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Expert Tips from IHG One Rewards on How to Earn Points Faster

Collect points quickly and earn travel rewards chosen by you.

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Resort Private Beach. Courtesy of InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

Aug 29, 2022

THERE’S NO DOUBT THAT TRAVEL IS BACK, and IHG One Rewards is the new loyalty program dedicated to helping members travel better, further, and more often.

Throughout the pandemic, IHG Hotels & Resorts was hard at work building its portfolio, repositioning itself in the industry with exciting new brands and partnerships, investing significantly, and researching the best ways to take its loyalty program to new heights.

Whether you’re driving across the state for a family reunion or flying across the world for that bucket list trip, IHG Hotels & Resorts is enabling all with IHG One Rewards, the new global loyalty program with benefits built to suit the way you travel. 

With nearly 6,000 IHG Hotels & Resorts in over 100 countries participating in the program, it’s no wonder that you can earn — and redeem — points faster than ever. 

Called a best-in-class loyalty program, IHG One Rewards was created using data collected from guests and what they want – richer benefits, more ways to earn, and a new mobile app that provides an overview of their status at any time.

The reimagined program connects IHG One Rewards members to IHG Hotels & Resorts’ growing portfolio of 17 brands, including one of the largest luxury and lifestyle collections in the world.

The program’s new tier and bonus point-earning structure help members earn more points faster and have more ways to use them. Here are a few ways to maximize points with the new program:

Rewards Upon Rewards

IHG One Rewards is one of the only programs to let you accrue points on bonus stays. To sweeten the deal, they offer this service for every tier level. This means you are earning points even as you are spending them.

Hit Your Milestones

After your 20th night at an IHG property, loyalty program members begin accruing Milestone Rewards, where points really start to add up. For example, on your 20th night, you can choose to accrue 5,000 points. On your 30th night, another 5,000 points can be yours. On your 40th night, a whopping 10,000 points can show up in your account balance. 

Of course, since this is a customizable program, members can also choose from rewards such as F&B vouchers or suite upgrades if those are more appealing. 

Point Purchase

For travelers that can’t wait to reap the rewards, members can buy up to 150,000 points to use toward any reward they like. From that 5-star retreat to a full day of pampering in the spa, a large influx of points can go a long way toward your travel goals. 

Be Privy to Promotions

As one of the world’s best-known hotel groups, IHG Hotels & Resorts often partners with other top-level brands to let you earn points when you use partner services. So whether renting a car from Hertz and receiving 1,500 points or booking local tours that earn 1,000 points each, it’s satisfying to see your points add up in the app. 

To hit even more bigger numbers, link your IHG One Rewards account with your frequent flier programs, book a Holiday Inn Club vacation to earn 10,000 points, or apply for the newly enhanced IHG Rewards Premier Card and earn up to 26 times the points when you use your card at IHG Hotels & Resorts.

Get Access to Hundreds of Boutique and Luxury Hotels Beyond IHG

Now that IHG has partnered with luxury hotel Mr & Mrs Smith, a travel club for luxury hotel lovers, IHG One Rewards members can earn points even when booking select non-IHG hotels.

As an IHG One Rewards member, when you arrive at any Mr & Mrs Smith property, you’ll receive a Smith Extra—a special touch designed to enhance your stay or immerse you in your destination. Plus, all your usual One Rewards member benefits. So whether you’re indulging in afternoon tea at a Cotswolds stone cottage, or taking in the historical and natural beauty of Central Vietnam from a luxe beachfront villa, IHG still has your back.

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