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.

Bits: Heathrow exhibition opens, new Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City opens (20k points), 35% off SPG points

News in brief: New exhibition on Heathrow Airport launched “Heathrow: The Journey”, a new free exhibition focusing on the history of the airport, has opened at the University of West London’s campus in St Mary’s Road, Ealing.   It features a wealth of never-before-seen items from […]

Bits: IHG 80% ‘buy points’ bonus, ViaVan launches £3 London rides, 25% American Airlines transfer bonus

News in brief: New IHG Rewards Club ‘buy points’ bonus Until 31st May, you can 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 […]

Bits: win 1 million IHG points!, update on the new Leeds Bradford lounges

News in brief: Win 1 million IHG Rewards Club points! Your chances of winning this are probably not huge, but for the sake of 30 seconds ….. The Crowne Plaza at Changi Airport in Singapore is – as I can personally verify – one of […]

What are the best credit card deals for April? – plus a news round-up

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Finally, after a few relatively dull months, we have had some exciting developments in the last couple of […]

IHG brings back its generous ‘Accelerate’ promotion for May-July – here are my targets

As I trailed in an article yesterday, IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc loyalty scheme, has launched a new promotion – IHG Accelerate.  Yes, it is repeating the one it has run every quarter since October 2015! But that is […]

Bits: your IHG Accelerate Q2 target viewable, interesting IHG / Avis deal, Virgin economy offers

News in brief: New IHG Accelerate headline target available for Q2 IHG’s Accelerate promotion will be returning!  This is probably not a major surprise to anyone, but as it is generally good fun and a decent deal I doubt many will complain. The new version […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – IHG Rewards Club – The Opinion

In my article yesterday, I outlined ‘the facts’ of the IHG Rewards Club loyalty scheme. This article is my personal opinion, highlighting areas where I think you might want to focus. The 10-second summary: Strong points – excellent global coverage at all price points, InterContinental […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – IHG Rewards Club – The Facts

This is the second of our overview series of the main hotel loyalty schemes. Each scheme will be covered over two articles over two days. One will list the basic facts of the scheme – basically ‘How does IHG Rewards Club work?‘ – whilst the […]

Bits: 100% IHG buy points bonus (and prices cut!), Hainan to launch China to Ireland & Scotland, Cobalt Air to launch Athens

News in brief: IHG’s latest ‘100% buy points bonus’ ends tomorrow – and it has cut prices IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – is running another flash sale this week for a 100% bonus when you buy over […]

Bits: who won the Heathrow Express Business First tickets?, earn IHG points with OpenTable, cheap UK Hilton redemptions

News in brief: Who won the Heathrow Express Business First tickets? Last week we ran a competition in association with Heathrow Express giving away five pairs of Business First tickets. We gave away one pair of tickets per day and here are the lucky winners: […]

Why Marriott Rewards may now be your best bet for high-end New York redemptions

I try to find an excuse to head over to New York once a year.  This year I decided that it was time we reviewed the well-regarded American Airlines Boeing 77W business class seat.  This is the product that finally confirmed that the US carriers […]

What are the best credit card deals for March? – plus a news round-up

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. To be honest, there is more ‘going’ than ‘coming’ at the moment ….. Our directory of the 14 […]

IHG buys Regent Hotels – why?!

We have given some coverage recently to IHG’s much-publicised hunt to buy a ‘true’ luxury hotel brand.  There was much speculation that they wanted Belmond as we reported recently. IHG has clearly failed to persuade any true luxury brand to sell. Instead, perhaps more out […]

What are the best hotel promos 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 […]

IT’S BACK: Get a 35% 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. As with the last two versions of this offer, which […]

IHG to buy Belmond (the old Orient Express Hotels) to add a true luxury brand?

IHG, which operates InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo etc, has been talking recently about its desire to buy a ‘true’ luxury hotel brand. Whilst InterContinental does have some excellent five star hotels, they are primarily business focused city centre properties.  […]