The InterContinental Hotels Group's Rewards Club contains more than 5,600 properties in 100-plus countries and has numerous hotels in major cities like New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Shanghai and London. Through 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. 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. 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.
Pros & Cons
More than 5,600 participating hotels worldwide
No blackout dates for reward nights
You can earn miles with 44 partner airlines, provided you're part of that airline's frequent flyer club
Points are not awarded for discounted rooms
Rewards options vary by location
Rooms booked through third-party websites are not eligible for points
IHG Rewards Club is ranked as:
- 5.0Property Diversity »
- 5.0Geographic Coverage »
- 3.5Ease of Earning Free Night »
- 4.0Additional Benefits »
- > 4,000No. of Hotels »
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.
Points Can Expire
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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.
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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