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While many hotels affiliated with major loyalty programs can seem cookie-cutter, not all properties were cast from the same mold. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele takes a look at some historic properties within the IHG brand, all of which can be booked using points.

Today I’ll continue my series of posts on unique properties that belong to a hotel loyalty program with a look at some options for IHG Rewards Club members. As before, I consider a hotel to be “historic” if it has unique architecture that dates from before the Second World War or if it occupies a historic building that was not originally designed to be a hotel.

Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) operates Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Indigo and other brands that include some classic and historic properties. You can earn points toward redemptions with the IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card — which is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 70,000 points after you spend $2,000 in the first three months — or by transferring Ultimate Rewards points.

Candlewood Suites Terre Haute, Indiana (1912)

The Candlewood Suites Terre Haute was formerly a newspaper building.
The Candlewood Suites Terre Haute was formerly a newspaper building.

Reward Category: 2 (15,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night)

The Candlewood Suites Terre Haute was once the headquarters of the local newspaper, the Tribune-Star, until 2007. After that date, the building was converted into a Candlewood Suites hotel, though it still features the original wrought-iron staircases.

Holiday Inn Resort Deadwood Mountain Grand, South Dakota (1906)

The decor at the Deadwood Mountain Grand reflects the hotel's past as a mining plant.
The decor at the Deadwood Mountain Grand reflects the history of the former mining plant.

Reward Category: 4 (25,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night)

The 98-room hotel opened in 2013 as part of the refurbished Homestake Mine Slime Plant, which currently includes the hotel, a casino, an entertainment venue and a restaurant. The plant was originally built to process the remaining gold from the ore slurry, and the city’s Historic Preservation Commission funded the restoration of the building’s façade.

Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station, Indiana (1888)

The Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station.
The Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station.

Reward Category: 5 (30,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night)

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station is housed with America’s first “union station” and is recognized as one of the finest Romanesque Revival structures in America. The hotel is popular for its Pullman train-car rooms, which were rolled into Union Station on the original tracks before the renovation in 1986.

Hotel Indigo Baltimore – Mt. Vernon, Maryland (1907)

The Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown, located in a former YMCA building.
The Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown, located in a former YMCA building.

Reward Category: 5 (30,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night)

This hotel once housed Baltimore’s first YMCA — the designation still exists in the stone work above the front entrance. The property is a five-minute walk from the Mt. Vernon Place Historic District.

Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown, New Jersey (1912)

A view of lower Manhattan from the Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown.
A view of lower Manhattan from the Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown.

Reward Category: 5 (30,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night)

The boutique hotel celebrates Newark’s history of innovation through its decor — there’s even an Edison Room named for the inventor of the lightbulb, who had a workspace in the building at one point.

Staybridge Suites Savannah Historic District, Georgia (1851)

The lobby at the Staybridge Suites Savannah Historic District.
The lobby at the Staybridge Suites Savannah Historic District.

Reward Category: 5 (30,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night)

Previously known as The Padelford Building and used as a warehouse for shipping, the property has had several incarnations. Since the 1800s, the building has served as the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association (1900-1914) and the H.J. Heinz Pickle Company Warehouse (1915-1942). The building opened as the Staybridge Suites Savannah Historic District in 2006.

What’s your favorite historic IHG property? Share in the comments below!

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