Mr. and Mrs. Smith now bookable on IHG

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number of smith hotels - city

2 - Florence Italy

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There is a thread particular in regard to Bali propeties as well; but there is also a general discussion.

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Old Oct 5, 20, 4:01 pm
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small number of properties will be bookable from tomorrow. many more to follow by the end of the month...
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Old Oct 6, 20, 2:21 am
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Anyone want to guess at the redemption rate? 0.5c per point? 0.4c?
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Old Oct 6, 20, 9:33 am
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For random dates:

Cambria Beach Lodge Morro Bay California I'm seeing $224 or 40,000 points
Ad Astra Florence - 129 or 25,000 points
Villa Cora Florence - 324.50 or 67,500 points
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Old Oct 6, 20, 11:07 am
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Is there a list of properties somewhere?
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Old Oct 6, 20, 11:18 am
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There is one in Amersham UK too.

Redemption rate is roughly as expected - around 0.5 cents, perhaps a little better - although clearly not uniform looking at the above.
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Will we be able to use our credit card free nights at these properties? I believe that the credit card nights are capped at a 40K value and the Cambria property is interesting to me.
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Old Oct 6, 20, 2:29 pm
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Will we be able to use our credit card free nights at these properties? I believe that the credit card nights are capped at a 40K value and the Cambria property is interesting to me.
Sadly the credit card free night certs cannot be used at Mr & Mrs Smith properties, according to IHG.
I just tried some mock bookings at the properties above with my Chase free night cert, and the cert was indeed not usable.
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Old Oct 6, 20, 6:24 pm
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Thanks, @agjil, not what I wanted to hear but now I know.
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Are you folks able to see the cash and award rates on the IHG site? I am still not seeing any date available on any of the Mr&Mrs Smith in the few properties mentioned.
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Adjusted the thread title to reflect that the hotels are finally bookable. Also added a wikipost with links to other threads. And also moved a couple of older posts

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Old Oct 7, 20, 7:26 am
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some of us dont care about redeeming, but earning (for miles) at expensive properties, and smith did offer 3% cashback to paid members

so ihg does not have a hotel map, right? odd that hotel companies got rid of them.

https://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/de...ers/mrmrssmith
Caldera House, Jackson Hole [teton village] United States
An inch-perfect ski hotel that channels Sixties glamour
from USD $2K per night, as only has four 2BR and four 4BR
it is not showing up on IHG web reservations right now

https://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/cu...care/member-tc
Point requirements are valid for IHG branded hotels worldwide, except IHG Army Hotels and select Mr & Mrs Smith hotels.

Members may not be able to redeem Points for Reward Nights at InterContinental Residences, IHG Army Hotels and select Mr & Mrs Smith hotels.

At Mr & Mrs Smith hotels members must cancel their Reward Night reservation 30 days prior to the day of check-in for the points to be re-deposited into their IHG Rewards Club account.

Except at Mr & Mrs Smith hotels, Members who do not cancel their Reward Night reservation by the hotel’s cancellation deadline and do not use their reservation (no-show) are still subject to a no-show charge for the first night of the reservation, plus tax, per room, billed to the credit card used to guarantee the reservation upon booking. At Mr & Mrs Smith hotels, the Reward Night points will be forfeited for all reservations that are cancelled within 30 days of arrival.
would be safe to assume / plan / factor that one could be billed by an expensive smith hotel for no show, rather than assuming that one will / can not be billed for no show. (seem to recall starwood/marriott horror stories for most expensive hotels in most expensive seasons/dates.)

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not showing any availability at Florence properties for 1, 2 7 night stays. davidw, did you book them all?
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Old Oct 8, 20, 9:02 am
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clearly it was showing, as it was quoted above, and i think i recall seeing what was quoted

now when i clicked the calendar, shows nothing
odd florence used to show 3 IHG and 2 smith, now just 2 smith?

they would not limit cash inventory would they?
even if award inventory was limited and sold out fast

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Seems like many of the ski properties out west in the US are not bookable including the following areas:

Park City
Vail
Aspen
Telluride
Crested Butte
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not showing any availability at Florence properties for 1, 2 7 night stays. davidw, did you book them all?
I had a quirk the other day that availability showed up only when logged into my IHG account. But just did a test, I can find availability for the two Mr & Mrs Smith properties in Florence, Italy even when logged out.

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