IHG Rewards Club has just released the award category changes that take place on February 17, 2016, for more than 400 hotels.
At the same time, IHG Rewards Club is introducing two new award categories requiring 55,000 and 60,000 points per night.
You can access the award category changes here.
Here are the hotels requiring 55,000 points per night:
Here are the hotels requiring 60,000 points per night:
The Australian currency has tanked and the InterContinental hotels in the country are not as expensive as they used to be. Not sure if moving to 55,000 points per night makes sense.
Also, the InterContinental Alliance resorts in Las Vegas are cheap outside the most expensive periods. Makes no sense to redeem 60,000 points per night unless high season.
The Bora Bora Thalasso I can understand considering the rate at the property. The Le Moana one not so.
The Le Grand is very popular in Paris but not always that expensive. The InterContinental Hong Kong was recently 45,000 points per night (less than Grand Stanford) and now moves to 60,000 points per night.
I’ll have a more comprehensive post about the other changes later today.