Earlier today I wrote about Priority Club’s latest PointBreaks list being unveiled, and I wanted to mention a few “gems” (aka InterContinental hotels) on the list, now that they’ve actually updated the pricing of the PointBreaks hotels. This is one of the better lists I’ve seen in a while. Once again, through PointBreaks, select Priority Club hotels are available for 5,000 points per night, as opposed to the usual cost of 10,000-50,000 points per night. It’s also worth noting up front that as a rule, Priority Club doesn’t honor elite benefits on award stays. They’re the only major brand that doesn’t do so, and frankly they don’t really seem to care in that regard.
Some of the better hotels on the list include the following:
Note: If you’re vacationing in Tahiti/Bora Bora this probably isn’t the hotel you’ll want to spend all your time at since there are nicer resorts, though it’s certainly a nice stopover point, or place to relax for a few days that’s a bit more affordable.
Note: This hotel is now 50,000 points per night (though way overpriced at that), so this is 90% off.
Note: I’m going to Shanghai very soon and sorely tempted to cancel my reservation at the Park Hyatt Shanghai and save $300+ per night, but apparently the InterContinental Shanghai Puxi doesn’t honor elite benefits on award stays. What would you do for a four night stay? Spend $300/night for a suite in the incredible Park Hyatt Shanghai, or “rough it” for 5,000 points per night at the InterContinental?
Anyway, there are some pretty good deals to be had here, assuming you can commit quickly. Keep in mind that PointBreaks stays are fully refundable, so you’re always better off locking in something now and canceling it later.