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IHG Rewards Club clarifies 'free internet' position in Europe

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I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how IHG Rewards Club appeared to be back-tracking on its much touted promise of offering free internet at all Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza and InterContinental hotels in Europe.

An email just dropped into my inbox with the following clarification:

IHG internet

If you can’t see the graphic above, it says that free internet will be available at all IHG hotels in Europe from July.  You will need to be a IHG Rewards Club member, but as that is free and as you can join at the reception desk, it will effectively apply to everyone.

You should still expect a two track service, though, with a slow free service and a high-speed (video quality) service available at an additional charge.  Some hotels will do better – a recent visit to Holiday Inn Stratford found that all guests already receive free internet and Platinum members receive the faster £6 premium service for free.

IHG Rewards Club update – January 2021:

Get bonus points: IHG Rewards Club is offering 2,000 bonus points for every two nights you stay from 20th January to 31st March. The bonus points will count towards status. Our main article is here. You can register here using promo code 42050.

New to IHG Rewards Club?  Read our two-part overview of IHG Rewards Club here and here and our article on expiry rules here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards Club points, you can buy them here. You will get a 75% bonus if you buy 10,000+ IHG Rewards Club points by 25th February.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

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