Elites now get an extra full year to enjoy their benefits. Additionally, Ambassador Free Weekend Nights are extended by three months and Free Night Certificates from credit cards are extended through December 31, 2020. All new certificates issued in 2020 will be valid for 18 months.
Instead of extending the expiring certificates, IHG is adding an additional free night that will expire on 8/31/21 to accounts that haven’t used their expiring free nights yet. And that expiring certificate is also left in the account and can actually be used until 12/31/20.
IHG said early last year that it was testing variable pricing. The hotel chain planned a roll-out in 2019, but that never happened. And now IHG has started introducing dynamic award pricing at some of its properties in Asia now.
IHG Extends Free Night Certificates With everyone canceling travel plans, Free Night Certificates are difficult to use up within the expiration date. So IHG is taking steps to change that by extending the expiration. The hotel chain is extending the expiration date on Free Night Certificates for some members by six months, but with a…
IHG Rewards Club is piloting a new program called Pay with Points, where users will be able to pay for anything from a drink at the bar to relaxing day at the spa using their IHG Rewards Club points.
IHG is expanding its loyalty offerings for luxury travelers. Next year Intercontinental Hotels will expand IHG Rewards to also cover Mr & Mrs Smith hotels, a collection of boutique properties around the world.
The new brand, IHG’s 17th, will fall between traditional extended stay and select service hotels. Guests are encouraged to stay up to six days, and the hotel will offer complimentary breakfast and dinner option.