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.

Can you arbitrage IHG’s 75% ‘buy points’ bonus with the new PointBreaks?

As we first mentioned a couple of weeks ago, until 28th February you can buy IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – points with a bonus of up to 75%. The page to buy points is here – log in and see […]

BOOK NOW: 200 IHG PointBreaks hotels (some decent!) for just 5,000 to 15,000 points

IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) published the new list of PointBreaks redemptions last night. These hotels can be booked for stays until 30th April. These hotels are now bookable via ihg.com.  Popular hotels will use up their allocation […]

Bits: hotels offering suites for points redemptions, 30% bonus buying Hyatt points

News in brief: Hotels where you can redeem for suites The extremehoteldeals site has been running a series of well-researched articles on hotels which let you redeem for suites or high end rooms at standard rates.  In some cases this may be an error, whilst […]

Bits: IHG increases Ambassador costs if you pay points, what I’m reviewing in the Middle East next week

News in brief: IHG Rewards Club pushes up the price of Ambassador …. if you pay with points It seems that even IHG Rewards Club admits that it has devalued its points with the changes to reward pricing over the last couple of years. Joining […]

IHG PointBreaks back on Monday – now pricier but much improved!

Yesterday, IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) released a “preview” of the new list of PointBreaks redemptions. For once, this is a genuine preview.  Only 35 hotel names have been revealed.  The full list of 200 will be published on […]

Bits: Groupon / Avios offer problems, 75% bonus buying IHG points, 20 years since Heathrow Junction

News in brief: Groupon / Avios issues EDIT: Comments below suggest that Groupon has fixed its IT overnight, so if you had problems yesterday please try again On Saturday I wrote about the repeat of the Groupon / Iberia promotion which let you buy Avios […]

Bits: IHG 20k bargain in Amsterdam, Melia triple Avios extended, £80 Opodo discount code

News in brief: IHG redemption bargain in Amsterdam The changes to IHG Rewards Club redemptions are now live with top InterContinental hotels costing 70,000 points per night.  Still no email to members to let them know, of course. If you are looking for somewhere to get […]

My review of the Holiday Inn Southend Airport

This is my review of the Holiday Inn Southend which should really be called the Holiday Inn Southend Airport since it is at the airport! After attending the launch party for the Stobart Jet Centre next door, it seemed crazy to head all the way back […]

Bits: IHG opening Hotel Indigo in Venice next year, KLM’s good ex-UK business class deals, Dave’s blog

News in brief: Good IHG Rewards Club redemption option in Venice IHG has announced that a Hotel Indigo will open in Venice next year.   Hotel Indigo Venice Sant’Elena will be located next to the canal ‘Rio Sant’ Elena’, within walking distance to the Castello district, […]

Bits: BA GUF2 changes, Kimpton now bookable on IHG points, Tesco Premium Credit Card deal

News in brief: Changes to BA ‘Gold Upgrade for 2’ vouchers If you are a British Airways Gold Guest List member, you will have received an email from British Airways about changes to the ‘Gold upgrade’ benefit. Earn 2500 BA tier points in a year […]

Bits: Jo’burg £1228 in Qatar Business, IHG UK and Germany sale, new UK Finnair services

News in brief: Another Qatar Airways sale bargain …. Here’s a quick update to our Qatar Airways sale article yesterday. The best Johannesburg business class deal looked like it was the Frankfurt departure, at €1702 (£1500).  It turns out that, if you are willing to […]

Bits: Date for IHG’s increased reward prices; free private jet flight for Amex Centurion cardholders

News in brief: Date for IHG Rewards Club devaluation As we discussed last week, IHG Rewards Club is planning a big increase in the cost of redemptions at its most popular hotels. Even though members have not yet been told of the changes, the list is […]

Bits: Avios-earning Finnair sale, ANA InterContinental Tokyo update, TAP to launch City to Porto

News in brief: Good Asia sale deals on Finnair Finnair has launched its Winter sale. There are special Business Class fares to Asia from the UK via Helsinki, valid until 15th January for travel between now and 31st October 2018 (dates vary by route). What […]

Big IHG devaluation on the way with top hotels up 10,000 points

IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn / Crown Plaza / InterContinental loyalty scheme, has (accidentally?) posted the list of hotels changing reward category this year on its website. You can see the list here. It is, frankly, a bit of a nightmare. Here are a […]

New year, new credit card? The best bonuses and market gossip

It is three months since I last did a round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals.  The reason for the delay is that things got a little quiet. Since October, we […]