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Holiday Inn Kingston South is rebranding as a Crowne Plaza

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Just a quick update that the Holiday Inn Kingston South is in the process of rebranding as a Crowne Plaza.

Apparently – and slightly unbelievably, since Kingston is not exactly the centre of the universe – IHG says that “the hotel is considered to be one of the top performing hotels within Europe” and “a finalist for Hotel of the Year 2017 at the IHG Europe Conference”.

Holiday Inn Kingston South rebranding

Redemptions, currently priced at 25,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night, are likely to increase once the rebranding is complete so if you are looking to stay there later in the year you may want to lock it in now.

I don’t have a date for the brand switch.

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Comments (69)

  • Roger says:

    OT- Virgin Money CC offer

    We have two offers in family, Free card with 5k + 6K = 11K bonus
    £160 card, with 15k + 18K = 33K VS miles.

    Which one should I go for?
    Does virgin card has any pro-rata refund?

    • Rob says:

      No pro rata refund so £160 is a sunk cost.

    • Mark2 says:

      Just had one too.
      The extra miles seem v. expensive at £160 unless you want the chance to get other benefits with high spend and have status.

      • Nick M says:

        The higher offer is for spending £1k/month, so assuming you can put £10k on the card over the year… £160 cost = +22,000 bonus, +7500 from spend, and the upgrade vouchers.

        If there’s a reasonable chance you’d be able to use the voucher then would seem to make sense. A few more factors to consider otherwise

  • Patrick says:

    Hello HFP Readers! I’ve got a question that hopefully Rob – or any of you – might be able to help with.
    For the last couple of years, British Airways has done a sale for flights to the USA specifically over Thanksgiving & Christmas – that are GREAT deals when doing a flight/hotel or flight/car booking. Two years ago this specific sale occurred in Mid-May – and last year it was mid-June. So far this year, I have not seen this sale being advertised. Head For Points was the publication that ‘broke’ the news for me on this sale over the last few years – so I was hoping someone might have some insight as to if & when this might be taking place this year???? Thanks so much – I really appreciate any help with this. 🙂

    • Doug M says:

      Have you tried the low fare finder? Lot of good prices at the moment.

    • Stu N says:

      No formal sales for those periods so far, sadly. In the last 2 years we did Washington for Thanksgiving ‘16 in F for <4K including 5 hotel nights and NYC in Club for pre-Xmas ‘17 with 4 hotel nights for <3k on sale fares. Both for 2 people.

      Setting up alerts on Google Flights is a good way to go, sometimes you get unpublicised reductions close to those sort of levels but that won’t pick up the holidays deals. Fingers crossed something good comes through for this year.

  • Andrew says:

    Hi. Does anyone know – if you book a fly drive (like Rob suggests), but purely for the discount, and don’t turn up to pick up the car, do you suffer any penalty? (Like if you don’t fly one leg of a flight)