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‘Vignette’ is IHG’s newest hotel brand. As we covered here, Vignette is IHG’s version of Hilton’s Curio, Marriott’s Autograph or Hyatt’s Unbound Collection.

Here’s the logo:

IHG Vignette collection

Vignette – and Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott’s own versions of Vignette – all target upmarket hotels which want to remain independent but wish to become part of a ‘marketing system’. In return for IHG funnelling them bookings via ihg.com, the hotels agree to join IHG One Rewards and to honour member benefits.

The hotels keep their existing branding and the senior hotel management will not become IHG employees.

The first Vignette hotel opened late last year. Hotel X is in the centre of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, Australia. To quote:

“Hotel X’s distinctive design and luxurious facilities celebrate this iconic Brisbane neighbourhood through ultra-cool art, Avant Garde lighting and exceptional views of the cityscape.”

Vignette is coming to Europe – with a generous redemption deal

More useful for HfP readers are three Vignette hotels which have been announced in Europe. These are:

Grand Hotel Wien IHG Vignette Collection

These hotels are all owned by the same company.

The first of these, Grand Hotel Wien, is now getting ready to switch to Vignette. The launch date is 1st August 2022.

There are currently some exceptionally good IHG One Rewards redemptions available at this hotel.

Reward nights are priced at 30,000 IHG One Rewards points per night.

Even better, IHG isn’t just offering the cheapest room category at this price. It is also offering ‘Premium City View’ rooms for 30,000 points, which are 36-39 sq m.

These rooms sell for between €300 and €400 per night. This means that you could easily get over 1p per IHG One Rewards point, compared to our expected valuation of 0.4p.

30,000 points isn’t a mistake. We have seen similar pricing before with some new IHG hotels where the brand is presumably keen to get people to try it out, and possibly to show the owners that IHG One Rewards is capable of driving additional guests.

You can find out more about Grand Hotel Wien, and book, on this page of the IHG website. Rooms are available from 1st August.

PS. If you are heading to Vienna before 1st August, IHG has just opened a Hotel Indigo in the city – click here – which may also be worth a look.


IHG One Rewards update – October 2022:

Get bonus points: You will earn bonus IHG One Rewards points on stays between 13th October 2022 and 31st December 2022. You can choose between 2,000 points for every two nights or 10,000 points for every four nights (not cumulative). Read this article for full details. You can register here.

New to IHG One Rewards?  Read our overview of IHG One Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG One Rewards points worth?’ is here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG One Rewards points, you can buy them here.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (35)

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  • VerdantBacon says:

    Thanks for the heads up! Booked!

  • James says:

    Are you sure the Dona Filipa joins on the 3rd Jan and not 3rd July ?

  • H says:

    What is the thought on whether diamonds will get free breakfast here?

    • Rob says:

      Should do, yes.

      • Blair Waldorf Salad says:

        Based on what info though? The benefits T&Cs don’t mention Vignette as one of the full service brands for which breakfast is a Diamond choice, and the brand was in existence at the time of the new rewards T&Cs being written. Design Hotels don’t offer the Bonvoy breakfast. I’m still cautious on whether to expect breakfast at this hotel. Having said that I did book 8 nights speculatively last week.

        • Rob says:

          Design Hotels is the IHG equivalent of Mr & Mrs Smith. Vignette is Curio / Autograph, both of which are fully integrated with the loyalty programme (Autograph even participates in the fully automated Marriott Suite Night Award scheme for example).

  • meta says:

    There are also redemptions rates available for Penina Hotel for next year.

    • mkcol says:

      Hopefully I’ll find something at Dona Filipa.

      • mkcol says:

        Drat too soon.

        I also see they’re adding a Voco Formosa Park in the Algarve from next year too.

        • meta says:

          Yes, just Penina is available for 30k for now. I guess Dona Filipa will be available for next summer in about 2-3 weeks.

          • mkcol says:

            Had a nose around Penina & didn’t quite fancy the look of it despite the good rates, almost a bit fuddy-duddy in places so I’ll keep checking for Dona Filipa – hopefully someone will give us the heads up when it goes live.

  • Hilda M says:

    5 nights booked for October – short stroll to the Staatsoper 🙂 Have already qualified for Diamond on points thanks to double elite points promotion- these nights should push me past the Lounge Milestone level. I had thought points nights weren’t “qualifying”, but reading the T&C, it seems they are.

  • Mart says:

    Rob – do you know how long this 30K rate is likely to hang around for?

  • BuildBackBetter says:

    Strange that the Grand Hotel Wien costs more than the IC for the days I checked.

    • Rob says:

      Not if you’d seen recent feedback on the IC, which is in a worse position and in need of a room refurb. I think the Grand is next to the Bristol?

      • Adam says:

        Indeed, just checked out of the IC. Old room, peeling wallpaper, amb diamond upgrade was to a 3 m2 bigger room with interconnecting door, which I firmly declined. Breakfast at extortionate 25 Eur. Btw is that true that diamond breakfast check-in choice benefit is only on the first night? I did not argue as do not know updated rules.

  • barry cutters says:

    is vienna worth a visit ?
    what is there to do ?

    • memesweeper says:

      I was there a few weeks ago. For both families and adults there’s plenty to see, and it’s a highly walkable city. Good museums and arts, and a couple of decent parks. The funfair is good for the kids (and adults), not huge queues and reasonable pricing. I went for a specific event at the Pyramide and stayed for two more days — it was great. Good weather really helped though.

      • Richard Whitworth says:

        how many days would be good for a couple?
        3?

        • Rob says:

          Three would do it, including a day at the Belvedere or similar.

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