InterContinental Hotels Group announced a multi-year agreement with MasterCard to be the exclusive payment network for its hotel loyalty rewards consumer credit card portfolio in the U.S.

"MasterCard's global data analytics will enhance our ability to develop our co-branded credit card portfolio further through an insight driven approach," says Steven Sickel, senior vice president of distribution relationship marketing at IHG, in a Jan. 30 press release. "Both of our customer bases will benefit from the innovative global marketing and enhanced loyalty campaigns that we will work to develop."

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