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.

My review of the brand new Staybridge Suites at London Heathrow Airport

This is our review of the brand new Staybridge Suites hotel at London’s Heathrow Airport. IHG is on a bit of a roll at Heathrow at the moment.  We recently reviewed the (very nice) new Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express connected to Terminal 4.  […]

IHG gains Europe’s best luxury resort as it buys Six Senses for $300m

IHG, the owner of the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Kimpton etc brands, announced a surprise acquisition yesterday. IHG is paying $300m to acquire Six Senses Hotels.  If this seems cheap, it is because Six Senses does not own any of its properties.  IHG is […]

One man’s tale of a week on points at a luxury resort whilst spending no money

My article on the new Waldorf Astoria Maldives yesterday sparked a lot of reader interest. One issue, of course, is that even if you can get a $2,000 + tax per night Beach Villa With Pool for free using your Hilton Honors points, you’re still […]

Bits: 25% off New York redemptions at five IHG hotels, 20% off Heathrow Express, check your Virgin card payments

News in brief: Save up to 25% on redemptions at five IHG Rewards Club hotels in New York IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn / HI Express / Crowne Plaza etc loyalty scheme, is offering discounted redemptions at five of its New York hotels. You […]

What are the best IHG Rewards Club redemptions in London?

On 25th January, IHG Rewards Club increased the points required at many of its hotels.  With that in mind, I thought it was worth another look at my preferred choices if you are looking for a free night in the capital. IHG Rewards Club – […]

Bits: 1700 Avios with an Avis car rental, InterCon Ambassador benefits, Aer Lingus A321LR launch info

News in brief: Get 1,700 Avios with an Avis car rental Iberia has launched a special car rental deal with Avis.  This will get you 1,700 Avios on rentals up to 30th April, which in most cases is more generous than the ‘3 Avios per […]

What are the best hotel promos for February?

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 […]

Transferring hotel points to airline miles … when is it worth it?

All of the major hotel points currencies allow you to transfer your points into airline miles.  You will often find the airlines encouraging it – every 9-10 months, British Airways offers a 35% transfer bonus when you move hotel points into Avios.  This offer last […]

Bits: new Aer Lingus A321LR seat revealed, BA’s 100th birthday ad launches, CP Five Lakes leaving

News in brief: New Aer Lingus A321LR seat revealed Australian Business Traveller, of all people, has got exclusive images of the business class seat that Aer Lingus is using on its new A321LR fleet. Aer Lingus has 14 of these aircraft on order.  Whilst they […]

Bits: is this the new BA Club World seat?, Air Belgium to operate Newark for BA, IHG redemption prices at Regent

News in brief: Is this the new British Airways Club World seat? Reader Dave left a note in our comments yesterday which I found interesting.  I wrote an article highlighting a BA survey which implied that Club World could be getting private suites with doors.  […]

FIVE DAYS ONLY, ENDS FRIDAY: 30% off UK & Ireland bookings for IHG Rewards Club members

IHG has launched a “5 days only” flash sale exclusively for IHG Rewards Club members. From today until Friday 1st February, IHG is offering 30% off UK and Ireland hotels for stays until the end of April 2019. The so called Pay Day Sale includes […]

Bits: Lufthansa Business deals to Asia and S America, 25% off Virgin Atlantic Premium for 2+, new IHG voco in Solihull

News in brief: Lufthansa business class deals to Asia and South America Lufthansa is running a decent sale from the UK to Asia / Middle East and South America at the moment.  There are deals in all classes but I am just focusing on Business […]

Bits: Yotel San Francisco opening, IHG buy points bonus, Virgin Holidays discount, Lucky Air ads

News in brief: YOTEL San Francisco opens 1st March I did an article yesterday on the opening of the new Virgin Hotels San Francisco, which has special offers for Virgin Flying Club members. At the cheaper end of the scale, YOTEL is opening in San […]

Bits: £30 Virgin Atlantic Economy Delight upgrades, IHG redemptions at Regent Hotels, IHG price rise

News in brief: Upgrade to Economy Delight on Virgin Atlantic for just £30! Starting today, and running until Saturday, Virgin Atlantic is offering upgrades from Economy Classic to Economy Delight for just £30 each way. This is an EXCEPTIONALLY good deal and you’d be mad […]

Bits: extra BA Holidays discounts, VIP basketball in NYC with IHG, 30% bonus buying Hyatt points

News in brief: Extra British Airways Holidays discounts As well as running its ‘£100 one way flights’ offer this week, BA Holidays is also offering extra discounts. Until midnight on Thursday, you can save an extra £100 on selected flight + hotel or flight + […]

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. (There are […]

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