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The new Intercontinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace, located just minutes from the Spanish Steps, is scheduled to open at the beginning of next year.
“Designed in the early 1900s by architect Carlo Busiri Vici in the neo-renaissance style, the palazzo building was originally home to ambassadors staying in Rome, opening as a hotel in 1993. Guests will benefit from its proximity to the city’s wealth of art and history, thanks to a prime position less than a kilometre walk from the Galleria Borghese, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. The hotel can be easily reached from Rome’s Ciampino or Fiumicino international airports and is less than 10 minutes from the city’s main rail station.”
As you can see, the building looks rather charming:
And the renderings of the rooms look good too:
The hotel is scheduled to open in January 2022, but the really interesting thing is the fantastic reward pricing that is available from February.
You can currently book rooms in February and March 2022 for just 40,000 IHG Rewards Club Points per night:
That is an absolute steal, particularly when cash rates can be well over £400 per night!
Before the recent kerfuffle over reward night pricing, I valued IHG Points at about 0.4p each. In the example above, you’d be getting 1.1p per point – nearly 3 times as much!!!
For context, here are the points rates and cash prices for IHG’s other hotels in Rome on the same example date as the above:
But I don’t have any IHG Rewards Points…
This is one those relatively rare situations where it really could make sense to buy points. My account currently has an 80% bonus on points purchases (yours might be 100%), which means I could buy enough points for a 2-night weekend stay for ~£330 ($450).
I would therefore be paying £165 per night for a fully flexible booking at a luxury hotel in the centre of Rome. Not bad.
You can jump to IHG’s Buy Points page by clicking here.
I’m personally quite tempted by this. I haven’t been to Rome for a few years and being able to stay at a new Intercontinental without breaking the bank sounds ideal.
What do you think?