InterContinental Hotels Group is having a Chinese New Year & 5 Day Flash sales for their Chinese properties. You can book them at up to 50% off. You can access Priority Club web page for this sale here.
There are two separate offers:
1. Limited-time offer of 50% off room rates: From now till 28 March 2013, book two days in advance with our special “Advanced Booking Rate” for a stay before 31 March for up to 50% off Best Flexible Rates at InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo® and Holiday Inn® hotels in China; and up to 25% off Best Flexible Rates at Holiday Inn Express® hotels in China.
2. Limited-time “5-day Sale” for stays during February: From 22-26 January 2013, book a minimum 2-night stay during February with the “Advanced Booking Rate” to enjoy up to 50% off room rates at all InterContinental Hotels Group hotels in China! Don’t miss this great offer. Be the first to enjoy this limited-time only sale!
There are few differences between these offers. In most cases, the first one doesn’t require prepayment or even guarantee using a credit card. It is also cancellation until 6PM on the day of arrival and is only valid for stays of two days or longer. The discount is only up to 25% at the Holiday Inn Express hotels. The discount at other brands is up to 50%. This offer is bookable until March 28 for stays until March 31, 2013.
There doesn’t appear to be minimum stay requirement on the 5 Day Sale-rate that is only valid for stays between February 1 and February 28, 2013. You need to book this offer by 23:59 GMT on February 26, 2013
In both cases the rate code is IDCAB.
The offer does discount the BAR (Best Available Rate) by 50%. There is an advance purchase rate with breakfast for 920 CNY available as well.
The advance booking offer is exactly at 50% off of the BAR. There are no other discounted rates available.
Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing
Again, the discounted rate is 50% off of the BAR. There is a advance purchase rate with breakfast for 500 CNY as well.
This appears to be a genuine offer for good discount at the Chinese hotels. I really like the fact that the rates are not prepaid and the cancellation is allowed without a fee until 6PM on the day of arrival.
Here are the terms and conditions of this sale:
The Advance Booking Rate is available for a minimum of two consecutive nights at participating InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn® and Holiday Inn Express® hotels in China.
Guests and members must book two full days (48 hours) prior to date of arrival.
The “5-day” sale discount only applies to bookings made between 00:00hrs 22 January to 23:59hrs 26 January 2013 (GMT+8) and valid for stays between 1 February and 28 February 2013 (black-out dates may apply to some hotels) at participating hotels in China.
Customers who successfully book with the Advance Booking Rate will enjoy a room rate discount with no pre-payment or credit card information required (might not apply to a few hotels). There will be no cancellation penalty before 18:00 on day of arrival.
The Advance Booking Rate applies to per room per night and qualifies for earning Priority Club® Rewards points or airline miles. Tax and service charges may apply. Room rates will be billed in local currency.
Reservations are subject to rate changes and room availability.
Rooms are not transferable.
From now on, Priority Club® Rewards members who book the Advance Booking Rate via any IHG official website or mobile WAP site priorityclub.com; cn.ihg.com; ihg.com; intercontinental.com; crowneplaza.com; hotelindigo.com; holidayinn.com; hiexpress.com and complete their stay will be entered in a weekly lucky draw. From 1 December 2012 to 31 March 2013, 3 winners will be drawn every 7 days (except the last draw, which will cover 9 days from 23 March – 31 March 2013). The first-prize winner will receive Eastern Miles points for redeeming a round-trip ticket from mainland China to any available destination in Greater China and Southeast Asia and 50,000 Priority Club Rewards points. The second-prize winner will receive 35,000 Priority Club Rewards points. The third-prize winner will receive 25,000 Priority Club Rewards points. There will be a total of 17 batches of lucky draws and 51 winners.
Winners will be informed by email and telephone within 14 working days (excluding public holidays and weekends) to verify their Priority Club® Rewards member account information. The winners of airline tickets should also provide their Eastern Miles member account to receive the reward. Priority Club Rewards points and Eastern Miles points will be posted within 30 working days upon verification of winners’ information.
Rewards are not transferrable.
Airline mileage redemption terms & conditions apply.
Other terms and conditions may apply and may change without notice. Subject to standard Priority Club® Rewards Membership and InterContinental® Hotels Group Terms and Conditions. InterContinental Hotels Group reserves all rights.
Beginning 1 January 2013, for purpose of determining Elite Status, Priority Club® Rewards points are classified as either Elite Qualifying Points or Non-Elite Qualifying Points. Only base points earned from Qualifying Rates paid for hotel stays and points collected from partner transactions are considered Elite Qualifying Points and counted towards membership elite status. A Qualifying Rate includes the following: non-discounted rate, standard corporate rate, worldwide sales negotiated rate, national/regional/local government rate and specified leisure rate as confirmed by the IHG HOLIDEX® Plus reservation system. All other points earning transactions, including promotional points, points vouchers, points purchase, points transfers and points deposits, will be considered Non-Elite Qualifying Points and will not be counted towards elite status.