• Here is Crowne Plaza's patented 'hotel room of the future'

    In your head, picture your ideal, modern, ‘new breed of hotel room’. Perhaps it’s futuristic, filled with glossy tech and styled with glass, metal and floor-to-ceiling windows. Now look at the featured image above. It might not seem like ‘the hotel room of the future&rsqu...

    POSTED 31 Aug, 2018 10 Comments

  • Rooms with a view at the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport hotel

    Airport hotels don’t get much more ‘airporty’ than the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. Like the best airport hotels, it’s the shortest of strolls from the airport itself: in this case that’s Singapore’s Changi Airport, and specifically Terminal 3. We’re tal...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2018 19 Comments

  • IHG Rewards Club tightens perks on 'third party' hotel bookings

    IHG Rewards Club members will no longer be treated to their usual membership perks on hotel stays booked via third party websites such as Booking.com and Expedia from January 2017. From the New Year, travellers must instead make reservations through IHG – including online, using the IHG ap...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2016 6 Comments

  • Road test: Japan's ANA Crowne Plaza hotels for business travellers

    Business travellers have come to expect a few basic hotel amenities from every stay, whether they've booked a luxurious suite or a simple room with a view. On that list is fast and reliable Internet access, a comfortable space to work while away from the office and a great hotel location to take...

    POSTED 6 Aug, 2015 3 Comments

  • IHG

    Taking the reins from the former Wyndham Grand Berlin hotel, IHG’s Crowne Plaza Berlin, Potsdamer Platz hotel is now welcoming guests through its doors. Despite its name, however, Potsdamer Platz is roughly 15 minutes away on foot, but boasts a selection of shops, restaurants and bars to v...

    POSTED 6 May, 2015 1 Comment

  • What makes a great hotel executive lounge?

    Hotel 'executive lounges' or 'club lounges' are literally a business traveller’s home away from home – so when choosing where to stay, the quality or even availability of a hotel’s lounge can be a strong influencer for many clued-in road warriors. But as frequent travellers can...

    POSTED 31 Mar, 2015 4 Comments

  • What makes a great hotel for business travellers?

    High-speed Internet access and power points a’plenty are staples of any decent hotel room, yet it takes much more for a property to truly shine. When travelling for work, here’s what I look for in a great business hotel: 1. 24-hour check-in and room service Hotels are practically a...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2015 6 Comments

  • Buy IHG Rewards Club points, save 25% on hotel stays

    UPDATE | Members of IHG Rewards Club once again have a shot at discounted hotel stays, with the chain offering travellers a 60% bonus on Rewards Club points bought by 1:59pm (AEST) on November 1 2014. Rather than booking a hotel room the more 'traditional' way, travellers can instead purchase po...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2014 2 Comments

  • Friday

    Want to earn double Qantas or Velocity Frequent Flyer points on your travels? You’ll need to register and book this week to be in with a shot, so don’t miss the boat! Speaking of Qantas Points, you’ll soon be able to earn them – and more importantly, earn status credits &...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2014 0 Comments

  • Qantas Frequent Flyers get 20% off food, drinks at IHG hotels

    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 Austr...

    POSTED 11 Sep, 2014 1 Comment

  • Priority Club hikes reward points needed for hotel bookings

    IN BRIEF | Sitting on a stash of Priority Club reward points? Then you'd better move fast on your next reward booking. From January 18 the number of points you need for a free night at high-end properties such as the Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza and Hotel Indigo will increase by as much a...

    POSTED 5 Jan, 2012 2 Comments

  • Crowne Plaza Canberra takes on apartment hotels

    Crowne Plaza Canberra is muscling in on the niche Quest Apartments has carved for itself, with the unveiling of new one-bedroom suites with "extended stay service" for travellers staying longer than seven nights. The six newly refurbished suites, now selling at promotional rates starting at $210...

    POSTED 12 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • London hotel creates snore-absorbing room

    First there was a hypo-allergenic hotel rooms for ultra-sensitive people – now Crowne Plaza The City London is looking to introduce snore-absorbing rooms. The hotel says early trials of the room have been a success, helping to "reduce the dreaded, repetitive nasal noise" (the hotel's ...

    POSTED 15 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Five of the world's best airport hotels

    Whether your flight is arriving late at night or you’re got an early morning wheels-up, the convenience of an airport hotel lets you spend less time rushing and more time relaxing. Here's are five of the world’s top airport hotels for the frequent flyer set. Regal Airport Hotel, Hong...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • New hotel iPhone apps for InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo and more

    Travellers can now book IHG hotels -- including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Hotel Indigo -- with a full range of iPhone apps from the hotel group that allow you to find a hotel, book rooms and manage your hotel reservations. Fortunately, you don't need to download separate ...

    POSTED 24 Jun, 2011 0 Comments

  • Hilton Melbourne Airport transforming into Parkroyal?

    Hilton’s Melbourne Airport hotel could soon be rebranded under the PARKROYAL name following today’s announcement that the hotel has been acquired by the Pan Pacific Hotels Group.  The Hilton Melbourne Airport hotel is currently the only airport hotel in Australia that enjoys dir...

    POSTED 22 Dec, 2010 1 Comment


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