IHG Hotels, like many others, offer Friends & Family rates that are separate from employee ones for associates’ friends and family members, but it appears that theirs is open for everyone.
The rate plan is qualifying for points, but the T&Cs state that it is not eligible for bonus points from promotions.
You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.
READ MORE: IHG Rewards Rate & Bonus Points Offers
The only eligibility requirement appears to be that you are an IHG Rewards member. The maximum stay length is 7 nights and up to 5 rooms.
Rate searches I executed:
InterContinental Paris Le Grand
Indigo London Leicester Square
Crowne Plaza Dubai Deira
Kimpton Every Los Angeles
Holiday Inn New York Times Square
I am surprised that there are no forms to fill or more specified URLs to use for bookings, and the T&Cs are clear that you merely need to be an IHG Rewards member to qualify.
The rate appears to make the most sense when the discount is 30%, and there are no other discounted rates available that is likely the case close to the stay date.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
The Friends & Family Rate is available to friends and family of all full-time and part-time employees of all IHG companies, IHG hotel owners or managers, and IHG franchisees, who are 18 years of age or older and are over the age of majority of their residence (“Participants”) only. The Friends & Family Rate is available at participating IHG hotels for room bookings only and not for packages or other components, but is eligible to earn IHG® Rewards Club points. Reservations must be booked through a Participant’s URL on the Friends & Family Promotion reservation website.The Friends & Family rate is subject to availability and may be changed without prior notice; and is not a qualifying rate for any IHG® Rewards Club promotions; 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. Maximum of seven (7) nights and five (5) rooms per stay. Rate requires a first night deposit that is refundable if cancelled in accordance with the hotel’s cancel policy. All Friends & Family Rate bookings will be subject to applicable taxes, fees, and other standard service charges. The Friends & Family Rate for each hotel will be determined independently by each hotel and will vary with hotel locations/occupancy and blackout dates. The Friends & Family Rate Program may be terminated at any time without prior notice.