PointBreaks is one of the most lucrative promotions in the hotel industry. IHG Rewards Club usually offers the promotion every few months, whereby select hotels are available for just 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night.
Anyway, I’ve just been informed that a new PointBreaks list will be posted on Monday, March 24 for bookings and stays from March 24 to May 31, 2014 (subject to availability). Each Reward Night at these participating hotels will be only 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points during the above mentioned dates.
Here is a sampling of the 150 properties that will be featured:
- InterContinental Hotel – Marine Drive Mumbai, India
- InterContinental Hotel – Medellin, Colombia
- Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Zhongguancun, China
- Holiday Inn Hotel San Diego – North Miramar, California, U.S.
- Holiday Inn Express Madrid – Alcorcon, Spain
- Staybridge Suites Salt Lake – West Valley City, Utah, U.S.
- Candlewood Suites Elmira Horseheads, New York, U.S.
I typically only care about the InterContinental properties, though given that I’ll soon be experimenting with staying in hotels full-time that certainly makes less “aspirational” hotels more compelling, so I’m excited to see the full list.
I’ll certainly post again once the list goes “live.” IHG typically posts a sneak peek of the full property list to their IHG Rewards Club online community, so I’d look for that tomorrow.
Some of the most popular properties tend to sell out pretty quickly, so it pays to be ready to book once the promotion becomes available. Some of the less popular hotels stay on the list until the expiration date, while some sell out within a day or so. Since most IHG Rewards Club reward bookings are refundable, I generally recommend booking any stays you think you may make, as you can always cancel them later.
For context, the last PointBreaks list was published on January 7, 2014.