A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a question by email about IHG Rewards Club Spire Elite rollover nights and why not points rollover too?
You can access IHG Rewards Club here.
Here’s the email from the reader:
As you are aware you need 75 nights or 75,000 to reach spire elite.
Now if I qualify within my membership period then any nights above and beyond 75 nights go to next years target.
However I am about to qualify with points as most my stays are at Intercontinental. Surely if you qualify via points then the same should apply, ie any points above 75,000 go towards next years total. I have had little success in getting a straight answer and was wondering if you knew.
You have to be careful with the rollover nights. Only the consumed nights over 75 from 2017 will rollover to 2018. The nights rolled over from 2016 are “lost” in a sense.
IHG Rewards Club doesn’t allow members to rollover points as the reader notes here.
As he mainly stays at Intercontinental properties, he should sign up for Ambassador membership. If the Intercontinental spend is in the region of $10K+, he could perhaps qualify for Royal Ambassador one. The Royal Ambassador benefits for stays at the Intercontinental hotels are far superior to any possible Spire Elite ones.
If such a large amount of of the spend is at the InterContinental hotels, Ambassador program and the Royal Ambassador status would be the right fit over Spire Elite one.
Why IHG Rewards Club only rolls over nights and not points is certainly mystery to me?