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IHG Rewards Club has on-going partner promotion for 20% to 30% off Europe weekends with MasterCard that was recently extended until March 31, 2017.

IHG Rewards Club Europe 20 To 30 Percent Off Europe Weekend Until March 31 2016

You can get 30% off all IHG brands except InterContinentals where the discount is capped at 20%. The discount is off of the Best Available Rate and must be booked minimum of 21 days in advance. InterContinental rates are breakfast inclusive. [click to continue…]

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IHG Rewards Club has had great difficulties delivering Ambassador kits since launching the new Spire level last year.

IHG Ambassador

I requalified for Royal Ambassador status back in August last year and have been waiting for the Ambassador package ever since. I requested Ambassador service center to expedite one for me because I need the “free” weekend night certificate in two weeks and their reply is above. [click to continue…]

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Reader have reported IHG Rewards Club deducting the VAT twice for stays at many countries/hotels in Europe. I have covered this issue recently on two pieces (here and here).

UPDATE IHG Rewards Club Poland & Russia VAT Deducted Twice

You only find this out if you compare the qualifying revenue from your account to the folio that you received from the hotel that should show the NET amount (points are awarded based on this) plus possible Value Added Tax (VAT). [click to continue…]

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This week’s Whine Wednesday is about “fake” Royal Ambassador upgrades at InterContinental branded hotels.

Whine Wednesdays Fake Upgrades

I have now come across two InterContinental hotels that have a special room category that is used “exclusively” for Royal Ambassador upgrades and is not even sold publicly. Perhaps these are just fake categories to fulfill the loyalty program upgrade requirements? [click to continue…]

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IHG Rewards Club has today launched “Your Rate by IHG Rewards Club” for stays in North America. Europe should soon follow and rest of the regions (Middle East, Asia, China and Africa) later in the year.

IHG Rewards Club Your Rate By IHG Rewards

Seems that this rate in the cases that I checked and documented below is 2% to 4% off of the publicly available rates including sometimes Advance Purchase ones. [click to continue…]