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



Priority Club Points (Old)

Priority Club Points (New)


Crowne Plaza Bangalore 25,000 30,000 +5,000
Holiday Inn Resorts Goa 25,000 20,000 -5,000
Holiday Inn Cochin 15,000 15,000 0
Crowne Plaza Gurgaon 25,000 30,000 +5,000
Holiday Inn Jaipur 15,000 10,000 -5,000
Holiday Inn Manali 20,000 20,000 0
Holiday Inn Mumbai 20,000 15,000 -5,000
Intercontinental Mumbai 30,000 25,000 -5,000
Crowne Plaza Delhi (Okhla) 25,000 35,000 +10,000
Crowne Plaza Delhi (Rohini) 25,000 20,000 -5,000
Holiday Inn Pune 15,000 10,000 -5,000
Holiday Inn Express Ahmedabad 20,000 20,000 0
Crowne Plaza Kochi   - 30,000 -

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!

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Like you know by now, IHG has went ahead and adjusted their Reward Chart, to take effect from 18 January 2012. I also indicated there that if you want to take the benefit of the old award chart in the case of the 25% IHG properties where the cost of awards is going up, you do have a 2 month grace period to book on the old chart via the PC service Centre till March 18.

This has now been confirmed by the Loyalty Traveler on MilePoint. He states after a chat with IHG officials that:

Priority Club members have a 60-day window from January 18 to book hotels through the customer service center at the old lower cost or rebook hotels that have dropped in points cost. There is a 360-day booking window.

So there you go, it is confirmed that you can still burn your PC points on the old award chart if you think that is more beneficial. Check up around the 18th Jan 2012 for which properties changed their awards.


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