January 06, 2009 // Franchising.com // Atlanta - In celebration of the new year, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] is giving travelers a big return for their stays! From January 12 through April 30, 2009, members of Priority Club® Rewards will earn 3,000 bonus points or 1,000 bonus miles for every third qualifying night stayed at any InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts , Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge® Suites and Candlewood Suites® property worldwide. Members can earn up to 30,000 bonus points or 10,000 bonus miles.
Travelers can incorporate Priority Club points into their 2009 financial portfolio, using them to off-set the cost of travel, entertainment and even gift items for loved ones. Readers of Global Traveler magazine recently named Priority Club Rewards as the "Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World" for the fourth year in a row while the readers of Business Traveler magazine have have named Priority Club Rewards the "Best Hotel Loyalty Program" for the second consecutive year for its variety of redemption options, including its online merchandise mall, sports auctions and exclusive point redemption options. The loyalty program also offers once-in-a-lifetime activities via the exclusive 9 Levels of Cloud 9®, Personal Shopper and "Any Hotel, Anywhere Reward," a pre-paid lodging card that can be used to pay for accommodations at more than 500,000 hotels worldwide - even at competitor hotels.
Enrollment is free, and members benefit from flexible features such as no points expiration and no blackout dates on reward nights. To participate in the bonus points or bonus miles offer, simply register at priorityclub.com/3000points or call 888-560-5660, and enter promo code 5263 prior to staying at any global IHG location.
With 40 million members globally, IHG's Priority Club Rewards is the first, largest and fastest-growing guest loyalty program in the hotel industry. Winner of the 19th Annual Freddie Awards hotel loyalty Program of the Year for the second consecutive year and named Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World four years running by Global Traveler magazine, Priority Club Rewards offers more sought-after benefits and the greatest ease of use of any hotel loyalty program. In addition to flexible features like No Points Expiration and No Blackout Dates, Priority Club Rewards members have more options for point redemption than any other hotel loyalty program, including redemption at more than 500,000 lodging establishments worldwide - even at rival's hotels - through the industry-leading Any Hotel, Anywhere Reward. Members can redeem points not only for hotel nights, but also for airline miles on more than 40 partner airlines, for auto rentals, for gift certificates and for hundreds of products available in the Rewards Catalog. And Priority Club Rewards is the only hotel loyalty program to offer members a Personal Shopper program that allows members to exchange points for items not found in the Rewards Catalog.
Enrollment in the Priority Club Rewards is free. Guests can enroll by logging onto priorityclub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG's more than 4,100 hotels worldwide.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 4,100 hotels and more than 600,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards with 40 million members worldwide.
IHG has more than 1,700 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create 200,000 jobs worldwide over the next few years.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.