If you frequently stay with IHG Hotels, you are probably familiar with most of the brands of the program. However, have you ever heard of IHG Army Hotels? You may be surprised that IHG operates 74 IHG Army Hotels out of 41 US Army posts.
The army’s housing privatization program led to the creation of IHG Army Hotels, founded in 2009. IHG has renovated existing hotels and built new properties on army posts.
Here’s what you need to know about IHG Army hotels, including who can stay and what to expect during stays.
Who can stay at IHG Army hotels?
IHG Army Hotels are on Army posts, so only people who can access the posts can stay at these hotels. In general, IHG Army hotels offer:
- Active duty members and their families
- Ministry of Defense employees
- Military contractors
- Military retirees
Each publication defines its own conditions of access. As such, guests without Department of Defense IDs should check the post access contact list determine the conditions of access before their stay.
Many IHG Army hotels are either Candlewood Suites or Holiday Inn Express. Guests staying at IHG Army hotels will find the same benefits they would normally expect from these IHG brands.
Additionally, guests can enjoy the following benefits at all IHG Army hotels, regardless of brand:
- Free breakfast
- Weekly Social BBQ
- Local phone calls
- High Speed Internet Access
- Pet Friendly Rooms
Many IHG Army hotels also offer on-site shuttles, self-service laundry facilities, and a variety of sports equipment, board games, and DVDs that you can borrow from the front desk.
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Rate of pay
When staying at IHG Army hotels, you will earn 3 IHG One Rewards points per dollar spent. Based on Valuation of TPG of IHG One Rewards points at 0.5 cents each, this equates to a return of 1.5%. Note that this win rate is much lower than what you will get at most off-post IHG properties.
However, you can increase the number of IHG points you earn by paying for your stay with a cobrand IHG credit cardas the IHG One Rewards Premier Credit Card, IHG One Rewards Traveler Credit Card Or IHG One Rewards Premier Business Credit Card.
You can earn IHG One Rewards points at IHG Army hotels. However, you generally cannot redeem IHG points to these properties. Thus, you will usually need to redeem your IHG Points with IHG One Rewards Partners or for IHG remains out of post.
Currently, there are 74 IHG Army hotels across 41 posts. You can stay at most IHG Army hotels for recreation if you can access army posts. But you will generally stay in these properties because you have to visit a particular post.
Here are the current locations and number of IHG Army hotels at each post:
- Alabama: Fort Rucker (2) and Redstone Arsenal (1)
- Alaska: Fort Wainwright (1)
- Arizona: Fort Huachuca (2) and Yuma Proving Ground (2)
- California: Fort Hunter Liggett (1), RFTA Parks (1) and Presidio Of Monterey (1)
- Colorado: Fort Carson (1)
- District of Colombia: Myer-Henderson Hall Joint Base (1)
- Georgia: Fort Benning (2), Fort Gordon (2), Fort Stewart (1) and Hunter Army Airfield (2)
- Hawaii: Triple Army Medical/Fort Shafter (2)
- Kansas: Fort Leavenworth (2) and Fort Riley (2)
- Kentucky: Fort Campbell (1) and Fort Knox (4)
- Louisiana: Fort Polk (1)
- Maryland: Aberdeen Proving Ground (1) and Fort Meade (1)
- Missouri: Wood Fort Leonard (4)
- New Mexico: White Sands shooting range (1)
- new York: Fort Drum (1), Fort Hamilton (1) and West Point (2)
- North Carolina: Fort Bragg (2)
- Oklahoma: Fort Sill (3)
- Pennsylvania: Carlisle Barracks (1)
- Porto Rico: Fort Buchanan (1)
- Caroline from the south: Fort Jackson (4)
- Texas: Fort Bliss (2), Fort Hood (2) and Joint Base San Antonio (5)
- Utah: Dugway Proving Ground (1)
- Virginia: Fort Belvoir (2), Fort Lee (2) and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (1)
- Washington: Lewis-McChord Joint Base (4)
- Wisconsin: Fort McCoy (1)
IHG Military Discount
Even if there is no IHG Army Hotels at your destination, you can still save by staying with IHG.
U.S. government, state, and local personnel may use the government/military rate for additional savings when traveling on official business. Active duty military and veterans can book using the military appreciation recreation rate when traveling for personal reasons.
At the end of the line
IHG Army Hotels is a brand that most travelers may not realize. However, these hotels may offer eligible travelers an affordable and convenient option when visiting military posts.
So, if you have access to army posts, you may find IHG Army hotels useful for official and leisure stays.