Tomorrow, July 1, 2013, Priority Club Rewards will be rebranded and renamed IHG Rewards Club. Rebranding will strengthen the link between InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and all of those brands. As a result, members will discover more hotels, as well as new benefits.
9 brands in nearly 100 countries and over 675,000 hotel rooms worldwide.
Let’s take a glance at main changes and new benefits of IHG Rewards Club.
- Free Internet
IHG Rewards Club will provide members with free Internet in all 4,600 hotels, starting with Elite (Gold, Platinum, Ambassador) members in July 2013, and available to all members in 2014.
- Fast track to Elite status
Ability to earn Elite status faster by staying in more than two of brands.
- Reward Nights now count
Reward Nights will count toward earning Elite status.
- Nights earned beyond
Effective from July, Platinum Elite members’ “extra” nights will roll over toward maintaining their status in their next membership year.
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