The new IHG or Intercontinental premium rewards level had just launched in the IHG club. Named Spire Elite, this Spire level will require you to earn 75,000 base points or spend 75 nights in IHG hotels in a calendar year.
If you hit the 75,000 threshold you will then be officially be ‘Spire Elite’, ‘Spire Ambassador’ or ‘Spire Royal Ambassador’ depending on your level of InterContinental membership. I for example am a Royal Ambassador so will become a Spire Royal Ambassador, I hope these amends wont affect my Royal benefits of a free weekend night, free minibar and executive room or sweet upgrade.
One noteworthy point is that you will also receive 25,000 bonus points (or a free Platinum card for a friend or family) when you hit your threshold which is a nice added bonus.
I have also written articles with my hints on how to achieve status and maintain status in the Fairmont Presidents Club rewards.
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