IHG Hotels have a rewards program for meeting planners called IHG Business Rewards (access here) to earn points for meetings and events at IHG affiliated hotels.
IHG has launched a promotion to generate more business from meeting and event planners through the end of 2021 by offering double points and other perks.
You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.
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You usually earn 3 points per USD under IHG Business Rewards that is double to 6 for the duration of this offer.
Meetings and events are usually planned far in advance, and I am unsure if many in the field can use this offer. Better than nothing, however, for members that have some unplanned meetings and events taking place at IHG hotels before the end of the year.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Meet with Confidence Perks + 2X Points Offer Terms and Conditions
Meet with Confidence Perks + 2X Points Offer (the “Offer”) available at participating IHG® hotels in the U.S., Canada, Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa, Southeast Asia, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific unless prohibited by law. Hotels that do not participate in IHG® Business Rewards, and do not participate in this Offer, include the Venetian | Palazzo, Six Senses properties, and non-IHG branded hotels such as Mr. and Mrs. Smith properties. You must confirm that the hotel you are contracting with is a participating hotel for purposes of the Offer. Offer applies only to group bookings of at least 10 rooms on peak and up to 50 guestrooms on peak. Offer allows for no cancellation fees if group event is cancelled at least 14 days prior to contract start date (scheduled arrival date), and no rooms revenue attrition fees when group block is adjusted at least 14 days prior to contract start date (scheduled arrival date). To qualify for the Offer, groups must be booked with a mutually signed contract between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2021, and bookings must be consumed by 31 December 2021. Food & beverage minimums may apply.
Offer must be requested at time of customer’s request for proposal and must be included in the contract with the hotel. Offer is applicable to new business only (business not currently being negotiated or contracted). Offer not valid on previously cancelled or rescheduled groups, meetings, or events. Offer not applicable on previously booked groups and meetings business and is not valid in conjunction with citywide bookings. Offer not available for repeat bookings, is based on availability, and does not apply to group bookings contracted prior to 1 July 2021 at an IHG® hotel and/or in conjunction with another promotional offer or master service agreement. Additional exclusions may apply, and all bookings are subject to terms included in the hotel contract. Offer is available to third party group intermediaries for commissionable rates. IHG® Business Rewards members earn points on group bookings per standard terms and conditions found here for qualifying groups, meetings, and events bookings. Offer subject to IHG® Rewards, including IHG Business Rewards, membership terms and conditions.
You do not have to be an IHG Business Rewards member to participate in the Meet with Confidence Perks + 2X Points Offer (the “Offer”), but you must be an IHG Business Rewards member to receive IHG Rewards points as part of the Offer.
Double IHG® Business Rewards Points Terms and Conditions:
This Offer is subject to the standard IHG Business Rewards Programme Terms and Conditions and earning structure, which can be obtained by visiting www.ihg.com/businessrewards. Any capitalised terms used herein and not specifically defined shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the IHG Rewards membership terms and conditions, which include the IHG Business Rewards terms and conditions.
To receive IHG Rewards points as part of the Offer, you must be an IHG® Business Rewards Member, you must have accepted the IHG Business Rewards Programme Terms and Conditions (www.ihg.com/businessrewards), and you must have registered for the Offer (“Registration”). By clicking “register now” you are registering for the Offer. Upon Registration, IHG Business Rewards members, subject to these terms and conditions, can earn Double points (6 Points for every $1 USD Spend instead of 3 Points) on Qualifying Spend booked as part of the Offer from 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021 for stays and events consumed from 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021. The first 3 Points earned on every $1 USD as part of the Offer are considered Elite Qualifying Points that count towards IHG Rewards Elite status. The additional 3 Points earned on every $1 USD as part of the Offer are bonus points and are not Elite Qualifying Points. Qualifying Spend can be made up of multiple events and/or a single event up to the value of $20,000 USD during the Offer Period. There is no limit on the number of events at the value of $20,000 USD in Qualified Spend that a member can book and consume under this Offer. For this Offer to apply, Bookings must be made between 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021 (“Booking Period”) for Qualifying stays and events held between 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021 (“Stay Period”) for Events with 10 Guest Rooms to 50 Guest Rooms peak night with or without meeting space. Spend for Events booked outside of the Booking Period will not qualify for Double Points. Members will need to Register before the Event start date to qualify for Double Points. Spend for Events booked prior to Registration will not qualify for Double Points. Members will only receive bonus points for stays and events occurring within the Stay Period. A stay or event can begin before the Stay Period or end after the Stay Period, but members will only receive the Offer bonus points for dates within the Stay Period. Stays or events that occurred before or after the Stay Period are excluded. This Offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
Earning Examples for Meet with Confidence Offer Bonus Points:
The earning structure is not withstanding the limits set forth in the Business Rewards terms.
If an IHG Business Rewards member Registered for the Offer has a Qualifying spend of $5,000 USD during the Offer period, then the member will earn 6 Points for every $1 USD totalling 30,000 Points.
If an IHG Business Rewards member Registered for the Offer has a Qualifying Spend of $20,000 USD during the Offer period, then the member will earn 6 Points for every $1 USD totalling 120,000 Points.
If an IHG Business Rewards member Registered for the Offer has a qualified Spend of $30,000 USD on a single event during the Offer period, then the member will earn 6 Points for every $1 USD on the first $20,000 USD (120,000 Points) and 3 Points for every $1 for the remaining $10,000 USD (30,000 Points) totalling 150,000 Points.
Qualifying Spend is defined per IHG Business Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions (Clause 1) at Participating IHG® Hotels & Resorts, with some exclusions. Bonus points are not issued on Non-Qualifying Room Rates or Non-Qualifying Stays. Non-Qualifying Room Rates or Non-Qualifying Stays include the following: net wholesale individual and group rate, certain package rates, employee discount rate, friends and family rate, crew rate, special discounted contract rates, seasonal worker/crew rate, 50% travel club discount rate, travel industry discount rate, distressed passenger rate, IHG Rewards Reward Nights/Airline Hotel Reward rate, most rates booked through most third party websites, complimentary hotel Stays and any other rates not defined as a Qualifying Room Rate at IHG’s sole discretion.
Bonus points earned through this Offer can be used towards Reward Nights, merchandise, and other redemption opportunities. Redemption options are available in the IHG Rewards catalogue. Please visit www.ihg.com/rewards to see all redemption options available in your country.
Bonus Points will be awarded after the event is consumed and payment has been received by the hotel. Please allow up to 60 days after the end of the Stay Period for bonus points earned through the Offer to be awarded. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, IHG reserves the right to remove a member’s Points if fraudulent use of the Offer is detected. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, IHG reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Offer at any time with or without notice. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, IHG reserves the right of final interpretation of these Terms and Conditions. Members must make any Offer inquiries within 60 days of the end of the Offer Booking Period.
Perks terms and conditions:
Offer Perks allows a group contracting for an event as part of the Offer to select one of the following options:
Complimentary Meeting Space: Complimentary meeting space is valid only for one meeting room with standard meeting set up provided by the selected hotel; charges may apply for additional set ups where required. Complimentary Meeting Room is for a maximum of 8 hours and maximum of 50 people. Complimentary Meeting Room does not qualify for any IHG Business Rewards points. Complimentary space is subject to 10 or more consumed guest rooms on peak and to meeting space availability. Food and beverage minimums may apply. Offer is applicable to new business only (business not currently being negotiated or contracted), is based on availability, and does not apply to groups bookings contracted prior to 1 July 2021 at an IHG® hotel and/or in conjunction with another promotional offer/negotiated rates or master service agreements. Exclusions may apply, and all bookings are subject to terms included in the hotel contract. Some additional costs as well as local union laws may apply.
Complimentary Suite Upgrade for VIP: Subject to availability. Please check with hotel for upgrade options and availability. If available, the suite upgrade applies to one contracted guestroom per night in the guest room block outlined in the hotel contract.
Complimentary One Guestroom Night Per Thirty: Complimentary One Guestroom Night Per Thirty based on total contracted room nights. Not eligible for suite or premium guestroom types.