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.

Why it can be worth paying an annual fee for a miles and points credit card

I get numerous emails from Head for Points readers asking for advice on which miles and points credit card they should get.  These often come with the caveat “but I don’t want to pay a fee for a card”. I don’t agree with this approach.  […]

Weekend staycation break? Two interesting IHG deals in York and Oxford

Two totally unconnected – but good value – deals at IHG Rewards Club properties have come up, so I thought I’d put them together in this article! First up …. Half price redemptions at voco Oxford Thames The newly upgraded and rebranded voco Oxford Thames […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – IHG Rewards Club – The Opinion

In my previous article, I outlined ‘the facts’ of the IHG Rewards Club loyalty scheme. This article is my personal opinion, highlighting areas where I think you might want to focus. The 10-second summary: Strong points – excellent global coverage at all price points, InterContinental […]

Bits: BA blinks first in pilot dispute?, Radisson adds a Las Vegas hotel, IHG offers a bonus on your bonus!

News in brief: Has British Airways blinked first in BALPA pilot dispute? Whilst details are slim, my understanding is that British Airways may have blinked first in the on-going dispute with pilots union BALPA. After talks broke down on Thursday, BALPA was on the brink […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – IHG Rewards Club – The Facts

This is the second of our overview series of the main hotel loyalty schemes. Each scheme will be covered over two articles over two days. One will list the basic facts of the scheme – basically ‘How does IHG Rewards Club work?‘ – whilst the […]

See comedians and concerts with IHG Rewards Club Access

Although we cover the Hilton Honors and Marriott Bonvoy ticket auctions on a regular basis when they run good UK redemption opportunities, we have been less vocal about IHG’s Rewards Club Access program. The reason is simple – there was rarely anything available in the […]

Good Holiday Inn deal available on Groupon

If you are looking for a cheap London hotel deal between 15th September and 31st December, there is an interesting Holiday Inn offer on Groupon at the moment. Via this page, you can book yourself into Holiday Inn London West, opposite North Acton tube on […]

InterContinental Edinburgh The George is now open

InterContinental Edinburgh is now ‘open’, although for this hotel the concept of ‘open’ is a complex one: you can argue that it has re-opened, since it was originally an InterContinental until a few years ago when IHG sold it you can argue that it never […]

LateRooms.com and Super Break go into receivership

LateRooms.com, one of the UK’s oldest internet travel companies, and Super Break went into administration last night. Both groups were owned by Cox & Kings, which decided to withdraw funding after continued losses.  Attempts to find a buyer failed. There is an official statement on […]

Last call to book in the IHG Summer Sale!

IHG’s Summer sale is about to end.  The special sale website is here. The sale is a global one.  Whilst it is being advertised as ‘20% off’, this isn’t really true.  You are getting a 20% discount on the Best Flexible Rate, but this is […]

Is it worth converting Virgin Flying Club miles to Hilton or IHG?

Virgin Atlantic has a rare feature that allows you to transfer your points into hotel loyalty schemes. The first thing to say is that it is VERY rare for an airline to allow you to transfer to a hotel scheme.   Finnair still lets you transfer […]

Why IHG ‘bonus points packages’ are an easy way to earn status more quickly

If you are looking to earn status in IHG Rewards Club, one of the easiest ways of doing it is by booking ‘bonus points packages’. (There are other ways to get easy status-qualifying points too, as this HFP article explains, but the methods are fewer […]

InterContinental Maldives now accepting reward bookings ….. at a premium price

The first luxury IHG property in the Maldives (if you exclude the Holiday Inn!) is about to open. InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is taking bookings for arrivals from 1st September. It has been bookable for cash for a while, and reward nights have now been […]

What are the best hotel promos for July and August?

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 […]

We do like to be beside the seaside …. at the new Holiday Inn in Bournemouth!

A new Holiday Inn has just opened in Bournemouth, bringing some much needed quality to the town. Long-term readers will know that I have a soft spot for decent hotels opening up in British seaside resorts, since one of the things – admittedly not the […]

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