The InterContinental Hotels Group includes 18 hotel brands and over 6,000 hotels around the world. A stay with the InterContinental Hotels Group could include a luxury vacation at a Hotel Indigo, an InterContinental resort property or a Crowne Plaza, or a quick stop at a local property like a Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express or Staybridge Suites, among others.
This hotel group also has a loyalty program, IHG One Rewards. In this guide, we’ll explain how the IHG One Rewards program works, how to earn points and the best ways to use them.
IHG One Rewards basics
In early 2022, the InterContinental Hotels Group revamped its loyalty program. In addition to changing its name from IHG Rewards Club to IHG One Rewards, it now offers more benefits, redemption methods and elite status tiers. Members will continue to earn points on hotel stays and more, which can then be used for free nights, airline miles, merchandise and a handful of other redemption options.
As of November 2022, free hotel stays within IHG One Rewards start at just 5,000 points (previously, they started at 10,000 points). Plus, you can pay for a redemption entirely with points or a combination of points and cash. And like other hotel programs, IHG One Rewards has elite status tiers you can earn, which come with more travel perks.
How to sign up for IHG One Rewards
To sign up for IHG One Rewards, head to the IHG website and click on “IHG One Rewards” in the top-right corner. Then, scroll down on the rewards page and click “Join for free.” On the enrollment page, you’ll enter information like your name, email address, home address, country of residence and password to create your account.
Once you provide the information required to create