IHG Rewards Club introduced rollover nights back in 2014 and they have now continued this for a third year in a row for eligible members.
Readers often have confusion (myself included) on how these rollover nights actually work and what exactly rolls over.
You can access IHG’s web page for Rollover nights here.
You must start with the number of qualifying nights you had in 2016 and deduct any possible rollover nights carried over from 2015. Only those nights that were consumed in 2016 and are greater than your reached elite status rollover to 2017.
Let’s say that you achieved Spire Elite status (which can be achieved by staying 75 nights) in 2016 by having 20 rollover nights from 2015 and 60 consumed nights in 2016. Your night count including rollover nights would have been 80. However, you would have ZERO rollover for 2017 because you never consumed more than 60 nights in 2016, and only those nights in excess of 75 would have rolled over to 2017.
Also note that if you achieved elite status through means other than actual hotel stays (i.e. by having a co-branded credit card account open in some countries), you will not receive any rollover nights.
I had 112 qualifying nights in 2016 without any rollovers from 2015. 112 (nights) – 75 (Spire Elite requirement) = 37 (rollover) is the number of nights rolled over to 2017.
These rollover nights really don’t do anything for me at the moment due to high number of nights stayed at IHG properties each year. It mostly helps those that might have a high number of stays in one year and fewer in the next.