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IHG Launches Co-branded Credit Card with China CITIC Bank

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InterContinental Hotels Group and China CITIC Bank have launched the IHG Rewards Club CITIC Co-branded Credit Card.

The dual currency UnionPay and MasterCard will offer three ratings Gold card, Platinum card and World card that directly correspond with IHGs Rewards Clubs Gold Elite, Platinum Elite and Platinum Elite with InterContinental Ambassador memberships.

Kenneth Macpherson, chief executive officer, IHG Greater China said, We are pleased to continue IHGs history of innovative industry leadership in the China market by partnering with CITIC Bank, Chinas pioneering financial brand. IHG owns the worlds largest and most popular hotel loyalty programme, and we are committed to providing preferred hotel services and the best value proposition to our over 74 million members around the world. This partnership strengthens our ability to deliver a more outstanding overall travel experience to our rewards members.

The new co-branded card is the worlds first credit card featuring IHGs brand portfolio and its recently refreshed IHG Rewards Club.

The co-branded credit card not only offers cardholders double points on their spending at IHG hotels worldwide, but also a 15% off best flexible rates at all 200 IHG hotels in Greater China including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn Express Hotels.

Partnering with IHG, the worlds and Chinas largest international hotel company, to launch the co-branded credit card is a strategic move for China CITIC Bank to better provide value-added services to our most discerning customers, and embark on our process of internationalisation. We believe this strategic partnership will create an unparalleled experience to our customers with diverse travel demands who expect a smooth and efficient card experience, said Jeffery Chen, President of Credit Card Centre, China CITIC Bank.

IHG, InterContinental Hotels Group, China, UnionPay, MasterCard

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