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2018 IHG Award Rate Changes

IHG Rewards is one of my favourite hotel chains. I feel that they offer decent value, especially during their Pointsbreak promotions where you can redeem 5,000 points for any of the hotel rooms on the list. I have personally taken advantage of these offers many times.

Unfortunately, it has been slim pickings for Canadians trying to earn IHG Rewards since the discontinuation of the amazing Capital One co-branded credit cards.

Anyway, going into 2018, IHG is changing the number of points required to redeem for a free hotel night at almost 700 different hotels (full list), of which 34 Canadian hotels are affected.

Hotels Increasing

There are 20 Canadian hotels that are INCREASING in the number of points required for a reward night. So if you had a reward redemption in mind, you will want to book it before January 16, 2018, when this comes into effect.

Hotel

City State/
Province
2017 Point Requirement

2018 Point Requirement

Holiday Inn Hinton Hinton AB 25,000 35,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hinton Hinton AB 25,000 35,000
Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown Vancouver BC 35,000 40,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Victoria – Colwood Colwood BC 25,000 35,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Riverport Richmond Richmond BC 25,000 35,000
Holiday Inn Express Golden-Kicking Horse Golden BC 25,000 35,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dieppe Airport Dieppe NB 15,000 20,000
Holiday Inn Sydney – Waterfront Sydney NS 15,000 25,000
Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview Niagara Falls ON 45,000 50,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Woodstock South Woodstock ON 15,000 20,000
Holiday Inn Sudbury Sudbury ON 15,000 20,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Brampton Brampton ON 15,000 20,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Toronto-Mississauga Mississauga ON 15,000 20,000
Holiday Inn Express Toronto-North York North York ON 15,000 20,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlottetown Charlottetown PE 30,000 35,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tremblant Mont Tremblant QC 30,000 35,000
Holiday Inn & Suites Montreal Centre-ville Ouest Montreal QC 20,000 30,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Montreal Airport Montreal QC 20,000 30,000
Holiday Inn Montreal Aeroport- Airport Montreal QC 15,000 20,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Prince Albert Prince Albert SK 15,000 20,000

Hotels Decreasing

There are 14 Canadian hotels that are DECREASING in the number of points required for a reward night. So if you had a reward redemption in mind, you will want to book it after January 16, 2018, when this comes into effect.

Hotel City State/
Province
2017 Point Requirement

2018 Point Requirement

Holiday Inn & Suites West Edmonton West Edmonton AB 30,000 25,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Edmonton-International Airport Nisku AB 25,000 20,000
Staybridge Suites Calgary Airport Calgary AB 25,000 20,000
Holiday Inn & Suites Grande Prairie-Conference Ctr Grande Prairie AB 25,000 20,000
Holiday Inn Lethbridge Lethbridge AB 25,000 20,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Airdrie-Calgary North Airdrie AB 25,000 20,000
Holiday Inn & Suites Edmonton Arpt – Conference Ctr Nisku AB 20,000 15,000
Holiday Inn & Suites Osoyoos Osoyoos BC 25,000 20,000
Holiday Inn & Suites Kamloops Kamloops BC 20,000 15,000
Crowne Plaza Fredericton-Lord Beaverbrook Fredericton NB 30,000 25,000
Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo Kitchener ON 30,000 25,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Regina-South South Regina SK 30,000 25,000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Saskatoon Centre Saskatoon SK 30,000 25,000
Holiday Inn & Suites Regina Regina SK 30,000 25,000

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