News in brief:
IHG Rewards launches a ‘Stay Longer’ offer
IHG Rewards is running another of its occasional ‘Stay Longer’ offers, covering participating hotels in the UK and Europe.
Full details are on this page of ihg.com.
Here are the headline rules:
- all bookings include free breakfast
- you must book by 15th November 2021
- you must stay by 31st March 2022
- you must book for at least 3 nights (some hotels may require 5 or 7 night stays)
This discount, for IHG Rewards members, will usually be an additional 15% off the Advance Saver Rate.
All bookings can be cancelled. The cut-off is seven days before arrival.
Oddly, Staybridge Suites – which is specifically designed for longer stays, as rooms include kitchenettes – is not taking part.
You can find out more here.
Radisson Rewards launches a new sale for advance bookings
Radisson is offering a decent discount if you are prepared to book ahead for your next hotel stay in the UK and Europe.
You can save, if you are a Radisson Rewards member, 30% off the standard rate.
The snag is that you need to book by 21st October and can only stay between 30th November 2021 and 14th March 2022. Rooms must be pre-paid.
That said, if you can make the dates work for you then you may have a deal.
If you are heading to Heathrow, our review of the new Radisson RED at Heathrow is here and our review of the new Radisson at Heathrow is here. These two hotels share the same building, which used to be the Park Inn before a top to toe refurbishment.
You can find full details of the Radisson sale here.
Shangri-La Golden Circle launches redemption sale
Shangri-La Golden Circle has launched another of its occasional redemption sales.
ALL hotels across the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands are current offering 50% off reward nights. I think this is the first time that an offer like this has had no exclusions.
You must book for stays by 30th April. It isn’t clear when the booking deadline is – it could even run as long as 30th April.
There are some excellent deals here if you have the points. Close to home, you could stay in The Shard in London, or the Shangri-La in Paris – both hotels with excellent reputations – for 10,000 Golden Circle points.
Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul or Shangri-La Le Touessrok, Mauritius are reduced to 4,750 Golden Circle points, from 9,500.
Here’s the snag. Golden Circle is not a partner with any major credit card or airline programme, so you can only take advantage of this deal if you already have the points.
The only way to pick up points via a transfer is with Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer. However, at a 12:1 conversion rate, this makes no sense. There are far better uses for 120,000 KrisFlyer miles than one night at The Shard.
Golden Circle has also extended status
Shangri-La has also come out of the blocks early, along with Hilton, in extending status again.
All members have had their tier status extended until 31st December 2022. My complimentary Jade status, which I got before Shangri-La withdrew as an American Express Platinum partner, is actually showing as valid unti 31st December 2023.
The Shangri-La website is here if you want to find out more.