IHG status match: instant Platinum Elite, fast track to Diamond Elite

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By Chris Ashton, June 16 2022
IHG status match: instant Platinum Elite, fast track to Diamond Elite

Here’s a hot status match deal which we recommend Executive Traveller readers pounce on ASAP, because it’s so good it might not last very long.

Up for grabs is instant Platinum Elite status in the recently-revamped IHG One Rewards program: the loyalty scheme which spans nearly 6,000 hotels in over 100 countries including the likes of InterContinental, Kimpton, Crowne Plaza, Voco, Hotel Indigo and many more.

The IHG One Rewards status match also puts Diamond Elite – the highest tier – within easy reach, after just 15 nights in any IHG property instead of the usual 70 nights.

Who is eligible for the IHG One Rewards 2022 status match?

What makes this IHG One Rewards status match promotion so appealing is that entry is wide open to any member of the following eight competing hotel rewards programs:

  • Accor Live Limitless (ALL)
  • Best Western Rewards
  • Choice Privileges
  • Hilton Honors
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • Radisson Rewards
  • World of Hyatt
  • Wyndham Rewards

You don’t need to hold high status in any of those schemes – even the basic entry-level membership will suffice.

That’s going to make this an incredibly popular promotion for IHG One Rewards, so much so that it could easily become over-subscribed and be closed well ahead of the published July 31 closing date – and that’s why we suggest you register for the IHG One Rewards 2022 status match as quickly as possible.

How does the IHG One Rewards 2022 status match work?

Once you register for the IHG One Rewards 2022 status match, your current IHG Rewards One status will almost instantly (well, within a day or so) be upgraded to Platinum Elite. You’ll skip the lower Silver Elite and Gold Elite tiers, even if you have just joined IHG Rewards One as a basic Club Member.

That Platinum Elite status is yours for the next 120 days, immediately unlocking some practical perks such as 60% bonus points every time you stay, guaranteed room availability, early check-in and complimentary room upgrades (subject to availability), along with exclusive access to book your reward nights at discounted points rates.

Stay at any IHG group properties for just five nights within those 120 days and your Platinum Elite status is locked in until December 31, 2023 – yes, almost 18 months at IHG’s second-highest tier.

And if you stay 15 nights in those 120 days, your IHG Rewards One status will be elevated to Diamond Elite – again, yours to enjoy through to December 31, 2023 – with all the creature comforts of Platinum Elite plus plus free breakfast and 100% bonus points.

Note that your stays must be booked directly through IHG or the hotel’s web site, with the promotion’s Terms & Conditions spelling out that “bookings made through on-line travel agencies or other reservation sites such as booking.com or expedia.com are not eligible for this Promotion.”

Click here to register for the IHG One Rewards 2022 status match.

The 120-day countdown to racking up the necessary stays to keep Diamond Elite or Platinum Elite until the end of 2023 starts when you register, and you can register as late as July 31, 2022 – so it makes sense to wait until you have those IHG hotel stays in your near future.

But as we’ve said, this very generous status match could close early, and we’d hate you to miss out – so make your decision and then make your move.

24 Aug 2011

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Meanwhile, I , a Gold Elite member, still need 20 nights to retain my status, 40 for Platinum and 70 for Diamond.  Glad to see how well IHG are looking after their loyal customers......NOT!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer P1

23 Aug 2014

Total posts 92

Thanks Chris

Much appreciated

20 May 2022

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This is not for Asia people. I am Hilton Diamond member and I can't join it, because I am using the Asian Account. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

23 May 2018

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The usual forget existing members and give everything to new members

29 Oct 2018

Total posts 5

Got my status match to Platinum Elite approved but expiry date is until 31/12/22 rather than the advertised 120 day duration. I have also not made any bookings or stays.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 Aug 2016

Total posts 67

After years of reduced travel, great to get the uplift again and looking forward to qualifying for 2023. Thanks for the notification

16 Aug 2017

Total posts 24

Existing IHG members can apply - I just did.


05 Dec 2018

Total posts 2

Thanks for sharing the promotion!

When trying to register, I’m asked for the promotion code but I can’t find it. Any ideas?


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