Barclaycard and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) have launched the Priority Club Rewards Black Visa card, which offers loyalty club members more points on hotel stays and purchases which can be redeemed for free nights or a selection of other rewards.
Existing cardholders can instantly upgrade online. Black Visa cardholders can get double the amount of points compared to the standard Visa card, earning them four points for every £1 spent at IHG hotels and two points for every £1 spent elsewhere.
Cardholders will also earn a free night voucher valid at over 4,400 properties for each year they spend more than £10,000 on the card. Free nights can be redeemed from 10,000 points with luxury hotels such as Crowne Plaza or InterContinental available from 25,000 and 30,000 points respectively.
There are 60 million Priority Club Rewards members worldwide. Other rewards include air miles, high street shopping vouchers or experience days.
IHG’s director of partnership programmes Mark Shepherd explains: “Barclaycard has been genuinely passionate about our partnership from the start and our co-branded credit relationship continues to go from strength to strength.”
He added: “They recognise the importance of our brand and our goal to deepen the relationship with our membership base. They have helped us bring innovative, insightful solutions to our customers, like the launch of our Priority Club Rewards Black card.”
There is a £99 annual fee and the Priority Club Rewards Black Visa comes with 0% interest on balance transfers for the first 12 months with an APR of 39.7%. Those transferring balances will incur a 2.99% handling fee.