This week our Fabulous Friday is about a current promotion that IHG Rewards Club is running in Southeast Asia and South Korea, offering IHG points and up to 20% discount at participating hotels.
IHG has sent out an email about the promotion this week and I decided to put it to the test last night, visiting one of my favorite outlets in Bangkok – the Bar Yard rooftop bar at the Kimpton.
Under this new promotion which is copying the mechanism of Hyatt and Marriott, IHG Rewards members can earn 250 points per US$25 worth of F&B spending and receive discounts between 15-20% depending on the property/outlet (on food only).
You can find further details about this promotion here on IHG’s website.
There’s more to a meal than just food. Dine with us or order a self pick-up from our participating restaurants and bars across Southeast Asia and South Korea, and save up to 20% off your bill. Plus, earn 250 IHG® Rewards points for every USD $25 spent*. Turn any meal into an occasion to remember, with our IHG® Rewards Dining Privileges.
Dine, save and earn until 30 December 2022 when you present your membership card or virtual card on the IHG® App.
To view the full list of participating restaurants and bars, click here.
The list doesn’t contain every single IHG hotel but there are many included that are worthwhile to visit.
I really like the Kimpton Hotel in Bangkok and it’s nearby my home so quite easy to visit and try this campaign, especially to see if the points post as promised.
We went and had a decent amount of food and a few drinks, then when it came to the bill the staff was well aware of the promotion which surprised me in a positive way.
The discount is absolutely minimal. For the Kimpton, the discount is 15% and it’s applied to food only. Alcoholic beverages are not considered for discount unlike with Marriott Bonvoy.
The discount is irrespective of the status level with IHG. You’ll get the same amount of points and discount no matter if you’re a basic member or a Spire Elite.
After settling the bill I promptly received an email from IHG:
This is extremely fast and efficient. To be honest I didn’t expect it to go this smooth but let’s give credit where it’s due – this was a good experience and a great dinner before I’m off to Korea tomorrow.
I can remember when the only program that offered points for walk-in (non-staying) guests was Starwood Preferred Guest and they used manual forms to credit the points through an internal department of the hotel. It often took weeks, sometimes months for these points to show up. IF they ever showed up.
Since most of these transactions are now digitalized it’s just a consequence that credits show up instantly.
IHG has opened a new campaign where members who walk into participating hotels in South East Asia and South Korea can earn points and receive a discount on dining. The promotion will last until December 30, 2022 and you have to check the list which hotels are participating for this campaign (not all do).
I put it to the test and visited an IHG Hotel last night, having dinner at the Kimpton Bangkok, and it worked perfectly. I would make sure to have the link to the promotion ready to show the staff when you visit the outlet. In my case, they knew all about the campaign which isn’t a given based on my experience.
These are the complete Terms & Conditions:
The IHG® Rewards Dining Privileges discount is applicable at participating restaurants and bars at IHG® hotels and is available from 01 January – 30 December 2022 to all IHG® Rewards members dining at IHG® hotels located in Southeast Asia and South Korea with or without a stay at the participating hotel. For details of the participating IHG® hotels where this discount is available, see list here or enquire with the hotels directly. Third-party operated restaurants and bars within hotel vicinity are excluded from the promotion, see list here or enquire with the hotels directly. Participating restaurants or bars are subject to change with or without notice.
IHG® Rewards Members, Gold Elite Members, Platinum Elite Members, Spire Elite Members & InterContinental Ambassadors receive a dining discount of up to 20% on eligible food, beverages and dining consumed at participating restaurants and bars. If there are higher publicly available discounts available at the participating restaurants and bars, the member will be eligible to receive the higher discount.
The discount is applicable on dine-in and self pick-up. Only one membership may be used per meal per bill.
For self pick-up, member must show their IHG ® Rewards member card or virtual card on the IHG® app.
For dine-in, the discount is applicable for a maximum of 8 people (including the IHG® Rewards Member) dining per member per meal per bill. This discount is only available for IHG® Rewards members. Member needs to be present for the entirety of the meal and must pay for the bill in person. The member must verify their membership with presentation of a valid Rewards membership app, card or virtual card. Discount must be processed at the time of paying bill and cannot be applied retrospectively or through other outlets or areas of the hotel.
Dining Privileges discounts are subject to advance reservations and availability. Dining discounts are available at all meal periods in all participating outlets unless otherwise specified. Black out dates and exclusion periods may apply and vary for each participating restaurant and bar and may include but not be limited to festive occasions and public holidays – enquire at the participating hotel prior to making a reservation.
Discount excludes alcoholic beverages, meals included within a room rate, seasonal menus, in-room dining, banquets, groups and events bookings, banquet, in-room minibar or any private dining rooms unless otherwise stipulated. Discount is not available on cigarettes, flowers, gift and other non-food and beverage items.
To be eligible for the discount, a minimum spend might apply at certain restaurants and bars which will be notified to you by participating restaurants and bars.
Taxes, gratuities and service charges are not included in the discount unless otherwise specified.
Value of the discount must be verified by the member at the time of paying the bill and will not be amended once payment has been made.
Dining Privileges discounts are not applicable in conjunction with any other discounts, offers, promotions, membership program benefits and voucher usage unless otherwise specified.
For IHG® Rewards members who are staying in the hotel or resort, food and beverage consumption during the stay must be charged under the room folio of member’s room in order for IHG® Rewards points to be earned. Points will be applied to the dining spend after the applicable discount has been applied and before taxes and service charge are applied where applicable.
The Dining Privileges discount can be used both for member’s stay or non-stay dining, cannot be used in conjunction with member welcome amenities, food & beverage credit or any other food & beverage promotions or programs.
Discount has no cash value and cannot be sold, exchanged or refunded for any monetary value or return.
IHG® Rewards Dining Privileges Points
IHG® Rewards members will earn 250 bonus points per minimum spend of USD $25. The points allocation is fixed and is not variable according to membership tier.
The spend is calculated in local currency and an amount equivalent to USD $25. Local currency conversion rate may vary from time to time and is at IHG®’s sole and absolute discretion without prior notice.
Points will be calculated only on spend after other discounts have been applied, and will be calculated only on spend before tax.
To qualify, members should produce their IHG® Rewards or IHG® Rewards app. Points can only be earned by one member per bill.
This spend does not include tobacco or shisha purchases.
IHG® and participating hotels, restaurants and bars reserve the right to discontinue or change the above promotions at any time. Participating restaurants or bars are subject to change with or without notice.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG® and participating hotels reserve the right of interpretation of these promotions. IHG reserves the rights to amend these Terms and Conditions without prior notice. All information is correct at the time of publication. In the event of any dispute arising from this promotion, the decision of IHG shall be final.