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Overview

IHG Rewards Club
The InterContinental Hotels Group's Rewards Club contains more than 5,400 properties throughout approximately 100 countries and has numerous hotels in major cities like New York CityChicagoSan FranciscoMiami and London. Through the IHG Rewards Club, you can earn rewards within IHG's extensive network of hotels, including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo and Kimpton properties. The program offers a variety of ways to use your accumulated points, ranging from paying for hotel stays and air travel to purchasing goods and services online. You can also earn points on hotel stays and everyday purchases with the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card or the IHG Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card, both from Chase.

Pros & Cons

  • More than 5,400 participating hotels worldwide
  • No blackout dates for reward nights
  • You can earn miles with more than 200 partner airlines
  • Points are not awarded for discounted rooms
  • Rewards options vary by location
  • Rooms booked through third-party websites are not eligible for points
4.20

Overall

Scorecard

  • Property Diversity
    5.0
  • Geographic Coverage
    5.0
  • Ease of Earning Free Night
    4.0
  • Additional Benefits
    4.0
  • No. of Hotels
    > 4,000

Rankings

IHG Rewards Club is ranked No. 6 in the Best Hotel Rewards Programs. U.S. News evaluated 16 loyalty programs associated with major hotel brands across several indicators of excellence. Read more about how we rank rewards.

IHG Rewards Club is ranked as:

Points

You can earn points by staying at hotels within the InterContinental Hotels Group's network – which includes InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Kimpton properties, among others – and by purchasing goods and services with IHG partner vendors, including GrubHub and OpenTable. If you are an IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card holder or an IHG Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card holder, you can earn additional points at IHG properties worldwide and on purchases you make. You can also opt to donate your points to the IHG Foundation, an organization launched in 2016 that is dedicated to helping communities develop and overcome disasters.

Points Can Expire

Can Earn Points On:

  • Credit Card
  • Hotel Stays

Can Use Points On:

  • Booking Hotels
  • Air Travel
See details about 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 four levels: Club, Gold Elite, Platinum Elite and Spire Elite. You can also become an InterContinental Ambassador for an extra fee or an InterContinental Royal Ambassador by exclusive invitation.

See details about how membership works

The Fine Print

  • Rewards Club points can be transferred between two designated member accounts, but it will cost you $5 per 1,000 points transferred.
  • Points remain valid as long as you stay a minimum of one night every 12 months.
  • The number of points you earn varies by hotel brand.

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