Whether you’re a frequent traveler — or aspiring to be now that travel is officially back, baby —it literally pays to join a hotel rewards program. Not only do you earn points by vacationing in a dream destination (winning), you can also redeem points on your next luxury escape. One of the world’s biggest loyalty programs, IHG Rewards — which now has an exclusive partnership with the dreamy boutique luxury hotel group Mr & Mrs Smith — has been busy pioneering the next era of travel, announcing a refreshed vision to elevate and enhance their program.
These changes include growing their brand portfolio, expanding their global footprint to give you access to more destinations, upping the ante with rich life-affirming tailored experiences, exclusive VIP benefits and introducing a new tier and bonus points earning structure designed to help members earn more points faster and give them more ways to use them will go live in March. If that’s not enough inspiration to sign up right now, here’s even more reasons to join IHG Rewards.
One of the World’s Largest Loyalty Programs
IHG Rewards, the first hotel loyalty program in the world and one of the largest, has a portfolio featuring 17 of the most coveted hotel brands on the globe (and growing). Think names like Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Vignette Collection, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo, and now the gorgeous Mr & Mrs Smith.
Welcome to the World of Mr & Mrs Smith
This exciting partnership gives IHG Rewards members access to over 500 stunning Mr & Mrs Smith luxury boutique hotels allowing you to expand your global bucket list and immerse yourself in the world of next-level boutique luxury. It’s a move that has doubled the IHG Hotels & Resorts portfolio, expanded the number destinations you can journey to and taken the luxury hotel stay to a whole new level.
Earn Points Exploring the World
Now, this is a no-brainer. As an IHG Rewards member you earn points on every booking— read on to discover how you can now do that even faster — so yes jetting off to a fabulous destination is not only enticing, it’s rewarding. Plus with all those reward points you can start planning your next adventure. Right now IHG Rewards members can take advantage of these promotions:
Earn double the points: Members earn unlimited double points on their first stay at every qualifying IHG Hotels & Resorts property (1 February 1, 2022 – 31 March 2022). Register here now to start earning.
Fast track to Platinum Elite status: Members that stay five qualifying nights at any IHG Hotels & Resorts property (within 90 days of registration of the program) will automatically earn Platinum Elite status and enjoy added benefits until 2023. Register here now.
Use Points to Plan Your Next Adventure
As a member of the IHG Rewards program you can redeem points on all bookings, take advantage of dynamic Reward Night pricing and enjoy knowing that every time you choose to stay at one of the gorgeous hotels in the IHG Rewards portfolio, you are increasing your opportunity to travel more, experience more, and reap incredible benefits and exclusive offers.
Expand Your Global Footprint
The exclusive partnership between IHG Hotels & Resorts and Mr & Mrs Smith is a match made in hotel heaven. Not only elevated does this elevate the luxury hotel stay, it gives members access to 11 more countries around the world where IHG is not yet present including Morocco (hello Palais Ronsard) the Caribbean (welcome to Bahama House), France (meet St Tropez’s Hôtel Lou Pinet), and Italy (Maison La Minervetta in Sorrento, yes please). Discover just a few of our favorite Mr & Mrs Smith boutique hotels in global bucket list destinations here.
Stay in Luxury Boutique Style
Whether you are a foodie, art, culture, history lover, or crave a dreamy romantic getaway, Mr & Mrs Smith has 500 beautiful luxury boutique properties (and more coming) across every continent ready to immerse you in the world of boutique, luxury and style. The beloved hotel brand is famed for its next-level design (think palatial grandeur, opulent villas and oceanfront glamor), stellar service and truly epic locations.
Enjoy VIP Treatment
As an IHG Rewards member, you can expect to be greeted and treated like a VIP. Members receive complimentary Smith Extras, including room upgrades (when available) and Elite IHG Rewards members receive bonus points on eligible stays. InterContinental Ambassadors, Royal Ambassadors and Kimpton Inner Circle members receive a complimentary room upgrade (when available), and a Mr & Mrs Smith GoldSmith welcome gift.
Undertanding the Needs of Travelers is their DNA
When the world paused, the team at IHG Hotels & Resorts also took time out to reconnect with their guests, learn more about their current and future needs and pave the way for the next era of travel. Understanding that travel is a deeply personal experience and that no two travelers are the same, they prioritized their rewards program, transforming their portfolio by investing in exciting new brands and creating richer experiences. These changes are just the start of IHG Hotel & Resorts commitment to relaunching a truly transformed program later this year that is focused on elevating and enhancing its loyalty offerings with iconic brand partnerships and extensions, creating personal tailored experiences and adding even more enhanced benefits for members.
You Can Now Earn Points Faster
As part of their vision for the future IHG Hotels & Rewards has introduced changes to their IHG Rewards program that will go into effect March 2022, these are the first of many exciting changes to come. Their new tier and bonus point earning structure, designed to help you earn points faster, see the introduction of the following:
– A new ‘Gold Elite’ tier starting at 20 nights is an industry-leading 40% bonus point structure
– The ‘Spire Elite’ tier will come ‘Diamond Elite’ to simplify member recognition and understanding of their highest tier, which retains their exclusive 100% bonus point structure
– An improved bonus point earn levels across all other Elite tiers
Worth Traveling For
A stay at a boutique luxury Mr & Mrs Smith property is an unforgettable life-affirming experience. A destination unto themselves, their properties are truly beyond. To inspire your next adventure check out our curated line-up of just a few of their gorgeous global hotels worth traveling for: Kasbah Tamadot, a luxurious Moorish-style luxury gem in the Atlas Mountains outside Marrakech. Palazzo Avino, a 12th century villa considered the crown jewel of Ravello and Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast, set high on the hilltop amidst terraced olive and citrus groves. And Cotton House, a coral-hued boutique hotel fusing French West Indies architecture with Caribbean trimmings on the idyllic private island of Mustique.