IHG® Rewards – Weekend in Park Lane

By on Aug 22, 2014 in Accommodation, Hotel Review, Inspiracion, Luxury, SLTBLog, Sponsored Post, Travel, UK | 0 comments

In contrast to our Spa Day at the Utopia Spa, our next experience, using our IHG Rewards points was a weekend in Park Lane, London with plenty of shopping and enjoying some tantalising food, mesmerising cocktails and plenty of walking. Pre-arrival As with many well-laid plans, things happen and changes need to be made. This was one of those plans. The day before our stay I logged into my IHG account and checked to see if any Reward Night availability had been released at the InterContinental Park Lane – it had.  Rather than risk amending the booking myself (which would involve cancelling the original booking and then creating a new one), I decided to call IHG and speak to them directly. Their agent, Lisa, answered the phone and was an absolute dream; she had the original booking cancelled, a new one created and a confirmation emailed to me in less than five minutes – no...

IHG® Rewards – Spa Day for Two

By on Aug 4, 2014 in Inspiracion, Lifestyle, Luxury, SLTBLog, Spa Review, Sponsored Post, Travel, UK | 0 comments

Recently Simply Luxury Travel was approached by IHG® to plan our perfect experiences using IHG® Rewards.  How difficult could this be we thought?  Actually a lot of debate followed as to how we would redeem the rewards, finally we decided on a well deserved Spa Day for Two followed by a weekend break in London. Prior to a short break in Rome, we made our way to the Sussex countryside for some well-deserved relaxation.   Red Letter Day – Spa Day for Two Redemption for the spa day was via the IHG® Rewards site, there were a number of Spa Day options available to us, however this suited us. A couple of clicks and the points were redeemed and the confirmation email was received. Within 5 working days Red Letter Days sent our Spa Day Voucher information and instructions on how to book our Spa Day. They had a good selection of properties in which to enjoy your Spa Day, although...

IHG® Rewards – Value of Rewards

By on Aug 3, 2014 in Inspiracion, Lifestyle, Luxury, SLTBLog, Sponsored Post, Travel | 0 comments

Today no matter what the type of organisation you visit, at some point they will entice you to join their loyalty scheme. IHG® Rewards Club have the largest reward programme in the world; spread over 100 countries and covering all 9 brands within their portfolio, from Candlewood Suites® to InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts.  With this in mind there is something to suit everyone and, as I discovered, it is not just with their portfolio, this extends to their rewards too. Both my husband and I do a lot of commuting for our jobs, so when it comes to “our time” we like to enjoy ourselves, relax in luxury resorts and spend time in the spa being pampered.  Therefore when IHG® Rewards Club (with whom we are loyalty members), approached Simply Luxury Travel with an offer – 166,000 reward points to spend how we wanted – how could we refuse? Initially I thought this would be...