UPDATE: IHG Rewards Club Spire Elite Trial & Fast Track Offer – Now Disappeared?

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IHG Rewards Club launched earlier this week A Taste of Spire Elite-promotion for 90 days that came  with a fast track offer to Platinum or Spire that had a sign up by date of October 31. IHG Rewards Club Spire Elite Fast Track Fall 2018

Not sure what is going on with this offer that supposedly was available for employees of the big 5 consultancies? First IHG changed the valid through date of it and then it entirely disappeared from My Offers.

You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.

READ MORE: IHG Rewards Club Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotion

A reader commented on the earlier piece that IHG on Twitter chat would have commented that the following companies are eligible for this offer:

Deloitte, EY, McKinsey & Company, PwC and Accenture

The website states that the 5 or 10 nights can either be business or personal use, although this offer is targeted towards corporate travelers.

Promo Registration:

IHG Rewards Club Confirmation Taste Of Spire Elite

My Offers (originally):

IHG Rewards Club Offers

The end date of this promotion and the T&Cs are contradictory. The member has 90 days to complete the requirements.

My Offers (yesterday):

IHG Rewards Club My Offers

Expiry date of the offer had moved from December 31, 2018 to October 31.

My Offers (today):

IHG Rewards Club My Offers November 1 2018

Today the offer had disappeared altogether?

Conclusion

Not sure what to think of this? If IHG makes an offer available only to select companies, it should clearly spell it out on the T&Cs and name them.

If you work for the above mentioned consultant companies and you signed up for this offer, you can certainly follow up with IHG and ask them to honor it.

Hotel companies often extend special offers for travelers from large corporations and good to see that IHG tries to win some of their business too. Not sure, however, if this is the right way to run a promotion?

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

The Instant Spire Elite offer (“Offer”) allows full time employees of an Eligible Company to experience most of the Spire Elite membership benefits for 90 days upon joining IHG Rewards Club or registering for the offer as an existing IHG Rewards Club member. The Offer is valid between August 1, 2018 and October 31, 2018 and the member will have 90 days from the day of registration to consume the designated number of nights required to retain elite status for the calendar year of 2019. Instant Spire Elite members under this Offer will receive the bonus points or gifting benefit after completion of the required Stays.

All full-time employees of an Eligible Company, who register in advance, stay at any IHG hotel between August 1, 2018 and October 31, 2018 and book through ihg.com or an eligible company booking tool will retain Spire Elite status after ten (10) qualifying nights and Platinum Elite status after five (5) qualifying nights during the Offer period. If the member does not make the designated nights during the 90 day offer period then they will be downgraded to their previous membership level as of January 30, 2019.

Members must book their stay using the corresponding IHG corporate travel booking codes through the Eligible Company corporate booking tool or booking direct at ihg.com with a minimum qualifying rate of $35. IHG reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Offer if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper administration of the Offer. Offer and members are subject to the IHG Rewards Club membership terms and conditions found at ihgrewardsclub.com.

The Offer is valid on reservations consumed during the Offer period but all stays must be consumed by January 29, 2019. Reservations consumed prior to registration or outside the Offer period will not be eligible for the Offer. This Offer is only available for each new booking/Stay during the Offer Period.

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