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A good IHG Rewards Club hotel redemption option is coming to Venice

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IHG has announced that a Hotel Indigo will open in Venice next year.  

Hotel Indigo Venice Sant’Elena will be located next to the canal ‘Rio Sant’ Elena’, within walking distance to the Castello district, a 15-minute walk from St Marco Square.

Hotel Indigo Venice

This is one of the quieter areas in Venice.  Converted from an old convent built in the 1930’s, the 77 room Indigo has two wings joined in the centre by a former chapel.

The hotel already operates as a Best Western Premier – the website is here – but will be remodelled before reopening as a design-led Hotel Indigo.  A photo of the courtyard is below.

A 51-room boutique InterContinental was due to open in Venice this year, but that project has gone very quiet indeed and is no longer mentioned on  We can be pretty certain that the Hotel Indigo conversion will actually happen.  You can read more here.

EDIT: The hotel is now open as a Hotel Indigo and the website is here

IHG Rewards update – November 2021:

Get bonus points: You can earn up to triple IHG Rewards base points with IHG’s new Autumn promotion. It runs from 1st October to 31st December. You can register here and our full article on the offer is here.

New to IHG Rewards?  Read our overview of IHG Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG Rewards points worth?’ is here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards points, you can buy them here.

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Comments (38)

  • Ann Moore says:

    Such respect. In our thoughts and prayers.

  • Waribai says:

    A great blog, Dave. Really made me stop and think about my priorities in life. I wish you all the best with the matrix trials.

  • Mikeact says:

    Would anybody happen to have a spare Award Wallet upgrade coupon that is not required ? Thanks.

  • Jonathan says:

    Do you still get 10k points for joining IC Ambassador club?

  • Graham Walsh says:

    OT Looking at booking my flights for this quarter. 2-3 European trips and one to MCO. I made silver last year with Virgin but doubt I’ll be able to make it to Gold. Is it worth trying to focus all travel on BA to get a status? My BA year starts next month.

    • JamesB says:

      It really depends how much economy flying you do, how much you value seat selection priority, and whether you have alternate lounge access options such as PP. I”ve happily survived as blue for years as my longhaul flights are all premium, and my shorthaul is mostly Air Asia or Easyjet.

      • Graham Walsh says:

        Thanks James for the thoughts. Good to hear other people’s thoughts. I have PP and not bothered where I sit. The only value I see sticking with BA is topping up the Avios rather than more miles into my VS account.

    • Memesweeper says:

      BA status is really handy if you find yourself in T5 on a regular basis. If not then I wouldn’t bother chasing it. I’m likely to drop out of Silver this year and although i’d like to keep it without sufficient regular BA flying the benefits are not worth making an effort for.

      Converseley if you think you have a lot of BA flying ahead of you the faster you make status the better. To the point IMO where buying unnecessary upgrades makes sense in the short term! Also trying to get Silver or Gold early in the TP year makes sense, as you get the remainder of that TP year, next year, and the ‘soft landing’ the year after.

      • Graham Walsh says:

        Thanks for the thoughts. Don’t think I could make silver or gold early in my year. Possibly in my 3rd quarter.

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