Last year, thanks to a mix of stays and credit card spend, I earned over 75k elite qualifying IHG points. Just before December, my account progress bar showed me as Spire on points. Yesterday, when logging into my account, I was therefore rather surprised to find it showing me as only Platinum! I dropped them an email, but other than an auto-responder, didn't hear back. So, today, I rang up. After not too long on hold, I got through to someone who greeted me as only a Platinum member, then after I explained went off to check. Apparently IHG are having some IT issues at the moment, and a non-zero number of people have been set to the wrong status level! During the call, I got my status fixed back to Spire (it showed as soon as I logged out and back in again), and I was able to pick my Spire Choice 25k points. Not sure if it was fixed in time for tonight's IHG hotel to see the right status though... Go check your IHG accounts, and phone rather than email if it's wrong!