Save up to 30% in IHG’s New Year hotel flash sale for Europe

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If you need to lock in any IHG hotels for stays before the10th May, you should take a look at the brand new IHG Flash Sale.

The headline discount is up to 30% off the Best Available Rate. This is available exclusively to IHG Rewards Club members, so it’s a good time to sign up to the programme if you are one of the six HFP readers who has not already done 🙂  Non-members receive a smaller discount of 25%.

IHG launches European Flash Sale

These Flash Sale offers are available at hotels across the IHG portfolio, including Kimpton, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn.

There isn’t much small print to worry about:

  • It is available for stays until 10th May 2020
  • You must book by 13th January 2020 (so it’s not really a Flash Sale!)
  • Bookings are non-refundable and require pre-payment at time of booking
  • Only European hotels are included

You should note that the discount is not a full 30%, because it is based on the Best Flexible Rate.  As these sale rates are non-refundable, a fairer comparison is with the usual Advance Purchase rate – but you should still see a good additional saving.

IHG is still running a 4x Bonus Points promotion that we wrote about a few weeks ago, which could earn you up to quadruple IHG Rewards Club points on a stay before 31st January 2020 (you do need to register for this offer here).

We don’t know what will replace the current Accelerate promotion, which is due to end tonight.  There will clearly be some sort of gap, as there is no offer lined up and ready to go for 1st January.

IHG Flash Sale

Full details of the IHG European Flash Sale can be found here.  Remember to book by 13th January.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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Comments

  1. In case people missed it, IHG has finally moved away from the 4 character PIN for account password. If you haven’t already I would suggest changing your passwords.

    • Thanks!

      Although that now means I have to change the PIN I’ve used since 2003…

      • RussellH says:

        Thanks from me too.

        Finally able to have a half sensible 16 char pw here too.
        Also just upgraded the pws for Hilton and Accor.
        Now need to update Award Wallet too
        🙂

    • Logged in with pin yesterday, did you get an email telling you to change to a new password? Got an excellent rate for 3 nights in a couple of weeks at London City CP under this sale for myself, husband and 18 YO daughter in a 2 bed room with no charge for 3rd adult in room – when I checked 2 weeks ago it was going to cost me another £50 or so per night for a 3rd adult!

  2. Hi Don’t know if I missed an article on it here but seems there’s no ambassador renewal for $150 anymore, I was offered renew for 40,000 points or $200 and earn 15,000 points (took the latter)

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Yep noticed this. Holding off renewing in case there is a bonus in the next accelerate promo.

      Which based on the last couple years won’t start until the 15th

    • It says get 15k plus a reward night rebate but can’t find any information on this, strange as usual!

      • I assume its the usual 10% rebate but need it clarified so they don’t do me over later down the line seeing as the auto rebate never works

    • Lady London says:

      Surely you would take the 40,000 points payment option then?

      They’re valuing 25,000 points at USD200 here. Often 25,000 isn’t even worth half that in terms of the hotel those 25k would buy you.

      Or have I missed something?

      • TGLoyalty says:

        You are giving up 40k points ilo of $200 with a rebate of 15k points and 10% back on all redemptions for the year.

        If you value each point at $0.005 then it’s $200 in points vs $125 less you 10% back on points redemptions ($200 cash with an instant $75 rebate)

  3. OT (but IHG-related) – should stays booked using an Ambassador free-night certificate be qualifying or non-qualifying? I’m sure I always received points in the past (for the “paid” night) but I’ve just had a stay posted and it’s come up as totally non-qualifying – so no nights or points have been credited. (Just thought I’d ask here in case anyone knows before I try to get any sense from the IHG helpdesk…!)

    • TGLoyalty says:

      It’s a fully qualifying rate unless your night cost less than $30 before taxes (which I very much doubt), just had one post yesterday.

    • Yes should qualify!

    • Thanks…I’ll leave it a few days to see if it sorts itself out (as the points always seem to go a bit screwy at year end) and if not I’ll chase it up…

  4. Semi-OT: Best IHG hotel in UK for the free night voucher?

    • TGLoyalty says:

      See now that’s subjective. Is it best for a city or countryside or in England or Wales or Scotland

      Best for value depends on the rate them normally charge or on the night you must be there but here’s a few from me in order of how I’d probably use it.

      Kimpton Fitzroy London
      IC at The O2
      IC Park Lane (though not until it’s full refurbished)
      Either Kimpton or ICs in Edinburgh or Glasgow
      Principal Manchester
      St David’s Cardiff

    • CP The city was a good stay with lounge access for spire members!

    • Surely it is where you want to go? For example, an interesting city break might mean that the Voco Oxford, Hotel Indigo Stratford, Hotel Indigo York etc is better use rather than a more expensive hotel in a big city you are not bothered about going to?

      • The Savage Squirrel says:

        Exactly … and an average property may become a great value redemption if there’s a big event nearby you wish to attend that doubles or triples room rates like the Grand Prix,6 Nations or whatever.

      • Sorry, I should have said all else being equal.

        No travel plans. Need to use the voucher. Partner pregnant and could use pampering.

        Kimpton Fitzroy perhaps.

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