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.

Hilton drops ‘Travelling Connect’ but you can still earn points with your mobile abroad

Travelling Connect is a nifty mileage earning opportunity for – primarily – the travelling business person who uses their phone heavily outside the UK. It is, if nothing else, genius in its simplicity. All you need to do is register your mobile number and then […]

How to earn top-tier IHG Rewards Club status by transferring Virgin miles – and when it makes sense

Over the last few years, IHG Rewards Club has made it a lot harder to earn top-tier Spire Elite status by restricting the sort of points which count towards it. I wrote a long article here looking at the different ways of earning IHG points […]

IHG launches new upscale ‘conversion brand’ voco – but what is a ‘conversion brand’?

IHG has announced a new upscale brand which will join its hotel portfolio later this year: voco. The word voco is latin and means to invite, to call together. The hotels are intended to ‘combine familiar comforts, with the indulgences of a hotel’. Standard-wise voco […]

Bits: LAST CALL for Avios / Groupon 1p deal, new Gatwick North lounge open, 100% IHG ‘buy points’ bonus

News in brief: LAST CALL for Avios / Groupon Ireland deal  If you were thinking of picking up some cheap Avios (around 1p) via the new Groupon Ireland offer, the website is now saying that the deal ends tomorrow, 14th June.  It isn’t clear when […]

SAVE THE DATE: Head for Points Summer Party, Tuesday 3rd July

It’s happening! After having hosted successful Christmas parties over the last two years, we’re finally doing a Summer Party. We are currently in the process of finalising everything but we can announce that we will be taking over The Glasshouse room at the Holiday Inn […]

We went back! New review of IHG’s Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam hotel (Part 1)

As we mentioned yesterday, IHG is currently running a 5,000 bonus points offer exclusively for Head for Points readers who book at stay at the Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam.  You need to book by 31st July and stay between now and the end of […]

We went back! New review of IHG’s Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam hotel (Part 2)

This is part two of my review of the Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam hotel, part of IHG Rewards Club. Part one, which you can find here, talks about the rooms and part two focuses on the public spaces. As a reminder,  IHG is currently running […]

Exclusive Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam offer for HFP readers – 5000 bonus IHG points on every booking

IHG Rewards Club has launched an exclusive bonus points offer for any readers heading over to the Netherlands! Head For Points readers will get 5,000 bonus IHG Rewards Club points when staying at the Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam. The special booking link you need […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for June? – 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. The market is slowly coming to terms with the interchange fee caps and is moving forward.  The key […]

Bits: last chance for a discount on SPG and IHG points, £20 Best Western gift card on your next stay

News in brief: Last chance to get a 35% discount buying Starwood points Tomorrow, 31st May, is your last chance to pick up Starwood Preferred Guest points at a discount. You can currently buy Starwood Preferred Guest points at 35% off in a new offer – the link […]

What are the best hotel promos for June?

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 […]

Which is the most generous hotel programme for earning Avios points?

The general consensus about hotel loyalty programmes is that Starwood Preferred Guest is the only scheme where it is is worthwhile trading your points for airline miles. There are a couple of reasons for this.  The first is that – since the conversion rate for most […]

1000 Marriott or IHG points from Hertz for almost everyone and an Accor/Hertz status match

A couple of years ago, Hertz and Le Club AccorHotels launched a partnership.  It has been pretty quiet since then but it seems that the key benefits – a Hertz status match and a chunk of free Hertz points – are still available. Hertz is offering […]

Bits: 20% off railcards, “100 Years of (BA) Aviation Posters”, 3000 IHG points with Hertz and attraction tickets

News in brief: 20% off Friends & Family Railcards Until 22nd May, in time for the school holidays, you can save 20% on a Friends & Family Railcard.   You need to buy via the Railcards website here and use code FMH20. The price will […]

We try IHG’s new EVEN ‘wellness’ hotel brand in New York – is it worth a visit? (Part 1)

Rob writes: We were recently invited on a Virgin Atlantic press trip to New York.  As neither Anika nor myself could make it, the job went to Jamie.  Some of you will have met him as he was the photographer at our last two Christmas […]

We try IHG’s new EVEN ‘wellness’ hotel brand in New York – is it worth a visit? (Part 2)

This is Part Two of our review of IHG’s new EVEN ‘wellness’ hotel brand, specifically the EVEN New York – Midtown East.  Part One which looks at the room and its slightly OTT range of fitness equipment is here. Part Two below focuses on the […]