Do you enjoy the finer touches in life? IHG One Rewards is offering an unprecedented status challenge offer. With just one click, you can instantly enjoy a 4-month upgrade to Platinum Elite status. Then, just stay 5 nights to lock-in that status for a further 18 months. You can even upgrade to the top-tier Diamond Elite if you stay a further 10 nights.

This IHG promotions guide will be updated with the latest offers as they come out. For specials with purchasing IHG Rewards points, see our dedicated guide to ‘IHG Buy Points Promotions’.

Deal: Instant Platinum Elite status challenge

Expiry: Register by 31 July 2022

Simply complete the registration form to get instantly upgraded to Platinum Elite. You need to include your IHG One Rewards member number or sign up for one. Just choose which competing hotel program and tier you are to get the Status Challenge activated. At this stage, IHG is not asking for proof of your competing hotel loyalty status.

An instant upgrade to Platinum Elite.

It seems that even base-level tiers of other programs are still eligible for the Platinum Elite status, so there really isn’t anything to lose by going for it. Members of the following competing chains are accepted:

Perks of IHG Platinum Elite status include 60% bonus points, complimentary room upgrades and a welcome amenity of points or a drink. Stay 5 nights within 120 days of activating the offer to keep Platinum Elite until December 2023. Or stay a further 10 nights within that same period (15 nights total) to unlock Diamond Elite!

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IHG offer history

  • May 2022: Platinum Elite Status Challenge
  • January 2022: Up to 35,000 bonus points with Intercontinental Ambassador renewals/enrolments.
  • November 2021: Status extension until February 2023.
  • May 2021: Up to 3x bonus points on stays, 35% off Advance Saver.
  • November 2020: Up to 50% off room rates (Cyber Sale).
  • October 2020: Up to 2x bonus points on stays.
  • September 2020: Up to 4x bonus points on stays.

Summing up

If you’ve got any plans to stay at an IHG property in the next four months, now is a great time to take up the Status Challenge offer. Not only will you get elite perks straight away, you only need to stay 5 nights to extend your status until December 2023.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has many properties across Australia and around the world. There’s everything from luxe city hotels to cosy country properties, so take your pick. Also, consider using IHG’s ‘Book Now Pay Later’ for a flexible room rate with sharper pricing than the usual options.

Anyone with existing IHG elite status will also have that tier locked in until February 2023, thanks to the program’s status extension offer.

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Get an IHG Platinum Elite status challenge with one click was last modified: August 25th, 2023 by Brandon Loo