IHG Rewards Club members can convert points to airline miles at 10,000 points to 2,000 airline miles ratio with number of partners.
Lufthansa Miles&More has been IHG conversion partner for as long as I can recall. This partnership has now ended effective May 24, 2019.
You can access IHG’s page for airline partners here.
Here’s the reply that a reader received from IHG Rewards Club customer service:
Warm greetings from the InterContinental Ambassador Service Center! I hope everything is well! My name is Pat, and I’d be more than happy to help you with your Platinum Elite Ambassador account. Thank you for being a valued member since 2006.
Thank you for getting back to us and providing the necessary information. However, I regret to inform that as of 24 May 2019, we have received news from our specialists that the redemption from Rewards Club points to Miles and More has been discontinued. In this regard, I’m afraid that I will no longer be able to process your request.
Please accept my apologies, as I am aware that this is not the response you would be hoping for.
It is good that most hotel loyalty program allow conversion of points to miles. This allows members to top up their airline accounts for awards.
It is sad to see that this option of converting to IHG Rewards Club points to Lufthansa Miles&More is no longer available.