Got your Labor Day plans on spontaneous mode?
Loyalty Traveler is highlighting some good deals at individual hotel properties around the country this week. And there are some good deals. Hotel loyalty program bonuses make low rates even better deals.
Hotel Indigo San Diego – Gaslamp Quarter
Priority Club Offer: Earn 8,000 Priority Club bonus points for a 2-night or longer stay at the new Hotel Indigo San Diego – Gaslamp Quarter from August 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009 when paying Best Flexible Rate.
Registration is required. Priority Club 8,000 bonus points Link.
Hotel Indigo San Diego – Gaslamp Quarter webpage link
Be sure to register for two other Hotel Indigo and Priority Club promotions if planning a Hotel Indigo stay in the next six months or a multi-night stay in an IHG hotel brand including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, or Holiday Inn Express between August 15 and September 15.
1. 2,000 points per Hotel Indigo stay to February 28, 2010. Priority Club Promotion link.
2. Priority Club triple points for 3-night stay between August 15-September 15.
Priority Club 3x Promotion link.
Loyalty traveler post on 3x Points: http://boardingarea.com/blogs/loyaltytraveler/2009/08/05/ihg-priority-club-triple-points-for-3-night-stays-aug-15-sep-15/
Loyalty Traveler Analysis:
Hotel Indigo options and points earning for Labor Day Weekend, Friday-Monday, 3 night stay
September 4-7, 2009. A guest’s points will vary depending on rate paid and hotel spending, applicable bonuses, elite status. The sample points earnings shown below are estimates. Your actual earning may differ.
Friday, Sep 4-5, 2009
$120 per night advance purchase rate
1-night stay = 3,200 points for $120
Points Calculation: Priority Club points earned = 2,000 points Hotel Indigo bonus + 1,200 base points = 3,200 points.
Sep 4-6, 2009
$120 per night advance purchase rate – King Bed
2-night stay = 4,400 points for $240
Points Calculation: The lowest rate does not qualify for the 8,000 points bonus. The base points earned = $240 x 10 points =2,400 points + 2,000 Hotel Indigo stay bonus.
Sep 4-6, 2009 = $159 per night Best Flexible Rate – King Bed
2-night stay = 13,180 points for $318
Points Calculation: The lowest rate eligible for 8,000 points is Best Flexible Rate is $159 per night. The base points earned = $318 x 10 points = 3,180 points. 2,000 points Hotel Indigo stay bonus.
Sep 4-7, 2009 = $159 per night Best Flexible Rate – King Bed
3-night stay = 24,310 points for $477
Points Calculation: 8,000 Hotel Indigo San Diego Bonus; Triple Points for 3-night stay ($477×30 points per US$1) = 14,310 points; 2,000 points Hotel Indigo stay.
Rates searched for weekdays and weekends before Labor Day showed higher rates. The Labor Day weekend is a good deal for this hotel. Perhaps there is even a Padres ball game. Hotel reviews mention the ability to see the ball park from rooms, but you might need to upgrade to a higher priced category room for the good views.
Yelp Hotel Reviews for Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. Link
About Hotel Indigo
Hotel Indigo is the boutique brand introduced by InterContinental Hotels Group with a mathematical design concept. The first Hotel Indigo opened in Atlanta in late 2004. Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter opened July 2009 and is the 29th Hotel Indigo property to open in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and London, England. Next month the 30th Hotel Indigo will open in Athens, Georgia.
Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter is the only new hotel scheduled to open in downtown San Diego this year. The hotel is only one of 19 in the USA to have LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
[The following is a press release from July 13 from IHG.]
InterContinental Hotels Group Press Release for Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Hotel Indigo Opens First LEED Certified Property in San Diego
Eco-savvy property boasts first green roof in San Diego, meditation deck and herb garden
ATLANTA, GA – Hotel Indigo today announces the opening of Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, the brand’s first LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified hotel and the first LEED certified hotel in San Diego – one of only 19 in the U.S. Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter is also the only new hotel scheduled to open in downtown San Diego in 2009.
A flagship property, Hotel Indigo San Diego is owned and managed by IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms. The hotel is also the first in IHG’s portfolio to achieve LEED certification. The second Hotel Indigo property to achieve LEED certification will open in Athens, Ga., at the University of Georgia this September.
In keeping with the Hotel Indigo brand’s commitment to the environment, sustainable green building and development practices were incorporated into the design, construction and operation of the new 12-story Hotel Indigo San Diego. The hotel is located at 509 9th Ave., in downtown San Diego just one block from PETCO Park and only steps away from the Gaslamp Quarter, the city’s exciting dining and entertainment district. Convenient for business travelers, the hotel is also less than a mile from the bayside San Diego Convention Center.
“From the rooftop down, Hotel Indigo is a model of sustainability and we’re delighted to debut the brand’s first green hotel in San Diego,” said Janis Cannon, vice president, Global Brand Management, Hotel Indigo. “As our flagship property, Hotel Indigo San Diego will showcase the brand’s upscale boutique positioning through its locally-inspired fresh design and inviting service culture, which promises to deliver an engaging and intimate guest experience.”
Another first for the brand and the city, Hotel Indigo San Diego is topped with a green roof on the ninth and 12th floors. The green roof, which is covered with drought-tolerant plants, will reduce energy consumption by cutting the need for heating and air conditioning and will contribute to lowering the urban heat island effect. Taking recycling to a new level, the hotel’s Phi Terrace Bar and ninth floor meditation deck is also the world’s first installation of MoistureShield composite decking, which is made from recycled polyethylene plastic and recycled wood fibers (i.e., grocery bags, milk jugs, byproduct from furniture/cabinetry making, etc.).
Additional green elements found throughout the hotel, include:
· Herb garden on ninth floor terrace with basil, spearmint, rosemary, and tarragon; herbs will be used in gourmet menu items at the hotel’s Phi Bar and Bistro;
· Operable floor-to-ceiling windows in Phi Bar and Bistro and ninth floor Phi Terrace Bar, which provide ample natural daylighting and ventilation;
· On-site recycling program with recycling containers in guest rooms and operations areas;
· Pantry and kitchen composting of organic matter from Phi Bar and Bistro; and
· Reserved parking spaces and parking discounts for guests who drive low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles.
“Hotel Indigo San Diego has already been incredibly well-received by the local San Diego community, and we look forward to further engaging with the neighborhood now that we are officially welcoming guests and visitors,” said Chris Jones, general manager, Hotel Indigo San Diego.
Working with a talented team of local artists, photographers and designers, Hotel Indigo San Diego has captured the sun-kissed character and inviting coastal culture of the San Diego region by using locally-inspired artwork throughout the hotel. Adding architectural detail to the San Diego skyline, a 40-foot glass sculpture aptly named “Indigo Waters” is affixed to the western facade of the hotel between the ninth and 12th floors. Inside the hotel, large-scale photographic murals of native plants and water-driven images, such as agaves and the Pacific Ocean, are incorporated in the guest rooms and public areas
A refreshing take on boutique design and décor, Hotel Indigo San Diego “counts” math as its muse. The hotel’s stylish, inviting design is inspired by the Fibonacci sequence, a universal design constant found throughout nature, art and architecture. Adopting this mathematical ratio as a design principle creates a perfectly-balanced urban oasis of effortless beauty in the heart of downtown San Diego.
Hotel Indigo San Diego features 210 airy and inviting guestrooms, including five suites, with oversized beds, plush bedding, hard-surface flooring for a fresh residential feel, and spa-inspired showers with Aveda products. Each guestroom includes a 37-inch high-definition flat screen TV with complimentary movies, an iHome/MP3 alarm clock radio, and a Keurig coffee maker. Additionally, the hotel provides guests complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel and access to the 24-hour business center, meeting space, 24-hour fitness studio and meditation deck on the ninth floor.
Dining and entertainment options include Phi Bar and Bistro, which serves gourmet dishes based on fresh, local seasonal ingredients, and a spectacular ninth floor rooftop bar. Phi Terrace Bar features a reflection pool, fire pits, lounge seating and panoramic views of the cityscape and baseball games at PETCO Park – sure to become a hot spot for guests to mix and mingle over cocktails.
About Hotel Indigo
Meeting the desires of today’s business and leisure traveler, Hotel Indigo is an upscale boutique brand that delivers a refreshing and inviting guest experience that is truly reflective of the local community. There are currently 29 Hotel Indigo properties open worldwide and more than 60 hotels under development, either in the pipeline or in final negotiation. By the end of 2009, Hotel Indigo will almost double its footprint in the America with opening properties in New York City, Miami Beach, and Baltimore. For more information on Hotel Indigo, or to make reservations, please visit http://www.hotelindigo.com/.
Hotel Indigo participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards. With 43 million members worldwide, Priority Club Rewards is the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program. Guests can enroll for free by logging on at priorityclub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG’s more than 4,200 hotels worldwide.