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.

Why crediting Hertz rentals to IHG Rewards Club is surprisingly attractive

On Monday I told you about the exclusive tie-up that Hertz was about to announce with the SkyTeam airline alliance – see here. There is no news at the moment about whether your SkyTeam elite status can be turned into Hertz Gold Plus Rewards status.  […]

Bits: 100% bonus when you buy IHG points, Amazon gift cards DO count for £5 Amex cashback credit

News in brief: 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – is running another sale with a bonus of 100% when you buy over 5,000 points. 100% is as generous an offer […]

Bits: Last day for IHG’s UK Flash Sale, Hilton Garden Inn at Birmingham Airport opens, Blacklane 10x at Miles & More

News in brief: Last day to book for IHG’s UK and Ireland Flash Sale A quick reminder that today (Monday) is the last day to book in IHG’s short flash sale for Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites hotels in the […]

Bits: IHG launches UK and Ireland 4-day flash sale, BA Tesco bonus, Etihad adds 4th Heathrow service

News in brief: IHG launches a four-day UK and Ireland Flash Sale IHG has launched a short flash sale for Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites hotels in the UK and Ireland. The rules are: Book by midnight on […]

Bits: Primera Air goes bust, £750 off Etihad to Australia, new IHG Heathrow hotels open this week

News in brief: Primera Air files for bankruptcy Anyone who has followed our articles on Primera Air this year will not be totally surprised to learn that the Icelandic / Latvian / Danish airline filed for insolvency yesterday. Primera, despite only appearing on the UK […]

What are the best hotel promos for October?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  We didn’t run this feature during September as all of the main chains were switching their offers during the month, but now we have a clear run where you can plan more easily. […]

Why transferring hotel points to a friend is good (but airline miles are bad)

Most frequent flyer schemes allow you to pay to transfer miles to a friend.  It is usually a terrible deal.  The price is often only modestly cheaper than buying miles outright but no new miles are being created – you are paying a high fee simply for […]

BOOK NOW: 165 new IHG PointBreaks hotels for just 5,000 to 15,000 points (some decent!)

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 30th November. These hotels are bookable NOW via ihg.com.  Popular hotels will use up […]

Bits: Curve and cash withdrawals warning, new IHG PointBreaks on Monday, Kimpton Fitzroy London coming soon

News in brief: Curve and cash withdrawals A quick update on this subject, which has been discussed at length on HFP this week. Whilst Curve announced last weekend that they were changing the coding on transactions, which would make ATM withdrawals visible to your card […]

Bits: New Gatwick South lounge, InterContinental San Diego opens, use Avios on Interjet in Mexico

News in brief: New Priority Pass lounge coming to BA’s Gatwick South terminal As many HFP readers know, the independent airport lounge in Gatwick’s South terminal, No 1 Lounge, is a victim of its own success. Whilst the lounge is part of Priority Pass and […]

Bits: Montreal Avios bargains, 100% bonus buying IHG points TODAY, an email arrives

News in brief: Montreal becomes an Avios bargain with Aer Lingus We told you last week that Aer Lingus is launching Montreal and Minneapolis for Summer 2019. What I didn’t spot at the time is that Aer Lingus is NOT fudging Avios pricing to Montreal! This […]

Bits: Avios cancellation refunds, get Avis status with Priority Pass, 15% off IHG ‘points and cash’ redemptions

News in brief: One thing British Airways Executive Club does well …. Over the last few weeks I have had to cancel seven long-haul redemptions, racking up over £250 in cancellation fees. Four were booked via BA with Avios, one with Virgin Flying Club miles […]

REGISTER NOW: IHG launches a mini-Accelerate promotion for September to December

IHG Rewards Club, the scheme covering InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc, has launched its new Autumn promotion. It is fundamentally a slimmed-down version of the long-running Accelerate offer, although it is being described as a ‘double points’ promotion with extra targets.  Perhaps they thought […]

Which four 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 […]

How to do a hotel mattress run – and what can go wrong

This is one of a few ‘introductory’ articles we have been running during August on areas which we often mention in articles but never properly explain! I thought I would take a look at the concept of ‘mattress runs’ today.  A ‘mattress run’ involves booking a hotel […]

Which airlines let you transfer 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 points INTO a hotel programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you go […]

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