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.
IHG Rewards Club update – January 2021:
Get bonus points: IHG Rewards Club is offering 2,000 bonus points for every two nights you stay from 20th January to 31st March. The bonus points will count towards status. Our main article is here. You can register here using promo code 42050.
Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards Club points, you can buy them here. You will get a 75% bonus if you buy 10,000+ IHG Rewards Club points by 25th February.
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