This is a nice hotel, however people need to take a WARNING about the Intercontinental IHG Points system. It really AWFUL. They try to promote Ambassador memberships and they try to get people to sign up for point bonus offers, however if your not careful then your going to get screwed. Some key things to know:
1 - You will only get 2000 points per STAY. So if you stay one night, or seven nights in a row, then you still only get 2000 points. So make your short stay bookings here, but if you want points, then make your long-stay bookings somewhere else.
2 - If you book two rooms at the same time then you will only get credit for one room. Even if it is your kids staying in the other room. I just found this out the hard way when I signed up for a "special" they had advertised for an additional 1000 points per night. We spent 3 nights there and I was told by their website reservations people that I would get 10,000 points, but then the points people rejected this due to some fine print and I only got 5000 points. Needless to say, I am pretty pissed off about this.
It typically takes about 25,000 points for a free night. So that means that you have to travel 13 separate times to ever get a free room. It does not matter if you stayed in a room two or three days per each visit.
Plus, to rub salt in the wound....I paid for the Ambassador membership because I travel a lot and they promise a room upgrade for each stay. I travel enough so that I know the room layouts and I can tell you that their are no room upgrades. I'm staying in the same rooms that I stayed in back before i upgraded to Ambassador level.
Come on Intercontinental, get your act together or you will lose my business for good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InterContinental Saigon is an exciting new landmark in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam s commercial centre. The hotel is close to the colonial sights of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office, a few minutes from famous landmarks like the Reunification Palace, City Hall and the beautiful Opera House. Guests can enjoy some of the city s premier shopping in the same complex. The InterContinental Residences Saigon with 260 luxurious apartments is next door. Personalized service awaits guests in each of the 305 elegantly-appointed rooms, including 19 suites and a stylish Presidential Suite. Pillow-top bedding and floor-to-ceiling windows will create unparalleled grandeur and an inviting space for a relaxing stay. Tan Son Nhat International Airport is a 30-minute drive away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Asiana Saigon Hotel Ho Chi Minh City