The past few weeks haven't brought good news for members of the InterContinental Ambassador program. Back in November, IHG confirmed that Ambassador benefits soon won't be offered at Regent Hotels & Resorts and that the programs free weekend night certificate will no longer be useable at Kimpton properties, and now we're told that a major InterContinental property in Europe is being reflagged.
Earlier, I wrote about IHG beginning to unveil its deals for Black Friday/Cyber Monday, but although Kimpton is part of IHG, it looks like it has its own versions of these sales running that are slightly different.
Today has seen IHG launch its 2022 "Cyber Sale" which will run through Friday next week (2 December) and which will see more offers added as the sale period progresses.
IHG is the latest of the big hotel groups to decide that it needs to increase its foothold in the all-inclusive market so in a move that will see up to 70 new properties coming under the IHG umbrella, it has announced a strategic partnership with Iberostar Hotels & Resorts.
IHG is currently running a flash sale in honor of Singles Day in which it's offering up to 45% off the best flexible rates at properties in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. The sale started yesterday and runs to 23:59 tomorrow at local hotel time.
With IHG's end-of-year promotion still offering bonus points and with a flash sale offering up to 45% off select bookings in Asia currently in progress, Rakuten has stepped up to help make an IHG booking look even more tempting by offering 11% cash back or 11 Amex Membership Rewards Points per dollar on most (but not all) IHG bookings made today. Yes, today only.
IHG announced the launch of the 'upscale' voco brand back in 2018 and we're told that to date, the brand has expanded at a faster pace than any other brand in the IHG stable. In 2023, that expansion is set to continue with the opening of the voco Paris Porte de Clichy.
Kimpton has unveiled a flash sale (which it's calling its "Annual Sale") in which it's offering IHG One Rewards members up to 40% off the Best Flexible Rate at a wide variety of properties around the world and there are some great deals on offer.
IHG has announced the opening of its latest property in Spain with the Kimpton Aysla Mallorca now accepting guests. We're told that the property "emulates a sanctuary of luxury and wellness" and that it has "a strong and exclusive commitment to active leisure and local contemporary art" (no, I don't know how a hotel can have an "exclusive commitment to active leisure either).
IHG has launched a new sale for participating properties in Europe and the UK and alongside an offer of up to 25% off standard rooms, the hotelier is also offering up to 20% off premium room bookings which come with breakfast and, if available, a late check-out.