Fast track: earn IHG One Rewards Platinum status in just five nights

Take advantage of this generous offer to enjoy top-tier perks including bonus points, upgrades and more.

By Chris Ashton, January 24 2023
Fast track: earn IHG One Rewards Platinum status in just five nights

IHG One Rewards is giving travellers an easy way to supercharge their hotel habits, unveiling a 2023 ‘Fast Track to Elite’ status challenge unlocking Gold Elite benefits in just two qualifying nights and the perks of Platinum Elite in as few as five.

Open to existing members of the IHG program, even those currently on the bottom rung of the loyalty ladder, the Fast Track offer runs from February 1 through to April 30, 2023. 

If you’re planning to stay at any IHG hotel – such as InterContinental, Hotel Indigo, Kimpton, Voco, Crowne Plaza or even a Holiday Inn – in the coming months, then signing up for this IHG One Rewards offer is definitely a must-do. 

Why? Because, by staying just two nights, you’ll bypass the 18 additional nights (20 total) normally needed to achieve Gold Elite status. And with only an extra three, you can then reach Platinum Elite status, which usually takes a solid 40 nights to achieve.

Once you activate the offer using your membership number, you’ll need to complete the below qualifying nights by April 30:

  • Stay 2 nights and you’ll earn Gold Elite status until December 2024
  • Stay 5 nights and the lofty perks of Platinum Elite status are yours until December 2024

Gold Elite members receive a none-too-shabby 40% bonus points on every stay, but it’s Platinum Elite where the tangible benefits really kick in. Among them, complimentary upgrades, discounted reward nights and a welcome amenity at check-in.

Best of all, you don’t have to hold lofty status with a competing hotel loyalty program – even entry-level members make the cut for IHG One Rewards Platinum Elite fast track, with over 18 months of Gold Elite or Platinum Elite status up for grabs.

Note that your Gold Elite and Platinum Elite qualifying stays at IHG properties must be booked directly through IHG or the hotel’s web site: the promotion’s Terms & Conditions spelling out that “bookings made through on-line travel agencies or other reservation sites such as or are not eligible for this Promotion.” 

New to IHG One Rewards? Take a look at our comprehensive guide to the loyalty program.  

With registrations closing on April 30, the clock is ticking – so click here to register for the IHG One Rewards 2023 status challenge as quickly as possible.

01 Feb 2023

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Terrible offer. Why spend money on 5 nights accomodation when you can buy Ambassador status for USD$200 which includes Platinum and a free weekend night. 

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06 Oct 2016

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Free night is only at Intercontinental with a paid night, though, which doesn't suit everyone

I have been doing it for probably 5 years and it definitely pays for itself


01 Feb 2023

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I wasn’t able to register via the links above so chatted with IHG support - apparently this offer is only applicable for members in Greater China

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