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A LoyaltyLobby reader dropped me an email about couple of Accor to IHG reflaggings that will both take place on July 1, 2017.

Sebel To IHG

Two Sebel branded hotels (this is Accor brand that is available only in Australia and New Zealand) will become IHG. One will switch to Crowne Plaza and the other IHG brand is still unclear (one of those “independent” hotels bookable on IHG platform). [click to continue…]

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IHG Rewards Club has launched an add on promo for their current Accelerate-offer (read more here) that is for double points for corporate travelers through August 31, 2017.

IHG Rewards Club Accelerate Corporate Double Points Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa Through August 31 2017

The double points promo is valid for stays in Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa. It is unclear what corporations qualify and what was the exact start date of this offer (just received the email). [click to continue…]

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IHG Rewards Club has on-going 25% off flexible rate promotion (the discount can occasionally be lower or higher) for airline staff that is valid for non-crew members too.

IHG Rewards Club Airline Staff Rate

The airline staff rate is valid at participating InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, Even and Hualuxe hotels. [click to continue…]

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Downtown Los Angeles has experienced a hotel boom in recent years. Marriot started with a Ritz Carlton and a JW Marriot at L.A. Live, and then added a Residence Inn and a Courtyard a few years ago. SPG completed major renovations to their Sheraton Grand property. IHG has an Indigo Hotel in the works, and on July 2 the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel will open its doors to the public.

The Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel is located in Wildshire Grand Tower, a 73-story building property of Korean Air.  Yesterday there was a ribbon cutting ceremony with Korean Air executives to inaugurate the building, and we could get a sneak peek of how the hotel looks!

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There has been quite a bit of chatter lately about IHG launching their version of Hilton’s highly successful Tru (400 or so hotel in the making) concept and we learned more this week about something called “Project Horizon”.

IHG Project Horizon

IHG plans to launch this midscale brand in late 2017 and the first hotels should be ready in early 2019. These should be basically stripped down versions of current Holiday Inn Express hotels and roughly $10 to $15 cheaper per night. [click to continue…]

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Scandic, Nordic chain that was in the 2000’s for few years part of Hilton, today made an announcement that they would purchase all the Restel’s hotels (Finnish hotel chain).

Hotel Indigo Helsinki

Restel currently has 43 hotels in Finland mainly under Cumulus brand, although they also have hotels under IHG flags such as Holiday Inn, Indigo and Crowne Plaza. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email about the use of the InterContinental Free Weekend Night-voucher that Ambassador members get with their yearly kit.

InterContinental Ambassador Booking Link

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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IHG Rewards Club has separate recognition program called Ambassador for stays at InterContinental hotels that one can sign up for (cost $200) and I recently wrote about it (read more here).

InterContinental Ambassador Free Weekend Night Certificate

One of the benefits of being an Ambassador is a Free Weekend Night voucher that can be used towards a two night weekend night stays where the second night will be be complimentary when this certificate is turned in. Member must book certain Ambassador Free Weekend Night-rate plan (read more here). [click to continue…]

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IHG Rewards Club launched back in April Book Direct-campaign for stays in Asia, Middle East & Africa (greater China excluded) between April 1 – December 31, 2017.

IHG Rewards Club Asia-Pacific Book Direct Campaign 2017

Members can earn 1,000 bonus points for merely registering for this offer and up to 39,000 bonus points after three stays during the offer period of which 10,000 points is a completion bonus. [click to continue…]