IHG Devalues Their Reward Points

Today the International Hotel Group did a stealth devaluation of IHG points, which previously were called Priority Club points. The number of points required for a room at about 200 hotels increased, the number at about 200 decreased, and the potential number of points required at their finest hotels (mostly Intercontinental brand) increased.

IHG operates hotels under several brands, including Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Intercontinental and Crowne Plaza.

Big Changes to IHG Categories and Hotel Point Requirements


IHG Has Thousands of Hotels Around the World, Photo by Bertrand Duperrin / Flickr

This may be in reaction to their ongoing Priceless Surprises promotion, which gives 1000 IHG points for about $1. IHG also has PointBreaks promotion, which offers hotel rooms for only 5000 points per night. Do you see how those relate…you can get a room at a Holiday Inn for an incredibly low $5 per night.

I plan many of my vacations around PointBreaks hotels. In July I spent about a week in Liverpool, England, and earlier this month I stayed in Phoenix, AZ…all at PointBreaks hotels.