Availability: All IHG brands: Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Even, Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo, Hualuxe, InterContinental, and Staybridge Suites.
Earning Formula: Earn 10 points per in-hotel dollar spent at most brands and five points per dollar at Candlewood and Staybridge. Points do not expire.
Alternate Airline Earning Formula: Earn two miles per dollar on Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, and United, except one mile per dollar at Candlewood and Staybridge. Earn 500 miles per stay on Air Canada and similar earnings on 50 foreign lines.
Redeeming Formula: Award-stay points are based on point "prices" that vary by location, season, and expected occupancy, in the 10,000–50,000 point range.
Generosity: Stay nine to 24 nights (average 16) to earn one award night at a comparable hotel.
Membership Benefits: Entry-level benefits include no-charge Internet, late checkout, and daily newspaper. Earn up to 50 percent point bonus at higher elite levels.
Credit Card: IHG Rewards Club MasterCard (Chase) offers five points per dollar on qualifying hotel charges, two points per dollar on selected other purchases, one point per dollar on general charges, an annual "free" night, 10 percent point rebate, and enrollment bonuses up to 60,000 points.