IHG Rewards Club launched last week a limited time status match for members in the United States and United Kingdom that ends this Sunday.
Members must sign up between June 17 – 30, 2019 and then have 90 days to complete the challenge to keep the status through December 31, 2020. Readers have confirmed that IHG has upgraded their status based on this offer.
You can access IHG’s status match page here.
Note that there are maximum of 2,500 Spire Elite statuses granted through this offer.
UPDATE: Here’s a screenshot from a reader whose Hyatt Globalist status was matched to Spire Elite:
- Accor – Le Club AccorHotels
- Best Western – Best Western Rewards
- Caesars Entertainment – Caesars Rewards
- Choice – Choice Privileges
- Hilton – Hilton Honors
- Hyatt – World of Hyatt
- Marriott – Marriott Bonvoy
- NH Hotel Group – NH Rewards
- Radisson – Radisson Rewards
- Wyndham – Wyndham Rewards
- Two nights for Gold
- Five nights for Platinum
- Ten nights for Spire Elite
Good to know that this status match campaign that IHG Rewards Club has been promoting on social media is working as intended based on the feedback received.
Still one day left for those that haven’t taken advantage of this offer to get their matches in if their accounts are based either in the UK or US.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Acceptable forms of status validation include a screenshot of your current account status or your current and active membership card. We accept PNG, SVG, JPEG (JPG), or PDF files only. Please do not send us any personal information (including your phone number, address, social security number, date of birth, passwords, or credit card information).
You must be an IHG® Rewards Club member to participate in the promotion (“Promotion”). The promotion is valid in the United States & United Kingdom only. Current Spire Elite members are not eligible for this promotion. Upon Registration (as defined below), members will be given the opportunity to match a competitor’s hotel loyalty program status. You must register for the promotion between June 17, 2019 – June 30, 2019. By clicking “Match My Status” you are registering for the promotion and agreeing to receive IHG Rewards Club marketing communications and the terms and conditions of the promotion and Privacy Statement. Members will be awarded a status match after completing the requirements of submitting their first name, last name, email address, IHG Rewards Club member number, hotel loyalty program you want us to match, your status with that program, and an attachment showing proof of status. In order to maintain the status IHG Rewards Club grants you beyond 90 days, you must have two (2) Qualifying nights to maintain Gold Elite, five (5) Qualifying nights to maintain Platinum Elite, and ten (10) Qualifying nights to maintain Spire Elite, in which you will maintain this status through December 31, 2020. If you do not meet with required nights, you will be eligible for the tier you did qualify for during the Promotion. Hurdle completion must be completed 90 days after date of registration (“Registration”). Only 2,500 members will be granted Spire Elite status. Spire Elite upgrades will not include the Exclusive Choice Benefit. There is no cap for Gold Elite or Platinum Elite. Status match is available only once to each member.
A “night” is defined as one night or consecutive nights at the same hotel, regardless of frequency of check-in/check-out. A night is Qualifying when paying a Qualifying Rate. Qualifying Rates include most business and leisure rates, such as Advanced Purchase rates, Best Flexible rates, worldwide sales negotiated rates (including but not limited to Corporate Gold rates), national/regional/local government rates, and specified leisure rates as confirmed by SCH’s reservation systems. In addition, in North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean, Qualifying Rates include locally negotiated rates if those rates are discounted less than 30%. In Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Greater China (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan) hotels and resorts, Qualifying Rates include all locally negotiated rates. In Greater China (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan) hotels and resorts, Qualifying Rates also include all corporate negotiated rates settled with hotels via regular payment.
Except as otherwise stated in the terms and conditions, please allow up to 14 business days for your status match to be granted or denied. IHG reserves the right to decline any application at any time for any reason. IHG may require additional validation in its complete discretion. This Promotion is subject to standard IHG® Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions and earning structure, which can be obtained by visiting www.ihgrewardsclub.com/terms. View Privacy Statement here: https://www.ihg.com/content/us/en/customer-care/privacy_statement#cookies-and-other. The use of certain rates may be subject to applicable agreement(s). Any misuse of such rates is considered a fraud activity subject to IHG®Rewards Club Membership Terms and Conditions. IHG® reserves the right to remove a member’s status or cancel a member’s account if fraudulent use of the Promotion is detected. To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG® Rewards Club reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion/Offer at any time with or without notice. To the extent permitted by applicable law, IHG® reserves the right of final interpretation of this Offer. Members must make any promotional inquiries by 30 days from the end of the campaign promotional period.