Intercontinental is a weird hotel brand. It is so inconsistent from one location to the next that it's impossible to pin down what exactly the brand stands for and what one can reasonably expect when selecting an Intercontinental hotel.
Lizard Island offers a very unique experience to adventurous travellers who also enjoy a touch of luxury. The location, a private island on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, is basically unbeatable with no direct competitors of any kind.
From today until August 26th 2020 you can buy Alaska Airlines with a 50% bonus. Their best bonus this year.
Buy a flight with money: the price is high.
Take that money, turn it into miles and buy the flight with miles: The price is low.
Stopovers are no longer allowed on intra-South America awards effective immediately
This has been confirmed to me by multiple agents at Alaska and the rule is being strictly enforced, despite not being advertised on the Alaska website: