Sneak Peek: New IHG PointsBreaks List

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.

The hotels on the list will be available for booking starting Monday, November 24th, 2014, and will be valid for stays through Saturday, February 28, 2015.

Looking at the preview list there are roughly 175 hotels participating, and while the list could change prior to Monday, the properties involved continue to be really lackluster.

There are only two Intercontinental properties on the list — the InterContinental Presidente Merida in Mexico and the InterContinental The Palace Port Ghalib Resort in Egypt. The Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park is also on the list, and is a great option for a layover in Doha, though it’s not where I’d choose to stay if I were intending to visit Doha.

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Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park lobby

Here’s the full list:

Europe

Middle East & Africa

Asia

Mexico, Central, and South America

United States & Canada

Bottom line

This used to be my favorite promotion, and while these are still bargain rates it’s unfortunate that the general caliber and assortment of participating properties has diminished so much since it was first introduced.

There are still plenty of decent properties on the list, so I’d recommend taking a look prior to Monday, so that you can lock in a stay as soon as the list goes “live” in case a property interests you.

Comments

  1. The Port Ghalib IC is fabulous and an absolute steal, you should check it out Ben! I stayed in their pres. suite once, so did Beyoncé 🙂

  2. Port Ghalib IC at $35/night. Can you confirm that? Totally wouldn’t mind spending next weekend there!

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