IHG Rewards Hotels in Europe as Low as €25!

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If you have plans to head to Europe between December 16 – January 26 and are okay with non-refundable hotel reservations, you can potentially score a great deal at a IHG Rewards hotel if you act quickly.  They are offering what they call “Christmas” prices at participating hotels, up to a max of 25,000 rooms for great prices listed below.  You can book for about another 33 hours as of the writing of this post, so the deal looks like it is live until November 26th at 4PM Eastern if my quick math is correct.

However, the deals appear to be disappearing quite quickly, and in fact some are likely already gone.  However, a very quick search on my part just turned up a Crowne Plaza in Zurich (an insanely expensive city) for 55.00 CHF which is about $63 USD.  That is a tremendous price for that hotel, so have fun searching!

IHG Rewards Club

Christmas offer prices at all participating hotels:

  • Holiday Inn Express® £25 per room or €25 in Europe
  • Holiday Inn® £35 per room or €35 in Europe
  • Crowne Plaza® £45 per room or €45 in Europe
  • Hotel Indigo® £65 per room or €65 in Europe
  • InterContinental® Hotels and Resorts £125 per room or €125 in Europe

Book online or call 0871 221 3953, enroll and book by quoting “CHRISTMAS”

The terms indicate these hotels do not earn points, so book because you want the good deal, but because you want the points.

Official terms:

The 25,000 room Christmas sale room-rate promotion (“Offer”) is available at participating (please see full participation list) Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and InterContinental Hotels and Resorts hotels in Europe for standard room-only bookings for stays between 16 December 2013 to 26 January 2014. Blackout dates (days when Offer is not available) may apply in some hotels. Offer may only be booked during a 48 hour period from 25 – 26 November 2013. The prices quoted above are for standard rooms as follows: Holiday Inn Express £25 per room including free Breakfast (€25 in non-UK Europe); Holiday Inn £35 per room (€35 in non-UK Europe); Crowne Plaza £45 (€45 in non-UK Europe); Hotel Indigo £65 (€65 in non-UK Europe); InterContinental Hotels and Resorts from £125 (€125 in non-UK Europe).

Quoted prices per room per night are based on two adults sharing a standard twin/double room. Bookings for individuals will be charged at the same rate. Up to two children under the age of 13 may stay in the room at no extra cost when sharing with up to two adults if suitable accommodation is available, at the sole discretion of the hotel if notified at time of booking. Full payment is required at time of booking and is non-refundable except where prohibited by local laws. The Offer is subject to availability and may be changed or terminated without prior notice. Bookings in this Offer shall not earn IHG Rewards Club points. Offer is limited to 2 hotel rooms per household. Participating hotels have the right to refuse to honour bookings in excess of the 2 room limit. Prices are inclusive of VAT where applicable. Any unused components of the Offer are non-refundable. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, discount or promotion.

Thanks to Head for Points for sharing the details of this sale.  His post also has some good tips on hunting down availability if you can’t find what you are after on your own.  

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  1. Thanks for this! I noticed that the 45Euro rate came up but on the booking page it said 75Euros. When I clicked details it said ‘extra person charge 30 euro’ even though I only have 2 people in the room. So not sure if I can just book the 1 person rate and still have 2 people stay there? I know europe is strict about room count but I’ve never seen a charge for a second person only a third.

    • Lauren, unless the room had just one twin bed in it I’m sure you are fine with two. I’d just put one and not worry if it was me.

  2. Thanks! I am coupling this with the nice milan airfare we grabbed on saturday thanks to you! you were the first blogger to alert us to the fare deals and we are so grateful!

  3. Lauren – some European countries do have a ‘cultural norm’ of charging more for a 2nd person in the room, even when it is ‘room only’ and there is a king bed.

    You will need to sneak the 2nd person in, because the hotel WILL ask for extra money if they find out.

    InterContinental Ambassador offers ‘second person in the room for no extra charge’ as a member benefit for exactly this reason.

  4. This deal specifically calls out that the rates quoted are per room per night and are based on two adults sharing a standard twin/double room, so I can’t really see her being hit with a second person fee in this instance unless they aren’t following the terms.

    Still, always good to be aware. 😉

  5. thanks guys – we ended up booking the holiday inn instead of crowne plaza as they are a block away and the holiday inn wasn’t posting an extra fee for the second person so we decided to play it safe and go for that.

  6. Just booked a night at the GVA HI-Express thanks to this great deal. This pairs perfectly with the Wideroe fire-sale over the weekend. Committed about $40 for the room, but saving about $100, so really hoping the United deal is honored but it seems worth the risk.

  7. Booked the Amsterdam City Centre in January for 45 Euros! Needed an extra night between (2) two-night stays using Club Carlson award stays. Honestly, do you think it’d be better to save my Club Carlson points and take full advantage of these prices instead?

  8. Andrew, I would, because 45 euros is an incredible deal. But your analysis may be different depending on where the hotels are located, how many CC points you have, what other uses you could put them towards etc.

    • Billy/Andrew, indeed it all depends on your situation and when/where you would use the Club Carlson points if you saved them. Those are incredible prices though that I would likely take advantage of.

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