Luxe for less! 6 tips to enjoy luxury travel on a budget – 2022 – News & Media – Newsroom

Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach – Vietnam

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

From epic resorts to extravagant activities, IHG Hotels & Resorts is sharing six tips on how to best enjoy the “luxe life” for less.


1. Stay in less “touristy” areas of town

Holiday Inn Quito Airport

If you’re searching for a luxurious vacation but don’t want to break the bank, explore a stay off the beaten path (that’s still nearby all the main 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! 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 relaxing in the heated outdoor pool complete with hydromassage.

For a nature-filled Canadian getaway, Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer South is located between Edmonton and Calgary, making for easy travel throughout Red Deer and the surrounding cities. This convenient location puts you close to the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Alberta where you can go on hikes and bike rides. Back at the hotel, take advantage of the pool with waterslide and the property’s award-winning restaurant, Boulevard Restaurant & Lounge, featuring contemporary Asian fusion cuisine by “Chopped Canada” winner, Chef Pete Sok.


2. Be your own tour guide and explore the local hotspots

Bikes for rent from Hotel Indigo Sarasota

Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tour (Source: Paradise Coast)

Japanese Onsen, Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor

Over-the-top amenities, anyone? From relaxing spas to fine dining, don’t miss out on a property’s included amenities or experiences to easily enjoy affordable luxury. Our favorite amenities at Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor include its own Japanese onsen (a natural hot spring bath), sky pool with Jacuzzi overlooking Thonglar Road (known as Bangkok’s liveliest area), sauna, and gym. For experiences geared towards family fun, we recommend Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach, located in one of Vietnam’s top beach destinations, Grand Ho Tram Strip. Make sure to check out the array of facilities, including entertainment venues with specialty restaurants and bars, gourmet food court, onsite spa and pool. The property also features Holiday Inn’s signature KidSuites featuring an extra kid-friendly welcome gift, themed décor, and bunk beds.

For travelers seeking the best essentials for great value, you can’t go wrong with avid hotels. The brand focuses on offering a great night’s sleep complete with black-out roller shades and sound-reducing features, modern design, friendly service, as well as a high-quality grab and go breakfast including fresh bean-to-cup coffee and a still and sparkling water machine. If you’re in South Florida, check out avid hotel Ft Lauderdale Airport – Cruise just minutes from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Port Everglades Cruise Terminal, and I-95.


5. Travel in the off season

Views from Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre

One of the easiest ways to take a luxury vacation on a budget is to travel in the off season. Not only will you save money, but you will also avoid large touristy crowds – a win, win! One popular getaway that you can snag a great deal during off season is Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber. Located near Waikki Beach, this Polynesian-themed resort features guestrooms with furnished balconies, ocean views, plus kids stay and eat free. Things also heat up at the hotel in the evenings with the “Magic of Polynesia Night Show” dinner performance featuring dancers and illusionists at the onsite art theater. Another budget-friendly option near Waikki beach is Holiday Inn Express Waikiki. The hotel offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Koolau mountains and Waikiki skyline, plus a pool with private cabanas. Make sure you check out the 5th floor sky deck featuring a 9-hole mini-golf course, shuffleboard, giant chess game, ping pong and foosball.

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


6. Redeem IHG One Rewards Points

Holiday Inn Cartagena Morros