Finally there is some good news to report from a loyalty program! With all the devaluations going on in the points world it is nice to see a program announce a change that is actually positive and not just spinning it as positive changes like AA and US Airways just did.
IHG has sent out an advanced notice of their 2014 hotel award category adjustments and believe it or not, there is not a single hotel going up in category! Not a single one! On top of that there will be more than 100 hotels that will need 5,000 fewer points for an award stay. It almost sounds too good to be true and I must admit that a part of me remains slightly skeptical until it is official.
From the advance notice email, here are some the highlights of the more than 100 properties going down in Reward Night rates starting April 15, 2014
- InterContinental Hotel Shanghai-Puxi, China – 35,000 to 30,000 IHG Rewards Club points
- Crowne Plaza Geneva, Switzerland – 35,000 to 30,000 IHG Rewards Club points
- Hotel Indigo Fort Myers Downtown River District, Florida, U.S. – 30,000 to 25,000 IHG Rewards Club points
- Holiday Inn Resort PhuketMai Khao Beach Resort, Phuket, Thailand – 20,000 to 15,000 IHG Rewards Club points
- Holiday Inn Ciudad De Mexico – Trade Center, Mexico – 15,000 to 10,000 IHG Rewards Club points
- Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt-Messe, Germany – 25,000 to 20,000 IHG Rewards Club points
- Staybridge Suites – San Antonio-Stone Oak, Texas, U.S. – 20,000 to 15,000 IHG Rewards Club points
- Candlewood Suites Virginia Beach-Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. – 25,000 to 20,000 IHG Rewards Club points