InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has a Friends & Family discount stay program that is valid at participating properties.
The discount offered and eligible dates can vary property by property.
You can access IHG F&F website here. There is also a link to a voucher that you should print and fill out, as it maybe required by the property.
Note that, although this is a “Friends & Family” program, it is widely used and sometimes even encouraged by the IHG executives.
Here are some reasons for NOT booking using this rate:
1. Doesn’t qualify for stay credit
2. The stay won’t earn points
3. Doesn’t qualify for any promotions such as Big Win
4. Depending of the hotel could be non-cancellable, non-changeable, and non-refundable
5. Elite benefits offered (or not) are property dependent.
6. The rate is not always very good
Due to the issues above, I would ONLY use this rate if the saving is really significant. You should always check all the other available discount rates as well.
Here’s rate display for InterContinental Berlin:
The Friends & Family rate yields a 15% discount off of the BAR for the date March date in question.
I have never used this rate program, as I prefer earning stay/night credits and points for my stays. If the discount is good enough, however, I could consider foregoing the points for straight cash savings.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
The Friends and Family Rate is available to Participants only. The Friends and Family Rate is available for room bookings only and not for packages or other components. Reservations must be booked on the Friends and Family Rate reservation website and must be made in advance of travel and are non-refundable, as determined by each hotel. The Friends and Family rates are subject to availability and may be changed without prior notice; do not qualify to earn IHG® Rewards Club points; may not be booked by travel agents; and are not commissionable. All room reservations are subject to each hotel’s standard room reservation and cancellation policies and procedures. All Friends and Family Rate bookings will be subject to applicable taxes, fees, and other standard service charges. The Friends and Family Rate for each hotel will be determined independently by each hotel and will vary with hotel locations/occupancy and blackout dates. The Friends and Family Rate may be terminated at any time without prior notice.