Whine Wednesdays: Misbranded Hotels

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Have you ever been a hotel that doesn’t really fit the brand that it says on the outside? This week Whine Wednesdays revisits misbranded hotels.

Misbranded Hotels

When you choose a hotel brand it comes with certain promises and expected level of hardware and service. If I stay at a Holiday Inn Express hotel my expectations are much lower and thus it’s easier to meet compared to a stay at let’s say a Park Hyatt.

IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks April 25 – July 31, 2016 (BOOK NOW)

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IHG Rewards Club has just released the PointBreaks hotels for April 25 – July 31, 2016, period and they are already available for bookings.

IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks April 25 - July 31 2016

There are 140 hotels available for bookings at just 5,000 points per night. The list below is complete but the availability may disappear fast at most sought after hotels.

IHG Rewards Club China Up To 40% Off Weekend Rate + Other Benefits For Stays Until December 28, 2016

IHG Rewards Club has relaunched the membership weekend stay offer for stays in China + Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central.

IHG Rewards Club China Member Rate

Base members get 20% off, Gold ones 30%, Platinum and Spire members 40% off of the Best Flexibe Rate for the dates in question.

Reader Questions: No Rewards Night Availability At Holiday Inn Express Sedona – Oak Creek Ever?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader dropped me an email about award night issue at the Holiday Inn Express Sedona – Oak Creek. You book paid nights without issues but there are no awards available ever.

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Remember that you can always email me, sent a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week.

IHG Rewards Club Stay Posting Issue (Non-qualifying First)

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There are some issues with IHG Rewards Club right now that affects how stays are posted to member accounts.

IHG Rewards Club Stay Posting Issue

Usually the stays just post as qualifying and with the number of points based on the revenue. Right now, however, stays are first posting as non-qualifying.

READER COMMENT: IHG Rewards Club Systematically Deducts VAT Twice For Stays In Poland & Russia

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email about issues getting correct number of IHG Rewards Club points issued for stays in Poland and Russia. I covered similar issue with stays in the UK earlier (access here).

IHG Rewards Club Poland & Russia VAT Deducted Twice

Remember that you can always email me, sent a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week.

When New IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks Are Released?

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It is the time of the month/quarter when the last round of PointBreaks are about to expire and the new ones are launched.

IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks

I have already received several emails over the past couple of days with the same question. When will the new PointBreaks come out?

Booking Using InterContinental Ambassador Free Weekend Night Certificate

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IHG Rewards Club has had some issues sending out the Ambassador and Royal Ambassador packages since last year (still waiting for mine since August) and many are wondering how to book the Ambassador free weekend night rate that is one of the benefits.

IHG Rewards Club InterContinental Ambassador Free Weekend Night Certificate

InterContinental has made checking the free weekend night price quite difficult. You need to log into your Ambassador account and then follow few links. I, however, have a direct link below that you can use to check the Ambassador certificate price even if you haven’t purchase the status yet.

BOOK NOW: IHG Rewards Club 50% Off Mexico, Caribbean & Latin America Award Sale For Stays April 29 – June 12, 2016 (Book April 15 – May 2)

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IHG Rewards Club has brought back its popular 50% off award sale for participating hotels in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean that I wrote about yesterday (access here).

PREVIEW IHG Rewards Club Mexico Caribbean 50 Percent Off Reward Nights Sale April 29 - June 12 2016 U

The award discount is valid for stays April 29 – June 12, 2016, when booked between April 15 – May.

IHG Rewards Club Double Points For Incidentals Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa April 15 – December 31, 2016

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IHG Rewards Club has launched a double points promotion for any non-room spend at InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn hotels.

IHG Rewards Club Incidentals Double Points April 15 - December 31 2016 AMEA

The offer is valid for spend between April 15 – December 31, 2016, in Asia-Pacific (excluding Greater China), Middle East & Africa.

PREVIEW: IHG Rewards Club 50% Off Mexico, Caribbean & Latin America Award Sale For Stays April 29 – June 12, 2016 (Book April 15 – May 2)

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IHG Rewards Club is bringing back its popular 50% off award sale for participating hotels in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

PREVIEW IHG Rewards Club Mexico Caribbean 50 Percent Off Reward Nights Sale April 29 - June 12 2016 U

The award discount is valid for stays April 29 – June 12, 2016, when booked between April 15 – May.

IHG Rewards Club Share Forever Promotion For Bonus Points + Free Night Cert May 1 – September 5, 2016 (Post Your offers)

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IHG Rewards Club has now enabled the registration for the Share Forever promotions that I firs wrote about yesterday (read more here).

IHG Rewards Club Share Forever 2016 U

You can earn minimum of 65,000 bonus IHG Rewards Club points and a free night awards to share for stays between May 1 – September 5, 2016.

PREVIEW: IHG Rewards Club & Coca Cola Share Forever Returns For May 1 – September 5, 2016

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IHG Rewards Club & Coca Cola are bringing back their Share Forever summer promotion for the second time.

IHG Rewards Club Share Forever 2016

IHG Rewards Club members in the Americas can register for this promotion staring tomorrow and earn minimum 65,000 bonus points and a free night to share for stays between May 1 – September 5, 2016.

Top Hotel Promotions April 2016

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Here’s look at the top 5 most lucrative hotel promotions that you can take advantage this month.

Top Hotel Promotions April 2016

Remember that it really makes difference on the number of points that you earn and free nights IF you take advantage of these offers.

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