Members of Qantas Frequent Flyer and Velocity Frequent Flyer can earn double frequent flyer points on stays with IHG, and can also flash their frequent flyer card for a 20% discount on food and beverage when staying in-house.
The deal runs through October 31 2014 at participating hotels in Australia, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, where travellers can charge their meals and drinks to the room at full price before presenting their frequent flyer card on check-out to receive the 20% discount.
Also up for grabs are double frequent flyer points – which sees travellers earning six Qantas or Velocity Frequent Flyer points per $1 spent on home soil or 1,200 to 2,000 points per stay abroad when linking their frequent flyer membership to their IHG Rewards Club account.
To double your points and enjoy the dining discounts, you’ll need to book your stay via the IHG promotion page, which unlocks the ‘Airline Special’ rate:
We’ve compared the flexible ‘Airline Special’ rate to the normal ‘Best Flexible Rate’ at a number of properties, and on the dates we searched there was no difference in price.
That means you’re not paying more just to earn a few extra points, so as you can still enjoy full flexibility with the ‘Airline Special’ rate, there’s no reason not to choose it over a standard room rate.
The promotion is only available at participating hotels – but on the list, you’ll still find the InterContinental Sydney, the Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport and the ANA Crowne Plaza Tokyo Narita.
Percentage discounts and bonus points aren’t available on room rates other than ‘Airline Special’, with discounts also not applying to room service, conferences and banquets, or at any Holiday Inn Express hotel.
Finally, you’ll need to charge your drinks and meals to your room in order to make use of the discount and to earn frequent flyer points – paying the bill directly at the restaurant or bar will see you paying full price and earning no frequent flyer points, bonus or otherwise.
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