New benefits including free internet for Elite members take effect from today
TORONTO, July 2, 2013 /CNW/ - IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) today
launched IHG® Rewards Club, its enhanced, industry-leading loyalty programme,
formerly called Priority Club® Rewards.
IHG Rewards Club will provide members with all of the existing benefits, in
addition to some exciting new ones including free internet for all members
across IHG's network of over 4,600 hotels - an industry first. This applies
whether members are staying the night or coming in for a coffee or impromptu
meeting, starting today for Elite members and available to all members from
Richard Solomons, Chief Executive, IHG, commented: "IHG Rewards Club is much
more than just a new name for our loyalty programme. It builds on our existing
programme, giving members a great new range of industry-leading benefits. This
is why IHG Rewards Club has been chosen by more travellers than any other
hotel loyalty programme worldwide.
IHG's broad family of nine brands in nearly 100 countries and territories
meets the needs of our guests, whatever the occasion - whether that be an
overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a
IHG is the only hotel company that offers members additional recognition for
exploring the breadth of its portfolio, which includes InterContinental,
Holiday Inn and Hotel Indigo. For example, we are offering guests accelerated
progression to Gold Elite status when they stay 10 nights across three
different IHG hotel brands."
IHG Rewards Club is the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme.
Visitors and guests can sign up free of charge and find out more about the
changes and benefits online or at any IHG hotel.
Notes to Editors:
New member benefits include:
-- Free internet to all Elite members from July 2013 and extending
to all members during 2014
-- The ability to earn Elite status faster by staying in three or
more of IHG's hotel brands
-- Reward Nights will count toward earning Elite status
-- Platinum Elite members' "extra" nights will roll over toward
maintaining their status in their next membership year
Existing industry-leading benefits include:
-- Points that never expire
-- No blackout dates for Reward Nights, so members can stay any
-- Faster rewards by using a combination of Points & Cash
-- Redeem points for flights on over 400 airlines with Flights
Anywhere(TM); for hotel stays virtually anywhere with Hotels
Anywhere; or search, book and purchase car rentals with
well-known local and global providers at airports worldwide
with Cars Anywhere
-- Exclusive member-only, in-hotel perks
-- Our concierge program to help you find a specific merchandise
-- Plus, earn points for everyday spending with our partners and
while shopping and dining
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global
organisation with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including
InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels &
Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge
Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.
IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty
programme with over 73 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched
in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet
across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and more than
674,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than
1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000
people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is
incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
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