InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) offers discounts (as do most travel providers) to Travel Agents and/or Consultants (sometimes called Travel Industry Professionals). These rates are most of the time deeply discounted but often not widely available with other lodging providers.
IHG Rewards Club made these rates eligible (unlike with all other hotel programs that I know) for stay credits and points four years ago.
The discount that is offered varies from hotel to hotel and maxes at 40% off. The lowest discount that I have seen is 9%. Not all the hotels have availability at this rate plan all the time.
Note that the ID requirements are strict. You should not book this rate unless you have the required credentials.
You must book the rate minimum of one day in advance. The cancellation and/or prepay requirements are set by hotels. You should always check them before making the booking.
Here are the rate displays for weekend night in Singapore:
The Travel Agent rate is not available for all room types.
Rate for the Deluxe Room:
The discount is 35% off of the Best Flexible Rate.
I have used this rate offer several times over the past few years and have always received the benefits of my Royal Ambassador or IHG Rewards Club Spire Elite status along with the points/stay credits. I have been carded few times but not always. You should not book it unless you have the required documentation to use it.
The travel agent rate that is offered by Marriott is lot lower but unfortunately not qualifying. I do like the fact that this IHG Agent Rate is under the terms and conditions of the IHG Rewards Club.
The rate plan has been difficult to book because the link on the IHG’s site has been broken for couple of years already after some website update. You can use the direct link that I have provided above.
Here are the short terms and conditions of this rate plan:
*Note: You must present a valid IATAN Card or Photo ID with a Letter of Authorization on agency letterhead that you are entitled to the discount upon check-in