News in brief:
New IHG Spire Elite benefit launched
A few people have emailed me recently to ask if I know anything about the promised new benefits for IHG’s new Spire Elite top tier.
The answer is ‘No’.
However, thanks to an eagle-eyed HFP reader, we do have a lead on something.
On the Spire Elite Benefits page of ihg.com (click here), the following has appeared:
Enjoy an Upgrade to Five Star status with Hertz Gold Plus Rewards
IHG Rewards Club has teamed up with Hertz to extend to Spire Elite members a complimentary upgrade to Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Five Star status.
To take advantage of this special benefit, click Request Hertz Upgrade.
This is not the greatest offer in the world (American Express Platinum cardholders get the same deal, for example) but at least it is proof that IHG is out there trying to arrange something. Hint – free breakfast would be nice, IHG.
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Amex 2-4-1 – The Book
It can only be a matter of time before we get “Amex 2-4-1 – The Movie” ….
“American Express has teamed up with Phaidon to create Companion, a free, unique online travel guide which features ten of the most exciting cities in the world explored from the differing perspectives of the insiders who live and work there, such as celebrated photographer Martin Parr.
Designed to satisfy the diverse interests of travelling companions, the guide is inspired by the Companion Voucher, a British Airways Amex Card benefit that provides a complimentary second seat companion on a British Airways flight.”
It is fair to say that this is probably the first book ever to be inspired by a Companion Voucher 🙂
You can take a look – and, to be fair, BA has spent some money on this – by clicking here to visit the BA Amex application page. Scroll down to the section on ‘Companion Voucher’ and you can access the book.