Exclusive new programme offers generous member benefits on dining and accommodation

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the launch of IHG® Dining Rewards, awarding members with generous dining and accommodation benefits and an instant status upgrade in the group’s loyalty programme, IHG® Rewards Club. The Australasia launch is the second phase in the rollout of the new programme, following its launch in Greater China in May.
For an annual fee of AU$319 (Australia) or AU$295 (New Zealand), joining members will receive a dual membership card for both their IHG® Rewards Club and IHG® Dining Rewards programme memberships. IHG® Dining Rewards sets itself apart from the competition by offering a one-tier membership status upgrade in IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme.

Core IHG® Dining Rewards programme benefits:

Dining and Beverages*

  • 25% off all dining and beverages at participating IHG hotel restaurants and bars (ongoing)
  • One $AU50 or $NZ55 e-voucher for redemption against dining and beverages in participating hotel restaurants & bars across Australasia

IHG® Rewards Club

  • One-tier status upgrade in IHG® Rewards Club (e.g. Club to Gold Elite or Gold Elite to Platinum Elite)


  • One free night at any of IHG’s more than 4,700 hotels globally
  • One 25% off Best Flexible room rate certificate across participating hotels in Australasia and Greater China
  • 10% off Best Flexible and Advance Purchase rates across participating hotels in Australasia and Greater China (ongoing)

Karin Sheppard, Chief Commercial Officer, Asia Middle East and Africa, IHG said, “This programme goes beyond just great dining discounts by providing flexibility and benefits to all members, no matter how far or how often they travel, from room rate discounts to IHG® Rewards Club membership status upgrades.”

“We’re thrilled to be launching the programme in Australasia; home to great hotels offering superb dining. With IHG® Dining Rewards already available in Greater China and with its continued roll out across the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region soon, there will be even more places for members to redeem their dining and room benefits at our great hotels.”

Members are able to redeem their benefits at all 33 of IHG’s InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Vanuatu, as well as a growing number of hotels across Greater China. The programme is set to launch in the UAE, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand by the end of 2014, meaning even greater opportunities to redeem room and dining benefits, and will be available at hotels across South East Asia, Japan and the Middle East by the end of 2015.

A prospective member can sign up by calling toll free: 1800 226 462 (Australia) or 0800 26 44 42 (New Zealand). For more information on the programme & participating hotels please visit www.ihgdiningrewards.com.

IHG® Rewards Club, the industry’s first and largest hotel rewards program with 79 million members is free, and guests can join at IHGRewardsClub.com, by downloading the IHG® app or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s more than 4,700 hotels worldwide. The programme offers industry-leading benefits, including free internet for members across IHG’s family of nine trusted hotel brands.




The History of Holiday Inn

The History of Holiday Inn

About our brand and the changes along the way

Kemmons Wilson’s insightfulness changed everything. In 1952 he created a brand of affordable hotels where everyday families could enjoy a consistently clean and friendly environment. From then on Holiday Inn celebrated many successes.

1952: First Holiday Inn hotel opened in Memphis, TN, USA by Kemmons Wilson.

1965: Holiday Inn embraced technological innovation during its expansion, contracting IBM to design and implement the chain’s Holidex system.

Today Holidex is the enabler for all of our booking channels handling over 800,000 reservations every day… That’s nearly 300 million reservations per year.Holiday Inn Perth Refurbishment

1967: Holiday Inn Leiden opens in the Netherlands, the first Holiday inn to open in Europe.

1983: Holiday Inn introduces ‘Priority Club Rewards’ loyalty programme.

1993: Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts becomes the largest hotel brand in the world with 365,000 rooms.

1995: Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts Worldwide goes live on the internet. It’s the first hotel company to enable guests to book directly online.

2007: Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts brand announces a $1 billion face lift in Dallas. During the project, hotel owners refurbished interiors, furnished rooms with new bedding and shower heads, and raised customer service standards. More than 3000 hotels now operate under new standard, making it the biggest relaunch in history.

2009: Holiday Inn Pudong Nanpu opens as the 100th Holiday Inn in Asia Pacific.

2012: Holiday Inn Hotels celebrates 60 years of innovation and welcoming guests.

Holiday Inn Brand Family is the official hotel provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our colleagues run the Athletes’ village and our teams around the world share our pride through initiatives including ‘Race Around the World’ and our global search for IHG’s Torch Relay Runners.


How the Holiday Inn brand fits in with IHG?

It all began in 1777 when William Bass opened a brewery in Burton-on-Trent in the UK. Bass made his first significant move into the holiday industry in 1988, buying Holiday Inn International. By 2003 the business had changed from domestic brewer to an international hospitality retailer and on 15 April InterContinental Hotel Group PLC became a stand alone hotel company listed on the London and New york stock exchanges. See the full story click here.


Where the story begins

Where the story begins

How Holiday Inn came to be

We are very excited to share our Holiday Inn Perth City Centre Refurbishment journey with you but first we need to take a step back in time and see where the story beings.

In the beginning… BeginningBlog

In 1951, Kemmons Wilson set out by car on a family vacation with his wife and 5 kids. When he reached his destination he was unhappy with the facilities and amenities they had to offer a family and they charged him an extra $2 for each of his children – the room rate was $8.

He realised he could make a difference in America and within a year he’d opened his first Holiday Inn hotel in Memphis Tennessee to fix what was missing in hotels in America. Within 10 years, there were 400. The rest they say is history.

In the early 50s vacations were beyond the means of most families. Kemmons Wilson’s insightfulness changed all that. In 1952 he created a brand of affordable hotels where everyday families could enjoy a consistently clean and friendly environment.


Swimming Leisure Centre

Swimming Leisure Centre

Fun All Year Round at Beatty Park Leisure Centre

Goodbye summer!  Welcome autumn!  But that doesn’t mean that it’s cooling down in Perth Western Australia where the summer fun continues all year round at Beatty Park Leisure Centre.

The popular Beatty Park Leisure Centre is a great place for the kids to let off some steam, while parents relax poolside and watch the kids have all the fun or take a leisurely dip in one of the centre’s indoor or outdoor pools.

Located in North Perth, just minutes from the CBD centre, Beatty Park is one of the city’s oldest and greatest leisure centres, the 50 year old public pool just recently undergoing a $17.5m refurbishment.

The centre features outdoor and indoor pools, a swim school, indoor play area, café, group exercise and gymnasium.   But all the fun happens in the kids’ area!  The indoor play area features loads of fun water features for kids of all ages.  For the tiny tots there are shallow areas with lots of bubblers.  Next in line can slide down a frogs tongue, climb over islands or pounce on waterspouts.   The big kids, who must be over 1.1m to ride, can race down the two water slides at the deeper end of the pool.

The large open space makes it easy for parents to supervise kids while they play without getting wet.   Toilets are conveniently located right near the pool.  The café offers a range of healthy options plus traditional favourites, hot foods, snacks and drinks.

With the main play area indoors; Beatty Park makes swimming possible all year round and the perfect venue for kids parties.  Kids around Perth lists the water park as a great spot for birthday parties.

The Leisure centre is open 7 days a week and closed on some public holidays.  Guests at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre enjoy complimentary admission; simply see hotel reception.

Considering a family holiday to Perth?  Click here to see our hotel promotions and special deals for families.  And don’t forget Kids Stay & Eat Free at Holiday Inn!