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.

InterContinental Maldives is 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 no reward nights currently loaded into the […]

IHG Rewards Club stops Miles & More transfers

According to a report on Loyalty Lobby, IHG Rewards Club has stopped the transfer of points to Lufthansa Miles & More. The scheme has, indeed, disappeared from the list of IHG airline partners here. The transfer rate was not great at 5:1.  I value an […]

Watch Wimbledon with IHG Rewards Club

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. IHG Rewards Club is currently offering a pair of Centre Court Wimbledon tickets for Wednesday […]

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 […]

New IHG PointBreaks list released on Tuesday

The new IHG PointBreaks list will be released on Tuesday. IHG Rewards Club will apparently be releasing a new PointBreaks list on Tuesday.  Whilst they usually appear on a Monday, this one has been delayed by the Memorial Day holiday in the US. These hotels […]

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. […]

IHG’s Hotel Indigo Venice now open

IHG has opened its first property in Venice – Hotel Indigo Venice Sant’Elena.  See here for full details. Long-term readers will remember that we originally discussed this project last year.  Hotel Indigo Venice Sant’Elena is located next to the canal ‘Rio Sant’ Elena’, within walking distance […]

What are the best hotel promos for May?

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 […]

REGISTER NOW: IHG launches its new Accelerate promotion for May to August

IHG Rewards Club, the loyalty scheme covering InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc, has launched its new Summer promotion. It is another version of the long-running Accelerate offer, although this time it is called “Make Every Stay Count”. You can find out your targets, and […]

Good ‘airport parking and hotel’ deals via little-known IHG link

Most people are aware that – if you need airport parking whilst you are on holiday – it is often cheaper to book a nearby hotel which offers a ‘free parking’ package and stay there the night before.  Companies such as Holiday Extras specialise in […]

Last chance for 80% IHG Rewards Club ‘buy points’ bonus

Until 1st May, you can still buy IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – points with a bonus of up to 80%. The page to buy points is here – log in and see what is available. This is not […]

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