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(DEAL DEAD) BE QUICK: Most IHG hotels showing at half price or less for points!

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I am typing this on Sunday afternoon – it’s not clear how long this deal will last.

EDIT: It died around 8pm on Sunday

Most IHG hotels globally, for all dates (albeit not the very short term), are currently bookable for roughly half – or less – the usual number of points.

The pricing appears to be:

  • Kimpton – 45,000 points
  • Regent / InterContinental – 35,000 points to 45,000 points
  • Hotel Indigo – 30,000 points
  • Crowne Plaza – 25,000 points
  • Holiday Inn / Holiday Inn Express – 20,000 points

I just booked Kimpton Paris and the new Kimpton Mallorca for 45,000 points and InterContinental London for 40,000 points.

The Kimpton Paris, for the date I wanted, was over 100,000 points per night when I looked a week or so ago, with a €660 cash rate.

It isn’t clear if not all hotels are taking part or only certain dates are included. I can’t get the InterContinental Amstel for when I need to be in Amsterdam, for example, but I know others have booked it.

You can even lock in the Maldives etc at hugely discounted rates.

This could be a mistake but it could be an unprecedented flash sale which is due to be announced tomorrow. Mr & Mrs Smith hotels are not included, which leads me to believe that this is a deliberate sale of some sort. Regardless, it is worth making some speculative bookings – remember that all reward nights can be cancelled.

Should you buy points?

Today (Sunday) is the last day to get a 100% bonus if you buy IHG points. You can buy here.

People who have done it say that they are posting immediately. I am not guaranteeing this to you but it is working for others.

With the bonus you’re paying around 0.4p per point so, for example, my Kimpton Paris stay – which is €660 for cash – would need £180-worth of purchased points.

The ‘buy points’ page is here if you choose to risk it.

IHG One Rewards update – December 2022:

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Comments (241)

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  • A says:

    How do you check what dates are available?

  • Youngtraveller says:

    Are there any specific dates?

    • Harry T says:

      Was wide open about 30-60 mins ago, but it’s already too late if you are finding out from a blog, most of the time.

  • BP says:

    Some cracking deals including IC and Kimton Edinburgh on Hogmanay.

    • Axel Heyst says:

      yea 45k, my previous booking for this night was 69k. George is 40k…grab it someone

  • Tom1 says:

    Also a buy points double up offer ending tonight.
    Just booked three nights in NYC september for $450. Was contemplating paying $1000 before now. Thanks!

  • ianM says:

    Not seeing it I’m afraid for dates I’ve looked at

  • Harry T says:

    Amstel is 40,000 IHG points a night – fill your boots cos it’s 600 euros a night for Bank Holiday dates.

  • Happeemonkee says:

    Getting errors when booking now

  • Jon says:

    We’ve booked the IntetCon Le Grand Paris for 3 nights at 40k a night. Should we have book the Kimpton instead? What’s better?

    • Jon says:


    • Rob says:

      Different sorts of hotels, both effectively new and opposite each other! I prefer IC. Kimpton has a rooftop bar if there in Summer.

    • Matthew says:

      Hard product at Kimpton is definitely more surface-level than well thought out and of quality. I found the bed quite stiff/hard and the bedding to be a little scratchy. Overall rooms are okay but the service level offering is definitley lacking for a property charging almost the same price as the IC. I personally prefered my stay at the IC LG. While the rooms aren’t anything too special, I found the level of service to be better overall. I’ve also just booked on 3 nights @ 40k

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