Post by WillTravel on Mar 17, 2007 15:04:28 GMT -5
I was able to get an excellent deal for the Intercontinental Bucharest. This is how it works. From the PriorityClub.com web site, I bought 15000 points for $150 USD. With the Intercontinental PointBreaks special, it costs 5000 points per night for the Intercontinental Bucharest.
For August, I needed a one-night stay, and later on a two-night stay. So for the three nights total at the Intercontinental Bucharest, I prepaid $150 USD (or less than 120 Euros). So this is costing just a little more than a hostel room. I've made the bookings, and they can't be cancelled, but I can live with that.
If you want to do this, I recommend purchasing the points over the phone. Apparently if you do that, your account is credited immediately, so you can book right away. I had to wait about 18 hours, because I purchased the points online. There's a risk that you will buy the points, and the deal will suddenly be yanked before you can book it. I don't know how big the risk is, or when Intercontinental plans to cancel it.
Post by WillTravel on Aug 27, 2007 22:56:12 GMT -5
As of today, there are a whole bunch more European hotels available with this deal at the above URL In many cases, the location is not central, so I wouldn't recommend those, but some have both a central location and are also very nice hotels (like the Intercontinental Hamburg).
For $50 USD (currently about 37 Euros) per night, it's hard to go wrong.