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This Sunday, IHG Rewards – the loyalty program of Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza, etc. – is launching a 50% off award night sale at participating properties in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.
You must book between Sunday, April 20 – May 3, 2014 for stays May 1 – June 12, 2014. Here are the participating properties:
InterContinental® Presidente Ixtapa Resort, Mexico
InterContinental® Playa Bonita Resort & Spa, Panama
InterContinental® Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa, Mexico
Crowne Plaza® hotel Acapulco, Mexico
Holiday Inn Resort® Aruba
Holiday Inn Resort® Grand Cayman
Holiday Inn Resort® Acapulco, Mexico
Holiday Inn Resort® Los Cabos All Inclusive, Mexico
Holiday Inn Resort® Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Holiday Inn® hotel Cancun Arenas, Mexico
Holiday Inn Express® hotel Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Award nights will start at just 7,500 points, while those at the Intercontinentals will be just 15,000-25,000 points per night, and there’s plenty of award availability throughout May and June like at the one in Ixtapa on Mexico’s west coast:
And the Intercontinental Presidente Cozumel, with room rates nearing $300 per night, will be going for just 15,000 points per night – a value of 2 cents per point, which is pretty high for IHG Rewards redemption values.
You could really make a great deal out of this by booking some of those low airfares we reported on yesterday on American and US Airways from various US cities to the Caribbean for under $300, including Aruba and Grand Cayman where some of the IHG participating properties are, and getting a whole Caribbean spring vacation for a steal!
These awards are bound to go fast once the sale starts on Sunday, so I would make your plans now and check back first thing on Sunday morning to book your half-price award.
If you need to top up your IHG account, remember that it’s a 1:1 transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards if you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Ink Bold or Ink Plus, so that’s a quick and easy way to boost your balance. Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.