Two More Six Senses Integrated Into IHG Rewards + Ibiza Once Open

IHG Hotels acquired Six Sense for $300M back in February 2019 (read more here), and the first properties were integrated into IHG Rewards and Ambassador program starting on March 31, 2021 (read more).

IHG has today added more Six Senses to participating hotels; Six Senses Zil Pasyon in Seychelles and Six Senses Kaplankaya in Turkey. Six Sense Ibiza will become participating before its expected opening in July.

IHG Hotels Southeast Asia + Korea Wedding Offer May 1 – December 30, 2021

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Select IHG Hotels in Southeast Asia and Korea have launched an offer for a wedding actualized by June 30, 2022.

IHG Rewards members get 50,000 bonus points (first 50 reserved) and other benefits if they book between May 1 – December 30, 2021.

Hotel Banning Outside Food & Beverage: Case Holiday Inn Puerto Vallarta Marina & Golf

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When I had an overnight stay in Puerto Vallarta last week, I decided to stay (again) at the Holiday Inn Puerto Vallarta Marina & Golf-hotel that is within walking distance from the airport (carry-on only).

I don’t often pay much attention to the notices placed around the hotels, but I was surprised to see the one below due to the type of rooms and suites the hotel has.

IHG Hotels Middle East, India, Africa & Maldives 46% Off Flash Sale For Stays Through September 30, 2021

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IHG Hotels in the Middle East, India, Africa, and the Maldives have launched a Flash Sale for stays through September 30, 2021.

IHG Rewards members are guaranteed a 46% discount, while non-member one is capped at 40%. You must book by May 1.

IHG Rewards Spire Elite Extension By Buying Or Renewing InterContinental Ambassador

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IHG Rewards launched a much-awaited top-tier Spire Elite status back in 2015 (read more here) with a promise of new benefits that would soon be introduced but which never materialized (still waiting six years later) outside of the Greater China (read more here).

It seems to have come as a surprise to many when I mentioned on the recent InterContinental Ambassador renewal piece that buying or renewing the paid membership also renews your Spire Elite status. I thought that this was widely known.

IHG Reflags Three Iwate Hotels In Appi Kogen Under InterContinental, Crowne Plaza & Holiday Inn Brands In December 2021

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IHG Hotels with ANA have made a deal to convert three existing Appi Kougen area hotels from Iwate under three brands.

Appi Kogen will soon have ANA Crowne Plaza, ANA Holiday Inn Resort, and ANA InterContinental resort hotels.

IHG Hotels Vietnam Getaway Minimum 40% Off Through July 31, 2021 (Book By May 3)

IHG Hotels in Vietnam have launched an excellent Getaway sale for stays through July 31, 2021.

IHG Rewards members save a minimum of 40%, while non-member discount is capped at 30%. You must book by May 3.

IHG Reflags Crowne Plaza Barcelona As InterContinental

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IHG is opening a “new” InterContinental hotel in Barcelona in late summer 2021 that was not so good Crowne Plaza previously.

The hotel must have gone through renovations to reflag from a Crowne Plaza to an InterContinental. However, this has happened before (thinking of Mendoza, where Crowne Plaza suddenly turned to an InterContinental without any work done).

IHG InterContinental Ambassador Sign Up & Renew Promotion Until July 31, 2021

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IHG Rewards launched a promotion last year to get members to sign up or renew their Ambassador membership that was extended once but ended on January 31, 2021. IHG has decided to bring the offer back through July 31, 2021.

InterContinental Ambassador members whose membership is expiring on September 30, 2021 or earlier can renew under this offer (existing members when they are within their renewal window).

IHG’s Digital Check-In With Manual Process

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IHG is very late to digital check-in that has now rolled to more than 3,000 hotels in the United States and Canada.

IHG’s Digital check-in only means that you “check-in” using the app and then stop by the front desk to pick up the keys (and the property likely wants to see your ID, sign a registration form, and swipe your credit card).

ANA InterContinental Tokyo Doesn’t Like Our Story From 2017 & Wants It Deleted

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The ANA InterContinental Tokyo doesn’t like that information about a theft that our reader experienced at their hotel back in 2017 is out on the open web for everybody to read.

The area director for IHG ANA Hotels has emailed me at least twice and requested that we take the post down.  I have not replied to her emails.

IHG Hotels Kimpton 20% To 30% Off Through September 7, 2021 (Book By April 19)

IHG’s Kimpton Hotels have launched their latest sale that is valid for stays through September 7, 2021.

IHG Rewards members save 30% on midweek (Monday – Thursday) stays and 20% of weekend ones (Friday to Sunday) if booked by April 19.

Has IHG Rewards Tinkered With Dynamic Award Pricing Again?

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We reported on April 2n based on evidence that IHG Rewards devalued its dynamic award pricing introduced in 2019 by 30% (read more here) based on searches executed.

It seems, however, that IHG may have made further changes last week, perhaps based on the outrage by IHG Rewards members.

IHG Rewards Venetian Las Vegas Award Starting At 35,000 Points Through June 30, 2021

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IHG has been busy this weekend sending out emails trying to get members to burn their points at the InterContinental Alliance Resort in Las Vegas – Venetian when their cash rates are low.

IHG Rewards Club members can redeem free nights starting at 35,000 points plus a $45 additional resort fee per night through June 30, 2021.

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