IHG Rewards Club has sent out an offer to select members offering them an ANA Mileage Club Platinum status through March 31, 2019.
ANA Mileage Club Platinum status maps to Star Alliance Gold and offers reasonable benefits those flying on ANA and other alliance airlines.
You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.
Note that you need to apply for this match by June 30, 2018.
Here are ANA Mileage Club benefit matrix:
We haven’t seen offers such as this for a while. They used to be quite prevalent in the past and especially hotels offering elite status for airline elite members (trying to win their business).
Not sure what is the targeting criteria that IHG/ANA has used here. It doesn’t appear that you even need to be ANA member in the past so it must have gone out to higher IHG elite members.
You have to keep in mind that IHG and ANA have franchise agreement in Japan where quite a few ANA hotels are under Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and InterContinental flags. Perhaps they are targeting here IHG Rewards Club members that frequent these ANA hotels?
Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:
As a selected, eligible IHG® Rewards Club member, you qualify for an upgrade to ANA Mileage Club (AMC) Platinum status. Offer is valid for recipient only. Invitation and offer is non-transferable and status matches cannot be bought or sold. Offer only redeemable once for the lifetime of the promotion. Must be an IHG® Rewards Club member and must register your IHG® Rewards Club member number and AMC account number in order for AMC upgrade to be processed. Registration period is open from 10 May 2018 to 11:59pm EDT 30 June 2018. Upon registration and upgrade completion, AMC Platinum status upgrade is valid until 11:59pm JST, 31 March 2019 . Thereafter, standard tier requirements must be met to maintain elite status. IHG® Rewards Club members receiving complimentary AMC Platinum upgrade will not be eligible to receive Upgrade Points based on the number of Premium Points earned from ANA Group operated flights during the previous year, apply for ANA Super Flyers membership, receive the ana-logue lifestyle magazine, or apply for the special desk diary and ANA original desktop calendar. ANA is responsible for fulfilment of status upgrade. Please allow four (4) to six (6) weeks for the upgrade to be applied to your AMC account. This offer is subject to the standard IHG Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions, which can be obtained by visiting www.ihgrewardsclub.com and the AMC Membership Terms and Conditions , which can be obtained by visiting www.ana.co.jp/en/us/amc/kiyaku/ . IHG and ANA reserve the right to cancel a member’s account if fraudulent use of the offer is detected. To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG and ANA reserve the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the offer at any time with or without notice. To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG and ANA reserve the right of final interpretation of this offer.