Few IHG Deals

Old Mar 12, 2023, 11:30 pm
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Few IHG Deals

First up, a single date points deal. The Holiday Inn Express: Redwood City-Central can be booked for 8k points for the night of Mar 28-29, 2023 instead of the usual 31k+.


Pricing through end of schedule

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Second, starting Dec 26, 2023 through the end of the schedule the Intercontinental: Montreal can be booked for 166-187 CAD instead of the 250+ CAD per night the hotel is asking for much of 2023.

Pricing through end of the schedule

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Lastly, the Holiday Inn Express: Istanbul - Altunizade can be booked for 43.65 EUR from Nov 12, 2023 through end of schedule, instead of the usual 87.30 EUR. Alternatively, you can use 9-10k points instead of the usual 16k+.

Pricing through end of the schedule

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Old Mar 13, 2023, 3:13 am
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Sorry got distracted,

Those are some pretty amazing graphs!
Quite nifty,


The deals might appeal to others but i'm unfortunate stuck with set dates for award bookings as
- i yearly usually only patronage a certain fixed set of hotels that suit my needed location
- stuck with fixed dates for revenue bookings
- stuck with fixed dates for award redemptions (kids: school holidays/vacations public holidays)
- in most cases i don't have the luxury to shift dates for better award redemptions at better €\$\\ cents value cpm
* means i look at T-350 days when award inventory opens and nab the award rooms for fixed set of dates at a any points value at all just to get them locked in to avoid uncertainty

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Old Mar 13, 2023, 3:36 am
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Those are indeed some nice graphs! Can I ask how you get the data for them? I have never been able to find a calendar view on the IHG page and this would be very useful for me, since for most trips my dates are quite flexible.
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Old Mar 13, 2023, 8:36 am
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Would love to learn about the data fetching too!
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Old Mar 13, 2023, 12:04 pm
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I am intrigued as well. Please share how you got your data. Thanks.
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Old Mar 13, 2023, 1:23 pm
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IC Montreal is undergoing extensive renos later this year, might explain the drop in rates

Would love to get the Python scraping tool you use as well
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Old Mar 13, 2023, 3:11 pm
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Thanks for sharing. Would love to do those graphs also with my favorite hotels.
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Old Mar 13, 2023, 11:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Admiral Ackbar
IC Montreal is undergoing extensive renos later this year, might explain the drop in rates

Would love to get the Python scraping tool you use as well
Thanks for the additional information on the IC Montreal.

As you have alluded to and answering everybody else's question, yes I am using several python scripts I wrote to obtain the data (scraping data by city, not by individual hotel/property). The data is then saved to several CSV files. The CSV files are consumed by Splunk, which is what was used to generate the charts above.

IHG and Hilton are probably the easiest chains to get data from. Marriott is harder and Hyatt is nearly impossible due to their "bot detection" (if you hit their website too many times as a human user they will think you're a bot and throw an HTTP 429, forget about doing it as an actual bot - for example - Hyatt website blank page on Google Chrome).

I wrote a bit about the process in this thread too - Holiday Inn: Hasselt - 13EUR or 5k IHG Points per Night
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Old Mar 13, 2023, 11:26 pm
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Ok, moving on to a few more "deals".

The HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LINCOLN CITY CENTRE can be booked for 46-51 GBP or 12k points per night from Dec 18, 2023 to Jan 7, 2024. The usual rate is around 89+ GBP or 20k+ points per night.


The HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MIDDLEBORO RAYNHAM stops spiking in price for the weekend toward the end of the year.


The HOTEL INDIGO SAN ANTONIO-RIVERWALK drops to $90+ or 9k+ points per night starting Oct 22, 2023.


Lastly, the REGENT CARLTON CANNES can now be booked for as low as 74k points per night during the month of April. The cash price dropped back on March 10 and today the points price dropped.

Regent Carlton Cannes Nightly Rate through Year End

Regent Carlton Cannes Nightly Rate for Check-In on April 29, 2023, over the past 30 days to display when the nightly rate dropped.
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Old Mar 14, 2023, 1:41 am
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A Home Assistant integration using this script would be fantastic. Unfortunately Im not a python expert.
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Old Mar 15, 2023, 9:05 pm
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First a single-night error rate at Mr & Mrs Smith: The Wheatsheaf Inn - Mr & Mrs Smith: The Wheatsheaf Inn - Single Night Error Rate

The Mr & Mrs Smith One Eleven Bali is supposedly available with points on a few dates, but it doesn't seem that you can actually book with points.

Available Dates -
2023-04-14
2023-04-15
2023-11-15
2023-11-16
2023-11-17
2023-08-18
2023-08-19
2023-08-20
2023-08-16
2023-08-17



Nightly rate through year-end

Nightly rate for check-in on Nov 15, 2023 - points rates haven't been available on any date since the beginning of the year.

The points rate is supposedly available.

The points rate can't actually be booked.

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Old Mar 16, 2023, 11:15 am
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Very helpful thread thanks for posting!
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Old Mar 21, 2023, 12:25 pm
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For those of you rich in IHG points, you can book a Corner Suite at the "Mr & Mrs Smith: Storfjord Hotel" for 192k points tonight (Mar 21), April 15, and June 6, 2023. Normally when you use points at this hotel you are booking a Superior Room With Forest View. If you take advantage of this you'll receive about .62 cents per point in value.


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Nightly rate through year-end. The dates with a spike are the ones where you can book a suite with points.
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Old Mar 21, 2023, 11:28 pm
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Appreciate your threads as always
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Old Mar 23, 2023, 11:23 pm
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rsha - Thank you!

Another deal - this time at the Staybridge Suites: Columbus OSU-Medical Center. You can book a room the night of March 27 or 28th, 2023 for 5k points per night. This is less than the usual 18k+ points per night usually required. The cash rate has not changed or dropped.


Nightly rate through year-end


Hotel booking page - proof rate exists
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