IHG InterContinental Royal Ambassador & Kimpton Inner Circle Renewals Through January 2022


IHG Rewards Club yesterday announced year-long status extensions (finally) for elite members and extra three months for Ambassadors (read more here and here).

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The announcement that IHG released didn’t deal with InterContinental Royal Ambassador and Kimpton Inner Circle-statuses that are invitation only.

You can access IHG’s page for the Ambassador program here and Kimpton Inner Circle here.

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IHG has decided to extend both InterContinental Royal Ambassador and Kimpton Inner Circle through January 2022.

Here’s a copy of the email that IHG sent out to Royal Ambassadors:

IHG’s Covid-19 Policies:

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IHG has kept the qualification criteria for both “secret.” There has been quite a bit of confusion around getting renewed for Royal Ambassador status that is tied to $$$ spend. Some were renewed at $10K+ spend while others were not.

IHG has, however, made it clear that stays at Kimpton and Regent brands also count towards Royal Ambassador (read more here). IHG did offer, likely returns this year too, a fast track to Royal Ambassador status for spending $5K over three months (read more here).