IHG launches massive ‘stay 3, pay 2’ sale in Australia, New Zealand

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by James Wilkinson

Aussies and Kiwis have been amazing at keeping Coronavirus under control, and now, after months of isolation, what better way to reward people than with a holiday?

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is getting ready to welcome everyone back with open (but socially distant) arms with the launch of its domestic recovery campaign to encourage staycation and self-drive experiences across Australia and New Zealand.

Aptly named ‘There’s More to See,’ the campaign is designed to inspire domestic travellers to rediscover the wonders close to home, from the fresh air of Hunter Valley to the cosmopolitan coastal capital of Adelaide, wineries of Perth, laneways of Melbourne and beyond. The campaign includes all opened hotels and resorts in Australia, as well as New Zealand for domestic travel.

There’s More to See will offer travellers the choice of two packages:
-Stay 3, Pay 2: encouraging guests to explore more and pay less, guests will receive one night complimentary for every three nights booked (valid for direct bookings only); and
-Breakfast & Parking on Us: ideal for self-drive travels, guests will receive complimentary daily parking and daily breakfast for two with their stay (valid for direct and OTA bookings)

The campaign is now live and valid for bookings made until 31 July and stay dates until 30 December 2020. Importantly, guests will book with full confidence.

IHG continues to lead the market with flexible booking conditions and both offers require no deposit and full flexibility or cancellation up to one day before the stay date.


Some of the staycations include:

Crowne Plaza Hobart (NEW HOTEL: opens 1 July)
The newest experience from IHG in Australia and Hobart’s first Crowne Plaza! Guests will indulge in panoramic views of Mount Wellington or the harbour from each guest room or suite, experience Hobart’s first Club lounge, soak in views from the outdoor bar and deck, or unwind with Tasmanian’s best cuisine atop AURA, Hobart’s first rooftop venue.

voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley (reopening 5 June)
voco Kirkton Park offers a self-drive escape into fresh air and outdoor adventure. The 70-room boutique hotel is set upon 70 acres of countryside and scenic mountain views (an acre per person!).

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley (reopening 5 June)
2.5 hours north of Sydney, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is ideal as a country retreat featuring self-contained villas for extra comfort, space and amenities to holiday with peace of mind. The resort-style experience is moments from the region’s best cellardoors, vineyards and cheese and chocolate boutiques for the ultimate road trip.

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort (reopening 1 July)
Enjoy the seclusion of Sanctuary Cove with its self-contained setting, marine village and abundant space in the resort. Guests can enjoy extended outdoor settings in The Fireplace, refurbished rooms and suites or splash out with private dining in the Manor Suite.

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay (open now)
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay offers the best of both worlds: a bayside retreat moments from the CBD, yet privately tucked away in the Eastern Suburbs. Open now, guests can retreat to their own cabana on the rooftop pool deck, indulge with traditional High Tea in Stillery or unwind with signature cocktails in the evening.

Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach (open now)
Following a multi-million-dollar overhaul, Crowne Plaza is perfect for a beach staycation, located opposite the iconic Coogee Beach and moments from the region’s best coastal walks. Guests can take base in the newly-designed rooms with panoramic ocean views or indulge in the hotel’s new culinary destination, Estate.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne (open now)
Victorians can rediscover the culture and vibrancy of Melbourne’s CBD with a staycation on the Yarra River’s waterfront. Crowne Plaza Melbourne offers easy access to explore the South Wharf precinct and the area’s restaurants and Royal Botanic Gardens. For an indulgent night in, transform traditional room service with Yugo restaurant by Matthew Butcher.

InterContinental Wellington (open now)
A luxury stay in the heart of Wellington; guests will experience grand architecture and heritage, mixed with a specialty in culinary culture thanks to the award-winning chef team.

Crowne Plaza Queenstown (reopening 18 June)
An unmissable winter staycation in the mountain and lake destination of Queenstown. Guests will feel the freedom, inspiration and unique energy of Queenstown’s majestic outdoor spaces from the privileged location and scenic views offered by Crowne Plaza Queenstown.