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Platinum Elite Status Fast Track Spring 2023 With IHG One Rewards

Qualify for Platinum elite status with as few as five qualifying nights.

Platinum elite status fast track Spring 2023 with IHG One Rewards membership program is currently in effect through which you can earn Gold elite status by completing two qualifying nights and Premium elite status by completing an additional three qualifying nights — for a total of five qualifying nights — by Sunday, April 30, 2023…

Platinum Elite Status Fast Track Spring 2023 With IHG One Rewards

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…but you must complete the registration process by Sunday, April 30, 2023, as registration for this promotion begins on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Once earned, either Gold elite status or Platinum elite status are good through Tuesday, December 31, 2024.

Once you attain Platinum elite status, you can enjoy all of the benefits of Silver elite status and Gold elite status — plus:​

  • Earn 60 percent more bonus points every time you stay ​
  • Complimentary room upgrade, which is subject to availability
  • Welcome Amenity of either points or a drink or snack

If you are not already a member of IHG One Rewards, you can join as a member now at no cost.

Select Terms and Conditions

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Fast Track to Elite Status is a promotion that will allow members of other hotel loyalty programs the ability to increase their status within the IHG One Rewards program by staying a reduced number of qualifying nights at IHG Hotels & Resorts. Travelers have a number of hotel programs to choose from and many may not be familiar with the breadth of the IHG hotel portfolio or what IHG’s loyalty program has to offer. After registering for the promotion, members will experience what it is like to be part of IHG’s award-winning hotel loyalty program

To be a qualifying night under this Promotion, the room night must be part of a Qualifying Stay. Only those qualifying nights falling within the member’s Stay Period are counted for purposes of the Promotion. Room nights prior to registration or outside of a member’s Stay Period are not included. A qualifying stay is a minimum stay of one night booked under a qualifying rate, with total spend exceeding $30.00 in United States dollars — or local currency equivalent — for each night. Reservations which are booked through on-line travel agencies or other reservation sites — such as booking.com or expedia.com — are not eligible for this promotion. If more than one member checks into the same room, only one member is eligible to count the room nights towards the Promotion for those nights that qualify. If a member books more than one room on the same night, the member will only receive credit for qualifying nights for one room.

A qualifying rate include most business and leisure rates — such as Advanced Purchase rates, Best Flexible rates, Global sales negotiated rates (including but not limited to Corporate Gold rates), national/regional/local government rates, and specified leisure rates as confirmed by IHG’s reservation systems. In Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Greater China hotels and resorts, Qualifying Rates include all locally negotiated rates.

Members must submit any promotional inquiries by Thursday, June 29, 2023.

Other terms and conditions — including those of the IHG One Rewards frequent guest loyalty program — apply.

Final Boarding Call

When details of the new IHG One Rewards frequent guest loyalty program were finally released in April of 2022, many frequent travelers turned to take a second look at what has suddenly become a seriously legitimate and worthy contender. The ante was further raised on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 when Platinum elite status was offered for free instantly and automatically for 120 days to anyone who is simply a member of at least one of eight competing major frequent guest loyalty programs; so you could immediately enjoy Platinum elite status for 120 days until five qualifying nights were completed before extending that Platinum elite status through Sunday, December 31, 2023. With this current promotion, you must wait until after the fifth qualifying night before you can enjoy the benefits of Platinum elite status.

I had already registered through the aforementioned original promotion and I was given Platinum elite status instantly. I then stayed for five nights and qualified for Platinum elite status through Sunday, December 31, 2023; but I abandoned the attempt to qualify for Diamond elite status because after weighing the benefits and disadvantages, I decided that doing so was not worth the effort and time…

…but Diamond elite status is not even being offered in this elite status challenge anyway; and other than the bonus IHG One Rewards points and welcome gift at each hotel and resort property, elite status really only matters at select higher-end brands of InterContinental Hotels Group anyway…

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