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: 10% off Blacklane for new users, 1p Avios via Groupon Spain, the underwater InterCon is really opening!

News in brief: 10% off Blacklane transfers for new users Airport chauffeur group Blacklane – website here – has launched a new 10% discount code for first time users. I have just used this to book a car for Milan later this week – given […]

Why InterContinental Ambassador is a loyalty programme I am happy to pay for

Last week I wrote about potential changes that IHG is considering for the ‘pay to play’ InterContinental Ambassador loyalty scheme.  You can read that article here. At the time, I promised to run another overview of InterContinental Ambassador for the benefit of those readers who […]

Belmond hotel group puts itself up for sale – will IHG strike now?

Back in March I wrote an article on the rumour that IHG, which operates InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo etc, was in talks to buy hotel group Belmond. The story made sense.  IHG had been talking about its desire to buy a […]

InterContinental mulling positive changes to the Ambassador scheme

By coincidence I had an article lined up for this week on how Ambassador works, but I will push it back a few days so as not to confuse it with this one.  If you want to read a general overview of the InterContinental Ambassador […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for August? – 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. Our directory of the 16 main UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]

Bits: Amex transfers to SPG suspended, Hilton ‘double points’ extended, our IHG points winner, MoS

News in brief: American Express suspends Starwood Membership Rewards transfers American Express Membership Rewards has suspended transfers into Starwood Preferred Guest until 8th August. This is inconvenient if you were hoping to pick up a Marriott Travel Package before they shoot up in price on 18th […]

What is the best Visa or Mastercard travel loyalty credit card?

I get a steady stream of reader emails looking for advice on the best Visa or Mastercard miles and points card.  With earning rates being cut following the EU cap on interchange fees, it isn’t easy. This week saw the final closure of the MBNA […]

The UK gains four Kimpton hotels and one InterContinental as Principal rebrands

In May this year IHG announced the aquisition of 13 UK properties from Starwood Capital (not related to Starwood Preferred Guest) including Principal Hotels and two De Vere hotels.  This was exciting news because Starwood Capital has spent a huge amount of money refurbishing the […]

Bits: 15% off Official Gatwick Parking, Kimpton Amsterdam offer ending, IHG UK ‘points and cash’ offer

News in brief: Save 15% on Official Gatwick Parking – offer extended Official Gatwick Parking has two deals for anyone looking to pre-book the airport-run car parks this Summer. The 15% discount was due to end on 20th July but has now been extended.  You […]

Bits: changes to the little-known TSB Avios credit cards, Heathrow Rewards bonus, IHG ‘UK staycations’ 20% discount

News in brief: Changes to the lesser-spotted TSB Avios credit cards New HFP readers may not know that TSB used to issue two Avios credit cards. When TSB separated from Lloyds, part of the divorce proceedings involved custody of the Avios contract.  TSB ended up […]

BOOK NOW: 135 new IHG PointBreaks hotels for just 5,000 to 15,000 points inc Crowne Plaza Heathrow

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

LAST DAY: Win 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points with Head for Points

All this week IHG has been running a great competition with us to promote their current special weekend offer at hotels in Manchester. Today, Sunday, is your last day to enter. One lucky Head for Points reader will win 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points! 100,000 […]

Bits: 100% IHG ‘buy points’ bonus, join a Hilton McLaren F1 factory tour, extended-stay Marriott Residence Inn opens in Kensington

News in brief: IHG launches new ‘buy points’ bonus – up to 100% IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – is running another sale this week for a bonus of up to 100% when you buy over 5,000 points. […]

Bits: new IHG PointBreaks list on Monday – includes Brighton!, £100 off Virgin Holidays, Hilton competition

News in brief: New list of IHG PointBreaks redemptions on Monday IHG Rewards Club has released a teaser video on its Facebook page highlighting five hotels which will feature in the new PointBreaks list. These hotels will be bookable from Monday afternoon UK time.  It […]

Important: Virgin transfers to IHG Rewards Club are no longer status qualifying

One of the interesting miles and points ‘quirks’ is the fact the Virgin Atlantic allows you to transfer OUT of Flying Club into two hotel schemes – IHG Rewards Club and Hilton Honors.  It is rare that you can transfer from an airline scheme into […]

Win 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points on Head for Points this week!

This week IHG is running a great competition with us to promote their current special weekend offer at hotels in Manchester. One lucky Head for Points reader will win 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points! 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points could get you: between 7 and […]