IHG Rewards Club promotes a bonus miles offer for American Airlines frequent flyer program member stays through March 15, 2021.
AAdvantage members can earn 1,000 bonus miles on stays of two nights or longer booked using this rate plane.
Here’s a comprehensive look at IHG’s coronavirus policies and IHG Rewards Club promotional opportunities, both rate and points for December 2020.
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IHG runs two guest recognition programs of InterContinental Ambassador and Kimpton Inner Circle in addition to the group-wide IHG Rewards Club.
Royal Ambassador and Inner Circle tiers are invitation only and based on the cash spend at select brands during the calendar year. IHG has now sent out Royal Ambassador renewals for 2021, including some account upgrades.
IHG has received a lot of heat lately for not extending the free night certificates issued to select credit cardholders.
IHG Rewards Club customer service in the Philippines has blamed Chase for not allowing them to extend certificates when the expiry date of similar free nights issued from Chase to World of Hyatt and Marriott Bonvoy members have been pushed well into 2021.
IHG Hotels acquired the Six Sense luxury brand close to two years ago back in early 2019 (read more here) and has been in the process of integrating the hotels into the IHG Rewards Club and Ambassador programs ever since.
IHG disclosed that Six Senses spend would be counted towards InterContinental Royal Ambassador qualification (read more here) back in October. However, none of the hotels were IHG Rewards Club participating then or even now.
IHG has extended its Europe sale for stays in participating countries and hotels through March 31, 2021. You must now book by December 31.
IHG Rewards Club members get a third night free (34% discount). There is a one-night deposit requirement, but you can change your stay dates by contacting the hotel minimum of 48 hours before your stay.
IHG Hotels and IHG Rewards Club affiliated credit cards issue free night certificates, usually valid for 12 months after, in a handful of markets, the most important being the United States.
IHG has extended some expiring certificates by six months, and all certificates issued in 2020 have 18 months validity. This doesn’t help a lot, considering how long it takes until this Covid-19 is firmly past us.
British Airways is promoting an IHG Hotels offer to its Executive Club members that makes absolutely no sense at all under any circumstance.
You can get 200 bonus Avios for each night consumed at IHG hotels through March 31, 2021. They don’t disclose, however, that this required you to book a specific rate plan.