Uber + IHG = More Rewarding Rides

Riding with Uber just got easier — and more rewarding — for members of InterContinental Hotels Group’s loyalty program, IHG® Rewards Club.

Beginning this week, guests will be able to request a ride from within the IHG® App through the Uber API, and starting in early 2016, IHG guests can set Uber ‘Ride Reminders’ through IHG reservation emails in advance of their stay. With Ride Reminders, guests will get an automated notification on the day of travel to seamlessly request an Uber ride to their hotel.

“IHG Rewards Club is constantly evolving, based on member and consumer insights, to ensure we are delivering the most innovative, relevant and rewarding experiences for our guests. Our strategic relationship with Uber coupled with our digitally-driven innovations already in market, allow our guests to have a seamless experience throughout their travel journey.”

— Lara Hernandez, Vice President, Digital, Loyalty and Partner Marketing, The Americas, IHG

“Both Uber and IHG are focused on combining travel with technology to provide a better experience for users. We are excited to offer Uber’s rapidly growing service to the millions of IHG Rewards Club members traveling throughout the U.S. each year.”

— Jonathan DiOrio, Head of Travel, Entertainment and Venue Partnerships, Uber  

Also, beginning this week, IHG Rewards Club members who are new to Uber and sign up with promo code IHG will enjoy the first ride free (up to $20) and 2,000 IHG® Rewards Club points.* These points are redeemable toward a future stay at any of the more than 4,900 IHG hotels in the world including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, and Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts.  

*To learn more about Uber and to sign up, visit uber.com/ihg. For more information about IHG Rewards Club and to sign up, visit the IHG site here.
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