IHG Flash sale and very, very late checkout.
IHG has announced that there will be flash sale starting on Monday 17 May for hotels in UK and Ireland. I will bring more details tomorrow.
They also have a special offer for late checkout, up to midnight. This is great if you want to do a weekend break but don’t want to get chucked out at 12pm on Sunday.
The late checkout is valid only for bookings made from 05 May 2021 to 01 June 2021 (both dates inclusive), for stays at participating IHG Hotels & Resorts in the UK between 17 May 2021 and 02 June 2021 (both dates inclusive). You also must leave the hotel Monday to Thursday and it’s only available on standard rooms. The Promotion is only valid at the participating IHG Hotels & Resorts listed here.
Basically you can request whatever time you like, up to 11.59pm, though it does say that it “is subject to availability and operational requirements of participating hotels.” which basically means they can refuse.
You also need to include ‘Latest Check Out’ in the reservation notes at the time of booking and contact the hotel to inform them of your intended checkout time.
There is a decent selection of participating hotels including the Intercontinental Hotel on Park Lane, London.
Amex Shop Small back in June
As restrictions continue to ease across the UK and shoppers return to the high street, American Express is once again running its Shop Small Offer to support local businesses after an extremely challenging year. I have always found this very useful as all sorts of places take it from pubs to hairdressers to local shops. If you are planning a UK holiday in June, make sure you check out what the offers are in your holiday spot!
For 3 weeks from 5 – 25 June 2021, Cardmembers will receive a £5 statement credit when they spend £15 or more at participating small businesses. The Offer is eligible for use up to 5 times per Card and once per card per location. You can earn a maximum of £25 per card, so if you plan to shop big, make sure you save it to all your cards!
Cardmembers can enrol for the Shop Small Offer from tomorrow, Monday 17 May 2021 via the American Express® App or their Online Account and can search for participating stores via the Shop Small Map.
In December 2021, American Express will launch a second Shop Small Offer to coincide with Small Business Saturday. Details of this and dates will be shared nearer the time.
Shop Small is designed to help independent retailers across the UK as they recover from the impacts of Covid-19.
Fairmont the Palm 50% off flash sale
While Dubai is still on the red list, some believe that it will come off during the summer as it is only included due to it being a hub. There is a great offer for Fairmont the Palm which I reviewed here. (note the construction is now finished). The sale is live from today until 22 May for stays until 15 September 2021.
The 50% off on Best Available Retail Rate offer is only available to ALL members, but it is free to join here. There is a big catch, however, as it is non-refundable, non-cancellable, and requires a full deposit upon reservation.
You can find the offer page here.