IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and Mr and Mrs Smith, a travel club and boutique hotel specialist, have announced an exclusive loyalty partnership. Beginning early in 2020, IHG Rewards Club members will be able to earn and redeem points at over 500 Mr & Mrs Smith locations when booking though IHG’s direct channels (including IHG.com and the IHG mobile app).

The arrangement will more than double the number of luxury and boutique hotels from which members can choose, complementing IHG’s luxury and boutique portfolio, which includes Six Senses, Regent, InterContinental, Kimpton and Hotel Indigo. Founded in 2003, Mr & Mrs Smith calls itself a “travel club for hotel lovers,” offering a collection of more than 1,200 boutique and luxury properties in over 80 countries. The partnership gives IHG’s members more choice in where to go, with the addition of Mr & Mrs Smith properties in 14 countries where IHG doesn’t currently have properties.