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IHG Rewards Club frequent flyer partners

Want to earn frequent flyer points for your hotel stays with the InterContinental Hotel Group? Here’s what you need to know.

The InterContinental Hotel Group’s loyalty program, IHG Rewards Club, lets you choose between earning points or frequent flyer miles through a partner airline program such as Qantas Frequent Flyer or Velocity.

With over 5,000 properties and 12 brands including InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, this gives you another way to earn frequent flyer points on your travel spending.

Here, you can browse the full list of IHG Rewards Club frequent flyer partners and the earn rate for hotel stays. We’ve also included the steps you need to take to link your reward accounts so that you can earn frequent flyer points for your hotel stays with the InterContinental Hotel Group.

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How many frequent flyer points can I earn when I stay with IHG?

Frequent flyer programPoints for IHG hotel stays
Aeroflot Bonus2 miles per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and EVEN Hotels worldwide.

1 mile per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) for eligible charges at Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

Aeromexico Club Premier2 miles per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide.

1 mile per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

Air Canada Aeroplan500 miles per qualifying stay at any InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites hotel.
Air China PhoenixMiles800 PhoenixMiles per qualifying stay at any InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
Air France (Flying Blue)500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.

400 miles per qualifying stay at Crowne Plaza.

300 miles per qualifying stay at Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels and Holiday Inn.

250 miles per qualifying stay at Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

AIR MILES1 reward mile per CAD$5 spent at qualifying rates (excluding taxes) at over 4,700 IHG hotels worldwide including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
Air New Zealand Airpoints20 Airpoints Dollars per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.

10 Airpoints Dollars per qualifying stay at Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.

airberlin Topbonus500 miles per qualifying stay at any InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites hotel.
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan2 miles per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide.

1 airline mile per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

Alitalia MilleMiglia600 MilleMiglia miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and EVEN Hotels.

500 MilleMiglia miles per qualifying stay at Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.

All Nippon Airways ANA Mileage Club500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
American Airlines AAdvantage2 miles per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) for eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Hotels worldwide.

1 mile per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) spent on eligible charges at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific)500 miles per qualifying stay at any InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
Asiana Club2 miles per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.

1 airline mile per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) at all Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites hotels worldwide.

Avianca LifeMiles2 miles per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

1 airline mile per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at all Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites locations.

British Airways Executive Club2 Avios per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) spent on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and EVEN Hotels worldwide.

1 Avios per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) spent on eligible charges at Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

China Airlines Dynasty Flyer500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
China Eastern2 Eastern Miles per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide.

1 Eastern Mile per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

Delta SkyMiles2 miles per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, EVEN Hotels and Hotel Indigo hotels worldwide.

1 mile per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

El Al Matmid10 EL Al points per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.

1 El Al point per US$20 on qualifying charges at Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.

Emirates Skywards500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
Etihad Guest500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
EVA Infinity MileageLands500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
FinnAir Plus1,000 points per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.

500 points per qualifying night at Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.

GOL Smiles500 airline miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts outside of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean and at all InterContinental Alliance Resorts worldwide.

2 miles per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean and at all Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide.

1 mile per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

Gulf Air Falconflyer500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
Hainan Fortune Wings Club500 Fortune Wings Club Kilometres per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts outside of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and at all InterContinental Alliance Resorts worldwide.

2 Fortune Wings Club Kilometres per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, and at all Crowne Plaza, EVEN Hotels, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide.

1 Fortune Wings Club Kilometre per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

HawaiianMiles2 miles per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide.

1 mile per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

Japan Airlines JAL Mileage Bank500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
Jet Airways JetPrivilege500 JPMiles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
JetBlue TrueBlue2 points per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

1 point per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

Korean Air500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
LANPASS500 airline miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts outside of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean and at all InterContinental Alliance Resorts worldwide.

2 miles per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean and at all Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide.

1 mile per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

Malaysia Airlines Enrich600 Enrich Points per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
Miles & More2 miles per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and EVEN Hotels worldwide.

1 mile per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges atHoliday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

Qantas Frequent FlyerAt the IHG family of brands except InterContinental Hotels & Resorts:

  • 600 Qantas Points per stay outside Australia.
  • 3 Qantas Points per AUD$1 spent on full folio stays inside Australia.

At InterContinental Hotels & Resorts locations worldwide:

  • 1,000 Qantas Points per stay.
  • 3 Qantas Points per AUD$1 spent on full folio stays inside Australia.
Saudi Arabian Airlines Alfursan500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer2 miles per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and EVEN Hotels.

1 mile per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) spent on eligible charges at Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

South African Airways Voyager500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
TAP Portugal500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
Thai Airways Royal Orchid500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites.
United MileagePlus2 miles per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide.

1 mile per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) for eligible charges at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

US Airways Dividend Miles2 miles per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide.

1 mile per US$1 (or local currency equivalent) paid on eligible charges at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club500 miles per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.

400 miles per qualifying stay at Crowne Plaza Hotels, Hotel Indigo and EVEN Hotels.

300 miles per qualifying stay at Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

Virgin Australia Velocity3 Velocity Points per AUD$1 spent on eligible charges per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn inside Australia.

600 Velocity Points per qualifying stay at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites outside Australia.

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How can I earn frequent flyer points for my stays with InterContinental Hotels?

In order to earn frequent flyer points instead of IHG Rewards Club points, you need to change your reward preferences and link your account with your frequent flyer membership. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

  1. Log in to your IHG Rewards Club account via ihg.com.
  2. Go to “My Account” by clicking on your username in the top right-hand corner.
  3. Select “Account Status & Activity” from the toolbar. This will bring up a summary of your account.
  4. Click on “Earning Preferences”, then “Change Earning Preference”. This will take you to a new page.
  5. Select “Airline Miles” as your preference, choose your airline rewards program and enter your frequent flyer membership number and name.
  6. Click “Save changes” to complete the process.

If your frequent flyer program lists InterContinental Hotel Group properties under its hotel partners, you’ll need to follow these steps to earn points for your hotel stays. But remember to also weigh the cost of your stay against the reward earn rate and compare other options to find one that suits your travel needs.

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