IHG competition - win a year of free stays!
by Neil McPherson
23 June 2021
IHG launches "Department of Epic"
On 23 June 2021, IHG Hotels & Resorts announced a contest that will give one lucky US-based traveler the chance to win back a year of missed adventures with 365 days worth of epic hotel experiences at various IHG locations, including InterContinental, Kimpton and Holiday Inn Express.
The lucky winner will receive 15 million IHG Rewards points - enough to spend a year at IHG properties.
The contest, which aims to give guests back the time, memories and travel experiences lost in 2020, is part of IHG’s new Department of Epic – a program which will help guests bring their travel dreams to life with experiences strengthening family bonds, celebrating milestone moments, uniting far-flung friends, forging business partnerships – across hotels around the world.
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes with exclusive perks, such as:
- Ultimate Snack Setup: The winner will receive a complimentary basket full of their favorite snacks every time they check into a new hotel. Gummy bears in bed? The Department will deliver them right to your room.
- 12 Months of Meals: Over the course of the year, the winner will be able to dine at one of IHG’s restaurants, once a month.
- Gift of Perfect Sleep: To avoid the dreaded transition of returning to their bed after a year of dreamy slumbers, the winner will be able to swap out their home mattress with a deluxe option that they’ve come to love during their stay.
- Private Car: To get around, IHG will give the winner access to a private car at select hotels to take them wherever they want to go around the city.
- Robe Collection: The winner will enjoy the coziest, over-the-top collection of iconic Kimpton robes that have long been recognized for their memorable designs ranging from leopard to seersucker to tie dye and will serve as the perfect souvenir from the year.
- Immediate IHG Rewards Status: The winner will become a Spire Elite rewards member, the program’s highest level of membership.
- Personal Booking Concierge: All hotel reservations will be made through a personal booking concierge to help the winner select the perfect destination and hotel for each day of the year.
In addition to these exclusive perks IHG will provide tailored experiences through a Surprise & Delight Program. All consumers who are “Epic’d” will be rewarded with “Epic Extras” – from plush hotel slippers to a penthouse booking, the program will help create more memorable moments.
To enter the contest, travelers with wanderlust are invited to take to Instagram and Twitter and
‘tell IHG why they need an epic vacation – without telling IHG they need an epic vacation’,
using #IHGTellMeContest and tagging @ihghotels.
The winner will be announced on August 2. IHG is accepting submissions from today through July 20.
Entries will be collected on Instagram and Twitter and must tag @IHGhotels and include #IHGTellMeContest.
The Department of Epic terms and conditions note that you can submit a maximum of 10 entries — 5 on Twitter and 5 on Instagram. Entries
Entries close on July 20, 2021 and will be judged on originality (30%), quality (30%), and creativity (40%). The winner will be announced on August 2, 2021.