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I agree with their choice on car rentals, for the record, and was surprised to see IHG at the top o the hotel loyalty program awards.
Dear Klaus, I have seen the best in Intercontinental Hotels and the most humble in their Holiday Inns. We have an Intercontinental here in my hometown of Monterey, a lovely place that is fashioned as a 1930's style cannery on the outside but very contemporary on the inside.
IHG is a smaller brand and can focus on its loyalty program for a smaller audience.
I find that National Rental Car meets my needs and their Emerald Club is the best or me as a renter o cars virtually every day of the year.