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InterContinental Davos to rebrand as AlpenGold Davos

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The InterContinental Davos is being rebranded as AlpenGold Davos.

We covered a few hotels yesterday which are leaving the Hilton chain, including Kitzbuhel, Sienna and one of the New York properties.

Hilton isn’t the only chain facing this. InterContinental Davos has announced that it will be leaving IHG at the end of May.

I regret never trying this, because I’ve never been to that area and the hotel – see image above – looks very interesting. The hotel has had financial problems since it opened and I believe it is now under new ownership. It will be branded as AlpenGold Davos when it re-opens.

Reader Jonny also dropped me a note about a number of Crowne Plaza losses in Israel. The following Crowne Plaza hotels:

  • Jerusalem
  • Haifa
  • Eilat
  • Dead Sea Ein Bokek

…. have been rebranded as ‘Vert’. Ownership appears unchanged, so this is driven by an unwilingness to invest to keep up with IHG’s brand standards or a belief that the parent is not getting any value from the franchise fee.

One decent IHG gain in recent weeks is in Dubai. The Bonnington hotel is to rebrand as voco Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers Dubai in Q3. The current website is here.


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  • Kris says:

    But Viking is so expensive. My envelopes what I use around 300-500 per week in Viking cost for 500 (£100) sellers on eBay have this same for £40. Its £60 and 2-5 avoid per £1 spend in Viking not give me enough compensation. U know it’s usually I can buy 2k avios on Spanish Groupon for €20

    • Andrew says:

      It made me smile recently when a John Lewis letter arrived in a Wilko envelope.

  • Waribai says:

    IC Davos was an amazing experience and for skiing had everything we would want in a resort hotel. I think we combined points, the credit card free night and the ambassador 2 for 1 to get a week there. Davos itself though and eating out was eye wateringly expensive. We ended up living on the lounge food! The high costs though meant that even at a peak half term week the hotel and town were not excessively busy. Good for us but I guess less so for the hotel!

  • Kev says:

    Shame about the loss of CP Jerusalem as it always gave great elite benefits including high floor and lounge access as a Spire member.

    • Genghis says:

      +1. It was a bit run down when I stayed there a few years ago but got breakfast, lunch and dinner in the lounge one day (was travelling alone and wanted to keep costs down).

    • Paul says:

      Stayed there for 4 nights in 2019. Appalling service, filthy, cheap furnishings, no lounge and eye watering expensive car parking that did not allow in out privileges. It was a wholly unsatisfactory stay. I got absolutely no recognition.

      I found Israel rather unpleasant in general. Hertz at the airport had a great scam whereby they cancelled my reservation hours before arrival as they “didn’t have my booked car group” available. They had cars but I was forced to pay 4 times the original rate to obtain a vehicle. I recorded the exchange with the staff on my phone and later had the entire rental refunded by Hertz Europe, but it took weeks of effort.

      Now it’s on the green list I am not sure I’d go back

  • BJ says:

    Also on the subject of nectar: I got 20 Sainsbury’s bonus offers yesterday after being one of those missing them for a few weeks. Disappointingly almost all were of the 10 and 20 point species.

    • Andrew says:

      Same for me. They landed just after my first Sainsbury’s delivery for a few weeks, so maybe it’s connected, though in the past such a gap meant better offers as an incentive.

      • BJ says:

        I have refrained from orders without offers. I am going to sit this one out to and see what happens next Friday.

        • kitten says:

          I haven’t been in any Sainsbury’s since the avios-nectar tieup. I am still getting the “here are your weekly offers at Sainsbury’s email every week. It’s still got the same offers as it always had : milk, veg, tomatoes. Tomatoes range 40-90 points the rest 10-30. What is it with Sainsbury’s and tinned tomatoes?

          So looks like I escaped the weekly offers cull because they had no spending data to compare to cull me against.

          • BJ says:

            I’m trying to ‘train’ it to recognise I will only shop with a decent incentive

  • Nick says:

    One of the best Nectar app bonuses I find is for Esso. Pretty much every month or so they have a 10X bonus Nectar offer for purchasing Supreme. Just got a total 1,000 Nectar points for a fill up. They often do 3X and 7X, but I just wait for the 10X to pop up again!

    • mark2 says:

      No doubt it varies, but I find Esso petrol much too expensive even ignoring the Morrison’s gift cards which I got 10% back on and their petrol is the cheapest in the area (118.9 yesterday).

    • Andrew says:

      That is a good offer – when you find an Esso filling station that’s close to a major supermarket for competitive prices.

      I do like to treat my car to a tank of premium if I’m doing a Scotland trip.

  • Adam says:

    I stayed at the Bonnington a few years ago on business – mainly because it was the closest hotel to where I needed to be.

    It’s a decent property. The rooms were comfortable and spacious. I seem to remember that it didn’t have much of a pool (perhaps a plunge pool on one of the upper floors). I’d stay again if in that part of town.

    • 1ATL says:

      I had also researched the Bonnington for similar reasons for an upcoming work trip. I was just about to pull the trigger and make the reservation when the client came back with the news that they’d booked me into one of the appartments at Fairmont The Palm. Suffice to say I didn’t decline their kind offer! The only thing I would say about Jumeirah Lakes is there isn’t an awful lot going on there. It’s a primarily residential/commercial area. I’d have been happy enough staying there when on business due to proximity to client location but I don’t think I’d have appreciated staying there on holiday – it would be like going to London and staying in Orpington.

      • Adam says:

        I agree..not my choice for holiday or stopover. Not too far from the Marina though. The business trips I made were short (2-3) nights and so I was just grateful to be able to get some comfortable rest!

  • Harry Holden says:

    It maybe my failing eyesight, but sure the quirky Holiday Inn Aerial on Bath Road had a Best Western sign up this week.

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      Has done for a while…

    • Dave B says:

      This hotel was also featured as a target on the best Western TV series last year. They didn’t mention it as a holiday Inn though there was only one of those. I quite like the hotel though some of my colleagues didn’t share my enthusiasm.

    • kitten says:

      Has been known as an awful falling-apart hotel through decades now. It’s an old build.

      Wasn’t it mentioned on here as taken over as a quarantine hotel last year?

  • Anna says:

    On the subject of IHG properties, the Indigo Bath is back to a very reasonable 30k points per night (cash price is over £300 for a standard room) for Easter weekend next year if anyone’s planning that far ahead! General award pricing is all over the place, though, so those particular dates may have slipped someone’s notice.

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