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.

Bits: Opodo codes, new Wizz Air baggage policy, fly a Boeing 737, IC Paris

News in brief: Two new Opodo discount codes released Opodo has released two new promotional codes which are good for bookings made by 25th July. These seem like decent offers: Save £25 on a flight booking of £450 or more with code SALES25 Save £90 […]

What are the best hotel promos at present?

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: ‘Buy Avios’ bonus, more on Kimpton / Accelerate, new JAL London service

News in brief: Up to 30% bonus when you buy Avios Iberia Plus has launched a new ‘buy Avios’ promotion which runs until 30th July. The offer is: 10% bonus when you buy 2,000 to 15,000 Avios 20% bonus when you buy 20,000 to 80,000 Avios 30% bonus […]

Bits: 3000 Virgin miles with half price wine, Virgin FX deal, Kimpton / Accelerate issue

News in brief: Earn 3,000 Virgin miles with a generous wine offer If you’ve never ordered from Virgin Wines before, it is running a generous offer which is worth a look. For £65.88 including delivery, you will receive: 12 bottle of wine (mixed whites, mixed […]

Official: here are the IHG Rewards Club welcome benefits by hotel and tier level

One of the few guaranteed status benefits in IHG Rewards Club – if you are staying in Europe – is the ‘welcome amenity’ which is offered at check-in.  These are rarely anything to set the pulse racing but they are a gesture, especially at hotels […]

First review: IHG’s Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam hotel brings a new brand to Europe

This is my review of the Kimpton De Witt hotel in Amsterdam, which has just opened. Back in 2014, IHG – owner of InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc – agreed to purchase US hotel brand Kimpton for $430m. Apart from Aman – and even […]

Inside the Penthouse Suite of Kimpton De Witt, Amsterdam

I wrote a long review of IHG’s new Kimpton De Witt hotel in Amsterdam today. As that review explains, I was upgraded to the Penthouse Suite as my original room proved to be unsuitable (ie rubbish). Whilst I know that some readers will be interested […]

Your final answer to the IHG Rewards Club Premium MasterCard free night question

On Sunday I wrote about the confusion being caused over the issuance of the ‘end of year’ free hotel night voucher with the IHG Rewards Club Premium MasterCard. I am very positive about the IHG Rewards Club Premum MasterCard and I think that most cardholders […]

Holiday Tips 2 – how to earn Avios and get the best deals on Heathrow Airport car parking

With the schools breaking up, I am currently running updated versions of my annual travel planning series.  This will cover the best ways of earning or redeeming miles and points to get the best value from your Summer travel.  Part 1, on earning Avios and miles from car rentals, […]

No card bonus unless you pay for Year 2? Updates on Creation / IHG and HSBC World Elite

There are two ongoing bonus sagas in the travel credit card world at the moment – one relating to the Creation IHG Rewards Club Premium card and one relating to the HSBC Premier World Elite card. Both have the same core problem: The cards promise […]

IHG European Summer Flash Sale – ends TODAY!

Yeah, sorry about that.  We meant to cover this yesterday but it got missed as I made my way back from Amsterdam. IHG has been running a short flash sale for the UK and Europe this week.  This covers Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne […]

This is what you get with InterContinental’s Club Life package

Back in March I wrote about a new product being trialled by InterContinental – the ‘Club InterContinental Experience’ or ‘Club Life’ package. This is aimed at hotels without a private club lounge and is an attempt to offer some of the same benefits despite not having […]

Bits: Concorde Room side door reopens, LATAM deals to Latin America, IHG 15-year bonus

News in brief: The Terminal 5 Concorde Room magic door reopens! When British Airways opened The First Wing at Terminal 5 earlier this year (review here), they simultaneously closed the direct entrance into The Concorde Room by the South security channel. (The Concorde Room – […]

What are the best IHG Rewards Club redemptions in London?

IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc rewards scheme – has a huge portfolio of hotels in London.  If you are looking to redeem your points here you will be spoilt for choice. Importantly, the points cost of a hotel often […]

What are the best hotel promos for June?

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 […]