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IHG Devaluation: 399 Properties Changing Category And You Need 60,000 Points For a Reward Night At Several IC Properties


Here is an IHG devaluation : Starting Feb 17, 2016, redemption rates will change 5,000-10,000 points across 399 properties in IHG portfolio (about 8% of hotels).

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The most important change is the introduction of the new top tiers – which means you would need 60,000 IHG points for a reward night at these InterContinetal (IC) hotels. You would need 60,000 IHG points for a reward night at The Palazzo and The Venetian

 

Hotel Brand Hotel Name City Country 2015 Point Requirement 2016 Point Requirement
InterContinental Carlton Cannes Cannes France 50,000 60,000
InterContinental Paris – Avenue Marceau Paris France 50,000 60,000
InterContinental Paris – Le Grand Paris France 50,000 60,000
InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora Bora Bora French Polynesia/Tahiti 50,000 60,000
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa Bora Bora French Polynesia/Tahiti 50,000 60,000
InterContinental Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong 50,000 60,000
InterContinental London Park Lane London United Kingdom 50,000 60,000
InterContinental The Clement Monterey Monterey United States 50,000 60,000
InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco San Francisco United States 50,000 60,000
InterContinental San Francisco San Francisco United States 50,000 60,000
IC Alliance Resorts The Venetian Las Vegas United States 50,000 60,000
IC Alliance Resorts The Palazzo Las Vegas United States 50,000 60,000
InterContinental New York Times Square New York United States 50,000 60,000

 

You can find the complete list here. If you are planning to stay at any of the hotels that are going up in category (especially at the Intercontinental properties), you should book before Feb 17, 2016.

 

Good News..

The good news is 199 properties are going down in category. 62 Properties in USA , 47 properties in China, 12 properties in India listed below

Hotel Brand Hotel Name City Country 2015 Point Requirement 2016 Point Requirement
Holiday Inn Express Ahmedabad Ashram Road Ahmedabad India 15,000 10,000
Crowne Plaza Bengaluru Electronics City Bangalore India 30,000 25,000
Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park Chennai India 30,000 25,000
Holiday Inn Express Chennai Mahindra World City Chennai India 20,000 15,000
InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort Chennai India 35,000 30,000
Crowne Plaza Greater Noida Delhi – NCR India 30,000 25,000
Crowne Plaza Ahmedabad City Centre Gujarat India 30,000 25,000
Crowne Plaza Gurgaon Gurgaon India 30,000 25,000
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Hyderabad Gachibowli Hyderabad India 20,000 15,000
Crowne Plaza New Delhi Okhla NEW DELHI India 35,000 30,000
Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini New Delhi India 20,000 15,000
Holiday Inn Chandigarh Panchkula Panchkula India 20,000 15,000

 

Many properties in India would need 5,000 fewer points¬† from Feb 17, 2016. Points redemption’s have reduced by 10,000 at several hotels in China only (an indication of the poor market)

 

Conclusion:

Effective Feb 17, 2016, redemption rates across 399 IHG properties are changing by 5,000 – 10,000 points. 200 going up and 199 going down.

The most concerning part is the introduction of 2 new tiers – you would need 60,000 IHG points at 13 IHG properties including The Palazzo and The Venetian

If you are planning to use your points in India, you will save 5,000 IHG points across 12 properties in India if you book on or after Feb 17, 2016

 

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