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IHG is running a promotion in conjunction with a number of its New York properties in which it’s discounting the price of an award night by 25%.
There’s nothing particularly complicated about the promotion:
- Book and stay through 30 April 2019
- Participating Hotels:
These may not be the most upscale hotels IHG has to offer in New York but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some good deals to be had here – New York can be an expensive place to stay.
A random weeknight in March sees the EVEN Times Square offering $193.03 + taxes as its cheapest rate while the same room can be booked for 40,000 points.
The full cost of the room comes out to over $250 for the night…
…which means that an award booking on this night would see a guest getting 0.63 cents of value out of each point used….which isn’t bad for a currency I value at just 0.4 cents/point and that is regularly on sale at 0.5 cents/point.
On a randomly selected April weekend nigh the cheapest IHG property in Manhattan is the EVEN Hotels Midtown East which can be booked for 35,000 points…..
…or $179.55 + taxes and fees:
$234.53 isn’t a terrible rate for a centrally located property on Manhattan but the 35,000 points that an award night would cost would still see a guest getting 0.67 cents of value out each IHG Rewards point used…and that’s not bad.
Note: I could have used the EVEN Hotels Brooklyn as an example of a great redemption for the same April night as it’s currently charging $306.80 + taxes for a night where 30,000 points will book the same room (well over 1.0 cent/point of value)…..but this wouldn’t have been a valid comparison – how may visitors to New York will be paying $306.80 + taxes to stay in Brooklyn when they can pay $193.03 and stay on Manhattan? 🙂
If you need to book a stay in New York between now and the end of April this promotion is well worth considering – the properties on offer aren’t InterContinentals or Kimptons but the deals can be pretty good nonetheless.