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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.

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 […] and Super Break go into receivership, 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 […]

Which six loyalty credit cards are worth keeping for their benefits even if you never use them?

Typically there are three different types of travel loyalty credit cards you can apply for: Cards you get just for the sign-up bonus Cards you get primarily for the strong on-going earnings rate Cards you get but don’t use because they come with generous perks […]

Is an offer of 15,000 IHG Rewards Club points for joining Ambassador worth taking?

IHG Rewards Club is currently offering a widely targeted offer of 15,000 IHG Rewards Club points if you sign up for InterContinental Ambassador by 10th August. I had a lot of emails this week asking if I thought this was a good deal or not, […]

IHG Rewards Club status match extended

IHG Rewards Club has been running a major UK status match campaign recently. If you have status in any other hotel programme, you can match it to Spire Elite, Platinum Elite or Gold Elite in IHG Rewards Club.  You get the new status for 90 […]

Holiday Tips 1 – Earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals, and saving on insurance

This article looks at how to earn Avios and other airline miles from car rentals. The schools are nearly out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look […]

Crowne Plaza Kensington has a secret beach

If you are looking for somewhere classy for a quiet drink in West London over the Summer, Crowne Plaza London Kensington (the townhouse hotel on Cromwell Road, opposite Gloucester Road tube) has brought back its Secret Beach until the end of September. I popped in […]

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