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.

Get 10,000 IHG Rewards Club points for joining IC Ambassador – worth it?

Yesterday I wrote about the current IHG Rewards Club ‘Your World Sale’.  There is also a special offer on for joining the InterContinental Ambassador loyalty scheme. There is a link at the bottom of this IHG ‘Your World Sale’ page to this offer.  When I […]

Hilton and IHG sales both now on!

Both IHG (Holiday Inn, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza etc) and Hilton (Conrad, Waldorf-Astoria, Hampton etc) have sales running at the moment. IHG: The IHG ‘World Sale’ is being run as four separate sales, just to confuse everyone! You must be a member of IHG Rewards Club […]

Bits: 10am check-in for IHG Spire Elite, 40% bonus buying Hyatt points, buy Avios bonus

News in brief: 10am check-in (guaranteed?) now a Spire Elite benefit IHG Rewards Club sent out an email to Spire Elite members over the weekend.  It said: “We know that when you’re busy travelling, every second of down time is precious. That’s why we’re making […]

Save 50% on IHG weekend stays this winter via a hidden MasterCard deal

IHG Rewards Club is running a very low key promotion for MasterCard holders. You will receive a 50% discount on the Best Flexible Rate for European stays this Winter. You need to stay for a minimum of two nights and book at least five nights […]

Bits: IHG ‘buy points bonus’ last day, Avios ‘dynamic pricing’ job, more Plaza Premium T5 photos

News in brief: IHG’s extended ‘100% buy points bonus’ ends today IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – extended its recent ‘100% buy points bonus’ promotion but IT DEFINITELY ENDS TODAY.  It is as generous an offer as you […]

Bits: LAST DAY for IHG Flash Sale, is EgyptAir the best Star Alliance scheme?, new Visa cashback deals

News in brief: LAST DAY to book in the IHG Flash Sale now on IHG has been running a flash sale this week covering Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites. This is ONLY for hotels in Europe.  600 properties are included. […]

Bits: Very impressive £39-£99 IHG Flash Sale now on, get 240 Avios with ‘Wimpy Kid’

News in brief: Good IHG Flash Sale now on IHG has launched a flash sale covering Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites. This is ONLY for hotels in Europe.  600 properties are included. Rooms are priced at either £39, £59, £79 […]

My review of the new InterContinental in Ljubljana, Slovenia

This is my hotel review of the brand new InterContinental in Ljubljana, Slovenia. First of all if you haven’t been to Ljubljana, you should put it on your list! It’s fairly accessible with direct flights from most major capital cities in Europe.  The only issue […]

My review of the new InterContinental in Ljubljana (Part 2)

This is part two of my hotel review of the brand new InterContinental in Ljubljana. Part One which can be found here was looking at the guest rooms and meeting facilities. Part Two will look at the Club Lounge, restaurants, gym and spa. Club Lounge […]

BOOKABLE THIS AFTERNOON: New IHG PointBreaks list of 100 x 5,000 point hotels

The new list of 100 IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) PointBreaks redemption hotels is bookable from today. PointBreaks rooms are a fantastic deal if they fit with your travel patterns. All of the hotels below will be available for […]

Bits: 100% IHG buy points bonus, Marriott to AA bonus, Hyatt New York deal

News in brief: (Note: parts of this article appeared on the site by accident on Friday for a few hours which is why it may sound familiar!) 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (11): IHG Rewards Club Premium MasterCard

This is my review of the IHG Rewards Club Premium MasterCard credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be linked to […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (10): IHG Rewards Club MasterCard

This is my review of the IHG Rewards Club MasterCard credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be linked to the […]

IHG bits: earn and redeem at Kimpton, new IC open in Singapore, hitting Spire Elite

IHG news in brief: Get special benefits, earn points and spend points at Kimpton Hotels in 2018 IHG, owner of the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza etc brands, bought the US chain Kimpton Hotels almost three years ago. Integration has been slow on the […]

Valuing my points – what I REALLY got over my last year of redemptions

Valuing miles and points is a thankless task.  I wrote this long piece on valuing Avios points but all it does is show you how complex it can be.  I also tend to throw out valuations of hotel points in articles – 0.4p-0.5p for IHG, […]