IHG launched Milestone Rewards last year, which allows IHG One Rewards members to choose from several rewards when they reach certain night thresholds during the calendar year, starting at 20.
There was a significant delay in rolling out the IT capability for members to use them at the IHG hotels worldwide, but IHG is indicating that the implementation is now worldwide when earlier this month it was merely the US, Canada, and Greater China.
You can access IHG’s page for Food & Beverage Rewards here.
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These F&B Rewards should be usable at the following brands globally:
- Six Senses
- Vignette Collection
- Hotel Indigo
- Crowne Plaza
- Holiday Inn
- Atwell Suites
It seems that you can soon offset expenses at markets, pantries, and cupboards at the following HG’s select service brands (something new):
- Holiday Inn Express
- Staybridge Suites
- Candlewood Suites
You need to individually redeem each of your Food & Beverage awards towards charges in your folio:
You need to apply them one by one, and you can find them all in your Rewards Wallet:
Food & Beverage Rewards are always one of the options for every 10 consumed nights between 20 and 100:
I came across this option earlier this week when I was staying at InterContinental Park Lane in London, where this option was enabled, but I had zero F&B expenses.
You should first see if the redemption has been enabled at the hotels where you are staying and then apply them (unless you would utilize the F&B outlets anyway).
The rollout of this functionality has been a borderline disaster, with no communication from IHG to program members. Also, the redemption of these certs is not very straightforward at all.
I could already choose 20-night Milestone Rewards, a 30-night one by Monday, and 40 by early June. However, I will likely take the bonus points and the Confirmable Suite Upgrade this time instead, as using these hasn’t been as convenient as I had hoped for.