Has anyone else notice that IHG hotels (HI and HIE) are now giving out 500 bonus points as a welcome gift to platinum members? My last two stays (last week) both had the front desk during check in offer me a snack and bottle water or 500 bonus points. Well I took the points both times and by the time I got to my room and turned on the computer they had already posted to my account. Feb 2, 2014|Other| Welcome Bonus Points - Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites BOSTON GARDEN |500 pts. Jan 30, 2014|Other| Hotel Promotion Bonus Points - Holiday Inn Welcome |500 pts.