I signed up for the InterContinental Ambassador program and saved big with the included perks on Bora Bora.
We stayed in two hotels in Bora Bora. First of all, the above InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana for one night, followed by the most expensive InterContinental Bora Bora Thalasso Resort & Spa for two nights.
Before making these reservations, I joined the InterContinental Ambassador Program for an annual membership fee of $ 200. While the registration fee isn’t cheap, membership includes free room upgrades, a $ 20 restaurant / bar credit per stay, and guaranteed late check-out at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties, so I felt like it was worth it.
In addition, Ambassador members receive one free weekend night at any InterContinental hotel or resort around the world, to be used over a 12-month period. I thought that was the best advantage, as a hotel night could easily cost well over $ 200.
For our stay at the InterContinental Le Moana, I paid $ 586 for a beach bungalow but was upgraded to a beautiful Horizon overwater bungalow valued at around $ 350 more per night, according to the receptionist.
We also used our $ 20 food and drink credit and received two complimentary welcome drinks on arrival ($ 16) courtesy of Ambassador members.
Savings: $ 186 (taking into account the initial membership fee of $ 200 to the Ambassador)