IHG Rewards, the loyalty program of IHG (InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Indigo, …) is currently running a promotion that makes it substantially easier for you to reach a Gold Elite or Platinum Elite status. After signing up for the promotion, you’d have 90 days to earn the Gold status after merely 2 nights, or the Platinum Elite status after only 5 nights.
You can register for this promotion until November 30, 2021. Each night has to have been booked directly through IHG and cost at least US$30 (~€26). Once you’ve reached your status, it’ll be valid throughout 2022.
To sign up for this promotion, you need to enter the code
Gold Elite Benefits
Usually, you’d need 10 nights to reach this status, which only has very limited benefits:
- Extended Check-Out
- Points Don’t Expire
- Priority Check-In
- 10% Bonus Points
Platinum Elite Benefits
As a Platinum Elite member, you would get all Gold Elite benefits, as well as these additional advantages:
- 50% Bonus Points
- Elite Rollover Nights
- Complimentary Room Upgrades
- Guaranteed Room Availability
IHG’s loyalty program is nothing to get excited about. Even the Platinum Elite status only offers very vague and limited benefits. However, reaching that status after only 5 nights instead of 40 is a great deal. If you’re going to spend a weekend at an IHG hotel before February, there’s literally no downside to signing up for this promotion. However, don’t forget to book your stay directly through IHG’s website.
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