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British Airways Unforgettable Sale – Five Day Flash: Up To £100 Extra Off Holidays

by Continental Club on January 5, 2017  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has further improved its current Unforgettable Sale with a set of additional discounts of up to £100 to selected destinations – when booked in conjunction with hotel accommodation or car rental.

These deeper discounts are available only until 23:59GMT on 10th January 2017; the deals are now bookable at ba.com, and details show on the airline’s ‘Holiday Offers‘ page. The discount itself is confirmed on the pricing page:

The full list of additional discounts is:

Flight & Hotel
All Destinations
£50 extra discount on Flight + Hotel holidays to any destination for bookings with a minimum spend of £1,250
£100 extra discount on Flight + Hotel holidays to any destination for bookings with a minimum spend of £2,500

Flight & Car
All destinations
£25 extra discount on Flight + Car holidays to any destination for bookings with a minimum spend of £600
£50 extra discount on Flight + Car holidays to any destination for bookings with a minimum spend of £1,250
£100 extra discount on Flight + Car holidays to any destination for bookings with a minimum spend of £2,500

Travel dates are 5th January to 31st December 2017 and, as shown in the example above, Flight + Hotel holidays can also offer significant nominal savings against booking separately, especially when a Saturday night stay is not required, plus underlying Unforgettable Sale savings. British Airways Holidays bookings often also include hotel amenities such as complimentary WiFi.

Flights booked in this offer qualify for Avios and Tier Points in the British Airways Executive Club, and members of the club at the Bronze level and above benefit from all amenities associated with their level of status in the programme, including (as relevant) fast track security and boarding, lounge access and seat selection. In addition, bonus Avios are awarded to Executive Club members for BA Holidays booking, and deposit payments from £400 are available – both as shown in the screenshot above.

Note that IT fares do not earn points in the BA OnBusiness SME Loyalty programme, however. Offer excludes Johannesburg: Holiday Inn Express Sandton Woodmead, Mauritius: Coin de Mire, Grenada: Kalinago Beach Resort, Grenada: Grenadian by Rex, St Kitts: Timothy Beach, St Kitts: Oualie Beach Resort.

The booking deadline is midnight 5th January 2017. To check availability and to book, visit ba.com.

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The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician Relaunched – August 2016

by Continental Club on August 27, 2016  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Luxury Collection NewScottsdale, AZ: It’s not often that we review individual hotels these days; the ever-increasing number of social media platforms and both hoteliers’ and guests’ use of them mean that there’s not much that’s not been written and shown about practically every lodging on the planet.

Today though, we found ourselves back at one of our favourite properties, which we wrote about last in 2008. And today just happened to be the day that Scottsdale’s The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, the ultra-luxe enclave within The Phoenician AAA Five Diamond resort, reopened to guests following a multi-million dollar makeover.

Part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection, The Canyon Suites is already a Forbes Five Star retreat held in high regard by loyal returning guests, and (often) slack-jawed awe by first-time check-ins. Professional, gracious, engaging Ambassadors are permanently on-hand to assist, advise and make sure that guests make the most of their stay.

At the exclusive poolside, reserved for Canyon guests alone, service is so slickly impressive, you may wonder why all resorts can’t clone the Suites’ superstar server.

And at the front door, bell staff enthusiasm is way more than the Valley of the Sun’s soaring summertime temperatures should permit.

So, when news of a 2016 closure and relaunch was relayed to long-time guests, the common call was for as little change as possible.

Now then, is the moment of truth….

The signs of lavish expenditure are all around, as soon as the shade of the porte cochère is given up for the cool of the marbled lobby. The fountain anchors the front of house, but behind the lobby opens out in a way that’s plusher, lighter and yet more cosily intimate than before, and certainly more-so than any triple-height space could be expected to be.

To the guest corridors, and the carpeting, the wall coverings, the ceiling treatments and the light fittings are all showroom-fresh.

And, once ensconced in a Canyon Suite itself, only the coving, the skirting and the signature louvre-panel internal doors will prove familiar. From sound bar TV systems with online access to Netflix et al, to Nespresso coffee machines, to the furniture, beds, drapery, carpeting, wall decoration and artwork – every bit is new.

Here are definite mid-century cues throughout; solid, comfortable, design-led pieces that arguably echo a time when modernity was enthused over, but traditional standards of craftsmanship prevailed. A time before blue-box retail, Allen Keys and the expectation of imminent collapse defined contemporary design.

Yet, despite the transformation, nothing here will frighten The Canyon Suites most loyal evangelists. It’s a credit to the teams behind the renovation that they’ve so-successfully retained The Canyon‘s unique air, while zephyring the fresh breeze of change throughout the entire building.

Outside, it’s familiar and new, too. Guests will now find an al fresco dining area between the lobby and the waterfalls, ready to welcome them for the launch of The Canyon Suites‘ complimentary breakfast service.

Poolside, there’s barely a shade of change, with eagle-eyed Canyonistas perhaps the only ones who’ll spot a new hue.

Sports fans, in particular, availing of the pool’s private cabanas will doubtless appreciate new 32″ LCDs on which to catch the game, whilst continuing to chill out of the sun.

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But, for many guests the biggest change, and the one that reportedly a significant number have long campaigned-for (we even mentioned it in 2008), is the final arrival of The Canyon Suites‘ own bar, to compliment the lobby’s new lounge.

It’s a haven of craft whiskies, of wines cellared with the latest technology; it’s an open wall where intimate evenings will be accented with small bites, and where sun-flooded mornings will see The Canyon‘s market-fresh breakfasts greeting early-risers.

With The Phoenician’s main hotel building also receiving the first hints of a 2017 full-scale reworking, aimed at establishing the whole estate as the finest resort in whole South West, it’s heartening to see the care and attention that’s gone in to The Canyon Suites, and into reflecting the thoughts, feedback and requests of countless guests.

Indeed, it’s not just the relaunching of The Canyon Suites; it’s definitively the reloving of The Canyon Suites.

For more information, visit canyonsuites.com, or luxurycollection.com.

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Thistle Hotels Queen’s Birthday £90 London Flash Sale

by Continental Club on June 10, 2016  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , ,

ThistleThistle Hotels has launched a flash sale offering rooms in central London and at Heathrow Airport for £90 per night, bookable only at thistle.com. The rate at the Heathrow hotel also includes dinner for two guests and 8 nights’ car parking. The hotel is linked to the airport’s Terminal 5 by automated pod transit system.

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Prices are per room, per night, based on two adults sharing a twin/double room. Bookings must be made between 00:01am 10th June and 11.59pm on 13th June 2016, after which time the usual pricing will resume. The offer is available on a limited number of rooms for stays on selected dates throughout 2016, subject to availability at each hotel. Certain blackout dates may apply. Full prepayment is required at the time of booking and bookings are non-refundable and non-cancellable.

For full terms and conditions and to book visit the special flash sale page at thistle.com.

The offer is also available at sister brand Guoman Hotels, from £120 per room per night. For full terms and conditions and to book, visit the special flash sale page at guoman.com.

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Hilton Flash Sale Rooms From £22

by Continental Club on March 6, 2016  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , ,

Hilton HHonorsHilton Hotels has launched a weekend leisure flash sale, with rates starting from an advertised £59 per room per night for HHonors loyalty programme members at properties across the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East & Africa.

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Flash Sale rates are available for bookings made between Sunday 6th March and Sunday 13th March 2016, for stays at participating hotels completed on weekends throughout 2016.

As usual with Hilton, “weekend” is defined as Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in Europe and Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in Middle East & Africa.

And, as usual, the headline advertised rate for the sale is not in fact the lowest available at the promotion’s launch. As shown in the image above, the absolutely lowest rates actually start from £22 in Russia, and from £41 in the UK.

Bookings must be made a minimum 1 day before arrival; rates are non-refundable and full prepayment required at time of booking. The rate codes are:

PR02FB (Room Only)

PR02FR (Bed & Breakfast)

Rates qualify for earning and stay credits as well as status amenities in the Hilton HHonors programme. Non-members can avail themselves of the rates by joining the programme during the booking process.

To check rates and to book, visit hilton.co.uk. For full terms of conditions, click here.

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Malmaison Sale From £59 Per Room B&B

by Continental Club on November 25, 2015  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

MalmaisonMalmaison Hotels are advertising savings of up to 40% in their January Room Sale, with rates starting at £59 per room – including breakfast for up to two people. The portfolio of individually-designed properties covers Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Belfast, Leeds, Manchester, Reading, Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Newcastle and Oxford.

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Bookings must be made by 30th November 2015, for stays between 26th December 2015 and 31st January 2015. Not completely surprisingly, there is no availability on 31st December 2015 at the sale rates.

To check rates and to book visit the January Room Sale page at malmaison.com.

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Week Before Christmas Hotel du Vin Rooms From £99 DB&B

by Continental Club on November 25, 2015  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

HdVHotel du Vin has launched a Week Before Christmas Rooms promotion across its portfolio of uniquely-designed luxury hotels in the UK, with rates from £99 per room per night for two guests, including full breakfast and a two course dinner from the Celebration menu.

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Hotel du Vin currently offers properties in Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Harrogate, Henley-on-Thames, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Poole, St Andrews, Tunbridge Wells, Winchester, York and Wimbledon in London.

Stay dates 20th December until 23rd December 2015 (inclusive)

Rate can be booked between until 29th November 2015, for stay dates between 20th December and 23rd December 2015 (inclusive).

To check availability and to book, visit the offer page at hotelduvin.com.

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Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza & Holiday Inn Flash Sale From £39 Per Night

by Continental Club on November 5, 2015  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , ,

IHG RewardsInterContinental Hotel Group has loaded flash sale rates for winter stays,  ‘banded’ at £39, £49, £69 and £89 and bookable only at IHG.com. The promotion is open only to IHG Rewards members, but non-members can join during the booking process and membership is free of charge.

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Stay dates are from 1st December 2015 until 29th February 2016, excluding New Year’s Eve, 29th December 2015.

The sale officially commenced at 09:00 GMT on Thursday 5th November and lasts for 72 hours only.

It’s likely that there will be some slight variations between the ‘banded’ rates advertised and the actual ones showing availability, although this will probably be a function of minor fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. Particularly at the higher ‘bands’, it’s always worth checking the best available non-sale rate at relevant hotels as well.

For more details, to check the terms & conditions, availability and to book, visit ihg.com.

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Summertime Rooms At Hotel Du Vin From £111 DBB

by Continental Club on May 28, 2015  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

HdVHotel du Vin has launched a Summertime Rooms promotion across its portfolio of uniquely-designed luxury hotels in the UK, with rates from £111 per night including full breakfast and a two course dinner from the Al Fresco menu.

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Hotel du Vin currently offers properties in Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Harrogate, Henley-on-Thames, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Poole, St Andrews, Tunbridge Wells, Winchester, York and Wimbledon in London.

The Summertime dinner, bed & breakfast promotion runs until 30th June 2015, with rates varying subject to availability and the specific hotel, and are bookable up to ten days prior to arrival. The promotion at the Glasgow hotel, One Devonshire Gardens, includes a £20 per person allocation towards food and not from the Al Fresco menu.

To check availability and to book, visit hotelduvin.com.

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