Hotels may be seeing record occupancy rates but, with the current pace of expansion, there are still a lot of rooms that need to be filled so hotel sales are as plentiful as ever. Today it's IHG's turn to launch a sale and this one covers most of the hotelier's worldwide portfolio.
IHG has just unveiled the latest brand it is introducing into its portfolio at a conference in Las Vegas and, with it, the hotelier says it's looking to target an estimated $18bn industry segment focusing on all-suite properties in the upper-midscale sector of the market.
Ebates (Rakuten) is celebrating 'twenty years of savvy shopping' with a huge promotion in which it's currently offering 15% cash back at over 400 of its partners. Within that list of partners sits IHG so, if you're looking to book a stay at brands like InterContinental, Crowne Plaza or Holiday Inn (amongst others) today may be a good day to do just that.
A few weeks ago I noticed that the Andaz West Hollywood has started charging a 'Destination Fee' of $23.10 to all guests other that Hyatt's top-tier elites and now, not to be outdone by an upstart in West Hollywood, the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown has added a 'Facility Fee' of its own.
Kimpton, the original boutique brand of IHG, has launched a 'Spring Vacation' sale across a good range of its properties and, contrary to what we've seen from Kimpton recently, at least some of its properties outside of the US are participating in this sale.
This is one of those deals that appears for 24 hours, disappears, and then reappears again a few days or weeks later. To ensure that I can get the information out in a timely manner I’m going to write a standard blog post (this one) to cover all the information you’ll need and then republish it every time the promotion reappears – if you think you’ve seen some of the information below before you’re not imagining things.
12 Kimpton properties in the Mid-Atlantic region are running a sale through 20 March (tomorrow) in which they're offering discounts of up to 30% off. I've only just been told about this sale so it has been running for a few days but, as far as I can see, the discounted rates are still widely available.
The Kimpton last minute deals page is only something I've been aware of for the past few months but it has rapidly become a page I check quite regularly to see what sort of deals are on offer.Right now we're not in peak/busy season for most areas where Kimpton has properties (even LA is 'cold' right now) so hotel occupancy rates aren't particularly high and that seems to be having a good effect on Kimpton's last minute deals.
Ebates has been getting quite a bit of attention recently with its partnership with Amex's Membership Rewards and with its recent good discount on Marriott bookings. Now it's back with a very good cashback offer for bookings at various IHG brands (InterContinental, Crowne Plaza etc..).
IHG has launched a promotion which may be of interest to anyone looking to book stays of 3 nights or longer at select InterContinental properties in Africa, Australia, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.