Stay 2+ Nights At New IHG Hotels, Earn 10,000 Bonus Points

IHG Rewards Club is offering 10,000 bonus points when booking stays of 2+ nights at their new properties.

New IHG Hotels 10,000 Bonus Points

The Deal

Key Terms

  • Book from July 11, 2018 to September 30, 2018 and stay from July 11, 2018 to October 31, 2018.
  • Minimum 2 night stay.

Quick Thoughts

The terms of this promotion are fairly vague, as the email from IHG only mentioned the 10,000 bonus points and the dates of the promotion. The landing page for the 10,000 bonus points rate doesn’t provide a link to any terms and conditions either.

The minimum stay of two nights is my belief of how the promotion works. That’s because when doing numerous searches for one-night stays, this was the message displayed every time:

IHG error message

Add on a second night though and success – the 10,000 bonus points nights show up:

Holiday Inn Bellingham 10,000 Bonus Points

A nice feature of this promotion is that the special rate to get the 10,000 bonus points doesn’t increase prices. When doing a search for identical dates but with the Best Available Rate, the nightly rate is exactly the same:

Holiday Inn Bellingham Without Bonus Points

From what I can tell, this promotion is available at new IHG hotels only, rather than also being available at new to IHG hotels (i.e. properties that have rebranded from other chains). Having said that, they seem to be playing it fast and loose (in a good way) in terms of what they class as a new hotel. The screenshots above are from the Holiday Inn Bellingham WA which opened in March 2017, so it’s been open 16 months. It’d therefore be worth checking this rate before making a reservation, even if you’re not looking to stay at a hotel which only opened in the last few months.

Seeing as you’d be booking a paid rate to earn these bonus points, use a cashback portal to earn up to 8% on the reservation. Once you’ve clicked through from the portal, copy and paste the link to the promotion page in order to bring up the 10,000 bonus points rate.

This special rate will also stack with IHG’s current promo so long as your stay dates line up and you have two stays within that promotion period.

About Stephen Pepper

Stephen Pepper is on a 5 year, 50 state road trip with his wife Shae and their dog Truffles. Finding opportunities to earn miles and points is one of the ways they can afford to do this, so he'll try to help you do the same for your own travels.

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Nitin Chopra
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Nitin Chopra

My wife received this promo. Nowhere does it say, it has to be a 2 night stay. But I’m getting the same message you shared when I search for 1 night. It’s horrible that their promotions are not defined properly. Either call it out it or honor the promo for 1 night stay. When you search for 1 night, you get the hotels blacked out at that rate for the next 1 yr!

Jess
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Jess

Is there a list of these “new” hotels anywhere? I’m trying many different cities and can’t find a single property that’s available for this bonus. Most searches initially look like Kimpton hotels are, but one I click on the hotel I’m eventually told the same thing – that the property isn’t available on my dates. Expanding each calendar, all dates for the month are blocked out. Any ideas what’s making this so difficult? Thanks as always for your awesome content!

Cody
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Cody

Jess I was wondering the same thing as you. I am having the same experiences

Mario
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Mario

When you open the page from the email. The hotels are listed on that page. If they do not load, open the page in a different browser.

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[…] Stay 2+ Nights At New IHG Hotels, Earn 10,000 Bonus Points by Frequent Miler. Similar to the Hilton offer above, but for 10,000 points instead of 1,000. Hilton is per night and this requires a two night stay though. […]

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Anastasia
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Anastasia

I got the same email, but the lack of details and terms/conditions made me go “eh, better not.” I know how much rewards programs like to claw back points or not give them, and not having terms and conditions is a recipe for that to happen. Which is a shame, as this promo would otherwise shift my travel to IHG for an upcoming stay.

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