IHG Hotel Brands: Hotel Brands with market segment and global hotels and rooms data:
- InterContinental Hotels - luxury, 174 hotels / 59,136 rooms.
- Crowne Plaza - upscale, 388 hotels / 107,963 rooms.
- Hotel Indigo - upscale, 53 hotels / 5,969 rooms.
- Staybridge Suites - upscale, 193 hotels/ 21,088 rooms.
- Holiday Inn - upper midscale, 1,212 hotels / 223,601 rooms.
- Holiday Inn Express - upper midscale, 2,235 hotels / 210,793 rooms.
- Candlewood Suites - midscale, 309 hotels / 29,482 rooms.
- Holiday Inn Resorts
- Holiday Inn Club Vacations, 10 hotels
- Even Hotels – lifestyle brand. First hotel opening early 2014.
- HuaLuxe – upscale brand for Chinese market. First hotel opening 2014.
IHG Sep 30, 2013: Total Hotels = 4,653 hotels / 679,050 rooms.
Hotel Chain Scale Segment 2013 Smith Travel Research STR was used to rank hotels is scale based on average daily rate for the brand in the USA and globally.
IHG News – Nor1 e-Standby Upgrades rolling out at all brands worldwide. Sep 12, 2013.
IHG Rewards Club changed its name and changed its entire hotel reward category system worldwide with brand rewards switching to a 9 category hotel rewards system from 10,000 to 50,000 points effective January 18, 2013.
- Priority Club realigns awards to 9 categories (Jan 10, 2013).
- California is Big Loser in new Priority Club Rewards (Jan 18, 2013).
IHG Rewards Club restructured hotel award categories on January 18, 2013. The new system divides hotels into 9 award categories ranging from 10,000 points to 50,000 points.
Priority Club Rewards Elite Qualification changes for 2013
Priority Club restructured the way it counts points for elite qualification as of January 1, 2013. Points are now categorized as “elite qualifying points” and “non-elite qualifying points”. Priority Club Platinum elite by points is far harder in 2013 on only cheap hotel stays without making points package purchases for elite qualifying bonus points.
Non-elite qualifying points are all promotional and elite bonus points and purchased points through Points.com and points bought for Points & Cash reward stays. Loyalty Traveler post December 13, 2012 – Priority Club makes earning Platinum elite more difficult in 2013.
- IHG Rewards Club Membership Levels and Benefits.
- InterContinental Ambassador membership.
- IHG Reward Nights.
- IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks for only 5,000 points per night.
IHG Friend & Family Hotel Rates. Here is a FlyerTalk thread discussing this rate deal. There are still links on FlyerTalk for valid names leading to the offer page for a voucher to complete. Some guests mention the hotel wants the completed voucher at check-in. These rates do not qualify for points or stay credit. One of the best features of this offer is the ability to book high category rooms at steep discount.
IHG First Night Free Best Rate Guarantee new policy. LT post Sep 22, 2011.
IHG Priority Club Last Minute Reward Nights are posted on Tuesday, the week before the first full weekend of the calendar month. Hotels are only posted for three days and must be booked by Thursday prior to the Friday through Sunday first full weekend of the month. http://boardingarea.com/loyaltytraveler/2012/10/02/priority-club-50-reward-nights-oct-5-7/