The IHG Rewards Club offers a limited time fast lane. This quick challenge is pretty easy to complete, but then again, IHG status isn’t exactly the most valuable in the world.
IHG platinum status after five nights
You can easily secure your status in the IHG Rewards Club program with a restarted offer:
- Stay two nights within 90 days of registration to get gold status by December 2022
- Stay five nights within 90 days of registration to become platinum by December 2022
A few more things to consider:
- Registration is required prior to your first eligible stay
- This promotion is valid for registration until August 31, 2021 and stays until November 28, 2021, so plan this time well based on your planned stays given the 90 day window
- A qualifying stay includes all paid nights booked directly with IHG as long as the rate is at least $ 30 (award nights do not qualify).
- You can combine this with other offers, including IHG’s current global promotion
- This is a fast track offer and is not a status match or status challenge. It is therefore not necessary to have elite status with a competitor to take advantage of this
Earn IHG platinum status after just five nights
This is a good deal, but the IHG Rewards Club is weak
If you don’t have IHG Rewards Club status and still want to stay at IHG hotels, this promotion is definitely worth a perk. However, I want to note a few things:
- If you have access to US credit cards, you can only earn IHG platinum status if you have them IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card (Rating), a card generally worth having
- Don’t get too excited about IHG status as the benefits are very weak. Expect bonus points, minor upgrades, and late check-out based on availability. However, there is no breakfast benefit, and most other benefits are not guaranteed
I find IHG Rewards Club status useful when living in IHG properties (which is only if they are the most convenient option or by far the best deal), but otherwise I usually avoid IHG properties.
Don’t be too excited about the benefits of the Elite as an IHG Platinum member
IHG Rewards Club has introduced a new Status Fast Track option that allows members to become platinum status within 90 days of just five nights. This is a pretty easy opportunity as you don’t even need the status of any other program.
However, don’t be too excited about the benefits of the IHG elite, as they are among the weakest of any major hotel loyalty program.
Anyone planning to use this fast lane for IHG Rewards Club status?