All posts tagged: IHG

REVIEW: Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park, Deluxe Room

Being incredibly familiar with Bangkok and having stayed at over a dozen properties, I was looking to try out yet another one so I stumbled across Crown Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park, located in the Silom area. Crown Plaza Lumpini is located along the main street of King Rama IV Road, just around the corner from the more popular Silom Road and diagonally across Lumpini Park. Situated less than 100m away from the Silom MRT station and a little further away from the Sala Daeng BTS station, I actually kind of like where the hotel is – near enough to major transport options and yet away from the crazy streets that Silom can be in the evenings. The hotel is co-located with the Ramaland Building, with the office space taking up the lower floors. The hotel technically begins on the 25th floor, and that’s where the lobby and the breakfast restaurant is. Rooms take up floors 26 to 33, with the club rooms on the upper floors. The room For basic rooms, there are essentially only …

IHG launches Double Points Plus More promotion

IHG Rewards Club have launched the Double Points Plus More promotion, for stays between 16 September 2018 and 16 December 2018. All eligible members will earn double points on every stay (starting from the second) up to 15,000 bonus points during the promotion period. IHG Rewards Club members will remember the Accelerate promotion, where you have to complete a set of activities before earning bonus points. It seems like IHG has renamed the promotion to Double Points Plus More this time round, given the similar mechanism. Members are rewarded with bonus points for each activity completed, and upon completion of all activities, select members may also earn a last set of bonus points. The promotion is supposed to be customised for each member. In the Q2 Accelerate promotion, I earned a total of 30,000 points, but this time round I stand to earn up to 49,200 points. Register for your promotion now here.

REVIEW: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, Grand Premier Room with Club access

In a frantic attempt to complete the IHG Accelerate challenge by 31 July 2018, the end of the promotion period, I had to clock two nights at any InterContinental properties across Asia Pacific or the Middle East. Given that I’m not going to hop on a seven-hour flight to the Middle East for a stay, I began scouring this region. The cheapest InterContinental property in Asia Pacific turned out to be right next door: Kuala Lumpur. I booked myself into the entry level room for two nights at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur for a total of just under RM1,100 over two nights. The property has also offered a e-Upgrade option where you can opt for certain payable upgrades, which will be confirmed at check-in. For this stay, apart from offering a paid room upgrade opportunity, the hotel also offered Club InterContinental access for RM150++ per person per day. Since I was going to stay alone, this is much more worth it than paying RM230++ for an upgrade to a Club InterContinental Room. The Hotel InterContinental …

PROMO: IHG Singapore weekend rates up for grabs, includes breakfast and parking

IHG has rolled out a weekend staycation promotion across all its nine properties in Singapore featuring breakfast for two, late check-outs and complimentary parking. From now until 30 December 2018, you can book a Jump Start Weekend package at all IHG properties in Singapore at special rates of up to 35% off. Of course, weekend refers to check-in on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Plus, each property features an additional benefit, such as dining discounts, kids dine free, and other gifts. As a guide, here’s some of the promotion rates (as of 16 June 2018) for the entry level rooms for each hotel for 11-12 Aug (in time for National Day long weekend!): Hotel Room Type Rate InterContinental Hotels Singapore Deluxe Room King S$314.26 nett Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay Standard Room Queen S$209.51 nett InterContinental Hotels Singapore Robertson Quay Studio King S$260.12 nett Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre Premier Room King S$254.23 nett Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium Deluxe Room King S$291.90 nett Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong Deluxe Room King S$223.63 nett Holiday Inn …

REVIEW: InterContinental Robertson Quay, Club InterContinental Studio Room

Having had a fantastic experience with InterContinental Singapore several weeks ago, I decided to check out its newer sibling in town, InterContinental Robertson Quay. Opened in 2017, the property is one of the many hotels that sprouted up in the Robertson Quay area in recent years, including M Social, Warehouse Hotel and the recently refurbished Four Points by Sheraton (although technically not a new hotel). IHG together with owners RB Capital announced the hotel back in 2014. It was rather surprising for IHG to open up a second InterContinental brand in Singapore, given the rather small market. I booked the room through the IHG website. The rooms are fairly straightforward: the entry level room was the Classic Studio or Deluxe rooms, before moving on to the Club Rooms and finally, the Suites. All Club rooms and Suites also get access to the Club InterContinenal Lounge. A thing to note is that InterContinental Robertson Quay does not offer twin beds in their entry level Studio rooms. For twin beds, you will need to select the Deluxe …