IHG has just launched an interesting promotion where you can score a free night at one of their participating hotels in Australia and New Zealand. Right now and up until December 15, you will receive a complimentary night stay when you book two nights or more.
How does the free night work?
When you complete your 2 night stay at the participating hotels, IHG will credit your membership account with 1 free night which you can then redeem at the participating hotels. As long as you register via this page, you will get the free night credited to your account within 14 working days.
You can earn up to 3 free nights during this promotion; this means if you book 6 nights (in 3 separate bookings), you will get 3 extra nights free of charge. You will have until December 15 2020, to redeem the free nights earned during this promotion.
Keep in mind that to participate, you need to register via this promo page with your current IHG membership (or you can join IHG Rewards Club for free if you don’t already participate in the program).
Which IHG Hotels are Participating?
This promotion falls in line with the launch of the new voco brand in Australia. As part of this promotion, you can stay at the first-ever voco hotel in the world and selected Crowne Plaza hotels around Australia and New Zealand.
voco Gold Coast
voco’s first hotel is conveniently located on the Gold Coast within walking distance of the beach. It features two swimming pools, and a handy tram stop is just outside the front door.
voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley
Staycation in the Hunter Valley? Make a long weekend of it and earn a free night stay when you pay for 2 nights at the voco Kirkton Park which is driving distance from Sydney and right in the middle of the Hunter Valley wine region.
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
The Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley makes for another great getaway spot amongst the vineyards. Complete with spa and 18 hole golf course, this resort is ideal for a weekend of relaxation.
Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise
Great for a family getaway, the Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise offers incredible views from its beachside location. It even has a revolving restaurant on the top floor and just like the voco cousin down the road; it has a convenient tram stop just outside.
Crowne Plaza Auckland
The city of sails is also part of the stay 2 nights, get 1 free promotion. The Crowne Plaza Auckland offers spacious rooms in a central CBD location. There’s also a club lounge in this hotel which could be worth the upgrade, especially if you’re there for a work trip.
How To Maximise Your IHG Stay
IHG is one of the largest hotel groups in the world; I’m a massive fan of their InterContinental and recently acquired Six Senses brands (in fact I’m writing this post from the most excellent Six Senses Maxwell Singapore!). Their loyalty program is worth looking into since you can use those points for free nights + you can get additional status benefits.
Shortcut to IHG Platinum Status
It usually takes a lot of nights to achieve Platinum Status. However, there is a shortcut you can take advantage off to get that coveted Platinum Status. By signing up to the InterContinental Ambassador Program, not only will you gain Ambassador Status, but you also earn IHG Platinum for the duration of your membership. Right now you also get a very nice 10,000 bonus welcome points when you sign up. I’ve written a full guide on InterContinental Ambassador which you can read about here.
What Does Platinum Status Get You?
Apart from complimentary room upgrades and higher points earn on every stay you also get extended check-out, welcome amenities and a few other perks to make your stay even better.
If you’re looking for an excellent excuse for a staycation or planning a trip to one of the destinations participating in this promotion, now is a great time to book your stay to take advantage of the free night stay on offer!
For more info, visit: https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/deals/member-offers/aua-free-night
Full disclosure: this post was produced in proud partnership with IHG Australia.