How to book the IHG Hotels government discount rate

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Last updated on August 29th, 2023
Originally published on August 18, 2022

InterContinental Hotels Group, better known as IHG Hotels, has more than 6,000 locations worldwide and features 16 leading brands including Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites, and Hotel Indigo. Government workers are eligible for discounts on every stay (some blackouts may apply) at a hotel or resort in IHG’s extensive portfolio of properties, many of which offer special perks and amenities for government travelers.

This quick and easy guide answers your questions about IHG Hotels’ government discounts, explains how to quickly compare government rates among different IHG hotels, and describes how to select and book a discounted room.

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Who is eligible to receive IHG Hotels government rates?

All government employees qualify to receive discounted rates on IHG hotel stays. This includes federal, state, county, and local government workers, as well as employees of state-funded college, university, and healthcare facilities and organizations.

What is the amount of the discount?

Government discount rates at IHG hotels differ by property. See below to find out how to compare rates among different IHG Hotels brands and book a room with per diem rates.

Which IHG Hotels offer government rates?

All IHG Hotels brands offer discounted rates to government employees, subject to date blackouts at certain hotels (holidays, peak season, etc.).

IHG Hotels list of hotel brands: Avid, Atwell Suites, Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Even Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Kimpton Hotels, Hotel Indigo, Hualuxe, Regent, Six Senses, Staybridge Suites, Vignette Collection, and Voco.

How do I find my government per diem rate at IHG Hotels? How do I book the discounted rate?

Finding, comparing, and booking government rates at IHG Hotels is easy. All you have to do is:
1. Visit the government rate page on IHG’s website.
2. Input the details of your stay.
3. If you’re a state or provincial government employee, select State Government or Provincial Government. All others select Government / Military Rate.
4. Click the Search button.
5. View and sort results – you can sort by price, rating, distance, and availability.
6. Select your hotel and room and follow instructions to complete the reservation.
7. Relax and enjoy your stay.

Do I need to show ID to receive government rates at IHG Hotels?

Yes. Proper identification is required to receive the IHG Hotels government discount.

Can federal employees use the IHG Hotels government rate for personal travel?

Yes. Simply book the room as outlined above and show your government ID when you check in.

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