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IHG launches a ‘5-4-4’ hotel deal for its Luxury & Lifestyle Collections

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The IHG Luxury & Lifestyle Collections can get you impressive extra benefits at many InterContinental, Kimpton, Hotel Indigo, Regent and Vignette Collection hotels.

As most HfP readers should know by now, almost all hotel brands with high-end properties offer special deals to travel agents who specialise in luxury travel.  Here is our last review of Hyatt Prive, for example.

This is driven by the American market, where many wealthy individuals still prefer to book by having a self-employed ‘travel counsellor’ visit them in their home to talk through potential options.  Keen to get in front of these people, most hotels have special packages which can only be booked by ‘travel counsellors’.

What is IHG Luxury Collection?

There are a small number of travel agents in the UK who are also accredited to book these packages.  Emyr Thomas, who we partner with, is one of them.  You can find out about Emyr’s services on this page of Head for Points.  You’d be silly to book a five star hotel without asking him if he can get you a better package.  (He won’t get you a better price, but he can often get you a better overall deal.)

IHG has just launched a ‘5 nights for the price of 4’ deal for the majority of hotels in the Luxury & Lifestyle collections. The small print is:

  • book by 31st March
  • stay by 31st December
  • get one free night on stays of 5-9 nights and two free nights on a stay of 10+ nights
  • deal is ON TOP of the usual Luxury & Lifestyle benefits (see below)
  • stays earn IHG One Rewards points
  • you pay the Best Available Rate as shown on ihg.com

Participating hotels are on this page of the IHG trade website.

Scheme 1: IHG Luxury Collection

Applies to selected:

  • Regent Hotels
  • InterContinental Hotels
  • Kimpton Hotels outside the US

You receive:

  • GUARANTEED 2pm late check-out
  • Breakfast for two in the hotel restaurant
  • $100 of hotel credit per stay
  • One category upgrade, subject to availability on arrival
  • Bottled water and fresh fruit or snacks in the room on arrival

Scheme 2: IHG Lifestyle Collection

Applies to selected:

  • Hotel Indigo
  • Vignette Collection (the new brand for independent hotels)
  • Kimpton Hotels in the US

The benefits are:

  • 2pm late check-out, if available
  • $50 of value added amenity per stay
  • One category upgrade, subject to availability on arrival
  • Bottled water and fresh fruit or snacks in the room on arrival

This is a lot weaker than the benefits available via IHG Luxury Collection, but these are generally cheaper properties.

Conclusion

The IHG Luxury and Lifestyle Collections offers some useful benefits if you are staying at a participating property, especially as there are no minimum stay requirements.

If you have a potential 5+ night stay at an upmarket IHG property this year, this deal could work out well.

Even if you only have a shorter stay planned, you can still benefit from the standard IHG Luxury & Lifestyle benefits.

You CANNOT book these rates online.  If you don’t know any other luxury travel consultants, you can contact Emyr Thomas via the form on this page of Head for Points with your dates.  He will confirm the rate and benefits and will then book once you’ve given final approval.  You pay at the hotel as usual.

You can check the list of participating hotels for the 5-4-4 deal here.


IHG One Rewards update – February 2024:

Get bonus points: IHG One Rewards is not running a global promotion at the moment, but some members were sent targeted offers for their stays in February and March

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.

IHG One Rewards is offering an 80% bonus when you buy points by 7th March 2024. Click here to buy.

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.

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