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InterContinental Hotels worldwide earn 10 points/$1 as of July 1, 2014

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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  • Kai June 2, 2014

    Wondering what’s the current earning structure prior to the change on July 1st.

  • Ric Garrido June 2, 2014

    Current structure for earning IHG Rewards Club points at InterContinental Hotels outside the Americas is 2,000 points per stay.

    Checking the IHG Rewards Club website just now shows the earning page already shows InterContinental Hotels earning 10 points/$1 and the IHG Terms and Conditions have already changed.

    “InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, and Holiday Inn Express® hotel brands worldwide, you will receive ten (10) points for each USD dollar or local currency equivalent paid toward Eligible Charges on your individual hotel room bill, when you pay Qualifying Room Rates, or the applicable airline miles”

    Here is the February 2012 IHG earning structure change announcement for Americas:

    ATLANTA – Priority Club Rewards, the world’s largest and fastest-growing hotel loyalty program from IHG(InterContinental Hotels Group), announced today that beginning Feb. 15, 2012, Priority Club members who stay at any[1] of the 55 InterContinental Hotels in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean will earn ten points per every $1USD spent[2] on qualifying revenue during stays. Unlike the current earning rate of 2,000 points per stay, regardless of what is spent at the hotel, there is no maximum number of points a guest can earn under this new program. On average, most Priority Club Rewards members can expect to earn approximately three times the number of points that they do today.

  • Rapid Travel Chai June 2, 2014

    Finally removes the penalty for staying at Intercontinentals. It took only one multi-day business stay in Tokyo to learn my lesson under the old regime.

  • Michel June 8, 2014

    I have to book a stay for august. Should i have to wait to book untill juli 1 or does it apply for all stays after that date? Thx.

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