01 April 2015
IHG Launches IHG® Business Rewards
A new global business bookings programme from IHG® Rewards Club that offers rewards on all business bookings
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announces the launch of IHG Business Rewards, from the world’s biggest hotel loyalty programme - IHG Rewards Club. IHG Business Rewards is a new, global business bookings programme offering rewards on all qualified business bookings for guest rooms, meetings and all events booked at over 4,700 IHG hotels worldwide.˟
Devised for bookers - members who book accommodation, meetings and events for others – IHG Business Rewards will reward members with IHG Rewards Club points for their B2B business, in a single global programme. This allows all IHG bookers to have a seamless experience when booking anywhere in the world at participating IHG hotels.
IHG Business Rewards members will now see all earned points from booking and staying appear in one account - so the same membership card for IHG Rewards Club and IHG Business Rewards will be used to book and stay at all participating IHG hotels. Managing multiple accounts is a thing of the past, making it easier to earn than ever before.
IHG Business Rewards members will earn reward points for every booking - whether reserving a guestroom or a large conference on behalf of someone else, there is no booking threshold and no minimum qualifying spend.˟˟ All IHG Business Rewards bookings will also count towards achieving IHG Rewards Club Gold or Platinum tier status, when the same member books and stays at an IHG hotel.
Susanna Freer Epstein, SVP Customer Loyalty Marketing, IHG, said:
“IHG Business Rewards is our way of saying thank you to our members for placing their on-going business with us, and rewarding them for their loyalty.
By combining our regional business loyalty programmes into one, we are giving our members a smoother, more personal experience by leveraging the existing IHG Rewards Club loyalty platform and infrastructure, points engine and redemption partners.”
Once members start earning points with IHG Business Rewards, they will have access to all of the redemption options available in the IHG Rewards Club global catalogue. From hotel stays, air travel and electronic goods, to brand name merchandise and restaurant vouchers. Regular special offers and promotions will also be available exclusively to IHG Business Reward members.
IHG Business Rewards consolidates the benefits of four regional programmes: Booker Rewards Club, BusinessClub/AGENT, Elite Diamond Club and IHG Meeting Rewards, bringing together the best qualities from all of them. The new programme is the latest enhancement in addition to the other existing industry leading benefits from IHG Rewards Club such as, Reward Nights with no blackout dates and access to a wide selection of offerings in the new global redemption catalogue.
For more information visit, www.ihg.com/businessrewards
˟ Participating IHG hotels only. See full terms and conditions at www.ihg.com/businessrewards
˟˟ On qualifying rates when booking on behalf of others
For further information please contact:
+44 (0) 1895 512 864
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. In January 2015, IHG acquired Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the world's leading boutique hotel business.
IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 84 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,800 hotels and more than 710,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with over 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline. Over 350,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices worldwide.
In January 2015 we completed the acquisition of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, adding 62 hotels (11,300 rooms) to our system size and 16 hotels to our development pipeline.
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