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: 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 […]

Bits: booking a hotel this week?, 80% bonus buying Hilton points, 35% discount on SPG points

News in brief: Booking a hotel this week? There was a spike in readership to our hotel pages yesterday so it seems that people are looking to get some bookings in place during this quiet(er) time between Christmas and New Year. As a reminder, here […]

Bits: Miles & More online booking, 80% IHG ‘buy points’ bonus, is Royal Air Maroc still joining Avios?

News in brief: Lufthansa Miles & More expands online booking One of things that BA should get credit for is online Avios reward booking.  You can book flights on all oneworld member airlines via ba.com.  This is something that we take for granted but is something […]

4 WEEKS TO GO: Last chance to pay your tax with a credit card – what should you use?

Time is running out to earn large chunks of very cheap airline miles and hotel points from HMRC via your credit card. As we first announced in early October (but the newspapers only caught up last weekend!), HMRC will no longer accept personal credit cards for […]

IHG brings back its generous ‘Accelerate’ promotion for Spring

IHG Rewards Club, the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc loyalty scheme, has launched its new Spring 2018 promotion – IHG Accelerate. Yes, it is repeating the Autumn 2015, Spring, Summer and Autumn 2016 and Spring, Summer and Autumn 2017 offer! But that is not a […]

Bit: 10% off duty free voucher, 100% IHG ‘buy points’ bonus ending, Club Eurostar launches

News in brief: Save 10% off duty free purchases at Manchester and Stansted Biza is offering 10% off all purchases, excluding tobacco, at its duty free stores during December. You need to print off the voucher which can be found here. The discount is valid […]

500 Avios (or 1500 IHG points) for a two-night IHG stay + 500 FREE Avios for new members

Avios and IHG Rewards Club have joined forces to offer you 500 Avios points for signing up – no stay required.  500 Avios (or 1500 IHG Rewards Club points) are also available to EXISTING IHG Rewards Club members with their next stay. This is the […]

What are the best hotel promos currently available? (registrations close today)

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 […]

Bits: IHG Advent game, Priority Pass deal extended, new IHG luxury booking scheme

News in brief: IHG Rewards Club brings back its daily Advent Calendar game IHG Rewards Club is re-running its Advent Calendar daily quiz again this year featuring Iggy The Snowman.  There are new prizes to be won each day. Last year it was a virtual Where’s […]