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IHG Handpicked Holidays Is Back, Here Are The Hottest Deals

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Tom Goward | 14/12/2021

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IHG is celebrating their 1st anniversary since the launch of the IHG Hand-picked Holidays concept. If you’re not yet familiar with Handpicked Holidays, here’s what you should know: 

Handpicked Holidays by IHG aims to offer guests an all-inclusive VIP experience at selected hotels and resorts around Australia and New Zealand. The packages are designed to take care of everything and provide an unbeatable value proposition when you compare it to the stand-alone prices of the inclusions.

Handpicked Holidays by IHG Package Inclusions

  • Daily breakfast
  • Restaurant & Bars credit (between $50 and $100)
  • Restaurant meal or a welcome amenity
  • Room upgrades
  • Late checkout
  • Hotel specific benefits and experiences such as boat transfers, welcome drinks, a round of golf etc.

Tip: if you’re looking for a great Christmas/end of year gift, IHG Handpicked Holidays offer gift voucher options that are fully flexible when it comes to booking!

What Are The Best Deals Right Now?

With international borders slowly opening up, there are some IHG properties outside of Australia worth exploring!

First on our list is InterContinental Fiji, located in the stunning Natadola Bay, featuring an infinity pool and white sand beaches; perfect for relaxing! Package deals start at AU$2780 and include the following:

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Complimentary upgrade to King Bed Lagoon View Room
  • Daily gourmet breakfast
  • $200 Restaurant and Bars credit per stay
  • 1 x 75-minute couples massage
  • Late checkout to 12 pm
  • 5,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Points
  • To book this deal: click here

Next up is the brand new Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets, a perfect base for exploring Adelaide and its surroundings. A 3-night package starts at AU$705 and includes the following:

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Complimentary upgrade to next available room category
  • Daily gourmet breakfast
  • Prohibition Gin Tasting Experience for two
  • Welcome drinks and amenity
  • Daily self-parking
  • Late checkout to 12 pm
  • $30 surcharge applies for stays on a Friday and/or Saturday
  • 5,000 IHG Rewards Bonus Points
  • To book this deal: click here

On the high-end side, we can’t look past the InterContinental Hayman Island (we’ve reviewed it here and love it!). A 4-night stay at this luxury resort starts at AU$4995 and comes with the following benefits:

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Complimentary upgrade to a One Bedroom Pool Ocean View Suite
  • Daily gourmet breakfast for two
  • $100 Restaurant & Bars credit per day
  • Return Luxury Launch Transfer from Hamilton Island for two
  • Island Escapade for two
  • To book this deal: click here

* A $150 surcharge applies per night on certain dates

Another perfect spot for a city break is the new Hotel X Brisbane Fortitude valley. After a day of exploring the city, make sure to claim your spot by the stunning rooftop pool. A 2-night stay starts from AU$785 and includes the following benefits:

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Complimentary upgrade to Deluxe King room
  • Daily gourmet breakfast
  • Tasting flight of five bespoke Winston and Quinn Gin
  • Luxury Transfers to New Farm Park picnic with snacks
  • Late checkout to 1 pm
  • $35 surcharge applies for stays on a Friday and/or Saturday
  • 5,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Points
  • To book this deal: click here

And last, on our list, we have the popular new Crowne Plaza Hobart (check out our review here for more info), which is the perfect base for exploring Hobart this summer! A 3-night package deal starts from only AU$675 and comes with the following benefits:

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily gourmet breakfast
  • $100 Restaurant and Bars credit
  • Welcome Drinks in core bar or THE DECK
  • Valet parking
  • Late checkout to 1 pm
  • $40 surcharge applies for stays on a Friday and/or Saturday
  • Summing Up — IHG Handpicked Holiday
  • To book this deal: click here

Hotel packages can provide excellent value. IHG has created a unique value proposition with its Handpicked Holidays concept; combining local offers with dining credits, drinks, and other inclusions is worth checking out! With added flexibility, people can feel confident booking an IHG Handpicked Holiday since you can change your booking with at least 24h notice at no extra cost.

To check out all the included hotels and deals, visit the IHG Handpicked Holidays portal here.


Full Disclosure: This article was sponsored by IHG Australia.

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Tom Goward

Senior Editor at Flight Hacks with a passion for aviation and travel

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