UPDATE – JUNE 2022 This article is now out of date, but don’t worry. We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above.
I wrote a long article on the new Accelerate promotion from IHG Rewards Club a fortnight ago. If you got lucky with the offer they targetted you for, it is likely to be the most generous hotel offer this Autumn. My own personal target would get me £440-worth of IHG Rewards Club points for staying just four nights if I select the right brands.
If you are not already an IHG Rewards Club member then you get an even better deal because new members will be given a target of ‘do two stays, get a free night, do four stays, get two free nights’. You could do four stays at a cheap Holiday Inn Express and turn that into two nights at a very expensive InterContinental in Paris, New York, Sydney, London etc.
For some people, though, Accelerate might not work out. Perhaps you will only have one or two IHG (Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaze, InterContinental etc) stays during the period, which is unlikely to be enough to trigger a big Accelerate bonus.
If so, IHG has an alternative promotion for you.
‘Double Up‘ will earn you double airline miles on every stay you make between now and the end of the year.
In order to get this offer, you need to register at this page and change your IHG Rewards Club profile to earn ‘miles’ instead of ‘points’.
I should warn you that the Avios points you earn if you take miles instead of IHG Rewards Club points are not great:
- Earn 500 Avios per qualifying stay at participating InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, located outside of the USA, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean
- Earn 2 Avios per $1 spent at InterContinental Hotels and Resorts located in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Latin America, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts and Hotel Indigo
- Earn 1 Avios per $1 spent at Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites & Staybridge Suites
These numbers are doubled during this promotion.
Most people will be better off with the main Accelerate promotion. For the rest of you, double miles will be better than nothing on a one-off IHG stay.
IHG One Rewards update – June 2022:
Get bonus points: IHG One Rewards is offering bonus base points on all cash stays between 18th May and 31st August. You earn double points on your 2nd to 5th nights, triple points on your 6th to 14th nights and quadruple base points from your 15th night. Our full article is here. Click here to register.
New to IHG One Rewards? Read our overview of IHG One Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG One Rewards points worth?’ is here.
Buy points: If you need additional IHG One Rewards points, you can buy them here.
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.