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.

Review: how is the InterContinental Porto hotel?

This is our review of the InterContinental Porto hotel. Readers with good memories (we’re talking 10th February here!) will remember a review of my £5 Ryanair flight to Porto.  I promised to do a review of the InterContinental Porto as well, but life got in […]

The Holiday Inn London Mayfair hotel has permanently closed

You certainly can’t file this one under hot news, because it took place immediately after New Year.  It happened totally under my radar, which is additionally embarrassing because I walk down Piccadilly on a regular basis and we often have HFP client meetings on Dover […]

IHG turns over two London hotels to the homeless for self-isolating

The Mayor of London has secured a deal with IHG to take over two of its London hotels for the next 12 weeks. Rough sleepers in London will be encouraged to move into the hotels, with FreeNow and Gett offering free transfers to those who […]

IHG reduces the Spire Elite qualifying points target – making the IHG Rewards Club Premium credit card interesting

As we wrote on Friday, IHG Rewards Club has reduced the qualification threshold for its top tier Spire Elite status. Spire Elite usually requires you to earn 75,000 base points in a calendar year.  For 2020, this is reduced to 55,000 base points.  Alternatively, you […]

IHG opens a new Hotel Indigo in Madrid – Hotel Indigo Madrid Princesa

With unfortunate timing, given that the Foreign Office is now recommending you avoid ‘all but essential’ travel to Madrid, IHG has opened the Hotel Indigo Madrid Princesa. This is the 3rd Hotel Indigo in Madrid, situated next to Parque del Oeste.  To quote: “The hotel has […]

Rebook your IHG and Hilton rooms NOW – both chains will refund cheaper ‘Advance Purchase’ rates

Both IHG Rewards Club and Hilton Honors have made positive announcements about removing the restrictions on Advance Purchase bookings. This means there are unintended consequences: if you have a Hilton or IHG hotel booking made at the Best Flexible rate, it makes sense to cancel […]

What are the best hotel bonus point promotions for March?

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 […]

What are the top 10 reasons to get the free IHG Rewards Club credit card?

Why should you get the IHG Rewards Club credit card? Today, in our ‘Top 10 Reasons’ series, I want to look at the top 10 reasons to apply for a free IHG Rewards Club credit card. You can see all of our ‘Top 10 Reasons’ […]

Which airlines let you transfer air miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your miles INTO a hotel points programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you […]

What are the top 10 reasons to get the IHG Rewards Club Premium credit card?

Why should you get the IHG Rewards Club Premium credit card? Today, in our ‘Top 10 Reasons’ series, I want to look at the top 10 reasons to apply for an IHG Rewards Club Premium Mastercard credit card. You can see all of our ‘Top […]

See Simple Minds with your IHG Rewards Club hotel points

If you haven’t forgotten about Simple Minds (see what I did there?), IHG Rewards Club has some good packages to see the band at The SSE Arena at Wembley on 17th April. Via the IHG Access platform, there are two ‘buy it now’ options available.  […]

See The Who in concert with your IHG Rewards Club points

If The Who was ‘talking about your generation’ (see what I did there?) then IHG Rewards Club has some good packages to see the band at The SSE Arena at Wembley on 8th April. Via the IHG Access platform, there are three ‘buy it now’ […]

What are the best hotel bonus points promotions for February 2020?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running. We normally run this article early in the month.  However, as two important offers only started on the 15th, it made more sense to hold it back. All of the information in this […]

Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel hotel closed – to be used as a coronavirus quarantine centre!

If you were planning a stay at the Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel, you will need to change your plans! The Department of Health has taken over the hotel to use it as a coronavirus quarantine centre. It is believed that it will be used to […]

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