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Don’t book a hotel on Sunday, because we have a special deal on Monday

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If you were planning on booking any hotel stays today for 2+ nights, then don’t.

I wanted to give you advance warning that we are running an EXCLUSIVE special offer tomorrow.  It will be valid for stays until 4th September.

Visit Head for Points on Monday to find out more.


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Comments (92)

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  • Dwadda says:

    Will the booked hotels recognize our status so we get benefits and points?

  • Nick_C says:

    I think Rob has already mentioned this will be a Hotels.com promo, in which case no loyalty offers from the hotel as well.

  • TripRep says:

    UK, EMEA, World-wide?

  • Jovanna says:

    OT: I have some Radisson points expiring at the end of the month. How can I stop them from expiring?

    • Andrew says:

      Ping over 3 Amex MR points (if you can get them there in time)?

    • xcalx says:

      Does booking a reward night then cancelling still work with Radisson for resetting expiry date. Also does this route still work with Hilton, I have Hilton expiring in 6 week.

  • Peter says:

    I think I am already a winner. I clicked on the slimchicken app ad under the article and got myself three free tenders for downloading their app. Winner winner chicken dinner.

  • Doug M says:

    Hopefully this means we’ll be able to mention hotels com in the comments without mysterious disappearances. I did notice Rob mentioned them in a comment recently and wondered if things were changing.

  • George says:

    Wildly OT, but I have a partner flight in business booked using M&M miles. I can’t find any coherent answer, but what are the cancellation terms on such flights?

    • meta says:

      It’s 50 eur cancellation fee. You get your miles back. If within 24 hours no fee. I only have experience with Tap Portugal though.

      • Michael says:

        They have changed the t&c! You only get the miles & taxes back when you request it and pay 50€, otherwise they don’t charge the 50€ but you won’t receive anything back.

  • Degsy says:

    Hi Rob re hotel booking would you suggest the Intercontinental Hong Kong or the Ritz Carlton ? Gold in Marriott and ambassador in ihg.
    Flying from Heathrow to Hong Kong CW can anyone suggest if we should sit upstairs or down on the BA airbus 380 as we haven’t flown on this aircraft before. Thanks

    • Rob says:

      If you’re there at a weekend and can use the 241 AMB voucher then a harbour room at the IC is amazing, see our review. Caveat – street view rooms are stupid, only harbour is worth it – and you won’t get upgraded to harbour view. They only upgrade ‘same side, better room’. Hotel is closing room for a full refurb and I don’t know if standards are slipping given because of that.

      No idea about the R-C. Marriott Gold won’t get you anything there though.

      • RussellH says:

        Agreed, harbour view rooms at IC Hong Kong are very nice. Stayed there 1-3 Feb.We seemed to have paid for lounge access, which was great – no food + drinks bill at all – and when we arrived were told that we were being upgraded to a room with full outside balcony – two sunloungers and tables and on third floor. From the outside it looked as though there were only five such rooms. We got to the hotel 10 hours late, at 0330, so perhaps the receptionist took pity on us!

    • Andreas says:

      Try upstairs, 2 seats by the window. Extra storage space on the A380 top deck. Also there is a pair of seats where you don’t have to jump over legs to get out to the aisle from the window seat, have a look on seat guru. We flew it last year and the views as we were arriving into HKG on a sunny day were spectacular!

    • Mark says:

      We just stayed 5 nights in the IC Grand Stanford, and their habour room view is amazing too (basically the same view – they are 250m along the same habourfront). If anything I preferred the IC-GS location as more relaxed – there is a nice plaza and garden alongside.

      I was upgraded to habour view room as Spire Ambassador, or at least I got that for the full stay from a mixture of point bookings, 241 and free IHG night. So I can’t say what their normal policy is. They do have “Side Harbour View” rooms too, that should upgrade to the front view (the building is a simple square plan, so 3 of 4 rooms will have some decent view.

      • Stu N says:

        HK RC is great hotel but location isn’t the best. You’re a long way up and public transport links aren’t brilliant – basically you need to take airport express, which is a good 15 mins walk from hotel lobby on level 102, into Central then start your journey properly from there. Alternatively jump in a taxi to Kowloon Pier. Based on a couple of visits, we much prefer HK Island so have usually stayed there.

        On the plus side, the RC has views that are out of this world if it’s clear, Ozone bar is brilliant, the hotel is very fresh and the club lounge is superb. The infinity pool on the 118th floor has to be experienced to be believed.

        What we did last time is stay on the island for most of our stay then move to RC for the last night. For the Island bit we have settled on Harbour Grand; it’s 15 mins from Central via Fortress Hill MTR, you can jump on tram to Causeway Bay and Wan Chai and you can score a harbour view room with club access for <£200 a night. Not a chain, if that's a big consideration for you, but it's excellent value.

        The final night, we stay at RC and max out value on the hotel. We were on a redemption last time and paid HKD2,000 for a club room and upgrade; this got us a harbour view junior suite and full access to exec lounge. As we'd had a fancy lunch this covered dinner, breakfast and lunch quite happliy. We used the gym and pool and got a late check-out (3pm I think). We used the in-town check-in at Kowloon airport express for bags then whizzed over to Central for drinks and dinner with hand luggage. Just went straight to the airport for the late flight home. We're doing same again this year – well worth considering IF you can be bothered moving hotel.

        • Polly says:

          Yes, agree Harbour Grand a fantastic place to hang out, esp,with club access. We have benefitted many times whilst waiting for a late night BA departure home. Great views. Looked after extremely well by lounge staff. Very professional, well trained.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Another non chain hotel is the hotel icon

        Full cocktails at happy hour in the lounge and amazing view from my upgraded room.

    • Mark says:

      Upstairs on the 380 should give a better view I thnk, as long as you get in front of the wing which does restrict the view. But avoid the seats by the toilet, esp. if overnight.

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