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.

Is IHG Business Rewards – the small business and PA scheme – worth a look?

Not many people know that IHG – owner of the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc hotel brands – has a scheme aimed at travel bookers and small businesses, IHG Business Rewards. IHG Business Rewards was launched four years ago and replaced the old UK IHG Meeting […]

What are the best hotel promos for December?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  This has run slightly later than usual this month, but it does not make major difference as most of the offers featured are continuing from November. All of the information in this article […]

Bits: Head into space with your Virgin miles, last call for Hilton 80%-100% buy points bonus, IHG 80% buy points bonus

News in brief: How two million Virgin Flying Club miles can get you a trip to space You may have heard in the news last week that Virgin Galactic finally had a successful flight to the edge of space.  On Thursday Virgin Galactic’s vehicle reached […]

Are these the 2019 changes to IHG’s Ambassador and Royal Ambassador schemes?

Back in August we ran an article on changes that IHG Rewards Club was proposing to make to its Ambassador loyalty scheme. Via leaked documents on Flyertalk, there are rumours (via a document shown to a guest at an InterContinental in China) of what these […]

Who is IHG’s Staybridge Suites brand aimed at? We visit Staybridge Suites Manchester Oxford Road

This is our review of Staybridge Suites Manchester Oxford Road. Staybridge Suites – writes Rhys – is one of IHG’s lesser known brands, at least compared to InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza.  Staybridge Suites are, in theory, designed as long-stay serviced apartments but, as you […]

Bits: Good LNER Nectar rail redemption deal, Radisson Dream Deals are back, IHG adds a voco in Dubai

News in brief: Good Nectar redemption offer with LNER If you are sitting on a stash of Nectar points, there is an interesting offer at the moment which can get you 1p per Nectar point.  This is double the usual redemption rate and so well worth […]

My review of the new Crowne Plaza Manchester Oxford Road

This is our review of the new Crowne Plaza Manchester Oxford Road hotel in, erm, Manchester. Long-term readers will remember that we ran a competition in the Summer as part of a campaign to promote IHG’s various hotels in Manchester.  We were offered a review […]

Bits: 5% off SNO ski holidays, BA launches Ljubljana and Montpellier, earn double Radisson Rewards points

News in brief: Get 5% off your ski holiday with a SNO promo code Winter holidays are approaching fast and we wanted to remind everyone that ski holidays company SNO is still offering an exclusive 5% off discount code for all Head for Points readers […]

We go inside the (yet to open!) Hotel Indigo Manchester Victoria Station

Last week we got a peek inside the IHG’s new Hotel Indigo Manchester Victoria Station.  This is in the northern part of the city centre and just opposite the new Amazon HQ.  It’s so new, it isn’t even open yet! Rhys was in Manchester to take a […]

Bits: IHG ‘buy points’ bonus, 250 free Shangri-La points, 25% cashback with Gett, WOW Air going bust?

News in brief: Last day for 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – is running another sale with a bonus of up to 100% when you buy over 5,000 points. […]

BE QUICK: Get 5,000 FREE IHG Rewards Club points (worth £20) for sharing a photo

IHG Rewards Club has launched a new promotion, Home With IHG, which will earn you 5,000 points simply for sharing a photo on social media. I value an IHG Rewards Club point at 0.4p so this is effectively £20-worth of free hotel nights. The offer […]

Review of the new Holiday Inn Express hotel at London Heathrow T4

This is my review of the new Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow Terminal 4 hotel. Or, to be more accurate, a quick overview.  Yesterday I reviewed the new Crowne Plaza London Heathrow Terminal 4 hotel (click here), which is where I spent the night, but […]

Review of the impressive, brand new Crowne Plaza at Heathrow Terminal 4

This is my review of the brand new Crowne Plaza London Heathrow Terminal 4 hotel. The Crowne Plaza London Heathrow Terminal 4 has just opened.  It shares a building with the Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow Terminal 4 and represents a chunky £80m investment by […]

Bits: New Marriott Rewards name leaked?, more Kimpton / Voco UK openings, DoubleTree Westminster lounge closure

News in brief: The new name for Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest will be …. …. Marriott Bonvoy, it seems.  Which is a bit odd. The name is, of course, a play on ‘bon voyage’.  Whilst there has been no official announcement, if you […]

BOOK NOW: 108 new IHG PointBreaks hotels for just 5,000 to 15,000 points (some decent!)

IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) has just published its new list of heavily discounted PointBreaks redemptions. You can book these hotels for stays until 28th February. These hotels are bookable NOW via  Popular hotels will use up […]

Bits: new IHG PointBreaks list TODAY, the final BA 767 flight took place last night

News in brief: New IHG PointBreaks list launching today – probably! IHG Rewards Club will be releasing a new PointBreaks list on Monday – I think. I say ‘think’ because IHG has not been trailing this on social media as it often does, and the ‘Cyber Monday’ hype […]

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