IHG Rewards Club launched in June a status match campaign that has been extended once but will end this Friday (July 26, 2019),
You can access IHG’s status match page here.
Note that there are maximum of 5,000 Spire Elite statuses granted through this offer.
- 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
The proof of status has to be uploaded for review by IHG Rewards Club through the link above:
- Two nights for Gold
- Five nights for Platinum
- Ten nights for Spire Elite
The tier benefits are decent for Spire Elite, even though not that much different from plain Platinum and of course it’s missing lounge access or even free breakfast – my biggest gripe with IHG (then again I’m keeping IHG Platinum through their credit card for $49 annually so I probably shouldn’t complain).
IHG Rewards Club Gold, Platinum and Spire Elite statuses don’t offer any guaranteed benefits (not even a breakfast as mentioned above) except bonus points. It is, however, useful to have a status with IHG as you never know when you end up staying at one of their properties like myself tonight.
Sebastian already wrote about his Spire Elite-match (read more here). Members that have status with competing chains but not with IHG should take advantage of this. You never know when you may find yourself staying at an IHG affiliated hotel if you don’t usually do.
Here are the (updated) 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 – July 26, 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 5,000 members will be granted Spire Elite status. Spire Elite upgrade 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 or a Reward Night. 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.