IHG Rewards Club (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza)

IHG Rewards Club is the loyalty scheme for InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels amongst others. You earn points which can be used for free nights or transferred into frequent flyer miles including Avios points.

I published an extensive two-part review of IHG Rewards Club which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

My review of the ANA InterContinental Tokyo

This is my review of the ANA InterContinental Tokyo hotel. As hotels in Tokyo are incredibly expensive during cherry blossom season it made sense to use points for my stay.  Rob had already bagged the Conrad Tokyo (his review is here) so I stayed at the […]

How can you get IHG Rewards Club status quickly, and possibly for free?

IHG Rewards Club (the loyalty scheme for InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Indigo etc) status is not hugely rewarding, to be honest. The benefits are very modest – almost nothing is guaranteed – and you certainly won’t get anything as crazy as free breakfast or guaranteed […]

Bits: Priority Pass adds sleep pods in Dubai, last chance for TopCashback / Avios bonus

News in brief: Priority Pass adds sleep pods in Dubai You can’t accuse airport lounge card Priority Pass of standing still.  After adding a restaurant / bar at Gatwick South (you get £15 of free food and drink by showing your Priority Pass) and seven restaurants […]

Which hotel schemes let you earn points and credit for multiple rooms?

Two readers have emailed me recently about IHG’s new Accelerate promotion.  (If you are looking at where to book hotel stays over the Summer, Accelerate is the most generous offer for most people.) Both wanted to know if it was possible to book multiple rooms […]

What are the best hotel promos for May?

Welcome to our monthly round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

Bits: IHG 100% ‘buy points’ bonus, Amex Plat adds more lounges, Hilton Japan flash sale

News in brief: 100% IHG Rewards Club ‘buy points’ bonus – three days only IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – has brought back its ‘100% buy points bonus’ promotion.  It is as generous an offer as you will […]

30% off IHG hotels in Europe until December 2018 with MasterCard

IHG, owner of the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Indigo and Staybridge Suites brands, has extended its generous discount promotion in association with MasterCard for another year. This deal DOES seem to offer genuine discounts.  I used the rate myself when we stayed […]

Bits: Has Accor scrapped Happy Mondays?, IHG redemption sale in Mexico / LATAM / Caribbean

News in brief: Has Accor scrapped Happy Mondays? Accor’s low key Happy Mondays was actually the best hotel promotion in the UK. Every Monday and Tuesday, Accor would dump its unsold UK rooms for the following two weekends at this website.  The absolute maximum you […]

I check out new hotels walkable to City Airport and Excel

If your travels take you to London City Airport or the Excel exhibition centre, you will be interested in a new rash of hotels which has sprung up in the area.  I popped down earlier in the week to take a look. If you take […]

Is IHG surpressing negative reviews on its website?

IHG, the parent of Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc, publishes traveller reviews on its website for each of its hotels. For some time there have been rumblings on Flyertalk about bad reviews mysteriously disappearing after being submitted. A couple of weeks ago, I had […]

My review of the InterContinental Hong Kong hotel

This is my review of the InterContinental Hong Kong hotel. I am going to run a few hotel reviews from our recent Asia trip, although they will be shorter and less detailed than usual.  As these were not ‘official’ trips, I didn’t get a guided […]

REGISTER NOW – IHG brings back its generous ‘Accelerate’ offer for Summer

IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc loyalty scheme, has launched a website for its Summer 2017 promotion – IHG Accelerate.  Yes, it is repeating the Autumn 2015, Spring and Summer and Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017 offer! But that is not a bad […]

Last call: 30% bonus on SPG point purchases, 100% bonus on Hilton purchases

There are two ‘buy points’ offers available at the moment which are worth a look and which, because they have been running for a while, you may well have forgotten about. IHG Rewards Club is also running a pseudo ‘buy points’ bonus as well! Starwood […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 2: on-going earning rates)

Yesterday I did my best to begin answering the question commonly asked by beginners to this hobby – ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’. Because you can earn Avios points both directly and indirectly (eg via Tesco Clubcard or Amex Membership Rewards), the […]

New Premier Inn directly at Terminal 4 now bookable for £29.50!

On Sunday I wrote about my stay at the Hilton Garden Inn at Hatton Cross. This is a decent budget hotel at Heathrow with one great advantage – you don’t need to use the rip-off and slow Hoppa Bus to get back to the airport, […]