To paraphrase The Sugarhill Gang, IHG has decided to focus on its mid-range hotels and motels — like Holiday Inns. (Which begs the question: How is this different from the status quo?)
Plus, hotel workers may receive their COVID-19 vaccinations sooner than originally expected.
A number of statement credit offers for InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) purchases popped up on American Express and Chase cards during the past day or so.
IHG members wishing to stock up on points have a nice opportunity right now to save a few bucks while padding their accounts.
Points.com and IHG are offering a 75% bonus on purchases of at least 3,000 base points.
IHG and Points.com are currently offering IHG Rewards Club members the opportunity to purchase points and receive a 100% bonus.
A quick, family trip to Disney in Anaheim gave us the opportunity to stay at the Holiday Inn & Suites Hotel Anaheim, which is only a few blocks from Downtown Disney.
Looking to save a few bucks while completing this quarter’s IHG Accelerate and/or 4X stay challenge? Today’s your lucky day! Rakuten (formerly Ebates) is offering 10% cash back on bookings initiated through the Rakuten site or app!
During a recent weekend mileage run/very mini-vacation to the UK, I enjoyed a night at the Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow T4, conveniently located just a few minutes’ walk from Terminal 4.
This airport hotel is a fantastic option if you have a long layover in London and don’t want to schlep into the city. The property is clean and very new. The staff is quite welcoming and friendly. My room was nice, homey, and comfortable.
Food and beverage were — fine.
We’ve posted a number of mileage runs with long Heathrow layovers or options to spend the night. I highly recommend staying at this hotel.
Like most airport hotels, it’s not a destination property where I’d vacation for days on end. (“Hey, kids! How excited are you to stay for our week at the Holiday Inn Express Heathrow?!” crickets)
That being said, this is what I experienced during my visit.
IHG and Chase dropped a new, no annual fee credit today, dubbed the “IHG Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card.” It’s perfect for people who want to stock up on IHG points (and existing IHG Premier Rewards Club credit cardholders).
Registration for the 10th annual Chicago Seminars is now open!
The topics of “independence” and “travel,” got my mind going a bit. I thought about “free agents”: people who shop around for the best deal and don’t stick to just one airline or hotel loyalty program.
Many Rene’s Points readers are very loyal — or at least rather partial — to Delta Air Lines. Because I’m a Delta Medallion and fly the mothership during 90% of my travels, really I’m not an airline free agent per se.
At least not yet, though the mothership sometimes does cute things to test us (like upgrade people in Basic Economy, sell first class seats for $2, devalue SkyMiles…)
Hotel-wise, that’s a different story. That’s where I am a free agent and I must say — I kind of like it.
Like most things in life, it has its pros and cons.