No more 10k bonus points rate?

Old Feb 4, 21, 1:38 pm
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No more 10k bonus points rate?

Just noticed that a hotel I stay at frequently and use the 10K bonus points rate is no longer offering this rate. In fact, all they offered was my corporate rate, book now/pay later, and best flexible. They used to have multiple options and packages.

Is this a hotel level decision or is this going away - or perhaps related to the brand changes? Anyone else know of another hotel that typically had this that can be checked to see if it still shows?
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Old Feb 4, 21, 10:49 pm
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Originally Posted by bchandler02 View Post
Just noticed that a hotel I stay at frequently and use the 10K bonus points rate is no longer offering this rate. In fact, all they offered was my corporate rate, book now/pay later, and best flexible. They used to have multiple options and packages.

Is this a hotel level decision or is this going away - or perhaps related to the brand changes? Anyone else know of another hotel that typically had this that can be checked to see if it still shows?

Nope the hotel I stay at a lot still offers the 10k package. I have booked it 2 this week and its still available for weeks beyond.

I would go to the GM and let him/her know that you are upset they took it done. Maybe they will put it back up or do it just for you. I would deff reach out to them. If you do....please post their response.
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Old Feb 4, 21, 11:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Marriott15 View Post
Nope the hotel I stay at a lot still offers the 10k package. I have booked it 2 this week and its still available for weeks beyond.

I would go to the GM and let him/her know that you are upset they took it done. Maybe they will put it back up or do it just for you. I would deff reach out to them. If you do....please post their response.
are the 10k bonus point package elite qualifying? how to find those hotels that offer these? i cant seem to be able to locate anyone in my search.
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Old Feb 5, 21, 6:49 am
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Originally Posted by Marriott15 View Post
Nope the hotel I stay at a lot still offers the 10k package. I have booked it 2 this week and its still available for weeks beyond.

I would go to the GM and let him/her know that you are upset they took it done. Maybe they will put it back up or do it just for you. I would deff reach out to them. If you do....please post their response.
Thanks, I will ask them when I get ready to book my next stay.

Originally Posted by pbd456 View Post
are the 10k bonus point package elite qualifying? how to find those hotels that offer these? i cant seem to be able to locate anyone in my search.
Yes, they are. It's a very fast way to reach Spire with just ~5 nights right now. I've never know a way to search for only hotels that offer this, I just notice it when booking some of them as an option. Not too many offer the 10k bonus, some have a 1, 2, or 5k bonus and the value usually isn't there on those.

I can get the 10k bonus at this property typically for $50 more. The way I look at it, a room is usually 15k or 20k points which cost me $75 or $100 - which is the average rate there. So, I'm basically just prepaying for a stay I would do anyway and reaching top tier status much faster.
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Old Feb 5, 21, 6:55 am
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I've found that sometimes, you need to check both the main website and the IHG app to see all of the rates. I frequently stay at an HIX with a 5K bonus rate (as well as 1K, 2K, and 4K rates--strangely, the 4K rate is more expensive than the 5K rate). I can usually find this rate on my computer, but every so often, it isn't a listed option. I've always found it when I go to the app although there are some other rates that I don't see in the app that I can see on the website.

I once booked a 20K bonus rate at the Indigo in Brooklyn. I had to contact IHG when the points were delayed posting, but once they posted, they all counted for Spire status.
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Old Feb 5, 21, 10:20 am
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I checked the app and it is gone from there as well.
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Old Feb 6, 21, 12:15 am
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There is no easy way to search for points packages. You have actually click on every single hotel and see what they offer. They are elite qualifying. I will say though sometimes when I use the 10k they don't post and I have to call/live chat with IHG to get them to post!
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