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ihg-new-membership-level-logoA few weeks ago, IHG announced the introduction of a new top membership level, but did not divulge its name.   Unfortunately, in addition to this IHG new membership level, they also announced quite a few negative changes as well

IHG new membership level details

The IHG new membership level was supposed to go live as of July 1st but, as with most things, there were a few delays.  According to Loyalty Lobby, the IHG new membership level will be called “Spire”, which I guess makes sense as a spire is like the top of a building, but seems a bit strange upon first glance.


The page with the IHG new membership level benefits is here, although it doesn’t have the new name as of the time of this writing.  You’ll have to make do with my fancy Paint-skills of making it “red” (which is reportedly the new color).  I don’t really mind my “top tier” Platinum status becoming mid-tier because IHG platinum has been worth about a bucket of warm spit for me anyways…

IHG Point Breaks

The best way to use your IHG points is with Point Breaks, which is a list of hotels that go on sale every 2-3 months for only 5000 points / night.  Here is a list of the current Point Breaks through the end of July, with a mapihg-pointbreaks-may-june-july-map



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