If you are spontaneous and flexible with your plans you could get a great deal on 1 of 28 IHG properties that are one IHG’s latest Last Minute Reward Nights list. There are no Intercontinental properties nor any Hotel Indigo’s on the list but there are only a few Crowne Plaza’s with a couple being international properties such as the Crowne Plaza FOSHAN in China and the Crowne Plaza TORREON in Mexico.
Last Minute Reward nights will allow you to book award rooms using 50% fewer points than the standard redemption rate which can significantly increase the value of your points. That is if you are able to take advantage of them. The are only available for the 1st full weekend of every new month. Which properties will be available is only made known with a few day window therefore you need to have a little bit of luck and be on the ball to make them work.
The 50% off discount is valid only for stays on May 2nd, 3rd, and/or 4th and you must make your booking by May 2nd. While the locations are pretty random and scattered, it could be worth checking out if you are staying in any of these locations.
You can see the full list here.