IHG Rewards Club has had some issues sending out the Ambassador and Royal Ambassador packages since last year (still waiting for mine since August) and many are wondering how to book the Ambassador free weekend night rate that is one of the benefits.
InterContinental has made checking the free weekend night price quite difficult. You need to log into your Ambassador account and then follow few links. I, however, have a direct link below that you can use to check the Ambassador certificate price even if you haven’t purchase the status yet.
You can access InterContinental’s web page for Ambassador program here.
The link that InterContinental refers you to go to book the 2-4-1 rate is InterContinental.com/AMBweekend. You can, however, use this link and then just choose the “Ambassador Certificate” rate from the drop down menu. No logging in to your IHG Rewards Club/Ambassador account is required.
Here are the rate rules for InterContinental Park Lane when certificate is used:
When searching for the free weekend night rates, remember that they are only valid for Friday to Sunday nights in the west and Thursday to Saturday in the Middle East.
Note that, although the certificate should be only used for standard accommodations, there are many hotels that have loaded this rate plan for higher category rooms and suites as well.
The online booking system gives you the price for each of the nights separate, but the hotel will only charge for the first night.
You can book this rate even before your have purchased the Ambassador membership to lock in savings, but remember that it can take 2 to 8 weeks to get the membership package with the voucher that you absolutely need to turn in at the time of checking in.
The Ambassador free weekend night rates are based on best flexible rates and usually cancelable until day of arrival, although always check the rate rules.
If you tend to pay for suites at InterContinental hotels, you can have some significant savings by signing up for the Ambassador program and using the free weekend night voucher.
Here Are Price Displays For September 2016 Weekend Stays:
Intercontinental London Park Lane
Park Lane property has loaded the free weekend night voucher rates for up to their One Bedroom Suite.
The presidential suite is not that expensive in Mauritius. Could be worth splurging for it when using the certificate.
I have to stay that I have never seen so many different room categories as this Sydney property has loaded for this certificate. The King Harbor suite is the usual Royal Ambassador upgrade I have received at this property outside of the most popular weekend.
InterContinental New York Times Square
That Manhattan Suite is rather expensive one. Great savings if someone had been willing to pay that price for two nights.
If you book base level rooms, you really don’t get the second night free because the rate is based on the Best Flexible one. Many hotels are offering discounted rates over the weekend and you cannot apply the Ambassador free weekend night voucher towards them.
This is especially a good deal if you tend to book premium suites at any of these properties. You can easily save the $200 sign up fee most of the time in just one stay.
The certificate states that it is not available for suites, Many properties have this rate plan loaded for them as well.