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.

LAST DAY for IHG’s (genuinely good) UK and EU flash sale, and last day for IHG’s 100% ‘buy points’ bonus

I wanted to do a quick reminder today of two good IHG Rewards Club offers which are currently running and which both end TONIGHT (Friday). LAST DAY:  IHG’s 5-day UK and Europe flash sale IHG Rewards Club has been running a short flash sale 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 this week with a bonus of 100% when you buy over 7,000 points. 100% is as generous an offer as you will ever see for IHG points. The deal […]

IHG’s 5-Day Flash Sale – save 30% this week on bookings for stays in UK and Europe

IHG Rewards Club is running a short flash sale for the UK and Europe this week.  This covers InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Staybridge Suites etc. You can get up to 30% off at more than 600 hotels in over […]

Spire Elite benefits at the InterContinental Amstel in Amsterdam

I was at the InterContinental Amstel on Tuesday night whilst attending a conference in Amsterdam.  I reviewed the Amstel back in 2014 and nothing has changed, which is good! From the photo – see below, click to enlarge – it looks a bit like your […]

Last chance to register for IHG’s Spring promotion – stay by 30th April

If you haven’t registered for the current IHG Rewards Club promotion “Reward Nights. Faster” then you must do so by Friday 15th March.  Click here to register. The promotion runs until 30th April, so sign up if you think there is a chance that you […]

How to get free hotel elite status from UK credit and charge cards

This article looks at the different ways you can get elite status with hotel chains via UK credit and charge cards. If you are just getting started with miles and points, you have probably realised by now that your travel life could be improved if […]

My review of the brand new Holiday Inn London Heathrow Bath Road

This is my review of the new Holiday Inn London Heathrow Bath Road hotel. Last month we reviewed the new Staybridge Suites hotel at Heathrow which you can read here.  Staybridge Suites shares a building with the new Holiday Inn Bath Road but the latter wasn’t […]

What is IHG’s new voco brand like? We visit voco St David’s in Cardiff to find out

This is our review of IHG’s voco St David’s Hotel in Cardiff. The hotel website is here. voco is the newest hotel brand from IHG to launch in the UK.  voco St David’s in Cardiff is one of the first voco in the world, but […]

IT’S BACK: Get a 30% bonus on hotel transfers to Avios – but is it a good deal?

It was due a return and now it is back.  I’m talking about the ‘bonus when you transfer your hotel loyalty points to British Airways Avios‘ promotion. The ba.com page for the offer can be found here. When you transfer hotel loyalty points to British Airways, you […]

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 May. These hotels are bookable NOW via ihg.com.  Popular hotels will use up […]

Bits: IHG Rewards Club “moving to variable points pricing”, Flybmi routes rescued, Best Western buys WorldHotels

News in brief: IHG Rewards Club “moving to variable points pricing” InterContinental Hotels Group, owner of Holiday Inn, HI Express, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza etc, published its 2018 results on Tuesday. The summary is here, but I have summarised the summary into news I think […]

Bits: ‘3 for 2’ on InterCon Club rooms, new Hilton Asia-Pacific sale, Mandarin Oriental Dubai opens

News in brief: InterContinental offering ‘3 for 2’ on rooms with lounge access InterContinental has launched an interesting ‘3 for 2’ deal covering rooms and suites which come with club lounge / executive floor access.  Click here to find out more. It does not cover […]

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 […]

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