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IHG Rewards has rolled over your elite nights from 2020

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As part of its plans to make it easier for you to earn or retain your IHG Rewards status in 2021, the programme promised to roll over your elite night total from 2020.

This has now been done. Here is my account:

….. which shows me on 14 nights for the year to date, which clearly I haven’t done.

You can check your total by logging in to the IHG Rewards website here.

How many nights do you need for IHG Rewards status in 2022?

As well as rolling over your elite nights, IHG has retained the lower status thresholds that it introduced last year. This means:

  • Gold Elite requires 7,500 base points or 7 nights
  • Platinum Elite requires 30,000 base points or 30 nights
  • Spire Elite requires 55,000 points or 55 nights

The original requirements are shown on ihg.com here.

If you are qualifying via points, you can earn a bonus with the current IHG promotion

The current IHG Rewards Club promotion has a twist as you can see here.

It is valid for stays up to 31st March, which admittedly isn’t very handy for most of us.

You receive 2,000 bonus points for every two nights you stay. These do not need to be consecutive nights. Importantly, these 2,000 bonus points will also count for status. This means you can make a decent dent into your 2022 requalification.

You need to register on ihg.com here. You need to use code 42050 when prompted.

Will IHG Rewards roll over your status anyway?

Good question.

I think some programmes are going to be in a tricky position later this year. It would not go down well with members if they moved stays to IHG to earn bonus elite points in the Spring promo and then IHG rolled over everyone anyway.

These are also global schemes. Hotels may be closed in the UK, but most are open in the US and China and those are what wags IHG’s tail.

On the other hand, is IHG – or anyone, and I include British Airways etc in this – willing to risk losing a huge chunk of its elite base, giving those customers an excuse to check out the competition next year? Realistically they will want every customer they can get.


IHG One Rewards update – December 2022:

Get bonus points: You will earn bonus IHG One Rewards points on stays between 13th October 2022 and 31st December 2022. You can choose between 2,000 points for every two nights or 10,000 points for every four nights (not cumulative). Read this article for full details. You can register here.

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.

You will receive a 100% bonus if you buy IHG One Rewards points by 29th December 2022.

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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