French Polynesia Hotel Reopening Dates (Accor, Hilton, IHG & Marriott)

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French Polynesia is reopening for international arrivals from July 15, 2020, although there is very little connectivity to the islands at first beyond Air Tahiti Nui’s Papeete – Los Angeles – Paris-service.

Hotels, however, have firmed up their opening dates, and I just went through when Accor, Hilton, IHG, and Marriott affiliated hotels are scheduled to be welcoming guests.

UPDATE: IHG Rewards Club Credit Card Anniversary Free Night Exclusion (Issue Resolved)

IHG Rewards Club introduced variable award pricing back in April for hotels in Greater China (read more here) and last month in other markets (read more here).

This led to a situation where members with free night certificates from affiliated credit cards were not able to use them at hotels that cost 40,000 points or less that we covered yesterday.

IHG Rewards Club Credit Card Anniversary Free Night Exclusion

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IHG Rewards Club introduced variable award pricing back in April for hotels in Greater China (read more here) and last month in other markets (read more here).

This has lead to a situation where members with free night certificates from affiliated credit cards are not able to use them at hotels that cost 40,000 points or less.

The Winner Of The 100,000 IHG Rewards Club Points Giveaway Is?

We have randomly chosen the winner of the 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points giveaway that ended on Friday.

The person whose name is displayed below will receive an email from us today with instructions on how to redeem the prize.

LAST CALL: 100,000 IHG Rewards Club Points Giveaway! Enter By 11:59 PM EDT On Friday (June 5, 2020)

To celebrate IHG Rewards Club buy points sale (read more here), and deals that you can, for now, get through Dynamic Awards (read more here), we launched on Monday a giveaway for 100,000 points that is about to end!

The giveaway is ending tomorrow, and you must enter by 11:59 PM EDT (June 5, 2020). We will announce the winner on Sunday (June 7).

Ambasciatori Palace Hotel Reflagged As InterContinental Rome In 2022

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IHG today announced that it had reached an agreement to convert an existing hotel in Rome to an InterContinental.

Ambasciatori Palace Hotel will go through renovations and will reopen as an InterContinental in 2022. It is unclear if the hotel is closed for the duration of the work being done.

IHG Covid-19 Policies & IHG Rewards Club Rate And Promotions June 2020

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Here’s a comprehensive look at IHG’s coronavirus policies and IHG Rewards Club promotional opportunities for June 2020.

Remember to forward us promotional offers by email that you receive from both hotels and airlines. You can send questions and comments as well.

IHG Hotels Australia & New Zealand “There’s More to See” Sale Through December 30, 2020

IHG has launched a There’s More to See-sale for stays in Australia and New Zealand through December 30, 2020.

Members can get the third night free, OR breakfast and parking included. You must book both offers by July 31.

100,000 IHG Rewards Club Points Giveaway! Enter By 11:59 PM EDT On Friday (June 5, 2020)

To celebrate IHG Rewards Club buy points sale (read more here), and deals that you can, for now, get through Dynamic Awards (read more here), we decided to launch a giveaway for 100,000 points!

The giveaway is now open, and you must enter by 11:59 PM EDT on Friday (June 5, 2020). We will announce the winner on Sunday (June 7).

IHG Hotels United Arab Emirates Breakfast & Dinner Staycation Deal Through December 30, 2020

IHG Hotels has launched a new rate plan for stays in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) through December 30, 2020.

The staycation rate includes both breakfast and dinner, and are eligible for early check-in and late check out based on availability. You must book by August 31.

IHG Suspends Ambassador ‘Benefits Guarantee’ May 30 – June 30, 2020

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IHG introduced Ambassador “Benefits Guarantee” in early 2019 (read more here) that allows cheap InterContinentals to deposit a small number of points instead of providing supposedly FIRM benefits.

Now, IHG has decided to suspend this guarantee for a month from May 30 until June 30, 2020. Not sure why now and not earlier?

IHG Rewards Club Expands Variable Award Pricing

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IHG announced back in 2019 that they would test variable (dynamic) award pricing in some markets (read more here), and this was implemented in Greater China earlier this year (read more here).

Now, IHG Rewards Club has expanded this outside of Greater China, including Vietnam and some US states.

InterContinental Moorea (French Polynesia) Closes For Good

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Pacific Beachcomber, a French Polynesia based hotel group, has made a decision not to reopen one of their InterContinentals in the country.

InterContinental Moorea has closed its doors for good. Still, InterContinental hotels in Tahiti and Bora Bora (Thalasso & Lea Moana) will open once allowed by the government, as is the case with four other hotels operated by the same group.

InterContinental Ambassador Additional Extension May 28, 2020

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IHG Rewards Club announced back in early April (read more here) about an extension to its Ambassadors who saw their paid membership along with vouchers extended by three months.

InterContinental Ambassador

Now, IHG has decided to extend the paid membership and vouchers by an additional three months to a total of six. These both are valid for members who signed up or renewed before March 15.

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