IHG Rewards Club has launched new program trying to get more business travelers to stay at Holiday Inn hotels.
Part of the program is giving Gold status to the first 15,000 members that register and have qualifying stay. Gold status usually requires 10 nights.
You can access and register for this offer here.
Note that you must use promotional code 11916 when register for this offer. The qualifying stay must happen in the United States.
Gold benefits (access IHG’s page for elite benefits here):
IHG Rewards Club Gold status helps getting early check in or late check out and some other benefits as room upgrades.
Here are the terms and conditions:
IHG® Rewards Club and Holiday Inn® hotels will provide small business travelers the opportunity to receive an upgrade to IHG Rewards Club Gold Elite status as part of the Inn Business promotion (“Offer”), from July 14, 2016 until 15,000 registrants meet the Offer eligibility requirements or December 31, 2016, whichever comes first (“Offer Period”). Gold Elite Status Upgrade is available only to those new and current IHG Rewards Club members that travel on behalf of a small business, register for offer at www.HolidayInn.com/InnBusiness (and join IHG Rewards Club if not a member at www.HolidayInn.com/InnBusiness), who book at least one (1) qualifying stay at any Holiday Inn® hotel in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Colombia within ninety (90) days of Offer registration. (Excluding Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Resorts, and Holiday Inn Club Vacations). Gold Elite status to be awarded to eligible Member’s account within 4 weeks of completed stay. Once a Member receives Gold Elite status during this Offer, the Member may keep such status through the 2017 calendar year after which the status must be earned for the 2018 calendar year and beyond in accordance with the IHG® Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions. For an overview on IHG® Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions, click here. This exclusive Offer is valid and applies to the original recipient only. In no event will more than 15,000 status upgrades be available through this Offer.
A small business traveler is defined for this Offer as a current employee of small business that travels for business on behalf of the business. A qualifying small business is defined as an entity that (1) is domiciled and has a principal place of business in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia; (2) does not have more than one hundred (100) employees, and (3) has not filed for bankruptcy within the last two (2) years, and/or has not made an assignment for the benefit of creditors, is unable to pay debts as they mature, files or has filed against it a petition in any court setting forth or alleging any of the foregoing, or has a trustee, receiver, or officer of the court appointed to control or supervise all or any substantial part of its assets or business at the time of entry.
If not already an IHG® Rewards Club member, join IHG® Rewards Club, enrollment is free, at www.HolidayInn.com/InnBusiness and follow prompts to join the IHG® Rewards Club Program and this Offer. A Stay is defined as per IHG® Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions as one night or consecutive nights at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/out (“Stay”). A Stay constitutes a “Qualifying Stay” when member pays qualifying rates, which include most business and leisure rates. Upgrade is not issued for Non-Qualifying Room Rates or Non-Qualifying Stays. “Non-Qualifying Room Rates” or “Non-Qualifying Stay” include the following: any stay at a Kimpton Hotel, 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, rates booked through third party web sites, complimentary hotel Stays and any other rates not defined as a Qualifying Room Rate at IHG’s sole discretion. IHG reserves the right to cancel a member’s account if fraudulent use of the Offer is detected. IHG® Rewards Club reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Offer at any time with or without notice. IHG reserves the right of final interpretation of this Offer.