Finally a Change That Won’t Cost You More! 100 IHG Hotels Will Cost Fewer Points From April 15, 2014

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From April 15, 2014, 100 IHG Hotels will cost you 5,000 fewer points.  And IHG says that they won’t increase points for hotel stays for the rest of 2014.

HolidayInnPhuket

This Holiday Inn in Phuket, Thailand Will Soon Cost You Less!

The full list of hotels changing hasn’t been released yet.

But here is a preview:

If you plan to stay at 1 of these hotels, wait until April 15, 2014, to save points!  And if you’ve already booked your stay, you could cancel and re-book later (so that you can book at the lower rate).  However, there is NO guarantee rooms will still be available.

Bottom Line

100 IHG hotels will cost 5,000 fewer points starting April 15, 2014.  And NO IHG hotels will increase in points for the rest of 2014!

I like to see changes that don’t cost me more points.  This is good news, especially if you already had plans to stay at 1 of the hotels that will cost less.

While this short list doesn’t include the best IHG hotels, it has some popular destinations.  I’m curious to see the full list of hotels.

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6 responses to “Finally a Change That Won’t Cost You More! 100 IHG Hotels Will Cost Fewer Points From April 15, 2014

  1. They probably haven’t figured out which hotels to discount, that is why the full list isn’t out yet.

    CEO: Find the 100 least visited properties and bring them to me!
    CMO: Now let’s reduce the award nights by 5,000 points and send out a press release!
    CFO: Brilliant, this won’t cost us a thing and will get us free publicity on all the travel blogs!

  2. that holiday inn sure looks a lot nicer than the one i stayed in in east moline, il…

  3. I hope some of the hotels I need drop.

    @mike, you should never stay in East Moline. The only really good hotel in Quad Cities is the Radisson John Deere Commons downtown. I know it’s a Carlson property but it really has been the best for years. The Staybridge in Davenport is next best in that area.

  4. I flew into Quad Cities / Moline a few years ago to visit a friend. Went to the John Deere museum as well. Can’t vouch for any of the hotels in town, but I think the Radisson is pretty nice.

  5. @ Grant — Of course it costs them something. If points transactions were cost-free for these hotel chains, then it wouldn’t matter how many points they charge for rooms. But of course points transactions are not free, which is why the trend is to raise the number of points needed.

    I, for one, applaud IHG on this move. The devaluations from Hilton and Marriott have gotten out of control, so at least IHG isn’t mindlessly going along with the disastrous and anti-customer trend we’re seeing.

  6. Can you publish a link? Couldn’t find anything yet.