7 Best IHG Hotels & Resorts To Use Your IHG Free Night Certificate (40,000 Points Hotel) [2021]


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7 Best IHG Hotels & Resorts To Use Your IHG Free Night Certificate (40,000 Points Hotel) [2021]

Chase has a couple IHG credit cards that each allows the opportunity to earn a free weekend night certificate at worldwide InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) hotels. Below is the information on how to earn the free night certificate by each Chase IHG credit card:

  • IHG Rewards Club Premier: This is a $89 annual fee card. You receive a Free night that is capped at 40,000 IHG points worldwide IHG properties after each account anniversary year. 
  • IHG Rewards Club Select: This card is no longer open to new applications. It has an annual fee of $49. You receive a Free night that is capped at 40,000 IHG points worldwide IHG properties after each account anniversary year. 

Keep in mind that, if you hold any of the IHG credit cards, you automatically become IHG Platinum Elite Status member, which gives you the benefit of room upgrade with better view, welcome drinks, bonus points and late check-out to name a few. These benefits vary from one IHG property to another. For example, Holiday Inn Aruba Beach Resort and Casino which is an IHG 40,000 points hotel, offers complimentary beach lounge chair and hut (palapa) to Platinum and above elite guests while the general and lower elite guests have to pay.

1. Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos All Inclusive (40,000 Points/Night)

Your IHG free night certificate goes a long way at this Los Cabos beachfront all-inclusive resort. Not only your room is free, your meal is also included. Nestled between the white sandy beaches of San José Del Cabo and the Sierra de San Lázaro Mountains, the Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos All-Inclusive Hotel is one with its tropical environment. The property has a quiet adult-only section perfect as a relaxing hide away, an activities section with a big pool where games and activities take place during the day, and a family section with pool and a kids playground for you to have fun in the sun with your children.

Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos All Inclusive
Photo Credit: Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos All Inclusive

2. Holiday Inn Aruba Beach Resort and Casino (40,000 Points/Night)

Located in Palm Beach, this Holiday Inn beachfront resort is just steps away from the white-sandy beach surrounded by Caribbean sea. You can relax in beach side pools or enjoy full-service casino and on-site shopping mall. Whether you want a romantic retreat, a family vacation or just a little downtime, this hotel in Aruba offers something for everyone. IHG Platinum and Spire elite members receive complimentary use of the beach lounge chair and palapa for the entire stay. Other non and regular IHG members have to pay to rent those. Below is our review of the Holiday Inn Aruba Beach Resort and Casino:

Review: IHG Platinum and Spire Upgrade and Benefits at Holiday Inn Aruba Beach Resort and Casino

Holiday Inn Aruba Beach Resort and Casino
Holiday Inn Aruba Beach Resort and Casino

3. Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island (35,000 Points/Night)

It takes little bit of effort to get to Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island in Thailand. It is accessible by speedboat or ferry from either Phuket or Krabi. Once you are there, this Phi Phi beachfront resort is a true oasis. Its winning combination of location, unrivaled facilities and excellent service makes the Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island Hotel popular with couples and families seeking to spend quality time in a tranquil environment. Laze away the days swimming in one of the three pools, or embark on an excursion of the surrounding islands on a traditional Thai long-tail boat. For 35,000 points per night, this resort is worth every single point.

Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island
Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island

4. InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort (35,000 Points/Night)

This luxury 5 stars InterContinental resort is located on a stretch of white sand beach on the west coast of Vietnam's largest island Phu Quoc. It is surrounded by verdant jungle matted hills and landscaped gardens overlooking the azure ocean. The resort features a series of private low rise and Sky Tower accommodation, many featuring landscaped gardens, patios, direct access to the white sandy beach and magical daily sunsets.

Photo Credit: InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort

5. InterContinental Bali Resort (40,000 Points/Night)

Indonesian island of Bali is an exotic destination. While there are plenty of luxury options to choose from in Bali, InterContinental Bali Resort is a true five-star luxury property that has won multiple international awards and it was the first of its kind to be built on the shores of the beautiful Jimbaran Bay overlooking stunning sunsets. It is conveniently located on the beach and set amidst traditional Balinese architecture and lush gardens and trees.

Photo Credit: InterContinental Bali Resort

6. InterContinental Resort Mauritius (30,000 Points/Night)

Located on the pristine beachfront of Balaclava Bay, InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort is an island's retreat like no other. This luxury resort provides a spectacular turquoise lagoon surrounded by natural gardens of native trees and flowers. You can live the luxury InterContinental life at this resort for only 30,000 IHG points per night.

Photo Credit: InterContinental Resort Mauritius

7. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport (40,000 Points/Night)

This Singapore's airport hotel deserves to be on the list. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport is located at Terminal 3 and you can discover the Singapore's new airport attraction Jewel that's next to the hotel. Its outdoor pool will keep you cool and busy throughout the day, but if you want to go into the city, a 25-minute taxi or MRT ride takes you downtown to the city. For aviation enthusiasts with IHG elite status, you can enjoy room upgrade with spectacular views of the runway from the Premier Rooms with Runway view.

Photo Credit: Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
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