Advertiser Disclosure

Many of the credit card offers that appear on this site are from credit card companies from which we receive financial compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). However, the credit card information that we publish has been written and evaluated by experts who know these products inside out. We only recommend products we either use ourselves or endorse. This site does not include all credit card companies or all available credit card offers that are on the market. See our advertising policy here where we list advertisers that we work with, and how we make money. You can also review our credit card rating methodology.

Revamped IHG One Rewards: New Name, Improved Benefits

Daniel Ross's image
Daniel Ross
Daniel Ross's image

Daniel Ross

Senior Content Contributor

679 Published Articles 1 Edited Article

Countries Visited: 56U.S. States Visited: 17

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points...

We may be compensated when you click on product links, such as credit cards, from one or more of our advertising partners. Terms apply to the offers below. See our Advertising Policy for more about our partners, how we make money, and our rating methodology. Opinions and recommendations are ours alone.

IHG Hotels and Resorts has unveiled its all-new rewards program, which is now called IHG One Rewards.

A few months ago, IHG announced that it would be revamping its loyalty program completely, and shared details of new elite tiers, including the addition of a new tier called Platinum Elite. And now, the chain has released more details of its new program, which will provide some benefits that IHG fans have been requesting for a long time.

“This is one of the largest and most comprehensive investments that IHG Hotels & Resorts has made in recent years. It’s also the biggest development we’ve made in the loyalty space since introducing the industry’s first loyalty program,” said Claire Bennet, Global Chief Customer Officer at IHG Hotels and Resorts.

Let’s take a closer look at what we know at this point about the brand-new IHG One Rewards program.

IHG One Rewards

On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, IHG shared a press release in which it highlights the 3 major pillars of its revamped rewards program: faster earning, improved benefits, and expanded choice.

Here’s what all this means for you.

Earn Rewards Faster

Beginning today, April 13, 2022, One Rewards members will earn tier and bonus points more quickly under a new earning structure that we first learned of at the beginning of this year.


Qualification Nights

Qualification Points

Bonus Point Earning

Silver Elite




Gold Elite




Platinum Elite (new)




Diamond Elite




Members should see the changes reflected in their accounts on or before April 17, 2022.

Enhanced Benefits

IHG loyalists have been wanting a free breakfast perk for elite members for quite a while now. And IHG listened to its customers’ feedback — complimentary breakfast for 2 will now be offered to Diamond Elite members as one of their welcome amenity choices.

InterContinental Carlton Cannes
Breakfast at the InterContinental Carlton, Cannes. Image Credit: IHG

Additionally, Diamond and Platinum members will now receive exclusive access to Reward Night Discount Promotions, which could mean discounted rates when booking rooms on points.

Elite members will also now be more likely to receive early check-in, late checkout, and room upgrades. Diamond and Platinum members will be entitled to suites if they’re available, or other premium room types if not. All of these perks will continue to be subject to availability.

Finally, all elite members will now benefit from Milestone Rewards. This program has been designed to give IHG’s most loyal members a say in choosing the benefits they receive when climbing through the ranks of the program.

Hot Tip: Check out our guide to learn about the many ways you can earn a ton of IHG One Rewards points.

At 20 nights stayed per calendar year (and every 10 nights thereafter, up to 100 nights), members will unlock the ability to choose from a range of additional benefits including points, $20 food and beverage credits, confirmable suite upgrades, and annual lounge memberships.

This gives members the opportunity to curate their own package of perks that suit their individual preferences.

Final Thoughts

IHG’s all-new One Rewards program looks — at least on paper — like it’s been designed with the desires of its members in mind. The chain noted that complimentary breakfast was a very highly requested benefit among its members, and it listened. Further, the ability to customize a benefits program as you stay more nights with the chain adds another layer of personalization that members are sure to appreciate.

The introduction of IHG One Rewards signals that IHG is serious about competing with its peers including Hilton Honors, Marriott Bonvoy, and World of Hyatt.

Daniel Ross's image

About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

The Ultimate Lounge Playbook!

Discover the exact steps we use to get into 1,400+ airport lounges worldwide, for free (even if you’re flying economy!).

playbook cover Protection Status