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.

Get an IHG Rewards Club status match – including top tier Spire Elite!

IHG Rewards Club has launched a status match promotion, offering 2,500 members with UK or US addresses the chance to get a status match to top-tier Spire Elite. If are not currently top tier in another programme, IHG will match your mid tier status to […]

Bits: IHG adds an extra Accelerate target, £1250 Business to Rio for 2020, good TAP one way deals UK to USA

News in brief: IHG Rewards Club adds an extra Accelerate target for June IHG Rewards Club is currently running another round of its ‘Accelerate’ promotion. Each member has their own personalised targets.  You can register here – once you have logged in you will see […]

What are the best hotel promos for June?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running. Apologies for running this a little later than usual for June.  I was expected a new Marriott Bonvoy promotion to launch – the old one ended on 4th June – but nothing has […]

Bits: InterCon Lyon opens, 100% bonus when you buy IHG points, bonus Virgin miles on Tel Aviv flights

News in brief: InterContinental Lyon opens – and looks stunning IHG has just opened a new InterContinental in Lyon.  It is surprising it has taken this long given that Lyon is France’s 2nd largest metropolitan area and has significant banking, chemical and pharmaceuticals industries. The […]

Why 0.2% cashback is the ‘new normal’ for Visa and Mastercard – and why travel cards are far better

HSBC launched a new rewards credit card last month called, erm, the HSBC Rewards Credit Card.  This does not give travel rewards, but I wanted to highlight it because: it shows, very clearly, where all cashback credit cards in the UK are heading, and it […]

Bits: InterContinental Maldives opening soon, Marriott / Virgin promo, see England v West Indies with Hilton

News in brief: InterContinental Maldives opening soon! The first luxury IHG property in the Maldives (if you exclude the Holiday Inn!) is about to open. InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is now taking bookings for arrivals from 1st September. The bad news is that there are […]

Bits: BA Geneva lounge closure delayed, 1000 bonus Avios with Avis rentals, IHG stops Miles & More transfers

News in brief: British Airways Geneva lounge closure delayed The closure of the British Airways lounge in Geneva, which we mentioned on Monday, has been delayed. It will now close on 9th June and will reopen in ‘late 2019’ following a major refurbishment. You will […]

Bits: see Wimbledon with IHG, Air Belgium flying Cairo for BA, earn Heathrow Rewards with Aspire lounges

News in brief: Watch Wimbledon with IHG Rewards Club The IHG Rewards Club auction platform is pretty useless if you live in the UK.   Now and then, however, a good one slips through. It is currently offering a pair of Centre Court Wimbledon tickets for […]

BOOK NOW: 95 new IHG PointBreaks hotels for just 5,000 to 15,000 points!

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 31st August. These hotels are bookable NOW via ihg.com. Popular hotels will use […]

Bits: BA Geneva lounge closing today, last call for 100% Hilton ‘buy points’ bonus, new PointBreaks tomorrow

Bank Holiday news in brief: British Airways Geneva lounge closing today EDIT:  the closure has been delayed until 9th June Today, assuming everything remains on schedule, is the last day to use the British Airways lounge in Geneva. It closes tonight and will reopen in […]

IHG summer sale now on

IHG has just launched its Summer sale.  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 […]

Kimpton Blythswood Square in Glasgow now open

IHG has now officially rebranded its Blythswood Square property in Glasgow as Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel following the completion of refurbishment work. This makes it the second Kimpton property in Scotland, following the Kimpton Charlotte Square in Edinburgh, and the 3rd in the UK following […]

(Another) new IHG brand launched – Atwell Suites

InterContinental Hotels Group is launching (another) brand, this time aimed at extended stays.  Atwell Suites is intended to be ‘upper-midscale’ and will be exclusively for new build properties, starting in the US. The first property will open in 2021. Quite what sets Atwell Suites apart […]

When your IHG Rewards Club points expire, and how to stop it

I receive occasional emails from readers asking ‘How can I stop my IHG Rewards Club points from expiring?’ or ‘When do my IHG Rewards Club points expire?’. This updated series looks at the major hotel loyalty programmes and shows you how to keep your valuable […]

How to swap points between programmes with www.points.com

If you have ever bought Avios, IHG Rewards Club points or various other miles, you may have noticed that your credit card statement showed ‘points.com’ as the merchant. points.com is a 2-legged business, half of which is handling ‘buy points’ requests for various frequent traveller schemes. […]

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