Luxury for less! 6 tips for enjoying luxury travel on a budget – 2022 – News and media – Newsroom

Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach – Vietnam

Let us let you in on a little secret… luxury travel can be affordable! It may sound too good to be true, but there are plenty of ways to experience luxury without the high price tag.

From epic resorts to extravagant activities, IHG Hotels & Resorts shares six tips on how best to enjoy “luxury living” for less.

1. Stay in less “touristy” parts of town

Holiday Inn Quito Airport

If you’re looking for a luxurious vacation but don’t want to break the bank, explore a stay off the beaten path (it’s still close to all the major attractions, of course). Take Quito, Ecuador, for example, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can visit the equator and be in two hemispheres at once! The Holiday Inn Quito Airport puts you just 45 minutes from the equator line and after a long day of exploring the city you can return to the hotel which offers unparalleled panoramic views of the surrounding Andean mountains while while relaxing in the heated outdoor swimming pool with hydromassage.

For a nature-filled Canadian getaway, the Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer South is located between Edmonton and Calgary, making it easy to travel through Red Deer and surrounding towns. This convenient location puts you close to Alberta’s beautiful Rocky Mountains where you can hike and bike ride. Back at the hotel, enjoy the pool with waterslide and the property’s award-winning Boulevard Restaurant & Lounge, featuring contemporary Asian fusion cuisine from Chopped Canada award-winning Chef Pete Sok.

2. Be your own guide and explore local hotspots

Bikes for rent at Hotel Indigo Sarasota

Taking the time to explore local hotspots on your own is a great way to make the most of your weekend getaway budget. Several IHG hotels, like Hotel Indigo Sarasota, offer free bike rentals so you can easily discover and immerse yourself in different neighborhoods. Sarasota’s Rosemary neighborhood is just steps from one of the world’s best beaches in Siesta Key, where you can pick up local fare at the downtown Farmer’s Market or take a cruise over the Ringling Bridge to St. Armand’s Circle. After a day full of exploration, enjoy a moment of relaxation with a dip in the hotel’s spa-inspired hot and cold paddling pools surrounded by lush vegetation or discover the hotel’s stunning murals that say more about the history of the neighborhood.

3. Travel in a group

Wooten Everglades airboat tour (Source: Paradise Coast)

Traveling with family or a group of friends can maximize your savings. Look for accommodations that can accommodate large groups, like our Holiday Inn Club Vacations resorts. For our beach lovers, we recommend the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Sunset Cove Resort on Marco Island, Florida. This luxurious getaway offers spacious villas for up to eight people with top-notch amenities, as well as fully equipped kitchens, high-end furnishings, and personalized concierge services. Plus, with a zero-entry pool, free beach shuttle, kids’ activity center, and proximity to multiple restaurants, there are plenty of activities on Marco Island for the whole group to do. experience. With its unique location between Naples and the Everglades, Marco Island offers the ultimate vacation adventure with beautiful white sand beaches and an abundance of outdoor activities ranging from airboat tours in the Everglades to canoeing or fishing in Collier Seminole State Park.

4. Take advantage of included amenities

Japanese Onsen, Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor

High-end amenities, anyone? From relaxing spas to fine dining, don’t miss the amenities or experiences included in a property to easily enjoy affordable luxury. Our favorite amenities at Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor include its very own Japanese onsen (a natural hot spring bath), scenic pool with jacuzzi overlooking Thonglar Road (known as Bangkok’s liveliest area), sauna, and gym. For experiences focused on family fun, we recommend the Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach, located in one of Vietnam’s top beach destinations, Grand Ho Tram Strip. Be sure to check out the range of facilities, including entertainment venues with specialty restaurants and bars, a gourmet food court, spa and pool on site. The property also offers Holiday Inn’s KidSuites, with an additional child-friendly welcome gift, themed decor, and bunk beds.

For travelers looking for the best essentials for great value, you can’t go wrong with avid hotels. The brand focuses on providing a good night’s sleep with blackout blinds and noise reduction features, modern design, friendly service, and a high quality on-the-go breakfast including coffee grains and a still and sparkling water machine. If you’re in South Florida, check into the avid Ft Lauderdale Airport – Cruise Hotel minutes from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Port Everglades Cruise Terminal and I-95.

5. Travel out of season

Views from the Holiday Inn Vancouver Center

One of the easiest ways to take a luxury vacation on a budget is to travel off-season. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also avoid large tourist crowds – a win, a win! The Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber is a popular getaway that you can do a lot during the off-season. Located near Waikki Beach, this Polynesian-themed resort offers rooms with furnished balconies, ocean views, and kids stay and eat free. Evenings also heat up at the hotel with the “Magic of Polynesia Night Show” dinner show featuring dancers and illusionists at the on-site art theater. Another budget option near Waikki Beach is the Holiday Inn Express Waikiki. The hotel offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Koolau Mountains, and Waikiki skyline, as well as a swimming pool with private cabanas. Be sure to check out all 5and Sky Deck on the ground with a 9-hole mini-golf course, shuffleboard, giant chess, table tennis and table football.

If the beach isn’t for you, why not take a mountain getaway instead? Holiday Inn Vancouver Center is a great option for those looking for an upscale hotel that’s still budget-friendly and offers scenic views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Its central location puts you close to everything Vancouver has to offer, from Roger’s Arena – home of the Vancouver Canucks hockey team – to the famous Granville Island shopping district.

6. Redeem IHG One Rewards points

Holiday Inn Cartagena Morros

Joining a hotel loyalty program like IHG One Rewards is a great way to book the trip of a lifetime and enjoy huge savings. With IHG One Rewards, members can earn more points faster and get rewards sooner. With richer benefits ranging from free breakfast for Diamond members to more opportunities for Elite members to enjoy early check-in, late check-out and room upgrades, IHG One Rewards offers more choices , value and relevant benefits than ever before. Plus, this summer, IHG One Rewards members can earn up to 4x bonus points on stays through August. To take advantage of this offer, members can register here. So whether you’re looking for a beach vacation at Holiday Inn Cartagena Morros or want to relax on a rooftop pool overlooking the ocean at Holiday Inn Bali Sanur, with IHG One Rewards you can book dream vacation whenever you want at a price that suits your needs.

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