One of the very best promotions in the hotel industry is IHG Rewards Club’s PointBreaks, whereby select hotels are available for just 5,000 points per night. Since IHG Rewards Club points can be indirectly purchased for 0.7 cents each, that’s like booking stays at certain hotels for just $35 per night.
I’ve just received word that the new IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks list will go live on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, and will be valid for stays through July 31, 2014.
- Crowne Plaza Hotel Bangkok- Lumpini Park, Thailand
- Crowne Plaza Johannesburg-The Rosebank, South Africa
- Hotel Indigo San Jose Forum, Costa Rica
- Holiday Inn Hotel Laval- Montreal, Canada
- Holiday Inn Hotel Frankfurt – Airport, Germany
- Staybridge Suites Guadalajara Expo, Mexico
As a reminder, IHG Rewards Club did update their PointBreaks terms (in a very reasonable way, in my opinion), earlier in the week to add the following:
Due to the limited availability, each member may only book two PointBreaks® Reward Nights reservations per hotel during the special offer time period. Offer and participating hotels are subject to change at any time, valid for booking through May 31, 2014. All other Reward Night terms and conditions apply. To view participating properties, simply click one of the regions below.
So while in the past a lot of people would just book dozens of separate reservations at a hotel and later decide which dates they wanted, now you’re more limited in what you can book. So you may want to look at your calendar before the list comes out next week.
On the plus side, maybe availability for the better properties will stick around longer than just a few hours.
Now that I’m living in hotels full time, I’ll be looking at the list with more interest than ever before.