Tips When Visiting the Legendary Hearst Castle in California

Written by Jon Bailey @ The Points Guy

High above the hills of San Simeon, California, about a four-hour drive north along the coast from Los Angeles, sits Hearst Castle. Built between 1919 and 1947 by publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, this 165-room estate is an iconic destination, something lifted from a fairy tale. Visiting Hearst Castle with kids is a great way …

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UPDATE: IHG Rewards Club ANA Mileage Club Platinum Status (Processed)

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

ANA Mileage Club PlatinumIHG Rewards Club with ANA brought back an offer that allowed select members to get Mileage Club Platinum-status (Star Alliance Gold) through March 2020. ANA operates InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels in Japan under a franchise agreement from IHG that was likely the reason for this match. The registration for this offer closed […]

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IHG Rewards Club Points & Cash 20% Off Sale For Stays Through September 16, 2019 (Book By July 22)

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

IHG Rewards Club Points & Cash SaleIHG Rewards Club has launched new Points & Cash sale that is valid for stays through September 16, 2019. Members can save 20% on the Points & Cash if the booking is made by July 22. You can access this offer on IHG’s website here. READ MORE: IHG Rewards Club Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions […]

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IHG Rewards Club Kimpton Last Minute Deals For July 16 – 21, 2019

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Kimpton Angler's Hotel South BeachIHG Rewards Club Kimpton has released their Last Minute Deals for this coming week/weekend of July 16 – 21, 2019. These rates are only available for IHG Rewards Club members, are prepaid and available on select dates depending on the property (see the list below). You can access this offer on IHG’s website here. READ MORE: IHG […]

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Extended: IHG Rewards Club Elite Status Match Promotion – Sign Up By July 26, 2019

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

IHG Rewards Club has extended their limited time status match promotion for members in the United States and United Kingdom that now ends on July 26, 2019. Members must sign up before July 26, 2019 and then they have 90 days to complete the challenge to keep their status through December 31, 2020. You can access IHG’s […]

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Planning a Family Trip to Vienna

Written by Devorah Lev-Tov @ The Points Guy

Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and it oozes Old World charm. It’s full of marble-clad buildings, impressive coffeehouses, art museums and leafy parks and plazas hugging the Danube River. There’s truly something for everyone in this family-friendly European city filled with culture and history. Visiting palaces, watching the famous …

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IHG Rewards Club Kimpton Europe Up To 20% Off Through September 30, 2019

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Kimpton Blythswood Square HotelIHG Rewards Club has now launched first dedicated sale, albeit with just advance purchase rate, for its Kimpton branded hotels in Europe. Members can save up to 20% off stays that are booked anywhere from 3 to 21 days in advance or by August 31. You can access this offer on IHG’s website here. READ […]

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IHG Rewards Club Spire Elite & Inner Circle Raid The Bar And Welcome Points

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Kimpton Amsterdam AmenityA LoyaltyLobby reader dropped us a note about a change what Inner Circle members receive as their elite benefits at Kimpton Hotels. Inner Circle was the highest Karma tier before the program was integrated into IHG Rewards Club. Now this level is part of IHG’s Spire Elite. You can access IHG’s page for Kimpton brand […]

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IHG Rewards Club Kimpton Last Minute Deals For July 10 – 15, 2019

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

IHG Rewards Club Kimpton RiverPlace HotelIHG Rewards Club Kimpton has released their Last Minute Deals for this coming week/weekend of July 10 – 15, 2019. These rates are only available for IHG Rewards Club members, are prepaid and available on select dates depending on the property (see the list below). You can access this offer on IHG’s website here. READ MORE: IHG […]

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IHG Rewards Club 10% To 30% Dining Discount Through December 31, 2019

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

IHG Rewards Club Member Dining DiscountsIHG Rewards Club has launched 15% to 30% off dining discount for members that use hotels in the Middle East, Africa, India, Greater China and Asia-Pacific. Club and Gold members save at least 10% while Platinum and higher members are eligible for 15% off. The The discount is 25% and 30% in the Middle East, […]

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Top Hotel Promotions July 2019

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo ResortHere’s look at the top 5 most lucrative hotel promotions that you can take advantage of this month. Remember that it really pays to take advantage of bonus and promotional offers from hotel loyalty programs. You can supercharge your point earnings! 1. Hilton Honors More Points + APAC Double Points + Targeted Offers Hilton Honors […]

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IHG Rewards Club Triple Points Avid Hotels Through September 30, 2019

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

IHG Rewards Club Avid Triple Points 2019IHG Rewards Club has relaunched triple points offer for stays at the new Avid Hotels through September 30, 2019. Members can earn triple points for all stays at Avid hotels for up to 15,000 points ($750 in spend) during the offer period. You can access this offer on IHG’s website here. READ MORE: IHG Rewards […]

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How to Extend Your Hotel Award Stays With a Free Night

Written by Liz Hund @ The Points Guy

There’s nothing like the feeling of successfully booking a trip with your hard-earned points, but what’s even better is getting doubly rewarded for your dedication. Those who are unfamiliar with the points and miles game may question the method to your madness, but when it’s finally vacation time, there are many ways to book a …

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IHG Rewards Club 50% Bonus Points Package Bonus Select Americas Hotels Through October 31, 2019

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

InterContinental MiamiIHG Rewards Club has launched a 50% bonus on Bonus Points Packages when staying at select Americas hotels through October 31, 2019. Members must book their stays at the hotels below by September 30 to qualify. Bonus Points Package points are elite qualifying but the extra 50% bonus points are not. You can access this […]

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Smoky Mountains to Roller Coasters: 10 Family-Friendly Activities in Gatlinburg

Written by Lee Huffman @ The Points Guy

Now that my family has moved to Nashville, we’ve been looking for family-friendly road trips we can take to explore the Southeast. Gatlinburg came as a highly recommended fun getaway that combines unique experiences and the great outdoors. We made the trip, loved it and want to share the highlights in case you’re searching for …

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The Ultimate California Road Trip on the Cheap With Points

Written by Carissa Rawson @ The Points Guy

California’s Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) is as famous as it is expensive. A must-do road trip for its incredibly scenic vistas and seaside towns, it comes at a price. Hotels in cities like Malibu and Monterey charge as much as $500 a night, and many hotel chains also charge top-tier point redemptions for middle-of-the-road properties. …

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IHG Rewards Club Promotions Update July 2019

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

InterContinental MaldivesHere’s a look at IHG Rewards Club bonus points and rate promotions that you can take advantage of this month. Remember to forward us promotional offers by email that you receive from both hotels and airlines. You can send questions and comments too! READ MORE: IHG Rewards Club Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions IHG Rewards Club […]

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How to Score a Free Night at a Luxury Hotel Through InterContinental Ambassador

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

If you want elite status at hotels, most hotel brands require that you either stay a number of nights or hold a cobranded credit card. However, you can buy elite status — or purchase elite-like benefits — with a few hotels. And one of those is the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG)’s InterContinental Ambassador program. In …

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IHG Rewards Club Kimpton Last Minute Deals For July 2 – 7, 2019

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Kimpton SurfcomberIHG Rewards Club Kimpton has released their Last Minute Deals for this coming week/weekend of July 2 – 7, 2019. These rates are only available for IHG Rewards Club members, are prepaid and available on select dates depending on the property (see the list below). You can access this offer on IHG’s website here. READ MORE: IHG […]

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