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Bits: IHG launches ‘Stay Longer’ offer, Radisson hotel sale, 50% off all Shangri-La redemptions

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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.

IHG Stay Longer sale

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 redemption room sale

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.

Comments (11)

  • Jim says:

    Does anyone know how long the BA companion voucher takes to post?

    I triggered it by upgrading from the free to the premium card in the beginning of Sep, but still can’t see it anywhere on BA.com when trying to make a booking

    • Neil says:

      Mine appeared within a day or two.

      It’s most visible when I open the app and click on reward flights, there is a checkbox visible which asks if you want to use the companion voucher.

  • E says:

    You can buy Golden Circle points if you need to top up your account.

  • Tom says:

    Why is the photo for the article a St. Regis? 🙂

  • Alex says:

    I’ve been trying to sign up to Radisson rewards but every time I click join after I fill my details nothing happens. Any ideas?

  • Dubious says:

    Shangri-La Promotion Terms now available:
    https://www.shangri-la.com/en/landing/lessismore/

    “Redemption booking must be made from 6 October 2021 to 29 April 2022 (Hong Kong Time) for stays from 6 October 2021 to 30 April 2022, both dates inclusive (“Offer Period”).”

    • Rob says:

      Very generous. Almost worth contemplating putting stays their way in order to benefit.

  • Lady London says:

    Another damp squib from IHG.

    Are they doing so well in the rest of the world that they don’t actually have to make any appealing offers amymore?

    When there was Points Breaks and even a once per year or so offer that inspired you to stay, perhaps even stay longer or stay when you might not have been planning to, it was worth paying attention to IHG. Even though, actually, I personally never did a Points Break stay and very rarely used the odd promotion (and not always the best promotion).

    But now I almost screen out any coverage of IHG. And I’m pretty sure they will be acquired in next 1-3 years due mainly to lack of inspiration 🙂

  • sedgie252 says:

    IHG offer: “A non-refundable one night deposit is required at the time of booking”

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