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List of IHG Hotels Changing Categories on February 17, 2016

IHG Rewards Club has just announced a list of 400 hotels changing categories on February 17, 2016. Not only are 400 IHG hotels changing categories, but it seems IHG is adding two new ones, requiring 55,000 and 60,000 points per night. Hotels moving to this category include the InterContinental Carlton Cannes, InterContinental Paris – Le Grand, and The Venetian and Palazzo Resorts in Las Vegas. There are also no Category 9 and 8 hotels moving down in category, which is to be expected.

Intercontinental Paris Le Grande

Intercontinental Paris Le Grande – one of the many IHG hotels moving up in category

Below is the complete list of affected IHG properties, organized by category. If you’ve been racking in lots of IHG points from the Priceless Surprises promotion and the hotel you’re planning on redeeming them with is moving up, be sure to book your stay before February 17,2016.

Hotels Moving Up

Category 1 to 2 (10,000 to 15,000)

  • Holiday Inn Express Deer Lake
  • Holiday Inn Beijing Haidian
  • Holiday Inn Guatemala
  • Holiday Inn Express Hamilton
  • Candlewood Suites Atlanta
  • Candlewood Suites Aurora-Naperville
  • Candlewood Suites Chicago/Libertyville
  • Candlewood Suites Chicago-Waukegan
  • Candlewood Suites Charlotte-University
  • Candlewood Suites Cleveland-N. Olmsted
  • Holiday Inn Resort The Lodge at Running Y Ranch
  • Candlewood Suites Reading
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Duncanville
  • Candlewood Suites Fort Stockton
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Gonzales
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Tacoma South – Lakewood

Category 1 to 3 (10,000 to 20,000)

  • Holiday Inn Express ShangdiBeijing
  • Holiday Inn Express Beijing Minzuyuan
  • Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Wuhou
  • Crowne Plaza – ANA Wakkanai
  • Holiday Inn Express Tapachula
  • Holiday Inn Express Cambridge

Category 2 to 3 (15,000 to 20,000)

  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Bonnyville
  • Holiday Inn Express Fort St John
  • Holiday Inn Al Khobar
  • Holiday Inn Haydock M6, Jct.23
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites El Dorado
  • Candlewood Suites Santa Maria
  • Holiday Inn West Covina
  • Staybridge Suites Miami Doral Area
  • Staybridge Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Sheldon
  • Candlewood Suites Arundel Mills/BWI Airport
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Chester-Monroe-Goshen
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Geneva Finger Lakes
  • Candlewood Suites Horseheads – Elmira
  • Candlewood Suites Nanuet-Rockland County
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Allentown West
  • Candlewood Suites Baytown
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Dallas/Stemmons Fwy(I-35 E)
  • Candlewood Suites Houston Medical Center

Category 2 to 4 (15,000 to 25,000)

  • Holiday Inn Express Northampton M1, Jct.15
  • Holiday Inn Express Redditch

Category 3 to 4 (20,000 – 25,000)

  • Hotel Indigo Xiamen Harbour 
  • Holiday Inn Berlin City Ctr E.Prenzl.Allee
  • Holiday Inn Ciudad De Mexico-Trade Center 
  • Holiday Inn London – Kingston South
  • Holiday Inn Express Windsor
  • Candlewood Suites Silicon Valley/San Jose
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Santa Clara
  • Candlewood Suites Loveland
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Tampa-Anderson Rd/Veterans Exp
  • Holiday Inn Savannah Historic District
  • Staybridge Suites Louisville-East
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Jackson
  • Candlewood Suites Secaucus – Meadowlands
  • Holiday Inn Westbury-Long Island
  • Holiday Inn Plainview-Long Island
  • Holiday Inn New York JFK Airport Area
  • Candlewood Suites Eugene Springfield
  • Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg Ne
  • Candlewood Suites Virginia Beach/Norfolk

Category 3 to 5 (20,000 to 30,000)

  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fremont – Milpitas Central
  • Crowne Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley
  • Staybridge Suites San Francisco Airport
  • Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Kailua-Kona
  • Holiday Inn Resort Deadwood Mountain Grand
  • Hotel Indigo Waco – Baylor

Category 4 to 5 (25,000 to 30,000)

  • Holiday Inn Resort Aruba-Beach Resort & Casino 
  • Holiday Inn Reading – M4, Jct.10
  • Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Oakland – Airport
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Port Clinton-Catawba Island
  • Staybridge Suites Austin Arboretum

Category 4 to 6 (25,000 to 35,000)

  • Hotel Indigo Ft Myers Dtwn River District
  • Candlewood Suites Miami Airport – Doral
  • Hotel Indigo Sarasota
  • Holiday Inn Express New York JFK Airport Area

Category 5 to 6 (30,000 to 35,000)

  • Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre (Broadway)
  • Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East
  • InterContinental Porto – Palacio das Cardosas
  • InterContinental Al Jubail
  • InterContinental Riyadh
  • Hotel Indigo Barcelona – Plaza Catalunya
  • Hotel Indigo Madrid – Gran Via
  • Holiday Inn London – Commercial Road
  • Holiday Inn Express London – Greenwich A102(M)
  • Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27, Jct.7
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Scottsdale – Old Town
  • Crowne Plaza Foster City-San Mateo
  • Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley San Francisco Area
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Oakland-Airport
  • Candlewood Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Sarasota East – I-75
  • Hotel Indigo Boston – Newton Riverside

Category 5 to 7 (30,000 to 40,000)

  • Hotel Indigo London Kensington – Earl’s Ct
  • Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport
  • Staybridge Suites San Francisco Airport
  • Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites San Mateo-San Francisco SFO
  • Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
  • Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District
  • Holiday Inn Ocean City
  • Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Ocean City
  • Holiday Inn Express LaGuardia ARPT

Category 6 to 7 (35,000 to 40,000)

  • Holiday Inn Paris – Elysées
  • Holiday Inn Paris – Gare Montparnasse
  • Holiday Inn Paris – Gare de l’Est
  • Holiday Inn Paris – Gare de l’Est
  • Holiday Inn Paris – St. Germain des Près
  • Holiday Inn Paris – Notre Dame
  • Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong
  • Holiday Inn Express Causeway Bay Hong Kong
  • InterContinental Osaka
  • Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
  • Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre
  • Holiday Inn London – Camden Lock
  • Holiday Inn London – Kensington Forum
  • Holiday Inn London – Bloomsbury
  • Holiday Inn London – Mayfair
  • Holiday Inn Express London – City
  • Holiday Inn Express London – Victoria
  • Holiday Inn Express Orange Beach-On The Beach
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Hollywood Walk Of Fame
  • Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row
  • Holiday Inn San Francisco-Civic Center
  • Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway
  • Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fishermans Wharf
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites San Francisco Fishermans Wharf
  • Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport
  • Holiday Inn Express San Francisco-Airport North
  • Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach
  • Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport
  • Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Marathon
  • Holiday Inn Miami Beach-Oceanfront
  • Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista
  • Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach
  • Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front
  • Holiday Inn Augusta-Gordon Hwy
  • Staybridge Suites Augusta
  • Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Boston Garden
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Boston – Cambridge
  • Holiday Inn Resort Wilmington E-Wrightsville Bch
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Absecon-Atlantic City Area
  • Hotel Indigo Brooklyn
  • Holiday Inn Resort Lake George-Turf
  • Candlewood Suites New York City- Times Square
  • Holiday Inn New York City – Wall Street
  • Holiday Inn NYC – Lower East Side
  • Holiday Inn New York City-Midtown-57th St.
  • Holiday Inn Express New York City-Wall Street
  • Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West
  • Holiday Inn Express New York City Fifth Avenue
  • Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Times Square South
  • Holiday Inn Express NYC Madison Square Garden
  • Holiday Inn Express New York City Times Square
  • Staybridge Suites Times Square – New York City
  • Holiday Inn Manhattan 6th Ave – Chelsea
  • Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs
  • Holiday Inn Resort Beach House
  • Holiday Inn Express Nashville-Downtown
  • Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Va Beach Oceanfront
  • Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Virginia Beach – North Beach

Category 6 to 8 (35,000 to 45,000)

  • InterContinental Geneva
  • Hotel Indigo Long Island – East End

Category 7 to 8 (40,000 to 45,000)

  • InterContinental OneThousand Island Lake Resort
  • Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera
  • Hotel Indigo London – Paddington

Category 7 to 9 (40,000 to 50,000)

  • Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter
  • Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

Category 8 to 9 (45,000 to 50,000)

  • Crowne Plaza London – Kensington
  • Crowne Plaza London – The City
  • Hotel Indigo London – Tower Hill
  • Crowne Plaza Key West-La Concha
  • Crowne Plaza South Beach – Z Ocean Hotel
  • Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown
  • Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
  • Hotel Indigo New York City – Chelsea
  • Hotel Indigo Nashville

Category 9 to 10 (50,000 to 55,000)

  • InterContinental Sydney
  • InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto
  • InterContinental De La Ville Roma
  • InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C.
  • InterContinental Boston

Category 9 to 11 (50,000 – 60,000)

  • InterContinental Carlton Cannes
  • InterContinental Paris – Avenue Marceau
  • InterContinental Paris – Le Grand
  • InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora
  • InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa
  • InterContinental Hong Kong
  • InterContinental London Park Lane
  • InterContinental The Clement Monterey
  • InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
  • InterContinental San Francisco
  • IC Alliance Resorts The Venetian
  • IC Alliance Resorts The Palazzo
  • InterContinental New York Times Square

Hotels Moving Down

Category 9 to 8 (50,000 to 45,000 points)

N/A

Category 8 to 7 (45,000 to 40,000)

N/A 

Category 7 to 6 (40,000 to 35,000)

  • InterContinental Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Category 6 to 5 (35,000 to 30,000)

  • InterContinental Changsha
  • InterContinental Heilong Lake
  • InterContinental Ningbo
  • Holiday Inn Express Dusseldorf – City North
  • Crowne Plaza Hannover
  • InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort
  • Crowne Plaza New Delhi Okhla
  • Holiday Inn Express Chester – Racecourse
  • Staybridge Suites South Bend-University Area
  • Candlewood Suites Minot
  • Candlewood Suites Williston

Category 5 to 4 (30,000 to 25,000)

  • Crowne Plaza Minsk
  • Staybridge Suites Sao Paulo
  • Staybridge Suites Calgary Airport 
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Swift Current
  • Crowne Plaza Nanjing Jiangning 
  • Crowne Plaza Yangzhou 
  • Crowne Plaza Huangshan Taiping Lake
  • Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Zengcheng
  • Crowne Plaza Sanya City Center
  • Crowne Plaza Xuzhou Dalong Lake
  • Crowne Plaza Zhenjiang
  • Crowne Plaza Shanghai Noah Square
  • Crowne Plaza Tianjin Meijiangnan
  • Hotel Indigo Tianjin Haihe
  • Crowne Plaza Shoaling
  • Crowne Plaza Yiwu Expo
  • Crowne Plaza Bengaluru Electronics City
  • Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park
  • Crowne Plaza Greater Noida
  • Crowne Plaza Ahmedabad City Centre
  • Crowne Plaza Gurgaon
  • Crowne Plaza Dead Sea
  • Crowne Plaza Eilat
  • Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv – Diamond District
  • Crowne Plaza Padova
  • InterContinental Almaty
  • Holiday Inn Beirut – Dunes 
  • Cromen Plaza Monterrey Aeropuerto 
  • Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee
  • Crowne Plaza Duqm
  • Crowne Plaza Sohar
  • Crowne Plaza Panama Airport
  • Crowne Plaza Port Moresby
  • Crowne Plaza Porto
  • Holiday Inn Moscow – Simonovsky
  • InterContinental Al Ahsa
  • Crowne Plaza Madinah
  • InterContinental Taif
  • Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Oryapark
  • Crowne Plaza Stamford
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Clewiston
  • Crowne Plaza Memphis East
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Beeville
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Cotulla

Category 4 to 3 (25,000 to 20,000)

  • Holiday Inn Townsville
  • Holiday Inn Hasselt 
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Kincardine – Downtown
  • Crowne Plaza Zhanjiang
  • Holiday Inn Resort Hainan Clear Water Bay
  • Crowne Plaza Ordos
  • Staybridge Suites Cairo – Citystars
  • Holiday Inn Express Parma
  • Holiday Inn Kuwait City
  • Staybridge Suites Chihuahua
  • Crowne Plaza Al Khobar
  • Crowne Plaza Bratislava
  • Staybridge Suites Davenport
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Galliano
  • Holiday Inn Express Pocomoke City
  • Staybridge Suites North Jacksonville
  • Staybridge Suites Minot
  • Crowne Plaza Monroe South Brunswick
  • Staybridge Suites Allentown West
  • Staybridge Suites Philadelphia Valley Forge 422
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Alice
  • Candlewood Suites Austin N-Cedar Park
  • Crowne Plaza Northwest-Brookhollow
  • Staybridge Suites Houston I-10 West-Beltway 8
  • Staybridge Suites Houston Willowbrook
  • Staybridge Suites Plano Frisco
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Shamrock North

Category 4 to 2 (25,000 to 15,000)

  • Holiday Inn Baku
  • Holiday Inn Express Beijing Yizhuang
  • Holiday Inn Zhongshan Downtown
  • Holiday Inn Express Reggio Emilia
  • Holiday Inn Verona – Congress Centre
  • Staybridge Suites Queretaro
  • Holiday Inn Express Port Moresby
  • Holiday Inn Ankara – Cukurambar
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Mobile West – I-10
  • Holiday Inn Murfreesboro

Category 3 to 2 (20,000 to 15,000)

  • Holiday Inn Express Rosario
  • Holiday Inn Belo Horizonte Savassi 
  • Holiday Inn Express Rio Branco
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Saskatchewan 
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Saskatchewan 
  • Holiday Inn Truro
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Woodstock South
  • Holiday Inn Guangzhou Science City
  • Holiday Inn Express Luoyang City Center
  • Holiday Inn Express Zhengzhou Airport
  • Holiday Inn Shanghai Nanxiang
  • Holiday Inn Cucuta
  • Holiday Inn Express Amiens
  • Holiday Inn Toulon – City Centre
  • Holiday Inn Express Neunkirchen
  • Holiday Inn Express Chennai Mahindra World City
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Hyderabad Gachibowli
  • Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini
  • Holiday Inn Chandigarh Panchkula
  • Holiday Inn Express Bali Kuta Square
  • Holiday Inn Banding
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Hermosilio 
  • Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport
  • Holiday Inn Express Birmingham – Castle Bromwich
  • Holiday Inn Express Birmingham – Star City
  • Hotel Indigo Birmingham
  • Holiday Inn Ipswich – Orwell
  • Holiday Inn Express Wakefield
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Magnolia-Lake Columbia
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Pine Bluff
  • Staybridge Suites Rogers – Bentonville
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Globe
  • Staybridge Suites Palmdale
  • Holiday Inn Victorville
  • Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Tampa N – Busch Gardens Area
  • Candlewood Suites Columbus-Northeast
  • Holiday Inn Express Madison
  • Candlewood Suites Fort Campbell – Oak Grove
  • Candlewood Suites Columbia Hwy 63 & I-70
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Jackson Downtown – Coliseum
  • Candlewood Suites Memphis – Southaven
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Sidney
  • Candlewood Suites Bordentown-Trenton
  • Candlewood Suites Carrollton
  • Candlewood Suites Columbus – Grove City
  • Candlewood Suites St. Clarksville
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Wapakoneta
  • Staybridge Suites Philadelphia Valley Forge 422
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites St Marys
  • Candlewood Suites Washington North 
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Sweetwater
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Borger
  • Candlewood Suites Harlingen
  • Holiday Inn Houston SW – Sugar Land Area
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites New Boston
  • Staybridge Suites Austin-Round Rock
  • Crowne Plaza Harare-Monomotapa

Category 3 to 1 (20,000 to 10,000)

  • Holiday Inn Express Hefei North
  • Holiday Inn Express Hefei Downtown
  • Holiday Inn Express Foshan Nanhai 
  • Holiday Inn Express Haikou West Coast
  • Holiday Inn Express Changzhou Lanling
  • Holiday Inn Express Ordos Dongsheng
  • Holiday Inn Express Baoji City Centre
  • Holiday Inn Express Xi’an High-Tech Zone
  • Holiday Inn Express Shanghai New Jinqiao
  • Holiday Inn ExpressChengdu West Gate
  • Holiday Inn Express Dujiangyan Downtown
  • Holiday Inn Express Dujiangyan Ancient City

Category 2 to 1 (15,000 to 10,000)

  • Holiday Inn Cuiaba
  • Holiday Inn Manaus
  • Holiday Inn Express Nantong Downtown
  • Holiday Inn Zhengzhou Zhengzhou
  • Holiday Inn Express Changzhou Center
  • Holiday Inn Express Nantong Xinghu
  • Holiday Inn Express Yancheng City Center
  • Holiday Inn Express Yangzhou City Center
  • Holiday Inn Panjin Aqua City
  • Holiday Inn Shenyang Zhongshan
  • Holiday Inn Express Shenyang Golden Corridor
  • Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Gongkang
  • Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Meilong
  • Holiday Inn Minden
  • Holiday Inn Express Ahmedabad Ashram Road
  • Holiday Inn Express Bali Raya Kuta
  • Holiday Inn Express Semarang Simpang Lima
  • Holiday Inn Express Jakarta Pluit Citygate
  • Holiday Inn Nola – Naples Vulcano Buono
  • Holiday Inn Express Culiacan
  • Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Hermosillo Aeropuerto
  • Holiday Inn Bydgoszcz
  • Holiday Inn Samara
  • Holiday Inn Trnava
  • Holiday Inn Zilina
  • Holiday Inn Express Madrid – Getafe
  • Holiday Inn Bursa
  • Holiday Inn Gaziantep – Sehitkamil
  • Holiday Inn Express Manisa – West
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites El Dorado
  • Candlewood Suites Indianapolis Northwest
  • Holiday Inn Express London-I-70 Candlewood Suites Ardmore
  • Candlewood Suites Woodward
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Rio Grande City
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Zapata
  • Candlewood Suites Chesapeake/Suffolk
  • Candlewood Suites Logan
  • Holiday Inn Bulawayo

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9 Comments

  1. Deference (to authority), tact (in managing difficult circumstances and individuals) and grace (in handling life’s inevitable shortcomings). You would be wise to exercise a bit more discretion, discernment in your financial and personal transactions.

    “It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.” – Proverbs 25:24 (KJV)

    • What are you talking about KNEELING PETER? Do you need some psychiatric help? Do you feel OK? Are you high on drugs? Where is this coming from. Go home and take a few days off. May be you will feel better.

    • I’m hoping to gain enough points for at least one night at one of those properties that’s actually moving up, through the Priceless Surprise promotion. Sadly it’s one of those which is requiring the most points! Can I do a points and pay combo with IHG? Also, do I have to stay in the property before 2/17 or just book it at the lower rate for a later stay?

      • You simply have to book before the changes go into effect – it’s definitely worth making a speculative booking. Hopefully, if you do need to change the date after the category changes, IHG won’t require you to redeem additional points. As for Points + Cash, IHG does offer this on all other categories, so hopefully they’ll announce Points + Cash rates for Categories 10 – 11 soon.

        • COOL! Thanks! I think we have enough for 1 of the 4 nights we want to stay there, that’s going to help a bunch!

          BTW, I sent in 3×5 cards for the promotion for myself and my partner. I had about 6 cards returned to me with 2 of them stamped something like Wrong Size so I used white-out and put them back in the mail. The next day I had about 80 emails show up for my account, right now I have about 50k points. Yesterday I got a huge stack back in my mailbox at home with a rubber band around them and a sticker about the size being wrong….again. They were mostly my partner’s entry cards. I’m going to spread them around to several mail boxes and post office locations and hopefully get them all to go through.

          • That’s so odd – 3×5 is absolutely the correct amount. If this keeps happening, I’d definitely give them a call and tell them to cut it out. 😉 But I’m glad to hear so many of the points have in fact been posting.

  2. This has what to do with IHG? And nice regressive proverb. Might as well say ‘You’ll never catch a husband with that attitude.’

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