IHG Rewards Club has ongoing 25% off flexible rate promotion (the discount can occasionally be lower or higher) for airline partners that is valid for non-crew members too.
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.
You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.
Note that the terms state that you must have a valid airline ID and fill out a PDF that can be found from the linked page above(likely filling out this PDF form is not enforced).
This rate can be booked maximum of 30 days before arrival and for 7 nights at a time. Sometimes there is availability loaded by individual properties further out as well.
The terms and conditions also state that this rate is not eligible for IHG Rewards Club points and thus won’t be a qualifying one towards any promotions that they might have.
The main advantage of this rate plan is the flexibility. It is usually cancelable for up to 4PM the same day (always check the requirements of the individual hotels).
Here are the rate rules for the property in Singapore. It requires deposit that is refundable as long as the reservation is canceled up to 4PM on the day of arrival.
Here at the InterContinental Robertson Quay the discount is not that great compared to other discounted rates but the absolute lowest regardless.
This is a rate offer to keep in mind if you or your travel companion happen to work for an airline and you don’t care about earning IHG Rewards Club points or qualifying nights towards elite status.
Seems that IHG has now standardized the discount to be mostly 25%. Some IHG hotels were offering greater discounts in the past. There are often rates that offer greater discount and are eligible for points and stay night credits but are prepaid and offer no flexibility.
I guess that possible elite benefits are extended to bookings made using this offer (no mentions on the T&Cs).
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
The Airline Employee Rate Promotion is available to Airline Employees only for bookings made up to 30 days in advance of stay. (Special Offers may vary advance purchase)
A maximum of 7 nights is able to be booked under this rate
Airline employees must present employee I.D at check in to qualify
The Airline Employee Rate Promotion is available for room bookings only and not for packages or other components
A refundable deposit equivalent to a one night stay is required at time of booking
The Airline Employee Rate Promotion rates are subject to availability and may be changed without prior notice; do not qualify to earn IHG® Reward points; may not be booked by travel agents; and are not commissionable
Airline Employee Rate Promotion bookings will be subject to applicable taxes, fees, and other standard service charges
The Airline Employee Rate % discount may vary based on local laws hotel locations/occupancy and blackout dates
The Airline Employee Rate Promotion may be terminated at any time without prior notice
Maximum of 2 rooms per employee