IHG Rewards Club (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza)

IHG Rewards Club is the loyalty scheme for InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels amongst others. You earn points which can be used for free nights or transferred into frequent flyer miles including Avios points.

 

I published an extensive two-part review of IHG Rewards Club which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

Coronavirus cancellation and refund policy summary: BA, Virgin Atlantic, easyJet, Hilton, Marriott and IHG

Due to rapidly changing policies over coronavirus cancellations and travel waivers, we have decided to compile all the information we have in one up-to-date reference post. Hopefully this gives you an overview of your cancellation and refund rights with the major travel companies we cover […]

Which good miles and points deals are ending today?

We have temporarily suspended our fortnightly ‘deals ending soon’ feature.  The majority of the deals were flight and hotel related and there isn’t much of that going on at the moment! We are keeping the list going in the background, and we’ll continue to let […]

Review: how is the InterContinental Porto hotel?

This is our review of the InterContinental Porto hotel. Readers with good memories (we’re talking 10th February here!) will remember a review of my £5 Ryanair flight to Porto.  I promised to do a review of the InterContinental Porto as well, but life got in […]

Bits: our Qatar Airways competition winner, Holiday Inn Mayfair permanently closed, Blacklane dropping airline miles

News in brief: Who won our Qatar Airways competition? We have the winner of our recent Qatar Airways competition – Robert N.  Well done! We selected the winner a little while ago and informed Robert, but in the madness of coronavirus, we have been a […]

Bits: Emirates to close most routes from Wednesday, IHG turns over two London hotels for homeless self isolating

News in brief: Emirates announces it will end all flights – then changes its mind EDIT: Emirates has changed its mind again.  It now looks as if all passengers services, including the UK, WILL be suspended from Wednesday. The Middle Eastern airlines have, so far, […]

IHG reduces the Spire Elite qualifying target – making the IHG Premium credit card interesting

As we wrote on Friday, IHG Rewards Club has reduced the qualification threshold for its top tier Spire Elite status. Spire Elite usually requires you to earn 75,000 base points in a calendar year.  For 2020, this is reduced to 55,000 base points.  Alternatively, you […]

Bits: Hertz offering cheap one way UK car rentals until 31st March, new Hotel Indigo in Madrid, United cancellations

News in brief: Hertz offering ‘no surcharge’ one-way rentals in the UK – could be handy If you are in a pickle due to your domestic travel arrangements unravelling, Hertz has stepped up to the plate with a good offer. Until the end of March, […]

Rebook your IHG and Hilton rooms NOW – both chains will refund cheaper ‘Advance Purchase’ rates

Both IHG Rewards Club and Hilton Honors have made positive announcements about removing the restrictions on Advance Purchase bookings. This means there are unintended consequences: if you have a Hilton or IHG hotel booking made at the Best Flexible rate, it makes sense to cancel […]

What are the best hotel bonus point promotions for March?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running. All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

What are the top 10 reasons to get the free IHG Rewards Club credit card?

Why should you get the IHG Rewards Club credit card? Today, in our ‘Top 10 Reasons’ series, I want to look at the top 10 reasons to apply for a free IHG Rewards Club credit card. You can see all of our ‘Top 10 Reasons’ […]

Which airlines let you transfer air miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your miles INTO a hotel points programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you […]

What are the top 10 reasons to get the IHG Rewards Club Premium credit card?

Why should you get the IHG Rewards Club Premium credit card? Today, in our ‘Top 10 Reasons’ series, I want to look at the top 10 reasons to apply for an IHG Rewards Club Premium Mastercard credit card. You can see all of our ‘Top […]

See Simple Minds with your IHG Rewards Club hotel points

If you haven’t forgotten about Simple Minds (see what I did there?), IHG Rewards Club has some good packages to see the band at The SSE Arena at Wembley on 17th April. Via the IHG Access platform, there are two ‘buy it now’ options available.  […]

See The Who in concert with your IHG Rewards Club points

If The Who was ‘talking about your generation’ (see what I did there?) then IHG Rewards Club has some good packages to see the band at The SSE Arena at Wembley on 8th April. Via the IHG Access platform, there are three ‘buy it now’ […]

What are the best hotel bonus points promotions for February 2020?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running. We normally run this article early in the month.  However, as two important offers only started on the 15th, it made more sense to hold it back. All of the information in this […]

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