Question on stay of consecutive nights

Old Jan 25, 19, 12:20 am
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Question on stay of consecutive nights

If 3 nights at a same hotel are booked using qualifying rate for Friday, non-qualifying rate (e.g. award night or 3rd party) for Sat, and qualifying rate for Sun, does IHG consider these 3 nights as one stay or two stays? Thanks!
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Old Jan 25, 19, 7:45 am
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IHG doesn't do "stays" for elite status purposes. What are you interested in?
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Old Jan 25, 19, 7:14 pm
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The current promo states double points will start from the 2nd stay. In other words, doesn't make a whole lot sense to do many nights for the 1st stay.

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IHG doesn't do "stays" for elite status purposes. What are you interested in?
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Old Jan 26, 19, 2:07 am
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Originally Posted by kfu View Post
The current promo states double points will start from the 2nd stay. In other words, doesn't make a whole lot sense to do many nights for the 1st stay.
Fair point.

The hotel will probably merge everything into 1 stay unless the 2nd night is in the name of somebody else and you switch rooms.
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Old Jan 26, 19, 10:48 am
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According to the IHG Rewards Club terms and conditions,
"A “Stay” is defined as one night or consecutive nights at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/check-out."

https://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/cu...member-tc.html
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Old Jan 26, 19, 9:02 pm
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Third party booking would not help I think, but award night is totally different animal and it could possible work in this case. But really depends on property.
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Old Jan 27, 19, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by olegator View Post
Third party booking would not help I think, but award night is totally different animal and it could possible work in this case. But really depends on property.

Unless someone isn't doing their job, it will be a single stay. Doesn't matter that one of the 3 nights is an award.

If booking through a third party, there won't (or shouldn't by IHG's T&C) be any points or credit.
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Old Jan 28, 19, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by thunderlounge View Post

If booking through a third party, there won't (or shouldn't by IHG's T&C) be any points or credit.
That does depend on who that third party is, most travel agents are not an issue:

  1. Points will be awarded for Qualifying Stays booked through IHG’s central reservation offices, IHG web sites, authorized travel agents (excluding online travel agents such as Expedia.com and booking.com, and unauthorized agents on online vertical travel portals), or directly at the hotel.”
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