UPDATE: IHG InterContinental Royal Ambassador & Kimpton Inner Circle Renewals Through January 2022 (Now Processed)


IHG Rewards Club announced in late April year-long status extensions (finally) for elite members, including Royal Ambassadors and Kimpton Inner Circle and extra three months for Ambassadors (read more here, here, and here).

IHG must have manually processed sone these extensions because they weren’t done in one batch. Royal Ambassador ones were just processed this week.

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

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

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

IHG’s Covid-19 Policies:

IHG Rewards Club InterContinental Bandung

IHG Global Cancellation Fee Waiver Update (April 6, 2020)

InterContinental Cali

IHG Rewards Club One Year Member Tier & Free Night Extensions Due to Covid-19


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 $$$ spent. 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).