Many IHG Category Changes Coming Soon

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On January 15, 2017, IHG will be changing the categories for about 650 of their hotels. Out of those hotels, unfortunately most are going up a category (or two!). While this still represents a small percentage of their overall hotels, there are some really good hotels moving up and there are even more in that top tier category requiring 60,000 points a night.


This means that you have exactly two weeks to book a hotel room for the properties that are going up a category. These hotels will require an additional 5,000 or 10,000 points to redeem for a free night. Here is a list of all of the hotels changing categories.

Without listing out every single one, here are a few that I am sad to see move up a category:

  • Holiday Inn Resort Aruba (this one went up a category last year too!)
  • InterContinental Sydney
  • InterContinental Bordeaux
  • InterContinental Düsseldorf
  • Crowne Plaza Auckland
  • Holiday Inn Lisbon
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor
  • Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina
  • Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island
  • Holday Inn Resort Bar Harbor
  • InterContinental Los Angeles Century City
  • InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C.
  • InterContinental Boston

I’ll make sure to remind you all as the time comes close to make any last minute reservations.

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