IHG Hotels, in partnership with Dayuse, have launched a “Work From Hotel” for day rooms at participating hotels in Europe and the UK.
The catch is that these are considered 3rd party bookings, even when promoted on IHG’s website, and thus not eligible for points, elite benefits, or night credit, like most similar rates with competitors do.
You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.
The terms state:
“Work From a Hotel” is not available for group bookings, cannot be used in conjunction with any other rate or promotion, and is not eligible for IHG Rewards points.
I was also in touch with the IHG spokesperson:
In the US you can book a Day Use room directly through IHG and the rate is qualifying (meaning members earn points). Outside the US the functionality is a bit different, so a third party is used. In those cases the rates are not qualifying.
Here are the participating hotels in the Netherlands:
I have booked Day Use-rooms a few times when I have had a long transit at Heathrow (6+ hours), and I cannot spend that amount of time being productive in a lounge.
Hilton has made booking these rates super easy (read more here). You use the same dates for both check-in and check-out, and the Day Use-rates are then displayed.
Not sure why IHG is not able to do something similar for hotels outside of the US?
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Work from a hotel bookings at participating IHG hotels in the UK and Europe can be made at dayuse.com. You will be redirected to dayuse.com to complete your booking.
The room rate includes the use of a hotel room with desk during the day between 08:00 and 18:00 (depending on the time slot selected by you) and includes Wi-Fi, tea and coffee if consumed in the room. In addition, other benefits may be included in the package offered by the participating hotel. These are confirmed directly with the hotel.
You can choose from up to three time slots: all day (8 am-6pm), morning (8 am-12am) or afternoon (12 am-6pm). Time slots and rates are subject to availability and may only be available for a limited number of hotel rooms (and room types) per hotel.
‘Work from a hotel’ bookings cannot be converted to overnight stays. Upon arrival or departure outside the period booked with the hotel, costs or an overnight rate may be charged by the hotel.
No online payment or deposit is required at dayuse.com. Payment of the booking price is due at check-in in the local currency of the hotel. The booking price displayed on dayuse.com includes taxes and fees unless otherwise stated. A booking fee may also apply. Booking charges must be paid at the same time as the room rate upon check-in at the hotel. Any other service charges and surcharges incurred at the hotel are to be paid directly to the hotel.
‘Work from a hotel’ bookings can be canceled at dayuse.com.
“Work From a Hotel” is not available for group bookings, cannot be used in conjunction with any other rate or promotion, and is not eligible for IHG Rewards points. “Work from a hotel” may be canceled, suspended and / or changed at any time with or without notice.