Two totally unconnected – but good value – deals at IHG Rewards Club properties have come up, so I thought I’d put them together in this article.
First up ….
Half price redemptions at voco Oxford Thames
The newly upgraded and rebranded voco Oxford Thames is, as you can see in the picture below, not your usual IHG property:
“Close to the heart of Oxford, on the banks of the River Thames, lies voco Oxford Thames hotel. With a history dating back to the Middle Ages, the hotel’s surroundings have an intriguing story to tell. Originally headquarters of the Knights Templar, the house and its lands have been owned by notable religious figures, lords, and even kings throughout the centuries.
voco Oxford Thames combines its medieval character with 21st-century style to create a unique setting for memorable meetings, conferences, and weddings alike.”
voco Oxford Thames is usually 40,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night.
However, for stays until 7th November, it has halved the redemption rate to just 20,000 points per night.
I tend to value an IHG Rewards Club point at 0.4p which means 20,000 points would normally get you a room worth around £80. voco Oxford Thames sells for noticeably more than this – £130 seems to be the minimum and it can go over £200 – so this is a good deal.
The hotel website is here if you want to learn more or book.
Meanwhile, over in York …..
Exceptional rates at Principal York
Principal York is the hotel next to the railway station. A LOT of money was spent on it by the former owners, and I had a pleasant lunch there last year.
IHG is taking its time deciding which brand it slots into, and it is remaining a Principal for now.
This may be an error, but the hotel is offering some exceptionally cheap ‘Special Dinner Packages’ at the moment.
Take a look at Sunday 1st September for example.
A standard room costs £144, room only.
The ‘special dinner package’ gets you:
- dinner for two people (a three course set menu or £25 per person towards the a la carte menu)
- breakfast for two people
- a King Superior room
and is selling for just £100! See the screenshot below (click to enlarge):
It is available on other Sunday nights at £100, and on certain other nights this package is the same price as a standard room.
IHG One Rewards update – February 2023:
New to IHG One Rewards? Read our overview of IHG One Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG One Rewards points worth?’ is here.
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