News in brief:
IHG’s Six Senses brand takes over a high end Maldives resort
This certainly came out of the blue, but it is welcome news regardless.
The Kanuhura resort in the Maldives, once part of One&Only but more recently unbranded, has just been sold. It seems that the previous owner was suffering financial problems and that this resort was non-core to their portfolio. The new owner has wasted no time in signing a deal with IHG’s luxury brand Six Senses.
Six Senses already has a Maldives resort, Six Senses Laamu. Kanuhura will be rebranded in ‘late 2022’, presumably after certain changes are made to meet Six Senses brand standards.
This is not quite your normal ‘hotel changes brand’ story, however.
Kanuhura is already available to book on ihg.com. It appears to be keen to get business from IHG before the rebranding is complete.
Reward space is wide open at a fixed price of 125,000 IHG Rewards points per night. Cash rates in January are around $1,100 per night including taxes, so you are getting 0.65p per IHG Rewards point. This is well above our target IHG Rewards points valuation of 0.4p.
I don’t know anything about the resort personally. It did win ‘Best Family Resort in The Maldives’ at the 2017 and 2019 World Travel Awards so it might be worth a look if you have children.
Heading to Scandinavia? Here’s a good Radisson deal
If you are heading to Denmark, Sweden, Finland or Norway, Radisson Hotels has a good deal running.
Given how strong the Radisson portfolio is in this region – a legacy of its previous ownership under Scandinavian airline SAS – it shouldn’t be hard to take advantage.
You will receive 7,000 bonus Radisson Rewards per night between now and 18th November.
We value a Radisson Rewards point at 0.33p. This means that the bonus is worth £23 per night and you will also earn your base and elite status points on top.
The deal is capped at 35,000 bonus points over the course of the offer.
You MUST register in advance via this page of the Radisson website.
In theory you should also be a member of SAS EuroBonus to take part but clearly Radisson cannot check that. It seems that existing bookings do count although the wording could be clearer. Don’t forget to register.
Get £100 American Express cashback at WorldHotels
Bringing up the rear – but certainly worth a look – is a new offer from the WorldHotels consortium.
If you haven’t heard of WorldHotels, it is a marketing group – rather like Preferred Hotels or Leading Hotels of the World – which lets hotels remain fully independent but share a common marketing platform. As their website puts it:
“WorldHotels is a proven soft brand solution for a curated collection of luxury & upscale independent properties.”
Assuming that your American Express card is targetted and that you register, you will receive £100 cashback when you spend £250 at a participating WorldHotels property.
The offer ends on 30th November.
There are participating hotels across Europe but the UK ones are:
Courthouse Hotel, Great Marlborough Street, London
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, London
Murrayshall Country House Hotel, Perth
Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London
Ten Hill Place, Edinburgh
The Caesar Hotel, London
The Rudloe Arms, Corsham
The Washington Mayfair, London
Hotel offers update – February 2024:
Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.
Want to buy hotel points?
- Hilton Honors is offering an 80% to 100% bonus when you buy points by 12th March 2024. Click here.
- IHG One Rewards is offering an 80% bonus when you buy points by 7th March 2024. Click here.
- Marriott Bonvoy is offering a 35% to 40% bonus when you buy points by 31st March 2024. Click here.
- World of Hyatt is offering a 20% discount when you buy points by 9th April 2024. Click here.