• IHG plans new Hotel Indigo property for Brisbane

    InterContinental Hotels Group will debut its first Hotel Indigo property in the region by 2020 with the opening of the Hotel Indigo Brisbane Fortitude Valley hotel. Located at 458 Brunswick Street in ‘The Valley’ – Brisbane’s entertainment and nightlife district – t...

    POSTED 29 Nov, 2016 1 Comment

  • 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

  • New hotel credit card fees could hammer your hip pocket

    Hotel chains nationwide including Accor, IHG, Rydges and Starwood are amending their credit card fees in line with the Reserve Bank of Australia’s reforms on credit card surcharging. As a result, many hotel guests will now pay a lower credit card fee when using Visa or MasterCard, but whip...

    POSTED 2 Sep, 2016 27 Comments

  • IHG brings boutique Kimpton hotel to Paris, France

    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will bring its Kimpton Hotels brand to Paris by 2020, opening a new 149-room hotel amidst the famous Paris Opéra district. It’s set to become just the second location in Europe for the boutique chain after the Crowne Plaza Amsterdam City Centre ho...

    POSTED 28 Jul, 2016 0 Comments

  • Frequent flyer update: Qantas, Virgin Australia, CX and more

    There's plenty happening in the world of frequent flyer programs and this past week is no exception for members of Qantas Frequent Flyer, Virgin Australia Velocity, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles and more. In case you've missed some of the top stories, here's an executive summary to get you up to spe...

    POSTED 19 Apr, 2016 0 Comments

  • Is buying hotel points to 'save' on hotel stays good value?

    Buying airline miles to book low-cost business class and first class flights is an almost-secret trick of savvy travellers as the cost of those miles is significantly lower than buying a ticket on the same flight in the ‘usual’ way: but does that same principle also apply to hotel poi...

    POSTED 4 Feb, 2016 5 Comments

  • Luxury InterContinental London - The O2 hotel opens

    The InterContinental Hotels Group now counts another London location on its map with the opening of the InterContinental London - The O2 hotel on the Greenwich Peninsula, adjacent to O2 Arena. Nearby the North Greenwich Tube station and with 453 rooms including 59 suites, guests are well-situate...

    POSTED 27 Jan, 2016 0 Comments

  • IHG to debut new Hotel Indigo Berlin City: East Side property

    The InterContinental Hotels Group continues to grow its presence in Germany with the signing of a new-build property in the Hotel Indigo Berlin City: East Side – due to open in late 2017. Its Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg location within Berlin’s creative districts also makes for easy acc...

    POSTED 17 Sep, 2015 0 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

  • InterContinental Wellington hotel completes comprehensive revamp

    Guests visiting the InterContinental Wellington hotel will now enjoy a like-new experience in its guestrooms, restaurants and conference facilities following the completion of a multi-year, multi-million dollar renovation project. The works began by introducing a new ‘Deluxe’ type to...

    POSTED 6 Aug, 2015 2 Comments


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