InterContinental Hotels Group’s guest loyalty program, Priority Club Rewards, recently held the “Any Hotel, Anywhere (AHA)” Sweepstakes, which celebrated their newest award option that allowed members to redeem their points at virtually any hotel in the world, even a rivals’ property. The sweepstakes was won by Gary Ford, an Army veteran and retired firefighter from Pacific City, Ore., and earned him $25,000 to stay at virtually any property in the world, plus round-trip airfare and $15,000 to pay the taxes on the winnings. Gary and his wife, Pearl (a homemaker and retired dental assistant), plan to split the $25,000 into two different international trips, one of which will celebrate their 40th anniversary. They also plan to take their three grown children with them. Yes, even the good guys can win one, once and a while. Congrats, Gary, and please know we are all extremely jealous of you.