One of the good pieces of news to come out of IHG Rewards Club is all 178 InterContinental Hotels worldwide will have the same points earning structure of 10 points per $1 for hotel folio spend. This changes the current system whereby InterContinental Hotels outside the Americas only earn a maximum 2,000 points per stay in IHG Rewards Club. That is a lot of points left on the table for someone paying more than $200 for an InterContinental Hotel stay. And most everyone is paying more than $200 outside the Americas.
The change means a $2,000 stay at an InterContinental like IC Amstel in Amsterdam will earn 20,000 base points as of July 1, 2014.
That is a real bonus for those leading the InterContinental life.
Hotel charges not eligible include: No Shows, Gift certificates, Health Club/Spa fees, Ticket sales, Internet Access, Audio Visual, Flowers, postage, etc.
InterContinental Hotels in the Americas changed to earning 10 points per $1 in January 2012.
Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.
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