Avianca LifeMiles 25% IHG Rewards & Marriott Bonvoy Points To Miles Conversion Bonus Until May 29, 2021

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Avianca, a bankrupt Colombian airline, based in Panama, has launched a promotion from points to miles conversions.

LifeMiles will bonus conversions from IHG Rewards and Marriott Bonvoy by 25% through May 29, 2021.

IHG Hotels Canada Government Negotiated Rate Plan

IHG Hotels, like all the others, have negotiated rates for government travelers that sometimes also include leisure travel.

IHG affiliated hotels in Canada offer discounts for eligible government employees who travel on official business. These rates are eligible for points, elite benefits, and night credits.

IHG Hotels “Work From Hotel” For UK & Europe

IHG Hotels, in partnership with Dayuse, have launched a “Work From Hotel” for day rooms at participating hotels in Europe and the UK.

The catch is that these are considered 3rd party bookings, even when promoted on IHG’s website, and thus not eligible for points, elite benefits, or night credit, like most similar rates with competitors do.

Suite Saturdays: Executive Suite @ Holiday Inn Express Puerto Vallarta

Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the Executive Suite, an open plan suite at the Holiday Inn Express Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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IHG Hotels UAE Offer For Stays Through April 10, 2021

IHG Hotels in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a staycation offer for stays at participating hotels through April 10, 2021.

The getaways come with breakfast and dinner included, as well as early check-in and late check-out.

IHG Rewards Targeted Offers April 1 – 30, 2021 (Post Yours)

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IHG Hotels have today launched targeted offers for member stays between April 1 – 30, 2021.

There could be several different ones (please report yours in the comments), but at least two readers have already forwarded us an offer for 5,000 bonus points after staying two nights.

IHG Hotels IT Mess: IHG Rewards Accounts Mistakenly Downgraded

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IHG Hotels yesterday renewed and rolled out the status extension to member accounts, and it appears that not everything has gone smoothly (not surprised – considering that it is IHG).

We yesterday wrote about the 2021 Spire Elite Choice, based on what had posted to Sebastian’s account (read more here), while IHG Rewards mistakenly decided to downgrade my account to Gold!

IHG Rewards Spire Elite Choice 2021: 25,000 Bonus Points Or Gift Platinum Status

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IHG Rewards launched Spire Elite status level back in 2015 and began to award an annual Elite Choice gift option for those members qualifying for the status.

Elite Choice has been now enabled for 2021, allowing Spire Elote members to choose between 25,000 bonus points or gifting Platinum status to a friend.

IHG Hotels On-Going Crowne Plaza Brand Refresh

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IHG Hotels have long had issues with its two most well-known brands, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza that are often dodgy, especially in the Americas.

IHG select-service brands such as Holiday Inn Express and Candlewood Suites and full-service ones like InterContinental and Kimpton have more consistency and quality.

IHG Hotels Japan “Spring Escape” & “Stay Longer And Save” For Stays Through June 30, 2021

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IHG Hotels in Japan have launched two sales that are both valid for stays through June 30, 2021.

It is unclear what the discount is without the Go To Travel-discount, but IHG advertises these at up to 40% and 35% off. You must book by May 31.

IHG Rewards Kimpton 20% Off “Literary Hub” Rate Through December 31, 2022

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IHG affiliated Kimpton Hotels have launched a partnership with Literary Hub that runs through December 31, 2022.

IHG Rewards members can save at select Kimpton Hotels 20% when booking a “Preferred Partner” rate plan.

IHG Rewards Greater China F&B Discount (& Double Points?)

IHG Rewards members are eligible for Food and Beverage discounts at participating outlets at IHG Hotels in Greater China, even when they are not staying as guests.

IHG Rewards base and Gold members save 10%, while Platinum and Spire Elite discount is 15%. Members also earn 250 points for roughly every $25 spending in local currency.

IHG Rewards Club Milestone Bonuses 2021

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IHG Rewards started to roll out a new offer for the select accounts back in December 2020 (read more here) called Milestone Bonus (which sounds a lot like what Hilton has had for years).

Eligible members earn 10,000 bonus points for every 10 nights consumed and 30,000 bonus points when reaching 40 nights in 2021.

IHG Hotels Government Rate Eligible For Leisure Travel

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Most hotels offer discounted rates for government travelers, and the eligibility requirements vary a lot between chains.

IHG Hotels, per information on their page for the government rate plan, allows eligible members not only to use the rate for an official but also for leisure travel. You do need to have qualifying identification, however.

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