A week and a half ago IHG was pricing many of its best hotels around the world for about half the usual points. This didn’t last. I told everyone to book quickly, and many did.
Some people were worried that IHG would cancel the reservations, claiming they were a mistake, but this did not happen. IHG has been silent on what happened.
However this strange pricing is back and in some cases even better than before. (HT: Loyalty Lobby) If last time is any guide this won’t last long.
You’ll find Holiday Inns in big cities for less than 20,000 points, and you’ll find amazing deals on IHG’s best hotels too – across the world from New York to London and Paris and more.
Depending on your dates you may find pricing even substantially lower than this. For instance Loyalty Lobby reports on Intercontinentals as low as 26,250 points.
Since this is happening a second time in a month I’m going to take this as intentional, especially since these deals were honored last time. The head of the program promised regular award sales. Moreover since they devalued points last year discounting redemptions shouldn’t be that hard for them to do.
Regardless do your IHG award searches now.