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Payments & Cards

Chase and IHG® Expand Card Portfolio to Offer Richest Rewards Yet with Two New Cards, Premier and Traveler

The new IHG® Rewards Club Premier Card Offers 10X at IHG hotels, 2X on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants, and an 80,000-point new cardmember bonus

Wilmington, DE April 5, 2018 Chase Card Services, the leading co-brand credit card issuer in the U.S.,and IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), today announced the newest additions to their credit card portfolio, the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Card and the IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Card. The Premier Card sets a new standard for credit card benefits at IHG, including 10X points on purchases at IHG hotels, 2X points on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants, and 1X on purchases everywhere else.

The Premier Card also offers customers additional benefits including an anniversary free night, automatic Platinum Elite IHG® Rewards Club member status, no foreign transaction fees, Global Entry/TSA Pre-Check credit, trip cancellation/interruption insurance and the opportunity to earn 80,000 IHG® Rewards Club bonus points after spending $2,000 in the first three months. The Traveler Card will offer 5X points on purchases at IHG hotels, 2X points on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants, and 1X on purchases everywhere else.

“We’re continually evolving our IHG® Rewards Club program to meet the changing needs of our members and, with these cards, members will not only earn more points but also get access to new benefits that make their travel experience easier,” said David Canty, Vice President, Global Loyalty Programs, IHG. “We’re pleased to give our members even more ways to earn and enjoy rewards all over the world.”

“The IHG customer is savvy and knows what they want,” said Leslie Gillin, Chase Co-Brand Cards President. “Along with our partners at IHG, we listened to our joint customers and are providing them with richer rewards, including the opportunity to earn double the IHG® Rewards Club points, Platinum Elite Member status and an annual anniversary free night, which can be redeemed at more than 95 percent of IHG properties worldwide.”

To celebrate the launch of the new credit cards, IHG and Chase will host a two-day event in New York City at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal on April 11 and 12, 2018, called “Vacation Station.” The event will offer a pop-up poolside escape with a digital and interactive pool, cabanas that bring the cards’ benefits to life and themed beverages.

New IHG® Rewards Club Credit Cards Benefits

IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card

  • 10 IHG® Rewards Club points per $1 spent at IHG hotels
  • 2 IHG® Rewards Club points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants
  • 1 IHG® Rewards Club point per $1 spent on all other purchase
  • Anniversary free night at eligible hotel
  • Platinum Elite IHG® Rewards Club member status
  • $100 Global Entry/TSA Pre-Check credit
  • Earn 10,000 IHG® Rewards Club bonus points with a $20,000 spend by anniversary date
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Fourth reward night free on point redemptions of four or more nights
  • 20% discount on points purchases
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance
  • Purchase protection
  • $89 annual fee

IHG® Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card

  • 5 IHG® Rewards Club points per $1 spent at IHG hotels
  • 2 IHG® Rewards Club points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants
  • 1 IHG® Rewards Club point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Earn Gold Elite IHG® Rewards Club Member Status with $10,000 spend in a calendar year
  • Fourth reward night free on point redemptions of four or more nights
  • 20% discount on points purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $29 annual fee

All IHG® Rewards Club Credit Cardmembers also get access to “Behind the Scenes,” an exclusive experiences program that pulls back the curtains and gives cardmembers access to the best in food, sports and entertainment.

For more information about the new IHG® Rewards Club Credit Cards, visit IHGRewardsClub.com/PremierCard. If an applicant is not already an IHG® Rewards Club member, they will automatically be enrolled upon approval for the card. For full IHG® Rewards Club terms and conditions, visit here.


About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves nearly half of America’s households with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: 5,200 branches, 16,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone. For more information, go to Chase.com.


About IHG

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,300 hotels and nearly 800,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with nearly 1,700 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.  

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 375,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: www.ihgplc.com/media and follow us on social media at: www.twitter.com/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg and www.youtube.com/ihgplc.


Media Contacts

Maria Martinez, Chase Card Services, maria.martinez@jpmorgan.com

Caroline Huston, IHG, caroline.huston@ihg.com

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