I enrolled my wife for IHG Rewards Club today. The fall 2014 IHG Into the Nights is a great promotion for new members. The basic deal for a new member is stay two times by December 31, 2014 at any IHG brand hotel worldwide and earn one free night for any IHG hotel.
IHG hotel brands are InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites and Even hotels and HuaLuxe Hotels in China.
The real deal here is two one-night stays can be found at many IHG brands for under $100 all-in per stay. Earn a free hotel night credit after $200 for two paid stays and the free night can be used for a high-priced InterContinental luxury hotel where the room rate is rarely, if ever, below $300 per night.
Last month when this promotion was released, there were many bloggers posting about whether this was a good deal with questions about the free night certificate usefulness. IHG Representatives stated the free night credit is valid for one year from date of issue.
I think this is the best hotel loyalty promotion we have seen in 2014.
My IHG Rewards Club Platinum member offer allows me to complete five tasks and earn two free nights with only three paid hotel nights. I had to download the mobile app and book two Saturday night stays at Holiday Inn. I will also need a third hotel night in any brand on any day.
IHG Into the Nights great promotion for new members
The new IHG Rewards Club member standard offer for Into the Nights has fewer and less restrictive tasks. Any hotel stay on any night of the week is eligible. But, two paid stays are necessary to earn one free night. Since a one-night stay counts, the new IHG Rewards Club member offer can be completed with four separate one-night stays to earn two free nights at any IHG hotel worldwide. Separate one-night stays means staying at different hotels or nonconsecutive nights at one hotel.
The true advantage I see with this deal is Kelley and I can both book rooms at the same Holiday Inn. She can book the Friday and/or Sunday night before and/or after my Holiday Inn Saturday night. That allows us to spend two or three consecutive nights at the same Holiday Inn hotel and I’ll meet my Holiday Inn stays and Saturday night stays and she can earn two stays.
Then, I need a third night at any IHG brand. We can go to any IHG hotel for three nights with Kelley booked for the first and third nights and my night the second night. Or book separate nights if that works better for our travel.
The takeaway is seven hotel nights before December 31 at a price around $700 will provide IHG Rewards Club hotel room credits we need while traveling. We are planning trips to London and Amsterdam and four free hotel nights will have great value in those places.
There are some InterContinental Hotels where I have wanted to stay, but the $350 per night rates blocked us out. Four free nights with IHG Rewards Club ‘Into the Nights’ will be a nice bonus for giving IHG hotels our business for our end of year hotel stays.
IHG Rewards Club ‘Into the Nights’Terms and Conditions
You must be an IHG® Rewards Club member and must register your member number in advance to participate in “Into the Nights” (“Promotion”). Upon Registration, members will be presented with the opportunity to receive at least two (2) Free Nights (subject to availability) , 50,000 bonus points or 25,000 miles. Members will receive either the Free Nights, bonus points or bonus miles listed for each offer (“Offer”) awarded after booking on any IHG website or mobile site and completing the requirements of each Offer, which must be completed between 4 September 2014 and 31 December 2014 (both dates inclusive) (“Registration”) at InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVENTM or HUALUXE(TM) hotels worldwideMembers will have the ability to choose their respective award from those offered at time of completing the Promotion and must claim their reward by 60 days from the end of the campaign promotional period.