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A LoyaltyLobby reader who was staying at one of the InterContinental hotels in Asia and who is Ambassador program member emailed me a copy of a Happy Birthday card that he had been given at the checking in.

IHG Rewards Club Ambassador 10th Birthday Prize Promotion

InterContinental Ambassador program has turned 10 years (previous Intercontinental program was known as Six Continents Club) and to celebrate this milestone members are given these cards that come with IHG Rewards Club points. [click to continue...]

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IHG Rewards Club Ambassador Accelerator was part of the Ambassador program and was paying 20,000 bonus points for every 15 paid InterContinental nights.

IHG Rewards Club Ambassador Bonus Email

IHG Rewards Club/Ambassador program has never communicated anything about the discontinuance of this bonus. You were only aware of it if you were following the “My Offers” section of the IHG Rewards Club, as the bonus ended/was extended several times, but it did come to an end on June 30, 2014. [click to continue...]

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IHG Rewards Club revamped the number of points earned at InterContinental hotels outside of the Americans starting on July 1st, 2014, and supposedly discontinued the Ambassador accelerator bonus at the same time.

IHG Rewards Club Ambassador Accelerator

There has been no communication from IHG Rewards Club regarding the discontinuance of the Ambassador Accelerator that used to pay 20,000 bonus points for every 15 qualifying nights. [click to continue...]

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The number of base points that you earn as an IHG Rewards Club members for InterContinental hotel stays outside of the Americas and the Caribbean + InterContinental Alliance resorts have been capped at 2,000 points per stay regardless of the spend.

IHG Rewards Club Ambassador Earning Change

IHG has now several times tried to kill the Ambassador Accelerator that pays out 20,000 bonus points for every 15 paid InterContinental nights and it was extended to June 30 in early May (read more here). [click to continue...]

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On of the benefits of having qualified for the InterContinental Royal Ambassador status has been the ability to upgrade some other member to a Royal Ambassador. But this has been now discontinued without any communication from IHG or the Ambassador program.

Royal Ambassador Package Downgrade

Royal Ambassador status requires you to have around 60 stays during your Ambassador (this cost $200) year and at least half of those 60 nights must be at three or more InterContinental hotels. [click to continue...]

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InterContinental Royal Ambassador is invitation only tier within IHG’s Ambassador program and it comes with very nice set of benefits (read more here).


The renewal or qualification requirements are not published anywhere, but they are believed to be a set number of InterContinental Hotels Group nights of which most should be at IC’s (50 to 70), three different InterContinental Hotels and you must have signed & paid to join the Ambassador program. You can read more about qualifying/requalifying for Royal Ambassador status here. [click to continue...]