In early May 2020
IHG Rewards Club announced (read more
here) another three months membership extension to its Ambassadors who previously had already received an extra 3 months – these double extensions will soon come to an end for most members if they haven’t already.,,IHG Ambassador has one little known feature that allows longstanding (2 years+) members to request a six month extension of their Ambassador status due to
life circumstances and
only once per account lifetime (one year members can request a complimentary 2 months extension).
,So far IHG still hasn’t announced any further goodwill extensions to the $200/year Ambassador membership and this existing one is a rather sparse concession considering the rather limited use since the Spring of 2020. Most competitors have extended their (earned) status levels until February 2022.,IHG has instead decided to extend the paid membership and vouchers by a total of six months. This policy applies to members who signed up or renewed before March 15 2020.,You can access IHG’s page for Covid-19
here.,One feature that members could utilize in order to extend their status an additional 6 months is by requesting
the special extension policy the Ambassador program has.,,New Ambassador members of one term (12 months) can extend for two months, those who have held their membership for two years or more can get a whole six months for free. Keep in mind that this is a one time exception so use it wisely.,The request has to be directed to the Ambassador Service: ambassador@ihg.com,It’s not required to give a reason or any certification for your request to extend the membership like other programs require it.,Here are the other tier extension policies related to IHG Rewards Club and Kimpton Inner Circle:,
IHG Rewards Club One Year Member Tier & Free Night Extensions Due to Covid-19,,UPDATE: IHG InterContinental Royal Ambassador & Kimpton Inner Circle Renewals Through January 2022 (Now Processed),The extension under the six month policy will not extend to Royal Ambassador members.,Last month I asked the question if it makes sense to renew your membership against a fee. I came to the conclusion that if your membership is due to be renewed now but you don’t have any upcoming IHG travel then it doesn’t make any sense to renew or even purchase Ambassador at the moment. I’d leave it alone until I either have a stay at Intercontinental coming up or there is another incentive offer such as the free night which expired in December of last year.,Conclusion,This method could be a last chance for Ambassador members whose membership is about to expire and who don’t want to pay another $200 in these days where benefits are limited at least for international travel and associated hotel stays.,It might be especially useful if you have one of the old memberships that comes with the 10% award rebate as extensions of an existing membership leave all original conditions intact.,These are the complete
Terms & Conditions for the extension request:,