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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.

What is the best replacement for your Starwood American Express card?

As we covered last week, American Express has written to holders of the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card telling them that the benefits package is changing on 26th February. The card is being rebranded as the Marriott Bonvoy American Express on that date.  Here […]

Which sorts of IHG Rewards Club points count for status, and which don’t?

It’s January, and your hotel status points will have reset to zero.  Qualification, or requalification, for a higher status tier feels a long way away.  Luckily, for IHG Rewards Club members there are ways of earning STATUS points without staying in their hotels. IHG Rewards […]

Bits: extra BA Caribbean discounts, last day for IHG’s Europe sale, using Railcards on Heathrow Express

News in brief: Extra British Airways Caribbean discounts – Club World at £1399 British Airways has added some additional Caribbean discounts to the current sale, for Autumn travel. All are priced at £1,399 return.  The destinations included are: Antigua Bridgetown / Barbados Grenada Kingston Port […]

Bits: see The BRIT Awards with IHG, get a 100% bonus buying Hilton points, save 15% on Malaysia Airlines

News in brief: See The BRIT Awards with IHG Rewards Club The BRIT Awards is the annual celebration of British music, or at least the more popular end of it.  IHG Rewards Club, in conjunction with event sponsor Mastercard, is offering two fantastic VIP packages […]

Bits: good Crowne Plaza deal in Sydney, Opodo discount code, Manchester’s two Hyatt hotels launch

News in brief: Interesting Crowne Plaza deal in Sydney If you’re heading down to Sydney this year, here is a good hotel deal to consider. In mid April, a new Crowne Plaza hotel is opening – Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour. I don’t know anything […]

Bits: final few HFP party tickets available, save £50 on Addison Lee bookings, 6000 Avios with pet insurance

News in brief: Last few Head for Points Winter Party tickets still available EDIT:  All now sold.  We look forward to seeing you on the 20th.  We’ll post an update of the raffle prize list next week, and keep an eye on your inbox next […]

Save up to 30% in IHG’s New Year Flash Sale for Europe

If you need to lock in any IHG hotels for stays before the10th May, you should take a look at the brand new IHG Flash Sale. The headline discount is up to 30% off the Best Available Rate. This is available exclusively to IHG Rewards […]

Bits: Look at BA’s first Boeing 787-10, last chance for bonuses buying Hyatt and IHG points

News in brief: First images of the British Airways Boeing 787-10 British Airways is due to receive its first Boeing 787-10 next month, to add to its existing 787-8 and 787-9 fleet.  These aircraft are being delivered with the new Club Suite seat in Business […]

What hotel schemes let you use your points to pay for food, drinks and spa?

Hyatt is about to make a major change to its loyalty programme, which will suddenly make it good value to use your points to pay for food, drink and spa treatments whilst a guest.  What other chains allow this?  And do they make it worthwhile? […]

Bits: Virgin Atlantic to upgrade the eldest passenger, save 20% on PremiAir, IHG’s credit cards get an app

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic to upgrade elderly passengers this Christmas Following a social media story which went viral, about a Virgin Atlantic passenger who gave up his Upper Class seat for an 88-year old passenger in Economy, Virgin has decided to run a special […]

Which InterContinental hotels give FREE club lounge access if you book via a ‘preferred partner’ agent?

You may not know that you can get free access to club lounges at some InterContinental hotels if you book via a ‘preferred partner’ or Virtuoso travel agent. The idea for this article came when I was replying to a comment from a reader last […]

Review of Kimpton Charlotte Square, Edinburgh – how was it?

This is our review of the Kimpton Charlotte Square hotel in Edinburgh. Kimpton is not a brand you might be familiar with in the UK.  The chain was only in the US when IHG bought it back in 2014.  The first European property was Kimpton […]

Bits: Heathrow’s 3rd runway delayed, IHG’s voco Reading opens, Loganair launches City to Dundee

News in brief: Heathrow’s third runway is delayed …. again Heathrow has pushed back its construction plans for the third runway following a move by the Civil Aviation Authority. It is a complex discussion, but in simple terms: Like most regulated utilities, Heathrow is allowed […]

Bits: Qatar adds more Edinburgh flights, 100% bonus buying Hilton points, Six Senses moves into Whiteleys!

News in brief: Qatar Airways adds additional Edinburgh flights – and some other niche routes Qatar Airways has announced that it will increase services to Edinburgh to 14 per week during next Summer. The current total of 10 flights per week will be increased to […]

Some amazing ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ hotels appear on …. Cliveden, Coworth Park, Chewton Glen

One of the more surprising hotel tie-ups of 2019 was the announcement that IHG has secured a tie-up with hotel marketing group Mr & Mrs Smith. Our full article on the IHG / Mr & Mrs Smith partnership is here. We have seen similar deals […]

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