Treat yourself to an upscale stay with plenty of ‘extras’ thrown in
As more of us look to lock in travel over the summer and in 2021, accommodation providers are wooing Australians with excellent travel deals.
Now, IHG Hotels and Resorts has launched an exciting offer of all-inclusive holiday experiences at properties across Australia and New Zealand.
There are deeply discounted holiday packages on offer at some of my favourite resorts, including the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort and InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort.
The promotion is also valid for stays at a selection of hotels that are on my personal bucket list, including the newly opened and much-hyped Crowne Plaza Adelaide and Crowne Plaza Hobart.
Handpicked Holidays by IHG is available to book now for stays up to June 30, 2021. Head to the promotion page here to take advantage of this offer. Or, read on to find out more.
How the Handpicked Holidays by IHG promotion works
Handpicked Holidays by IHG is a collection of all-inclusive accommodation offerings and experiences. With so many ‘extras’ on offer, all you’ll need to bring is your luggage and an appetite for adventure or relaxation.
Above and beyond a discounted rate, guests enjoy a range of additional perks that aren’t available anywhere else. The benefits on offer vary between properties, but they include items such as:
- premium room upgrades
- dining and bar credits
- daily gourmet breakfasts
- exclusive access to championship golf courses, wine tours and more.
Together, these benefits can add considerable extra value to a stay.
Handpicked Holidays by IHG: Three top picks
Handpicked Holidays by IHG could see you soak up the sun at InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, enjoy a regional stay the Hunter Valley or luxe it up in the heart of Hobart.
There are 14 hotels and resorts participating in this offer across the InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn brands. Eleven properties are located in Australia, with three in New Zealand.
Here are three packages we love:
InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, Queensland, Australia
This flagship property offers indulgent luxury in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. InterContinental Hayman Island Resort will immerse you in the natural beauty of the Whitsundays, iconic private island experiences and sacred moments of connection.
- 3 nights’ accommodation
- Complimentary upgrade to Lagoon Ocean View room
- Daily gourmet breakfast
- Luxury launch transfers
- $100 Restaurant and Bar credit per day
- Island Escapade for 2 people to Blue Pearl Bay, Bali Hai or Hook Island
A$2,669 per room (valued at A$4,200). Subject to availability, blackout dates may apply. Book this stay here.
InterContinental Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Located in a historic 19th-Century building in Circular Quay, Sydney’s 5-star InterContinental Hotel is often where I stay when I travel to the Emerald City. The hotel boasts incredible views overlooking the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Guests enjoy the height of sophistication on level 32, with the Club offering twilight drinks on a stunning wrap-around balcony terrace with the best views in town.
Related: Read my comprehensive review of this property here
- 3 nights’ accommodation
- Complimentary upgrade to Eastern Harbour View room
- Daily gourmet breakfast
- $100 Restaurant and Bar credit
- Parking for 3 nights in our prime Circular Quay location
- Late checkout of 1pm for you to Live the InterContinental Life
$1,145 per room (valued at A$1,700). Subject to availability, blackout dates may apply. Book this stay here.
Read our IHG Showcase post here to discover more about the properties and packages on offer.
Crowne Plaza Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Located on a bustling street in the city centre, the newly opened Crowne Plaza Hobart offers harbour or Mount Wellington views from each room, with Hobart’s first Club Lounge. This 235 room hotel offers two restaurants and channels Tasmanian culture in its cutting edge interior design.
- 3 nights accommodation
- Daily full breakfast for two
- Welcome drink for two
- $100 Restaurant and Bar credit at Core Restaurant and The Deck Bar per stay
- Free valet parking for one car
- Late check out till 1pm
$705 per room (valued at $1,356). Subject to availability, blackout dates may apply. Book this stay here.
Looking to discover more Handpicked Holidays by IHG packages? Read our IHG Showcase post here to discover more.
How to book Handpicked Holidays by IHG
To book this offer, navigate to the Handpicked Holidays by IHG promotion page here. Here, you’ll find inclusions for each of the 14 holiday packages on offer.
Once you’ve made your choice, you can search for your preferred dates. You’ll need to meet the minimum stay requirement (usually 3 nights) to unlock the all-inclusive benefits.
Not yet an IHG Rewards member?
This promotion is exclusive to IHG Rewards members. If you’ve not yet joined this rewarding (and free!) hotel loyalty program, you can quickly enrol at no cost here.
Or, to get the lowdown on how IHG Rewards benefits Australian travellers, check out our comprehensive Guide here.
Handpicked Holidays by IHG: What we love
Packaged value you won’t find anywhere else: While many third-party travel agents offer hotel packages, IHG says that the Handpicked Holidays provides guests with value that cannot be found anywhere else, offering the best price for the best inclusions.
Flexibility: While bookings are non-refundable, plans can change. Guests can change dates directly with the hotel (subject to availability).
Opt for a gift voucher: Not sure on dates yet, or looking for a gift? You can choose to purchase a gift voucher to lock in your holiday package for use at a later date. Alternatively, you could opt to treat a family member, friend or loved one to a stay.
Extra benefits when you book direct: Handpicked Holidays can only be booked directly with IHG. By doing so, you’ll score extra benefits, such as the ability to earn IHG Rewards points and use elite status benefits during your stay.
Handpicked Holidays by IHG conclusion
If you’re on the lookout for a discounted stay with plenty of perks thrown in, the Handpicked Holidays by IHG promotion offers a unique opportunity.
While it’s important to do your research on pricing, there are many benefits to booking direct, and the inclusions on offer here add significant value.
With many parts of the country reopening for travel and a travel bubble with NZ on the cards, this is a great opportunity to save on your next trip. However, you’ll need to act fast.
Ready to treat yourself to an all-inclusive holiday away?
This promotion is bookable now until sold out, for stay dates until 30 June 2021. To lock in your stay now, head to the IHG promotion page here.
This post has been prepared in partnership with IHG Hotels and Resorts
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