Taking advantage of IHG Corporate Codes for discounted hotel rates is a great way to get the best value for each dollar you spend on your hotel stays. You just need to be eligible to use the rate code, but don't worry, you are probably more eligible than you think :).
In case you aren't familiar with them, IHG Corporate Codes are special rate codes that are used to identify the negotiated rate a company has with a hotel chain (in this case, IHG) and are entered in a “Corporate ID” field to calculate the reduced rate. These can be either local discounts with specific hotels or national discounts that apply across the entire chain of properties.
If you are affiliated with the company that has the negotiated rate in some way (employee, customer, vendor), you can take advantage of these corporate discounts and save a lot of money!
Unlike discounts offered through Online Travel Agents (OTA's) or IHG’s Friends and Family Rate, these codes allow you to save money AND still earn IHG Rewards Points and get IHG Elite Status Benefits.
Corporate rates are available at IHG’s higher-end properties like Kimpton, Regent and Intercontinental as well as their mid-tier and economy brands like Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Indigo, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites hotels.
IHG Corporate Codes – The List
The following are some of the most prevalent IHG corporate codes. If you are an employee of or are going to visit and do business with one of these companies, you can take advantage of their negotiated rates.
The discounts will vary from location to location and can be up to 50% off rack rates. Consulting firms like Accenture and IBM have a lot of consultants traveling every week so they are going to have some of the best “chain-wide” or “system-wide” discounts. However, many large companies have a lot of visitors and will provide some great rates in their local headquarters vicinity – such as Bank of America in Charlotte, 3M in Minneapolis or Ford Motor Company in Detroit.
Here is an example of the savings using the Ford Motor Company Corporate Rate at a hotel near their headquarters in Dearborn, MI. The Corporate Rate does not require you to prepay and it is 18% less than the advance purchase rate and 23% less than the best flexible rate.
Below are some of the published Corporate Rates for IHG properties. We will continue to add to the list as we find new ones.
|Company Name||IHG Rate Code|
|Arizona State University||ASU|
|Bank of America||109568|
|Ford Motor Company||000103772|
|United Parcel Service||108146|
|University of Texas||99502056|
Check out the University Discounts Too!
The list above includes both businesses and a couple of universities. If you are going to be visiting a city that has a major university, you may want to “take a tour of the campus” to do some scouting for a current or future child or grandchild. If this is the case, google the university's negotiated travel rates, they can offer some pretty nice savings for people who are on campus tours.
How to Enter an IHG Corporate Code and Do They Work?
It is very easy to determine if an IHG Corporate Code is going to provide a discount for you. Just enter the code in the special rate field (pictured below) and your search will reveal if a discount is available at a given property.
IHG's Official Policy on Corporate Codes – Do you need to present ID?
Most hotel properties would rather sell a discounted room rather than having it sit empty, so they are lax about asking for an ID. However, according to policies on Corporate Travel, IHG does reserve the right to ask for employment verification. Proof of employment may be verified with a business card or company credit card.
What other hotel chains offer Corporate Rates?
Most major travel companies (hotels, rental cars and even airlines) offer negotiated corporate discount codes. Here are some others you may be interested in: