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91 IHG Redemptions to Book Before January 16

Jan. 14, 2018
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91 IHG Redemptions to Book Before January 16
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At the start of the year, we found out that IHG is changing categories at 691 hotels worldwide. Award nights at 184 hotels are jumping by 10,000 points per night, with another 315 hotel award rates going up by 5,000 points per night. There's one bit of good news as 192 hotels are dropping by 5,000 points per night.

While it was unclear at the time of the announcement when these changes would go into effect, we now know that the new award rates will be live this Tuesday, January 16. But, with all of the changes, it's hard to know which properties to consider booking before that date. Here's a short list:

Hotels where the cost of award nights are doubling (2)

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Thankfully there aren't many hotels where the award rates will be twice as high, but here are two you might want to consider:

PropertyCountryCity2017 Category (points/night)2018 Category (points/night)
Holiday Inn ChiangMaiThailandChiang Mai10,00020,000
Candlewood Suites St. JosephUnited StatesSt. Joseph, MO10,00020,000

Hotels jumping from Category 2 to Category 4 (34)

Of the 184 hotels jumping by 10,000 points per night, 34 of those hotels are increasing from 15,000 points (Category 2) to 25,000 points per night (Category 4). 27 of these are in the US, with others in Canada, Costa Rica, France, Ireland, Netherlands and the United Kingdom:

PropertyCountryCity2017 Category (points/night)2018 Category (points/night)
Holiday Inn Express AdrianUnited StatesAdrian, MI15,00025,000
Staybridge Suites Alpharetta-North PointUnited StatesAlpharetta, GA15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites AshlandUnited StatesAshland, OR15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express Cardiff AirportUnited KingdomCardiff15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chattanooga (East Ridge)United StatesChattanooga, TN15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Clute - Lake JacksonUnited StatesClute, TX15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Deer ParkUnited StatesDeer Park, TX15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites DurantUnited StatesDurant, OK15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites East LansingUnited StatesEast Lansing, MI15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - SchipholNetherlands (Holland)Hoofddorp15,00025,000
Candlewood Suites Idaho FallsUnited StatesIdaho Falls, ID15,00025,000
Holiday Inn KillarneyIrelandKillarney15,00025,000
Candlewood Suites LakewoodUnited StatesLakewood, WA15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express LodiUnited StatesLodi, CA15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express Meadville (I-79 Exit 147a)United StatesMeadville, PA15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express MysticUnited StatesMystic, CT15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Worth North - NorthlakeUnited StatesNorthlake, TX15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites OntarioUnited StatesOntario, OR15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Birmingham South - PelhamUnited StatesPelham, AL15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Phoenix-WestUnited StatesPhoenix, AZ15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis AirportUnited StatesPlainfield, IN15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Portland-Jantzen BeachUnited StatesPortland, OR15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express Ramsgate - MinsterUnited KingdomRamsgate15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Resort The Lodge at Eagle CrestUnited StatesRedmond, OR15,00025,000
Candlewood Suites San DiegoUnited StatesSan Diego, CA15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica AirportCosta RicaSan Jose15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SanfordUnited StatesSanford, NC15,00025,000
Holiday Inn St. Louis-South County CenterUnited StatesSt. Louis, MO15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Sydney - WaterfrontCanadaSydney, NS15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express Toulon - Sainte-MusseFranceToulon15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites TracyUnited StatesTracy, CA15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express WenatcheeUnited StatesWenatchee, WA15,00025,000
Holiday Inn Express West Sacramento - Capitol AreaUnited StatesWest Sacramento, CA15,00025,000
Holiday Inn YakimaUnited StatesYakima, WA15,00025,000

Hotels jumping from Category 3 to Category 5 (36)

Continuing with the list of hotels increasing by 10,000 per night are the 36 properties where the rates are jumping by 50% from 20,000/night to 30,000/night:

PropertyCountryCity2017 Category (points/night)2018 Category (points/night)
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - SouthNetherlands (Holland)Amsterdam20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Augusta West - Ft Gordon AreaUnited StatesAugusta, GA20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express Augusta DowntownUnited StatesAugusta, GA20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Resort Catalina IslandUnited StatesAvalon, CA20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Franklin - Cool SpringsUnited StatesBrentwood, TN20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Bristol - FiltonUnited KingdomBristol20,00030,000
Holiday Inn CannesFranceCannes20,00030,000
Holiday Inn & Suites Chattanooga DowntownUnited StatesChattanooga, TN20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Detroit DowntownUnited StatesDetroit, MI20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes - LakefrontUnited StatesDetroit Lakes, MN20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Duluth North - Miller HillUnited StatesDuluth, MN20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express Durham - (UNH)United StatesDurham, NH20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Dusseldorf City Toulouser All.GermanyDusseldorf20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Elk Grove Ctrl - Sacramento SUnited StatesElk Grove, CA20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express Gatlinburg DowntownUnited StatesGatlinburg, TN20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express Grants PassUnited StatesGrants Pass, OR20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Indianapolis W - Airport AreaUnited StatesIndianapolis, IN20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Hull MarinaUnited KingdomKingston Upon Hull20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express Portland South - Lake OswegoUnited StatesLake Oswego, OR20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Inverness-LecantoUnited StatesLecanto, FL20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lincoln East - White MountainsUnited StatesLincoln, NH20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Long Beach AirportUnited StatesLong Beach, CA20,00030,000
Holiday Inn & Suites Madison WestUnited StatesMadison, WI20,00030,000
Holiday Inn & Suites Montreal Centre-ville OuestCanadaMontreal, QC20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Montreal AirportCanadaMontreal, QC20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt. Juliet-Nashville AreaUnited StatesMount Juliet, TN20,00030,000
Crowne Plaza Orlando-DowntownUnited StatesOrlando, FL20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Page - Lake Powell AreaUnited StatesPage, AZ20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Park CityUnited StatesPark City, UT20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Reno AirportUnited StatesReno, NV20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express Savannah S I95 - Richmond HillUnited StatesRichmond Hill, GA20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express Roslyn - Manhasset AreaUnited StatesRoslyn, NY20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam - Central StationNetherlands (Holland)Rotterdam20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City DowntownUnited StatesSalt Lake City, UT20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Salzburg CityAustriaSalzburg20,00030,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Terre HauteUnited StatesTerre Haute, IN20,00030,000

Low Category InterContinental Hotels (6)

There are six InterContinental hotels currently listed at Category 6 or below that are increasing by one category level on January 16. While these aren't drastic changes, here are some options at IHG's fanciest hotels that you might want to book now:

PropertyCountryCity2017 Category (points/night)2018 Category (points/night)
InterContinental Saint Paul RiverfrontUnited StatesSt. Paul, MN20,00025,000
InterContinental ClevelandUnited StatesCleveland, OH25,00030,000
InterContinental Marine Drive-MumbaiIndiaMumbai25,00030,000
InterContinental Presidente Cancun ResortMexicoCancun30,00035,000
InterContinental BangkokThailandBangkok35,00040,000
InterContinental Mzaar (Mountain Resort & Spa)LebanonMzaar35,00040,000

Hotels jumping to 70,000 points per night (13)

Finally, there are 13 InterContinental hotels where the cost per night is jumping from 60,000 points to 70,000 points. If you've got a cache of IHG points and want to book an award night at one of these, make sure to do so before January 16:

PropertyCountryCity2017 Category (points/night)2018 Category (points/night)
InterContinental Paris - Le GrandFranceParis60,00070,000
InterContinental Hong KongHong KongHong Kong60,00070,000
InterContinental - ANA Manza Beach ResortJapanOkinawa60,00070,000
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso SpaTahitiBora Bora60,00070,000
Intercontinental Le Moana Bora BoraTahitiBora Bora60,00070,000
InterContinental London Park LaneUKLondon60,00070,000
InterContinental The Clement MontereyUSAMonterey, CA60,00070,000
InterContinental San FranciscoUSASan Francisco, CA60,00070,000
InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco USASan Francisco, CA60,00070,000
InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C.USAWashington, DC60,00070,000
InterContinental BostonUSABoston, MA60,00070,000
InterContinental New York BarclayUSANew York, NY60,00070,000
InterContinental New York Times SquareUSANew York, NY60,00070,000