New benefits including free internet for Elite members take effect from
TORONTO, July 2, 2013 /CNW/ - IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) today launched IHG® Rewards Club, its enhanced, industry-leading loyalty programme, formerly called
Priority Club® Rewards.
IHG Rewards Club will provide members with all of the existing benefits,
in addition to some exciting new ones including free internet for all
members across IHG's network of over 4,600 hotels - an industry first.
This applies whether members are staying the night or coming in for a
coffee or impromptu meeting, starting today for Elite members and
available to all members from 2014.
Richard Solomons, Chief Executive, IHG, commented: "IHG Rewards Club is much more than just a new name for our loyalty
programme. It builds on our existing programme, giving members a great
new range of industry-leading benefits. This is why IHG Rewards Club
has been chosen by more travellers than any other hotel loyalty
IHG's broad family of nine brands in nearly 100 countries and
territories meets the needs of our guests, whatever the occasion -
whether that be an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family
celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
IHG is the only hotel company that offers members additional recognition
for exploring the breadth of its portfolio, which includes
InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Hotel Indigo. For example, we are
offering guests accelerated progression to Gold Elite status when they
stay 10 nights across three different IHG hotel brands."
IHG Rewards Club is the world's first and largest hotel loyalty
programme. Visitors and guests can sign up free of charge and find out
more about the changes and benefits online or at any IHG hotel.
Notes to Editors:
New member benefits include:
Free internet to all Elite members from July 2013 and extending to all
members during 2014
The ability to earn Elite status faster by staying in three or more of
IHG's hotel brands
Reward Nights will count toward earning Elite status
Platinum Elite members' "extra" nights will roll over toward maintaining
their status in their next membership year
Existing industry-leading benefits include:
Points that never expire
No blackout dates for Reward Nights, so members can stay any time
Faster rewards by using a combination of Points & Cash
Redeem points for flights on over 400 airlines with Flights AnywhereTM; for hotel stays virtually anywhere with Hotels Anywhere; or search,
book and purchase car rentals with well-known local and global
providers at airports worldwide with Cars Anywhere
Exclusive member-only, in-hotel perks
Our concierge program to help you find a specific merchandise reward
Plus, earn points for everyday spending with our partners and while
shopping and dining
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] is a
global organisation with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands,
including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne
Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn
Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and
HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.
IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel
loyalty programme with over 73 million members worldwide. The programme
was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members
including free internet across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and more than
674,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more
than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit
around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the
next few years.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is
incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: www.ihg.com/media, www.twitter.com/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.
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