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Buy Up to 200,000 IHG Hotel Points at Just Half a Cent Each

IHG Rewards Club – the loyalty program for Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and related brands — is offering a bonus up to 100% on purchased points through March 22. This applies to purchases of 7000 or more points. What’s even better is that IHG recently dropped the regular price of points to a penny apiece, so with a 100% bonus you’re buying points for $0.005 each. They’ve also increased the number of points you can buy in a year to 100,000. Continue reading Buy Up to 200,000 IHG H...
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IHG® Pilots New Lighting Technology To Help Guests Sleep Better

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group®), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has partnered with Healthe® by Lighting Science, a global leader in innovative LED lighting solutions, to pilot the use of state-of-the-art circadian lighting to help guests sleep better while travelling.
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New IHG® Hotels & Resorts Study Reveals 80% Of Travellers Struggle To Sleep When Staying Away From Home

A global study commissioned by IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has revealed that a lack of sleep is a primary concern for travellers, with four in five (80%) stating they have trouble sleeping when travelling away from home.
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Which is the Better Card Offer: Marriott 100k versus IHG 120k?

Chase is out with the best-ever offer for the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card. You can earn an initial bonus up to 120,000 points. This is the biggest ever offer for the card. At the same time Chase’s Marriott Bonvoy BoundlessTM Credit Card has an initial bonus offer of 100,000 points after $5000 spend on purchases in the first 3 months of cardmembership. Both are strong initial bonus offers, and have benefits that make the card worth keeping. Which is the better offer? Continue reading Wh...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Marriott, Ihg, Marriott Bonvoy BoundlessTM Credit Card, Better Card Offer


Kimpton Will Expand on Its ‘Room 301’ Experiment by Offering Similar Experiences Worldwide

Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, a boutique hotel brand of IHG, today is rolling out a new initiative that will let guests book special rooms at many of its hotels and participate in unique experiences offered in each, all designed to let them enjoy deeper human experiences. According to Kathleen Reidenbach, chief commercial officer of Kimpton,...
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Top 10 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers – March 2019

Updated March 2019. That space in your wallet or purse is more valuable than you think. Credit card companies are fighting it out, offering strong perks and $500+ value for a single card during the first year to encourage you to apply and try it out. These are the top 10 credit card offers that I would apply for right now, if I didn’t already most of them. Recent changes: Gold Delta SkyMiles – limited-time 60k + $50 statement credit offer. IHG Rewards Club Premier – improved 120k offer. Ma...
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7 Reasons You’ll Want the Best-Ever Offer for the IHG Credit Card

The new Chase-issued IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card has a big a bonus for a card with the loyalty program for Intercontinental, Kimpton, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn. There are new benefits for this product launched last summer, even legacy IHG Rewards Club credit card customers can apply, and anecdotally IHG cards have been relatively easier to get approved for. Continue reading 7 Reasons You’ll Want the Best-Ever Offer for the IHG Credit Card...
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Chase IHG Rewards Club Premier Card Review: Up to 120,000 Bonus Points

The Chase IHG Rewards Club Premier credit card is the IHG hotel co-branded card with a new, improved bonus offer of up to 120,000 IHG points. Here are the highlights: Up to 120,000 total bonus points: Earn 80,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening plus an additional 40,000 bonus points after spending a total of $5,000 on purchases within 6 months of account opening. Free Night award after each account anniversary year at eligible IH...
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Earn Up to 120,000 Points With Biggest-Ever IHG Rewards Club Card Offer

Chase is out with the best-ever offer for the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card. You can earn an initial bonus up to 120,000 points which is unprecedented. Continue reading Earn Up to 120,000 Points With Biggest-Ever IHG Rewards Club Card Offer...
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Uh Oh: IHG Rewards Club Testing Variable Redemption Pricing

IHG reported its year-end results and noted the importance of their loyalty program to drive direct bookings (no commissions to online travel agencies) and higher revenue (“Loyalty members 7x more likely to book direct, and deliver a 25% stay premium.”). They also noted that they’re testing variable redemption pricing. Continue reading Uh Oh: IHG Rewards Club Testing Variable Redemption Pricing...
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HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 15 February 2019

IHG Acquires Six Senses for US$300 Million
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Europe Hotel Transactions Bulletin - Week Ending 15 February 2019

IHG acquires Six Senses from Pegasus. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has agreed to buy the brands and operating companies of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas for $300 million/£232 million, from Connecticut-based private asset management firm Pegasus Capital Advisors. The sale includes the management of 16 hotels and resorts, 37 spas as well as sister companies Evason and Raison d’Etre and will not include any real estate. This transaction follows IHG’s acquisition of 51% of Regent Hote...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Connecticut, Ihg, Kimpton Hotels Restaurants, Regent Hotels Resorts, Pegasus Capital Advisors, Evason, Pegasus InterContinental Hotels Group IHG


Travel News: February 14, 2019

Delta Bolstering Service for Brazil’s Carnival Travel Pulse For travelers who want to experience Brazil’s famous Carnival, Delta Air Lines is offering nonstop seasonal service between New York City and Rio de Janeiro. The flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport in Brazil will operate overnight southbound as before, but the service will now return northbound in the morning.   Dollywood to open ‘wild’ new land foc...
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York, Mexico, New York City, Tennessee, Dolly Parton, Ihg, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, John, Smoky Mountains, News And Deals, Kennedy International Airport, Dollywood, Kimpton Hotels Restaurants


Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Joins IHG®

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is bursting with news: it has become part of the IHG family of brands. (IHG®) (InterContinental Hotels Group) is one of the world's leading global hotel companies with a growing number of luxury brands including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.IHG purchased the award-winning hospitality and wellness company from private equity fund Pegasus Capital Advisors for USD 300 million. The sale includes the ...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Israel, Thailand, Unesco, Portugal, Ihg, Manhattan, Cambodia, Pegasus, North America, Istanbul, Chinatown, Bhutan, Rajasthan, InterContinental Hotels Group


IHG buys Six Senses Hotels business for $300 million

InterContinental Hotels Group has agreed to buy the brands and operating companies of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas for $300 million in cash, the owner of the Crowne-Plaza and Holiday Inn chains said on Wednesday, in a move that beefs up its luxury portfolio.
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IHG CEO Sees More Nimble Hotel Group From What He Inherited

It's been a little less than two years since Keith Barr became the CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), succeeding former CEO Richard Solomons, but in that time, Barr has made it a point to make sure that IHG is a very different company.
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Hotel Franchise Agreements: What happened to my Area of Protection? | By Robert Braun

Brand concentration has intensified greatly over recent years and many new brands have been created. At last count (and the count changes often), Marriott owns 30 brands, Accor has 33, Wyndham has 18, Hilton has 14, IHG has 13, Choice has 11 and Hyatt has 10. For a hospitality chain, a portfolio of brands used to represent a customer and regional segmentation strategy designed to target buyers across the economic spectrum and resonate with local preferences.
Tags: Travel, Accor, Hilton, Marriott, Ihg, Wyndham, Hyatt, Robert Braun


Final Day To Book IHG Hotels Before 2019 Award Category Changes

IHG 2019 Award Category Changes Lots of IHG hotels are getting more expensive and a smaller number will become less expensive with this year’s changes that will go into effect tomorrow. No hotels in Israel are changing categories. You can book hotel stays for the next year at the old rates tonight. Most hotels will allow you […]
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IHG® to bring Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants to 20 new global destinations

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world's leading hotel companies, is set to open more than 25 highly-anticipated Kimpton hotels across 20 new global destinations including Mexico City, Paris, Barcelona, Bali and Shanghai, in the next three to five years. Founded in 1981 in San Francisco by Bill Kimpton, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants' heartfelt approach to hospitality has translated to unique, design-led hotels across city centers, beachside resorts, mountain getaways, and ...
Tags: Travel, UK, Germany, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Ihg, InterContinental Hotels Group, Kimpton, Grand Cayman, De Witt, Mexico City Paris Barcelona Bali, Bill Kimpton Kimpton, U S IHG, Caribbean Kimpton, Americas Kimpton


IHG® Launches New Lead Sharing Program With Interactive Sites’ Lead Managment Platform - ShareIt Online™

PHOENIX, AZ - Interactive Sites, a leading developer of online solutions for the hospitality industry, has successfully launched another private labeled release of their cross-sell and lead share platform - ShareIt Online™ - for InterContinental Hotels Group. The new program serves all IHG® brands and is internally referred to as IHG® LeadShare. The solution enables IHG sales managers, across the entire portfolio worldwide, to share and track group leads with other IHG properties.
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IHG launches new lead sharing program

The solution enables IHG sales managers, across the entire portfolio worldwide, to share and track group leads with other IHG properties.
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Reward Night Prices Changing at 700 IHG Rewards Club Hotels in 8 Days

IHG has not communicated this to members, so they aren't even giving us the 8 days notice, members have discovered this on our own. If there are any hotels going up in price you want to book, get on it since if you book future stays prior to January 14th you can do so at the lower pricing. What's more, consider making speculative bookings, since most redemptions are cancellable. Continue reading Reward Night Prices Changing at 700 IHG Rewards Club Hotels in 8 Days...
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Reward Night Prices Changing at 700 IHG Rewards Club Hotels in 9 Days

IHG has not communicated this to members, so they aren't even giving us the 9 days notice, members have discovered this on our own. If there are any hotels going up in price you want to book, get on it since if you book future stays prior to January 14th you can do so at the lower pricing. What's more, consider making speculative bookings, since most redemptions are cancellable. Continue reading Reward Night Prices Changing at 700 IHG Rewards Club Hotels in 9 Days...
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New IHG Rewards Club Promotion for First Quarter: Free Nights Faster

Registration (required by March 15) isn’t yet open however the promotion page URL suggests that internally this is called “Multibrand 2019” so I imagine earning will be based on staying at different brands within the IHG Rewards Club portfolio. And since the offer is to earn “at least 40,000 bonus points” I imagine that the actual bonus and requirements will be targeted, as most IHG promotions have been in recent years. Continue reading New IHG Rewards Club Promotion for First Quarter: Free Nigh...
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8 Ways to Nab Free Hotel Stays

Wishing for a weekend getaway? Make it happen without breaking the bank. Here are 8 ways to nab free hotel stays. T raveling often may seem like a dream that’s out of reach. After all, staying in a hotel is expensive. And between airline tickets and accommodations, you could easily pay several thousands of dollars for even a short trip overseas. It seems like it would take years to save for this kind of trip. But, it is possible to do it for a very low price if you know how to use loyalty rewa...
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Asia Pacific’s Construction Pipeline, Excluding China, Continues in a Topping Out Formation

According to a recent report from analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE), Asia Pacific's total construction pipeline, excluding China, remains near its high with 1,738 projects/367,886 rooms. Projects currently under construction stand at 943 projects/211,361 rooms and projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months are at 389 projects/77,390 rooms. These two stages reached their peaks over the last four quarters. There are 406 projects/79,135 rooms in the early planning sta...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Indonesia, China, India, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, Ihg, Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, DoubleTree, Seoul South Korea, Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels Group IHG


IHG Rewards Club Selfie Points are Posting

Two weeks ago IHG Rewards Club launched a promotion to give you free points for posting a selfie. The photo of yourself was supposed to be ‘at home’ or ‘at an IHG hotel’. Continue reading IHG Rewards Club Selfie Points are Posting...
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IHG Rewards Club Instagram / Twitter Promo: 5,000 IHG Points For Sharing

IHG Rewards Club is giving away 5,000 IHG points if you do the following: Tweet or Instagram a picture of yourself at home or at any IHG® property using the hashtags #HomeWithIHG #ad and #Rewardsoffer and including the handle @IHGRewardsClub. Visit IHGRewardsClub.com/ClaimMyPoints by December 31, 2018 and sign in with the social account you used for your post. They recommend to wait 15 minutes after your tweet before doing this. Register with your IHG® Rewards Club Number to claim your 5,000 po...
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