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Although I have spent more than 300+ nights per year at hotels for the last 14 years, this is only the second time that I have been hit with bed bugs (that I am aware of). Previous incident happened at another InterContinental hotel in Hanoi (read more here).

Bed Bugs Paradise Case InterContinental Park Lane In London

I flew in for a meeting and stayed at the InterContinental Park Lane hotel in London on Monday night. Slept very well for nine hours. Unfortunately, after showering in the morning, I realized that there were more than 10 bite marks in my upper body. [click to continue…]

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When I was looking hotel options for a stay in Amsterdam this month, there was a note that Kimpton DeWitt Amsterdam would be open for reservations this spring, although the first date available for bookings is June 1, 2017.

IHG Rewards Club Kimpton DeWitt

InterContinental Hotels Group acquired Kimpton back in 2014 (read more here) and there still is no program integration, although message that was sent to Kimpton Karma program members back in 2015 (read more here) indicated that it would take place in 2017. Kimpton also lost most of its San Francisco properties in 2015 (read more here). [click to continue…]

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IHG Rewards Club has launched a new promotion to drive more Points & Money bookings by giving 5% to 15% discount on the cash portion for bookings made by March 31 and consumed by April 30, 2017.

IHG Rewards Club Points + Cash

This is basically a good way to purchase IHG Rewards Club points at a discount. The price at the Spire level is just a bit more than half of a cent. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me his requalification email for Royal Ambassador status that IHG Rewards Club has just sent out (still waiting for mine).

IHG Rewards Club InterContinental Royal Ambassador Invitation

The Ambassador program moved the Royal Ambassador qualification period and status validity to calendar year starting in 2017 and has now informed on this email about a significant qualification change for the 2018 membership year. [click to continue…]