IHG Rewards Club has just launched an additional promotion to the Accelerate one (read more here) that is valid for stays at select cities in China between October 1 – December 31, 2015.
You can get 2,000 bonus points per NIGHT in Hong Kong and Macau, and 800 bonus points per NIGHT in Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Qingdao, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Chongqing or Guangzhou.
You can access IHG Rewards Club Accelerate promo here (there is no landing page for this offer).
Note that you can earn the bonus for maximum 25 nights. If you do them all in Hong Kong or Macau, you can earn total of 50,000 bonus points.
There is a separate offer for Hong Kong and Macau for 10,000 points per stay that can be combined with this offer. You can read more and sign up for the Hong Kong & Macau 10,000 bonus points per stay offer here.
I have requested clarification from IHG Rewards Club if this Cities In The Fast-promotion is open for all, as there is no note of it on my Accelerate dashboard (reader forwarded the offer to me).
The forward bookings must be soft due to slowdown in Chinese economy for both Hong Kong and Macau, and for these other cities as well. Why would IHG Rewards Club suddenly throw in so many points for stays in them? Cannot complain, as I am going to be in Hong Kong for few nights next month and wouldn’t mind collecting some extra points.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
1. Eligibility: Must be an IHG® Rewards Club member who elects to collect IHG® Rewards Club points (“Member”) in order to participate in the “Cities in the Fast-lane” promotion. Members must first register for the Accelerate promotion (please visit the official webpage of the Accelerate promotion for detailed terms and conditions).
2. Promotion Period: This promotion is valid between 1 October 2015 and 31 December 2015 (both dates inclusive).
3. Participating Hotels: This promotion is available at all IHG hotels in Hong Kong, Macau, Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Qingdao, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Chongqing and Guangzhou.
4. Bonus Points: After (a) completing one or more stay(s) qualifying for IHG® Rewards Club Points (“Points”) at any IHG hotel (not limited to participating hotels) between 1 September and 30 September 2015; or (b) completing one stay qualifying for Points at any IHG hotel (not limited to participating hotels) during the promotion period, for the subsequent stay(s) qualifying for Points at one of the participating hotels during the promotion period (“Subsequent Stay”), Eligible Members who have registered for the Accelerate promotion will receive additional Points as specified below, in addition to the standard applicable Points and the benefit(s) awarded under the Accelerate promotion (if any):
a. for Subsequent Stay at any of the participating hotels in Hong Kong or Macau, additional 2,000 bonus Points per night will be provided.
b. for Subsequent Stay at other participating hotels in other cities, additional 800 bonus Points per night will be provided.
All Members can earn the aforementioned bonus Points for no more than 25 nights during their Subsequent Stay. Excessive nights will not be eligible for bonus Points.
5. In addition to other requirements specified in these Terms and Conditions, qualifying stays for this promotion must also meet the following requirements on stays and room rates:
(a) Bonus Points are not issued for stays at the following reduced room rates (Non-Qualifying Room Rates; Non-Qualifying Stay): net wholesale individual and group rate, certain package rates, employee discount rate, friends and family rate, crew rate, special discounted contract rates, seasonal worker/crew rate, 50% travel club discount rate, travel industry discount rate, distressed passenger rate, IHG® Rewards Club Reward Nights/Airline Hotel Reward rate, most rates booked through most third party web sites, complimentary hotel stays and any other rates not defined as a Qualifying Room Rate at IHG’s sole discretion.
(b) Only one room per Member per stay will be awarded the applicable bonus Points. Bonus Points are available only once to each Member for each stay, regardless of the total number of reservations or amount of accommodation charges paid by the Member. Please allow up to 7-8 weeks for bonus Points to be credited into the IHG® Rewards Club accounts that register for the Accelerate promotion after checkout.
(c) A qualifying stay is defined as one night or consecutive nights at the same hotel. If a Member stays for consecutive nights, it will count as one stay regardless of frequency of check-in/out.
6. Others Rules:
(a) Any tax liability in connection with aforementioned rewards is the responsibility of the Member;
(b) To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG® Reward Club reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or terminate any promotion / exclusive offer at any time with or without prior notice.
7. Prevailing Language: These terms and conditions are originally prepared in Chinese. If there is any discrepancy between the English version and Chinese version, the Chinese version shall prevail.
8. Others: This promotion is subject to standard IHG® Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions and earning structure, which can be obtained by visiting www.ihgrewardsclub.com. This promotion cannot be combined with any other promotion that offers bonus Points. IHG reserves the right to remove a member’s bonus Points according to IHG® Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions or by other measure if fraudulent use of the promotion is detected.