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Exclusive ‘3-4-2’ offer at InterContinental hotels

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Last year we wrote about two new programmes that IHG has launched if you book via selected luxury travel agents instead of via

The IHG Luxury Collection hotels (InterContinental, Regent, some non-US Kimpton) offer these extra benefits:

  • GUARANTEED 2pm late check-out
  • Breakfast for two in the hotel restaurant
  • $100 of hotel credit per stay
  • One category upgrade, subject to availability on arrival
  • Bottled water and fresh fruit or snacks in the room on arrival

Participating hotels are in this HfP article.

Intercontinental 342 deal

The IHG Lifestyle Collection covers slightly less posh hotels, mainly Hotel Indigo and US-based Kimptons. You get:

  • 2pm late check-out, if available
  • $50 of hotel credit per stay
  • One category upgrade, subject to availability on arrival
  • Bottled water and fresh fruit or snacks in the room on arrival

For total clarity, the rate you pay is the same as the Best Available Rate on  All of these benefits are genuinely free on top.

There is now a 3-4-2 offer as well

IHG has now launched a 3-4-2 offer as well, which will stack with the benefits above.

The 3-4-2 rate is primarily offered at InterContinental properties but also applies to some other premium hotels as well, including Regent, Kimpton and Hotel Indigo.

This is a very good deal. You get three nights for the price of two, paying Best Flexible Rate, and – at an InterContinental – get all the extra goodies above such as free breakfast, $100 credit, guaranteed 2pm check-out etc.

To book, you need to email our hotel booking partner Emyr Thomas via the form on this page of HfP. You can check pricing in advance by looking at the Best Available Rate on, then drop Emyr a note to confirm that he can see the same rate.

You must book by 26th June and stay by 30th June.

For clarity, all rooms booked via Emyr are ‘pay on departure’ and you earn IHG Rewards points as usual.

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Comments (57)

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  • TGLoyalty says:

    Have I missed the exclusive bit or just not very clear?

    Any travel advisor with access to IHG programmes can book 3-4-2.

    • Andrew says:

      And if you have Amex Platinum I think FHR is better with 4pm checkout?

    • Rob says:

      ‘Exclusive to people with a luxury travel advisor’ 🙂

    • Pangolin says:

      Any bona fide TA will give you access to the IHG programme, same as for Impresario, Luminous, STARS, Prive, etc. My comment pointing this out was deleted! 🤔

      • ChrisC says:

        I thought your original comment was a bit snarky to be honest and obviously Rob did too!

        True there are other agents that offer IHG LUX/LIFE rates but Rob has linked up with Emyr (just as other blogs will promote a a link with a specific agent as well) for their mutual benefit.

        • Pangolin says:

          Well, if every snarky comment on HFP got wiped it would take a lot less time to read through all the comments 😉

  • Simon says:

    Would this IHG offer stack with the ambassador intercontinental pay one weekend night get the second night free voucher?

  • Andrew says:

    Can’t see much meaningful travel by the 30 June end date for this offer, so hopefully another version comes for the second half of the year.

  • tony says:

    I got an e-mail about the Hyatt deal but my interpretation of the saving was it would be nowhere near as generous as the rate you found, so thanks for highlighting.

    That said, I think spending this March in central London would be a grim experience as it seems nothing’s going to reopen that quickly.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      £2700 for the month might be better spent on an apartment/ air bnb too. Granted probably won’t be so central

    • Michael Jennings says:

      Having been in central London (well, Zone 2) for the whole pandemic, I can say that it has indeed been less fun than it usually is.

  • MT says:

    In regards Hyatt it would also get you top tier status from 1 stay would it not?

    • Pangolin says:

      For 30+ nights, yes. That would get you Globalist this year.

      • kitten says:

        But the problem is where would you use it? Hyatt footprint still very small this side of the world

  • ankomonkey says:

    With a name like ankoMONKey, I thought I was a dead cert for one of the Jones prizes. Alas, not…

  • ChrisW says:

    Would anyone want to stay in a hotel room without a kitchen for 30 days?
    Surely and airbnb is a much better option for a 30 day stay?

    • Pangolin says:

      Hyatt House has kitchens.

    • ianM says:

      I don’t know about E&W but in Scotland all hospitality/accommodation is closed unless it is for a work purpose so most hotels will be closed

  • Super Secret Stuff says:

    Thanks Rob for the reminder about added benefits by going through Emyr. Need to book the O2 IC soon so could be excellent value!

    • DJ says:

      I don’t think O2 IC is in the list unfortunately …

      • Dr C says:

        London O2 is in the list on that linked page

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Two different lists

        One is which participate in luxury collection the other is which participate in the 3 for 2

      • Super Secret Stuff says:

        Read my message again. I’m clearly referring to the part where he talks about booking via Emyr

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