IHG Hotels & Resorts and Mr & Mrs Smith, travel club and boutique hotel specialists, today launched their loyalty partnership for IHG Rewards.
From today, the first selection of over 400 handpicked Mr & Mrs Smith hotels are available to book by IHG Rewards members through IHG’s direct channels (including IHG.com and IHG mobile app). New hotels will be added each week, with the full selection of stylish properties available to book by late November.
This exclusive partnership more than doubles the number of luxury and lifestyle hotels which members can choose from; complementing IHG’s luxury and lifestyle portfolio of hotels and resorts across Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Hotel Indigo.
IHG Rewards members will be able to experience even more of the world’s most sought-after luxury and lifestyle hotels, including Smith’s most seductive stays, such as Thyme in the Cotswolds; Caldera House in Jackson Hole and Casa Morada in Islamorada, near Key West; Florida, US; Oltrarno Splendid in Florence, Italy; The Retreat at Blue Lagoon in Iceland. This includes hotels in 11 new destinations where IHG is not currently present: Barbados, Belize, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Croatia, Iceland, Sweden, Morocco, Mozambique, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.
As well as earning and redeeming loyalty points for their stays, IHG Rewards members can expect great extras on arrival at each Mr & Mrs Smith hotel. Elite IHG Rewards members will receive Bonus Points on eligible room rates according to their tiers, while InterContinental Ambassadors and Royal Ambassadors and Kimpton Inner Circle members will receive a complimentary room upgrade (where available) and Mr & Mrs Smith GoldSmith welcome gift.
Claire Bennett, Chief Marketing Officer, IHG, commented: “We’re all dreaming about when we can start to explore the world again and make new memories whether that’s a trip to immerse ourselves in the exhilarating, or a restorative stay where every whim is taken care of. That dream just got bigger for our IHG Rewards members, with an incredible array of hotels and destinations to add to their bucket list. A loyalty programme isn’t just about the points – it’s about access to extraordinary experiences. This partnership does both.
Mr & Mrs Smith is exactly the right partner for us – they too are hotel lovers who shaped the industry. Together our portfolio of luxury and lifestyle hotels now stretches from Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spa, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Hotel Indigo through to some of the special independent and small boutique hotels in the world. We look forward to helping IHG Rewards members write their next travel stories.”
Founded in 2003, Mr & Mrs Smith is the “Travel Club for Hotel Lovers,” offering a carefully curated collection of over 1,600 boutique and luxury properties in over 90 countries. Mr & Mrs Smith’s high-tech, high-touch approach to business enables deep relationships with its boutique hotel partners and onward distribution of its inventory to more travel-savvy guests.
Tamara Lohan MBE, CEO & co-founder, Mr & Mrs Smith, commented: “We conceived Mr & Mrs Smith for discerning travellers who want to discover truly extraordinary places with the people they love. We are hugely excited about the opportunity to bring our growing collection of carefully curated hotels to millions of IHG Rewards members, so they may experience some of the world’s most seductive hotels.”
Key highlights of IHG’s loyalty partnership with Mr & Mrs Smith:
From 29 October a select group of over 400 luxury and boutique Mr & Mrs Smith hotels will be made available on IHG booking channels for IHG Rewards members to earn or redeem points during qualified stays.
Booking capability will be rolled out until all properties are bookable by early December 2020.
IHG Rewards points can be earned and redeemed at participating Mr & Mrs Smith hotels when booked through IHG’s direct channels.
The partnership gives IHG’s members more choice in where to go, with the addition of Mr & Mrs Smith properties in 11 countries where IHG is not yet present.
IHG Rewards members will receive complimentary Smith Extras, including room upgrades (where available).
Elite IHG Rewards members will receive their standard tier Bonus Points on eligible room rates (100% Spire Elite; 50% Platinum Elite; 10% Gold Elite).
InterContinental Ambassadors and Royal Ambassadors and Kimpton Inner Circle members will receive a complimentary room upgrade (where available), and a Mr & Mrs Smith GoldSmith welcome gift.