Priority Club, the loyalty program of the Intercontinental Hotel Group, decided to readjust their loyalty program this year again in January 2013. They moved from a brand-based system, to a category-based system, where each property could cost differently depending on the category it is going to be housed in.
Here is the earlier redemption chart (pre-18 January 2013):
and here is the new one:
Now, I pulled up the information for the various IHG properties in India, and most of the properties do see a downward readjustment, so it makes sense to book these properties with the new rates and you can do that online at www.priorityclub.com.
Priority Club Points (Old)
Priority Club Points (New)
|Holiday Inn Resorts||Goa||25,000||20,000||-5,000|
|Crowne Plaza||Delhi (Okhla)||25,000||35,000||+10,000|
|Crowne Plaza||Delhi (Rohini)||25,000||20,000||-5,000|
|Holiday Inn Express||Ahmedabad||20,000||20,000||0|
However, some properties, such as the Crowne Plaza Bangalore, Gurgaon and Delhi (Okhla) have gone up in pricing based on reward points, and if you want to take benefit of the old rate, today is the day to get benefit from their old rates. The Old rates will be available only on the telephone service centre, and you could call +91 124 455 1212 to make your reservations. Remember, 18 March is the last date and hence, you got to act fast if you need to lock in the old rates.
If you want to book at another IHG property, here is a nice list that LoyaltyLobby published with the new and old rates.
Pity I could not post this earlier, because I was away on travel and before that there was a scheduled server move, which did not happen!
Drop me a line here if you have questions.