IHG launches Handpicked Holidays – All-inclusive packages for loyalty members


IHG® Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of Handpicked Holidays by IHG®. This is a new platform designed to offer IHG Rewards members a range of all-inclusive packages.

Handpicked Holidays is kicking off with packages at 14 hotels and resorts across Australia and New Zealand.

The current range of Handpicked Holidays by IHG packages are valid for stay dates until 30 June 2021. IHG has indicated there will be a refreshed range of offers in 2021.

Handpicked Holidays Details

IHG has designed Handpicked Holidays to offer an all-inclusive experience. Inclusions will generally include two-to-three nights’ accommodation and daily restaurant and bar experiences. In addition, some hotels may offer unique inclusions. For example, this includes room upgrades and luxury catamaran transfers at InterContinental Hayman Island Resort. As another example, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley offers luxury catamaran transfers.

By offering all-inclusive packages, you could make substantial savings overall. In addition, by booking through IHG channels you will qualify for IHG Rewards Club Points. These channels include  IHG Brand websites, IHG App, CRO or directly at the hotel.

The launch of Handpicked Holidays by IHG is the latest offering for IHG Rewards Club members. This follows the previously launched partnership with Mr & Mrs Smith. That partnership added over 400 handpicked luxury and lifestyle Mr & Mrs Smith hotels available to book.

Example Offers

Beach and resort holidays

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort | $2,669 (valued at $4,200)

Guests can escape to Australia’s most iconic private island resort with three-nights’ accommodation, complimentary room upgrade, daily breakfast in Pacific, luxury launch transfers to and from Hamilton Island, $100 resort dining credit per day and an Island Escapade experience for two people to Blue Pearl Bay, Bali Hai or Hook Island.

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort | $770 (valued at $1,335)

It’s the escape complete with a world-class marina village and one-acre beach lagoon pool. This package offers three-nights’ accommodation with a complimentary upgrade to a Lagoon View Room, daily breakfast at Cove Café, $100 resort dining credit per stay, three-course meal for two at The Fireplace, in-room welcome cocktail for two and late check out.

Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach | $659 (valued at $1,381)

A chic coastal getaway near the heart of Sydney offers the ultimate staycation with beachfront views, an outdoor pool and all-new interiors thanks to an impressive multi-million-dollar refurbishment. This package includes three-nights’ accommodation with complimentary upgrade, $100 dining credit, two Crowne Plaza beach towels, daily parking, welcome drinks in Shutters restaurant and late checkout.

Romantic getaways

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley | $920 (valued at $1,489)

A resort-style escape in one of Australia’s most iconic wine regions offers the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Guests will indulge with three-nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, a half-day Hunter Valley wine tour, 9-holes of golf with buggy, $100 dining credit, daily parking, complimentary bottle of wine and late checkout.

Holiday Inn Rotorua | $550 (valued at $1,100)

Set among natural wonders from geothermal hot springs to the foothills of Redwoods forest and a garden spa, Rotorua is a stunning escape full of culture and romance. This package offers two-night’s accommodation in a deluxe room, daily breakfast, $200 dining credit, an eco-tourism Redwoods Treewalk experience and free parking.

Best of the city-scapes

Crowne Plaza Adelaide | $549 (valued at $1,098)

Adelaide’s newest crown jewel is home to a show-stopping rooftop pool and world-class dining for a memorable city break. Guests will indulge with three-nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, $100 restaurant and bars credit, two welcome drinks, daily parking and late checkout.

InterContinental Sydney | $1,145 (valued at $1,700)

Sydney’s grand dame has reopened and offers an unrivalled city experience with its Circular Quay location and level 32 rooftop lounge and deck featuring uninterrupted views across Sydney Harbour. This handpicked holiday includes three-nights’ accommodation with complimentary upgrade, daily breakfast, $100 restaurant and bars credit, daily parking and late checkout.

InterContinental Wellington | $700 (valued at $1,452)

A luxury stay in the heart of Wellington; guests will experience grand architecture and heritage, mixed with a specialty in culinary culture. This package offers three-nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, $100 restaurant and bars credit, daily parking and late checkout.

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