IHG Hotels in Australia and New Zealand have finally woken up what has been selling well in other parts of Asia and launched prepaid packages for stays at select hotels.
These packages that vary from hotel to hotel include complimentary breakfasts, room upgrades, and F&B credits. You can change dates per the T&Cs of each hotel so do pay attention. You pay most of them upfront.
You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.
Here are the available packages:
But many of them are sold on the third-party platform?
I guess that IHG’s platform is incapable of selling prepaid packages without reservation. IHG relays to a website called vouchercart for marketing purposes (and obviously paying them 10% to 15% commission).
This method of selling packages has worked well in other parts of Asia but means that these hotels pay a 10% to 15% commission to the company that handles the voucher sales.
The T&Cs state that these bookings qualify for points and stay credit under IHG’s rewards program.
Here are the terms and conditions of this sale:
Handpicked Holidays by IHG (the “Promotion”) is valid only for bookings made from 30 April 2021 to 30 June 2021 for stays at participating hotels until 30 September 2021 or sold out (both dates inclusive) (“Stay Dates”) using the “Handpicked Holidays by IHG” rate during the Booking Dates.
The Promotion offers a packaged land only price per package, for two adults and are subject to availability during the Stay Dates.
Booking must be made at least seven (7) days in advance.
Deposit – Fully pre-paid, non-refundable, date changes allowed at hotel level, subject to availability.
Guests can modify their reservation to a later date, subject to availability, without penalty at least 24 hours prior to arrival.
To modify your stay date, please contact the hotel directly.
The room types that are applicable for this Promotion offer are subject to availability. Not all room types may be available in some participating hotels.
The Promotion offer is valid in the Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific at participating InterContinental, voco, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels and resorts. See our websites for full details of participating hotels.
The Promotion offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer, discount or promotion.
At Holiday Inn, Kids 12 years and under stay for free sharing parent’s guest room in existing bedding and eat free from the all-day dining restaurant with an accompanying paying adult guest.
Bookings made through IHG Brand websites, IHG App, CRO or directly at hotel qualify for IHG Rewards Points. Standard IHG® Rewards program terms and conditions apply.
Visit ihgrewards.com for details. IHG reserves the right to remove a member’s points or cancel a member’s account if fraudulent use of the Promotion is detected.
Tax, service charge, credit card surcharges are not included. Any other In-room dining purchases, minibar purchases and private dining are excluded from this offer.
Credit card guarantee is required to make a booking.
The Promotion is not applicable to group bookings.
Unused components do not have a cash value and are non-refundable. Not applicable with other discounted rate promotions.
Rates are subject to availability. Blackout dates (days when the offers are not available) may apply in some participating hotels.
IHG reserves the right to withdraw, suspend or modify this Promotion or amend these terms and conditions without prior notice at any time with or without notice and without any liability. To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG reserves the right of final interpretation of this Promotion.
Final bill will be in hotel’s local currency.