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IHG AND UBER TEAM UP TO SIMPLIFY ON-DEMAND TRAVEL FOR IHG REWARDS CLUB MEMBERS

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, and Uber, announced today a new collaboration designed to make it easier and more rewarding for guests to get to and from their hotels. From this week, anyone who is traveling within the U.S. and signs up as a new Uber rider can earn 2,000 IHG® Rewards Club points[1] and $20 off their first ride with Uber.  Now, travelers can conveniently request a ride from the award-winning IHG® App through the Uber API and in early 2016, they will be able to set Uber “Ride Reminders.”


Lara Hernandez, Vice President, Digital, Loyalty and Partner Marketing, The Americas, IHG said, “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 ourdigitally-driven innovations already in market, allow our guests to have a seamless experience throughout their travel journey.”