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InterContinental San Diego hotel opens this week

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If you’re planning a trip to California in the near future, you might want to take a look at the brand new InterContinental San Diego which opened this week. Details are here.

A new 400 room hotel overlooking the bayfront, it is described as “the first luxury product in the market”. The hotel includes a rooftop pool, sundeck and pool bar.

InterContinental San Diego now open

Cash rates are around $250 plus tax. Alternatively, it is a 50,000 IHG Rewards Club points redemption. Given my usual minimum target of 0.4p per IHG point, this is OK.

If you are there over a weekend, remember that IHG’s Ambassador scheme comes with a ‘buy one night get one free’ weekend stay voucher. You can buy Ambassador here.

The InterContinental San Diego website is here.

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Comments (98)

  • Lyn says:

    OT but at least IHG, just in case it is useful for anyone. I was looking for IHG hotels in Paris using HfP’s link for the Mastercard European 30% off weekend rate and noticed this also applied to Thursday Nov 1 (a public holiday in France) as well as the day before. It is a very useful link, but I hadn’t realised until now that it is also worth checking that rate for holidays (and the “eve” of the holidays).

  • FlyUpTop says:

    Revolut & using Tesco MC to top up. I’ve seen I have been charged 40p cash advance fee for £10 top up. Is this the only CC that charges cash advance fees for topping up?

    • John says:

      Yes so far though I thought they reversed it. You earned 2.4 avios for that, what’s the point? Tandem will give you 5p (which can be thought of as giving you a better exchange rate or defeating revolut’s weekend markup)

    • BLT says:

      I’m sure creation charges a cash advance fee too for Revolut top ups.

      • james wright says:

        that’s correct, they all are now, this door was closed long ago, don’t push your luck with Tesco as they always have their fair use policy to fall back so looks like you are out of pocket 40p!

    • Mikee says:

      No charge on Virgin Atlantic (Virgin Money) Mastercard when I topped-up a couple of days ago.

  • Ed says:

    O/t can someone advise referral points for ba free to bapp please?

  • John says:

    Unless you value a Hilton point at 0.5p you would still be better off with aqua I think?

    • Genghis says:

      Aqua: +0.5 – 0 = 0.5p
      Curve backed by HH: 2 HH – 0 = 2HH
      So need to value HH greater than 0.25p?

      • John says:

        Yes you’re right

      • David says:

        Unless you’re paying your Hilton bill at the weekend! Then you get a surcharge on Curve, so Aqua is probably best.

      • Crafty says:

        Thanks all! Complicating matters further I won’t be there at checkout and my partner has never used Curve before (changing base card in app etc) so think it’s easiest to stick with Aqua.

  • barnaby100 says:

    OT. I have an amex £100 off a £500 spend in the USA. Does that work on pre-paid bookings?

  • Alex says:

    I think they have up to 8 weeks to respond. Chase them again and after 8 weeks submit an online claim with small claim court (very easy to do) – that will make them interested.

  • Tom W says:

    O/T: Amex Gold referral points. Any idea how long they take to credit? T&C says 10 weeks! Hoping it’s not this long in reality. Thanks in advance

  • Matt says:

    OT With the new Curve weekend surcharge, which timezone is it using? UK, wherever you’re making the payment or somewhere else?

    • Ian M says:

      Good question!

    • Genghis says:

      Not properly defined in terms
      “In case of withdrawals or purchases over the weekend with an underlying card of a different currency of the spend, as the Forex markets are closed, we take the rate of Friday at 23:59 and apply a surcharge. If both the currency of your spend and the currency of the underlying card are GBP, USD or EUR, the rate will be increased by 0.5%. In any other case, that is If either the currency of your spend or the currency of the underlying card is any our other supported currencies, the rate will be increased by up to 1.5% (before 19th of November this rate increase will be up to 1%).”

    • Matt says:

      And when does the weekend end? 00:01 on Monday in whatever timezone? 08:00 in London?

      I think this is important (and irritating) – I’m not going to want to pay 1.5% uplift ever. Tandem/Horizon for the weekends, just need to know when the weekends are