The most recent IHG Rewards Club’s PointBreaks preview was just posted in the IHG forum. The hotels on the list will be available for booking starting Monday, July 28, 2014, and will be valid for stays through Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
IHG Rewards Club’s PointBreaks is traditionally one of the best promotions in the hotel industry. Through this promotion, 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.
Looking at the preview list there are (as usual) over 150 hotels, and while the list could technically change prior to Monday, the properties involved are pretty lackluster.
The most recent round of PointBreaks was probably the worst I’d ever seen, so it’s nice to see at least a handful of Intercontinental Hotels included this time around:
Romania – Intercontinental Bucharest
Colombia – Intercontinental Cali
Costa Rica – Intercontinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall
Guatemala – Intercontinental Real Guatemala
Panama – Intercontinental Miramar Panama
The Intercontinental Bucharest typically requires 25,000 IHG Rewards points per night
Disappointing to not see better hotels included, but at the end of the day paying just $35 a night for hotels is certainly not a bad deal.
As a reminder, IHG Rewards Club did update their PointBreaks terms (in a very reasonable way, in my opinion), earlier in the year 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.
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.
I’ll post an update on Monday once the promotion is live, along with a full list of the participating properties!