InterContinental Edinburgh is now ‘open’, although for this hotel the concept of ‘open’ is a complex one:
you can argue that it has re-opened, since it was originally an InterContinental until a few years ago when IHG sold it
you can argue that it never actually closed, since the rebranding from Principal The George – who bought the hotel off IHG and rebranded it, before IHG bought Principal and rebranded it again – has been done without the hotel closing its doors (the building has been a hotel since 1881!)
However you look at it, InterContinental is now back in the Scottish capital. This is particularly good news for InterContinental Ambassador members who can now use their ‘free weekend night’ voucher at another UK venue. We reviewed the benefits of InterContinental Ambassador here. Principal spent a substantial amount of money renovating the hotel, and IHG has just done some additional work to reach ‘brand standards’, so it should look good.
As an IHG Rewards Club redemption, it costs 55,000 points per night. This is a decent deal based on my 0.4p per point valuation for an IHG point.
You can find out more on the InterContinental Edinburgh website here.
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