17 November 2016

IHG® Rewards Club Introduces New Amazon Kindle Member Benefit

Industry-first agreement grants IHG® Rewards Club members free Kindle Singles and Kindle Books from Amazon Publishing 

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, today announces a new benefit for members of its loyalty program, IHG® Rewards Club, through an industry-first agreement with Amazon. IHG Rewards Club members in the U.S. will now receive complimentary access to a curated list of Kindle books from Amazon Publishing and Kindle Singles.

Kindle Singles are essays, memoirs, narratives and short stories presented to educate, entertain, excite and inform readers in one sitting. No Kindle device? No problem – Kindle Singles and Kindle editions of Amazon Publishing books are available to IHG Rewards Club members via the IHG® App and can be read on any device, including smartphones and tablets, using the free Kindle app. 

Liz Crisafi, Head of Loyalty and Partnerships, The Americas at IHG said: “IHG Rewards Club is always expanding and evolving to recognize our members’ loyalty with not just points, but with unique experiences and rewards from leading companies, like Amazon. Our guests’ needs are constantly changing, so we will continue to innovate to deliver the most relevant and rewarding experiences centered on our valued members.”

Kindle Singles and Kindle editions of Amazon Publishing books will be offered to members based upon their membership level:

  • Club members will be eligible to receive one Kindle Single or Kindle book from Amazon Publishing bi-annually
  • Gold Elite members will be eligible to receive one Kindle Single or Kindle book from Amazon Publishing per quarter
  • Platinum Elite members will be eligible to receive two Kindle Singles or Kindle books from Amazon Publishing per quarter
  • Spire Elite members will be eligible to receive three Kindle Singles or Kindle books from Amazon Publishing per quarter

“We are delighted to offer Kindle Singles and Amazon Publishing books to IHG Rewards Club members,” said Jeff Belle, Vice President, Amazon Publishing. “From page-turning novels and children’s books to short nonfiction essays and stories – this Kindle benefit will give travelers an easy way to read while on the go.”

Kindle Singles and Amazon Publishing books are just one of the many benefits of IHG Rewards Club membership, which offers more opportunities to earn points and redeem rewards than any other hospitality or travel loyalty brand. Additional IHG Rewards Club member benefits include more savings when booking direct through Your Rate, no blackout dates, extended check-out times, free Internet and access to exclusive, member-only events. 

Guests can enroll in IHG Rewards Club for free online or by downloading the IHG® App. Members have the opportunity to create memorable experiences at nearly 5,100 IHG hotels throughout the world, including: InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo® Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express® Hotels, Staybridge Suites® Hotels, Candlewood Suites® Hotels, EVEN® Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts. 

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For further information please contact:

Neil Hirsch
neil.hirsch@ihg.com
+1 (770) 604 5775

Ellen Wilson
EWilson@webershandwick.com
+1 (212) 445-8057

About IHG®

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,100 hotels and more than 750,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with nearly 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme, with nearly 99 million members worldwide.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

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