IHG Celebrates Customer Loyalty With Rewards All Season Long

Double Priority Club® Points, Cash Back, Discounts on Hotel Stays and More

May 29, 2013, 13:00 ET from InterContinental Hotels Group

ATLANTA, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's largest hotel companies, is rewarding its guests and loyal Priority Club® Rewards[*] members, no matter where they stay, all season long. Savvy travelers who stay at any of IHG's 4,600 hotels, including the InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo® Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels, Holiday Inn Resort® Hotels, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Express® Hotels, Staybridge Suites® Hotels or Candlewood Suites® Hotels brands, will have the opportunity to earn a variety of exciting rewards including double Priority Club® points or miles, "Vacation Pay" via Prepaid MasterCard® cards, hotel stay discounts and free breakfast over the next few months.

Promotions include:

Unlimited Double Priority Club Points
IHG will award its Priority Club Rewards members double Priority Club points or double miles for hotel stays during 1 June – 31 July 2013. To participate in the Unlimited Double Priority Club Points or Double Miles promotion, members can register online beginning 30 May and earn double points or double miles beginning with the second stay[+].

Get $50 Back in "Vacation Pay" – Anywhere in the World!
Residents of the U.S. and Canada are eligible to receive a $50 Prepaid MasterCard card when they register and stay any two weekend nights (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) at IHG hotels anywhere in the world from 31 May – 1 Sept. 2013 and pay for their stay with a MasterCard card. IHG's "Vacation Pay" promotion is redeemable via rebates with maximum rewards of $200 per traveler. For full details about "Vacation Pay" and to book accommodations, visit www.ihg.com/get50 to register.

Experience the Sights, Sounds and Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean
Based on a four-night minimum stay, the "Discover Latin America and Caribbean" promotion is valid for all guests staying from 1 June – 15 September 2013 at participating IHG hotels in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Guests will receive a 25 percent discount; buffet breakfast for two adults and two children staying in the same room; and a 4 p.m. late check-out (based on availability). So whether you're planning a cultural adventure, a beach vacation or a city escape, travelers can enjoy the excitement and beauty of a whole new world with the "Discover Latin America and Caribbean" promotion. Guests can book the promotion at www.ihg.com/discover-LAC.

Year-round Beach Weather!
During each stay from 15 June – 31 August 2013, guests at any IHG hotel in Mexico will receive a scratch-off card for a chance to win a trip[++] to the U.S., South America or Mexico during "Our Biggest Treasure" promotion. All guests need to do is simply book their stay at www.ihg.com/veranomexico and they will receive their hotel reward, a scratch-off card upon check-out.

Qualified hotel stays booked under each of the four promotions are eligible for Priority Club points on top of the hotel rewards and bonuses. Elite members will also receive free internet during their stays beginning this July.

Priority Club Rewards is the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program, providing existing, industry-leading benefits including points that never expire and no blackout dates for Reward Nights. Priority Club points can be redeemed for Reward Nights at 4,600 IHG hotels around the world, flights, car rentals, digital downloads and more.

Earlier this year, IHG announced that it will be enhancing and renaming its loyalty program Priority Club Rewards as IHG Rewards® Club in July and introducing a range of new benefits for members.

From 1 July, new benefits will include:

  • free internet for all Elite status members from July 2013 and extending to all members in 2014;
  • the ability to Fast Track to Elite status by staying at three or more of IHG's hotel brands;
  • Reward Nights will count toward earning Elite status; and
  • Platinum Elite members' "extra" nights will roll over toward maintaining their status in their next membership year

Notes to Editors:

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with 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 also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 73 million members worldwide. The program will be renamed and relaunched as IHG® Rewards Club in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members.

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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[*] Starting 1 July, Priority Club Rewards will become IHG® Rewards Club

[+] Double points or double miles begin with the first stay at Staybridge Suites® hotels and Candlewood Suites® hotels.

[++] Airfare, hotel room and tax

SOURCE InterContinental Hotels Group