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IHG Rewards Club

Overall Score 3.5-stars
No. of Hotels in Network More than 1,000
Brand Diversity 4.0-stars
Geographic Coverage 5.0-stars
Ease of Earning Free Night 1.0-stars
Additional Benefits 4.0-stars
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Program Review

The InterContinental Hotel Group's (IHG) Rewards Club program caters to business travelers who frequent major cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami and London. Through IHG's Rewards Club, you can earn rewards at approximately 4,600 properties within IHG's extensive network of hotels, including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites properties. The program also offers a variety of ways to use your accumulated points, which ranges from paying for hotel stays and airline flights to purchasing goods and services online.

Pros & Cons

  • 4,600 participating hotels worldwide
  • Points never expire
  • You can use points for free nights at hotels outside the IHG network
  • Points will not be awarded on discounted rooms
  • Availability of redeemable rewards varies by location
  • A free night at a four- or five-star property requires a large number of points


You can earn points by staying at hotels within the InterContinental Hotel Group's network — which include InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn properties, among others — and through spending on goods and services with IHG partner vendors.

Can Points Expire? NO

Can Earn Points On...

  • Credit Card
  • Air Travel
  • Hotel Stays

Can Use Points On...

  • Room Upgrades
  • Booking Hotels
  • Air Travel
How to Earn and Use Points»

Membership Levels

You can qualify for different membership levels depending on how often you stay at IHG properties and how many points you earn in a calendar year. The Rewards Club program is divided into three levels: Club Elite, Gold Elite and Platinum Elite. You can also become an InterContinental Ambassador for an extra fee or a Royal Ambassador by exclusive invitation.

How Membership Works»

The Fine Print

  • You must be 18 years or older to join.
  • Discounted rooms or rooms booked through third-party websites are not eligible for rewards.
  • Advance reservations are required for Reward Nights. Additional points are required to redeem Reward Nights at all-inclusive resorts.
  • Points are not awarded for fractions of dollars spent, taxes, service fees or gratuities.
  • Gift shop purchases and charges not billed to your room will not count toward your accrual of points.
  • Rewards Club points can be transferred between any two specific member accounts, but it will cost $5 per 1,000 points for each transfer.
  • You can convert Rewards Club points to miles or credits with participating frequent flyer programs but only in block increments with IHG's specified airline or hotel partners.

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