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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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It’s Back (Again) : IHG Intercontinental Hotels Flash Sale Rooms From £29

by Continental Club on January 9, 2015  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

IHG RewardsFor the third time in as many months, IHG is to run a Flash Sale for hotels across the UK and Europe with rates once again expected to be ‘banded’ at £29, £39, £49, £89, £129 and £169. The promotion will be  open to IHG Rewards members, but non-members can join in advance or during the booking process and membership is free of charge.

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The stay dates haven’t been announced yet, but they tend to cover the traditionally-quieter holiday periods when business bookings are down.

The sale itself will officially commence at 00:01 GMT on Wednesday 16th January and last for 48 hours only. In both of the last sales, however, rates became available some time before midnight and precedent suggests that existing IHG Rewards members may additionally be afforded access to the rates a whole 24 hours earlier.

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 something to do with minor fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. As before, and particularly at the higher ‘bands’, it’ll still be 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 once the sale launches, visit ihg.com.

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It’s Back: Intercontinental, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza & Holiday Inn Flash Sale From £29 Per Night

by Continental Club on November 25, 2014  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

IHG RewardsIf this brings on a sense of deja vu, don’t worry; IHG did indeed run a Flash Sale just a month ago and now they’re repeating it this Black Friday weekend. Rates are once again expected to be ‘banded’ at £29, £39, £49, £89, £129 and £169. 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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The stay dates haven’t been publicly confirmed yet, but we’re expecting them to cover the traditionally-quieter holiday periods when business bookings are down.

The sale itself will officially commence at 00:01 GMT on Friday 28th November and last for 48 hours only. Last month, however, rates became available some time before midnight and IHG’s Facebook page is now advertising that existing IHG Rewards members may additionally be afforded access to the rates a whole 24 hours earlier.

Update: the Sale is now live at this offer page on ihg.com.

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 something to do with minor fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. As before, and particularly at the higher ‘bands’, it’ll still be 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 once the sale launches, visit ihg.com.

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Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Indigo & Intercontinental Christmas Flash Sale From £25 Per Night

by Continental Club on November 25, 2013  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , ,

IHG RewardsMembers of the IHG Rewards programme can book rooms at IHG’s Holiday Inn Express hotels from just £25 (EUR25 in Europe) per room per night, in a flash sale running today and tomorrow – the 25th and 26th November 2013.

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The Christmas Has Come Early This Year Sale also offers rooms at Holiday Inn properties for £35/EUR35, at Crowne Plazas for £45/EUR45, at Hotel Indigos at £65/EUR65 and at InterContinentals for £125/EUR125.

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According to the terms and conditions, the rates do not earn points and stay credits in the IHG Rewards programme itself, although some hotels are known to apply points and credits on these types of rate.

The Ts&Cs also note that there are a total of 25,000 room nights available and that bookings must be made by telephone using the rate code ‘Christmas’.

However, online bookings can in fact be made in the Christmas Has Come Early This Year sale, by visiting the special page at IHG.com.

Full terms and conditions are available from the same page.

Bookings must be made by 23:59 GMT on Tuesday 26th November 2013, such time as all 25,000 room nights have been sold. Stays can take place between 16th December 2013 and 26th January 2014.

Membership of IHG Rewards is free of charge and instant. To join, visit IHGRewards.com.

 

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Hotel Loyalty Programme Promotions Q1 2013

by Continental Club on January 15, 2013  |  Leave a comment

Most of the major global hotel brands have now launched their bonus promotions for the first three or four months of 2012. So, here’s the Continental Club guide to five of the biggest promotions and how to register for them. Remember, membership of these programmes is free and you can sign up for the promotions as soon as you become a member – or even at the same time as you become one.

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Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza: Rooms For £20.12 – Book By 8th Dec 2012

by Continental Club on December 7, 2012  |  Leave a comment

In a re-run of a promotion first offered earlier in the year, InterContinental Hotel Group are offering rooms for £20.12 per night at selected Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Crowne Plaza Hotels in the UK and Ireland.

Rooms must be booked today (7th) and tomorrow (8th) only, with limited but confirmed availability. Rates at Holiday Inn Express properties also include breakfast, and all stays will qualify for IHG Priority Club stay and point credits.

To check availability, visit the pre-loaded rate page at ichotels.com.

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Hotel Loyalty Programme Promotions Q1 2012

by Continental Club on January 26, 2012  |  One comment

Most of the major global hotel brands have now launched their  bonus promotions for the first three or four months of 2012. So, here’s the Continental Club guide to five of the biggest promotions and how to register for them. Remember, membership of these programmes is free and you can sign up for the promotions as soon as you become a member – or even at the same time as you become one.

               

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Holiday Inn Christchurch on Avon

by Continental Club on April 30, 2009  |  Leave a comment

Since this article was first published, the City of Christchurch has suffered two devastating earthquakes. The Holiday Inn on Avon is indefinitely closed. For the latest information on what to see and do as the city is rebuilt, visit http://www.christchurch.org.nz/ or contact Continental Club.

There’s always a danger, when planning a trip, of automatically assuming that the most highly-rated, best-reviewed or sumptuously-specified accommodations will necessarily best suit your needs. On a trip like this one, choosing a suburban Holiday Inn so soon after a St Regis may appear akin to following the sublime with the ridiculous but, somehow, it seemed to promise delivery of everything that we would need from a Christchurch base – especially since we were furnished with a hire car and the city centre was not reportedly a particularly attractive place after dark.

The fact that the hotel rates offered stunning value for money sealed the deal.

 

The Holiday Inn Christchurch on Avon is some way from the city centre, though easily walkable in around 20 minutes, initially along the tree-lined banks of the Avon River. Car parking is plentiful and free of charge and the whole hotel lives up to those curiously reliable characteristics of Holiday Inns the World over – about 20 years out of date, spacious and spotlessly clean.

 

The hotel was, really, very difficult to fault. The rooms were large, the beds comfortable and the bathrooms fully-featured.

Service was, without exception, friendly and helpful – from Reception through Housekeeping and to the Restaurant.

 

Indeed, the restaurant proved to be something of a particular surprise, especially as the head waiter was very concerned that the presence of a coach party dining at the same time might delay our meal. Somehow any delay, if there was one, seemed to go unnoticed as we enjoyed a spacious table and the opportunity to chat and just enjoy not being in a hurry. That the food was also huge in portion and excellent in quality was a further delight and we spent an immensely enjoyable evening there – with the concerned head waiter going out of his way to quietly thank me ‘for bringing your family to eat with us tonight.’ Just great, I thought; really lovely.

 

The super-sized dinner might have prompted an early morning visit to the hotel’s gym and indoor swimming pool facility, although a post check-in exploration had revealed that these were not the property’s flagship amenities. Indeed, had the combined fitness features been much more compact, then it is likely that the exercise bike would have had to have been submerged in the shallow end of the pool. Aquavelo – I can see it now. Best then not to worry about that and remember the comfy bed, super service and incredible rates.

 

Final Verdict for the Holiday Inn Christchurch on Avon: 7.0/10. No one would ever suggest that this was cutting-edge hospitality with every possible service catered for, but the Holiday Inn was a friendly, welcoming and comfortable hotel that delivered everything that was required from it with confidence and reliability. I’d return without hesitation and, when next it benefits from the cyclical renovations that come the way of all chain properties, then I’m sure that it could add at least a point to this score.

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