How to Earn Free Hotel Stays With the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card

Kevin Payne

January 21, 2018

If you are in the market for a good hotel credit card, the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card from Chase is one of my absolute favorites. The benefits of the IHG card are hard to pass up. The IHG card currently offers 60,000 points after you spend $1,000 on your card within 90 days. The annual fee is free for the first year and after that it costs only $49 a year. That is remarkably low for a hotel credit card annual fee.


There are over 5,000 IHG Properties in almost 100 countries worldwide. No matter where you travel as a family, there should be an IHG hotel nearby. IHG properties are also very family friendly.

InterContinental Resort And Spa Moorea, French Polynesian

Photograph by Roderick Elme via Flickr 

What might be the best perk of the IHG card, however, is earning a free night stay at any IHG location every year on your cardmember anniversary. Again, you are paying $49 as an annual fee, but this one perk alone more than pays for the fee. The average IHG property in suburban America is over $100 a night so the anniversary night comes in handy on any family road trip. However, IHG has luxury accommodations all over the world with a much higher value to allow you to get more bang for your buck. You can use your anniversary night at any of their properties. Sign up for a card for you and your spouse and that’s 2 anniversary nights free!


Last summer we ventured to Orlando and used points and both of our anniversary nights to stay at IHG’s luxury Vacation Club Orange Lake for a several days. You can read our review here.


With its low spending requirements as well as points earned for various purchases, the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card is perfect for families looking to enter the world of rewards travel.

Holiday Inn Resort, Wrightsville Beach, NC

Photograph by James Willamor via Flickr 

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How to Earn Free Hotel Stays With the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card