Pros & Cons
Points are not awarded for discounted rooms
Rewards options vary by location
Rooms booked through third-party websites are not eligible for points
Ease of Earning Free Night3.5
No. of Hotels> 4,000
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 Groupon, Grubhub and OpenTable, provided these services are purchased through an IHG channel. You can also earn points for activities booked on the IHG Trip Extras page. 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 through its beneficiaries like Goodwill Industries International.
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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
- IHG Rewards Club points can be transferred between two designated member accounts, but it will cost you $5 per 1,000 points transferred.
- Points will expire if you do not stay at least one night at an IHG-affiliated hotel every 12 months.
- The number of points you earn varies by hotel brand.
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