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2018 IHG Rewards Club 691 hotels category shift analysis

This post analyzes 2018 IHG Rewards Club hotel reward category shifts for 691 hotels worldwide. IHG listed 5,272 hotels worldwide in their Sep 30, 2017 financial report.

Book by Jan 15, 2018 for 2017 rates.

Loyalty Lobby reports new points price effective Jan 16, 2018.

Summary of 2018 IHG Rewards Club hotel category changes

IHG Rewards Club Reward Structure

  1. IHG Rewards Club adds a new high tier reward level at 70,000 points with 13 hotels.
  2. IHG Rewards Club free nights using points for standard rewards range from 10,000 points to 70,000 points.
  3. IHG Rewards Club has a quarterly promotion for PointBreaks reward nights at 5,000 points. Typically around 100 hotels participate in PointBreaks.

2018 IHG Rewards Club hotel category changes

  1. 691 hotels affected by these shifts comprise 13.1% of 5,272 IHG hotels worldwide.
  2. 499 hotels (72.2% of 691 hotels) change 2018 category to cost 5,000 or 10,000 more points for a free night.
  3. 192 hotels (27.8% of 691 hotels) reduce the number of points for a reward night by 5,000 points.
  4. 81 hotels at 10,000 points rise to 15,000 or 20,000 points.
  5. 151 hotels at 15,000 points rise to 20,000 or 25,000 points.
  6. 232 hotels (46.5%) of 499 hotels increasing reward price are currently in two lowest standard reward tiers at 10,000 and 15,000 points.
  7. 26 hotels (8.7%) of 499 hotels increasing reward price rise to 55,000 – 70,000 points.

The remainder of this post lists each of the 691 hotels shifting reward category in 2018.

10,000 points to 15,000 points

  • 79 hotels worldwide.
  • 64 hotels (81% in USA).

IHG10to15

10,000 points to 20,000 points

  • 2 hotels worldwide.

IHG10-20

15,000 points to 20,000 points

  • 117 hotels worldwide
  • 104 hotels (89%) in USA.

IHG15-20

15,000 points to 25,000 points

  • 34 hotels worldwide
  • 27 hotels (80%) in USA.

IHG15-25

20,000 points to 15,000 points

  • 81 hotels worldwide
  • 43 hotels (53%) in USA.

IHG20-15

20,000 points to 25,000 points

  • 49 hotels worldwide
  • 39 hotels (80%) in USA.

IHG 20-25

20,000 points to 30,000 points

  • 36 hotels worldwide
  • 27 hotels (75%) in USA.

IHG20-30

25,000 to 20,000 points.

  • 61 hotels worldwide.
  • 29 hotels (48%) in USA.

IHG25-20

25,000 to 30,000 points.

  • 22 hotels worldwide.
  • 16 hotels (48%) in USA.

IHG25-30

25,000 to 35,000 points.

  • 32 hotels worldwide.
  • 23 hotels (72%) in USA.

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30,000 to 25,000 points.

  • 41 hotels worldwide.
  • 10 hotels (24%) in USA.

IHG30-25

30,000 to 35,000 points.

  • 16 hotels worldwide.
  • 6 hotels (38%) in USA.

IHG30-35

30,000 to 40,000 points.

  • 17 hotels worldwide.
  • 9 hotels (53%) in USA.

IHG30-40

35,000 to 30,000 points.

  • 6 hotels worldwide.
  • 3 hotels (50%) in USA.

IHG35-30

35,000 to 40,000 points.

  • 25 hotels worldwide.
  • 12 hotels (48%) in USA.

IHG35-40

35,000 to 45,000 points.

  • 3 hotels worldwide.
  • 1 hotel (33%) in Palo Alto, CA – USA.

IHG35-45

40,000 to 35,000 points.

  • 2 hotels USA.

IHG40-35

40,000 to 45,000 points.

  • 3 hotels worldwide.
  • 1 hotel (33%) in New York Midtown East –
    USA.

IHG40-45

40,000 to 50,000 points.

  • 37 hotels worldwide.
  • 29 hotel (78%) in USA.

IHG40-50

45,000 to 40,000 points.

  • 1 hotel New York.

IHG45-40

45,000 to 50,000 points

  • 1 hotel Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada

45,000 to 55,000 points

  • 2 hotels (Paris and Bordeaux, France)

50,000 to 55,000 points

  • 3 hotels (London, Tokyo)

50,000 to 60,000 points

  • 8 hotels worldwide.
  • 3 hotels in USA (Miami Beach, Key West, NY Manhattan)

IHG50-60

60,000 to 70,000 points

  • 13 hotels worldwide.
  • 7 hotels (54%) in USA.

IHG60-70

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. Cant believe the intercontinental Mark Hopkins in SF is 70,000. The place is kind of a dump. So old and they offer barely any amenities or perks. I would never stay there again, not even a good neighborhood. Smh…

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