Just before we went away, I wrote that IHG Rewards Club had revealed that it would not be increased the points required for ANY hotels this year. In fact, 100 hotels were going to get cheaper!
IHG did not publish the full list of hotels, annoyingly. However, Loyalty Lobby has produced a list which can be found on their site here.
In the UK, there are ten hotels getting cheaper. These include the Crowne Plaza resort at Heythrop Park near Oxford (now 20,000 points per night) and the Holiday Inn at Glasgow Airport (now 15,000 points). The Belfast property is tucked under Ireland and not Northern Ireland, if you are wondering where No 10 is!
There is nothing in London, New York or Paris, unfortunately.
It is obviously good news to see a programme reducing the points required rather than increasing them. That said, a lot of properties were made disproportionately expensive compared to their cash price when the scheme was restructured last year. Reward nights are a key source of revenue for hotels and I get a feeling that there are a lot more IHG hotels out there who would love to come down a category.
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