IHG Rewards Club stands for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Rewards Club, which was the name of the hotel chain’s loyalty program until 2021. IHG Rewards Club was rebranded as IHG Rewards in early 2021 to promote a more welcoming and inclusive image.
Key Things to Know About IHG Rewards
IHG Rewards members earn points by making purchases through IHG and its partners.
IHG offers co-branded credit cards, which allow users to earn IHG Rewards points on all purchases made with their card, not just those at IHG hotels.
IHG Rewards points are worth around 0.78 cents each.
IHG Rewards points can be redeemed for hotel bookings, merchandise, digital subscriptions and airfare, among other options.
IHG points expire after 12 months with no account activity as well as when you close your account with unused rewards. To prevent IHG points from expiring, redeem your points on a regular basis and make sure to cash in any unredeemed rewards before closing your account.
Even though IHG points expire only in these select situations, it’s still a good idea to avoid building up a big IHG rewards balance because that would make you more vulnerable to rewards devaluation.
If you’re trying to choose a hotel rewards program and are concerned about rewards expiration policies, you can see how the IHG points expiration policy compares to other popular companies’ policies in the table below.
No, IHG Rewards is not the same as Hilton Honors. IHG® One Rewards is the loyalty rewards program for the InterContinental Hotels Group, whereas the Hilton Honors loyalty rewards program is exclusive to Hilton Hotels and its affiliated properties. IHG and Hilton are not affiliated.
Hilton Honors provides members with an extensive variety of perks at a wide range of hotel brands, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Embassy Suites, and Hampton Inn. Likewise, IHG® One Rewards offers its members benefits at Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, and other affiliated properties.… read full answer
You can check out WalletHub’s editors’ reviews of IHG Rewards and Hilton Honors to get a closer look at the differences between these two loyalty programs.
IHG Hotels Group is the fourth largest hotel chain in the world and has a total of 22 brands in its portfolio, which span more than 5,977 properties in over 107 countries and territories. These hotel and resort brands have distinct amenities and services that fit the preferences and budget levels of different types of travelers.
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