ENTER A DATE (In the IHG promotion) WITOUT CLICKING LIKE AN IDIOT 120 TIMES?

  8. I have done the multiple clicks to get to the right date but I can’t get the form to submit! Have tried phone and desktop. Unless it submits it without any confirmation message or anything?

    • Peter K says:

      It tells you when you submit in a small pop-up box at the top of the page.

  9. Shame they decided on three naff lounges rather than just putting their energy into making one decent one. I live in West London but I’m originally from Harrogate so I usually do LHR/LBA if I need to go back for any reason. The fact that the Yorkshire Pudding Lounge has served little more than baked potato and a sad little salad trolley for years was probably an indicator of their true appetite for any sort of meaningful investment and improvement. Sounds like the model has back-fired on them as well given that one of the comments listed is “very quiet”.

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