Full Winter 2015 IHG PointBreaks List — Just 5K Points Per Night

IHG Rewards Club has announced that their winter 2015 PointBreaks list will go live tomorrow, Monday, October 26, 2015.

For those of you not familiar, IHG Rewards Club’s PointBreaks promotion is one of the best promotions in the hotel industry. Through this promotion, select hotels are available for just 5,000 points per night. That compares quite favorably to the standard cost of 10,000-50,000 points per night, depending on the type of property.

Furthermore, keep in mind that if you have the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card you receive a 10% refund on award nights, which could lower the cost to 4,500 IHG Rewards Club points per night.

Also, 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.

Anyway, while the fall 2015 IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks list is live for stays through October 31, 2015, IHG has just published their winter 2015 PointBreaks list. The new PointBreaks list will be valid for bookings and stays between October 26 and January 31, 2016.

IHG-Pointbreaks

The new list should become bookable sometime around mid-morning east coast time on Monday, October 26, 2015. The better hotels tend to sell out pretty quickly, so it pays to be quick. Also keep in mind that last year IHG Rewards Club updated the terms of PointBreaks bookings, and you can only book two stays per hotel per promotion:

Due to the limited availability, each member may only book two PointBreaks® Reward Nights reservations per hotel during the special offer time period.

Here’s a map IHG put together of the participating PointBreaks properties:

Here’s a full list of participating hotels:

Hotels in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East:

Hotels in Europe:

Belgium

Czech Republic

Finland

France

Germany

Italy

Lithuania

Poland

Russia

Slovakia

Spain

Turkey

United Kingdom

Hotels in the Americas:

Brazil

Canada

Columbia

Costa Rica

Guatemala

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

United States

Alabama

Arkansas

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Iowa

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Massachusetts

Maryland

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Mississippi

Montana

North Carolina

North Dakota

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

Nevada

New York

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Vermont

Washington

Wisconsin

West Virginia

Bottom line

With ~190 properties participating in this round of PointBreaks, it’s one of the more extensive lists out there. That being said, there aren’t many properties on the list which strike me as especially aspirational. The only InterContinental on the list is one in Egypt, which is also quite inexpensive when paying cash (not surprisingly).

InterContinental-Cairo

Still, if you happen to be traveling to a destination with a hotel on the list, it is seriously worth considering taking advantage of this offer, as 5,000 points per night is tough to beat.

Do you plan on making a booking at any of the winter 2015 PointBreaks properties?

Comments

  1. As a foreign Cairo resident, I am very pleased that InterCon Cairo Semiramis (finally?) is on IHG PB list. Not far from where I am living (prob. $1 by Cairo Uber). lol. Maybe it’d be better off that I rent out my place for half-month and live at the hotel instead? …. j/k ! For weekend getaway I usually choose InterCon Cairo Citystar (attached to the City’s most popular & upscale mall) over this InterCon on the Nile but personally I think this InterCon is a solid one (I stayed there for a couple of times / no problem at all to be upgraded to a Nile view room with Plat status). The City’s famous Thai restaurant and good Lebanese one within the hotel. It gets quite popular & pricy (over $1000 per night during this year’s Eid Al Ada) during the Arab/Gulf festive season, but most of time less expensive than more biz-oriented InterCon Citystar.

  2. One giant meh
    This is all these hotels are worth typically year round @ 5000 points per night
    The fact that they are higher in points doesn’t mean they are worth it
    They are all C minus locations. Hardly a sale IMHO
    Hotel companies try and get 200 dollars and up for crap in every city if they can get suckers to pay for it the same with points
    My guess is that over time with AirBNB the outrageous pricing of hotels may simmer back downwards
    Already home sharing is having an affect on hotel pricing during major events
    Hotel companies may need to have to offer promotions and price more fairly in the future as some leisure and business travelers are ready to seek other options
    Unless demand outstrips supply in some situations and then if that’s the case its simply shooting ducks in a barrel

  3. Kind of sad when the 2 best option on the list are Holiday Inn resorts in Bali and Hainan.

    Guess that 5K rather than 25K is not bad, but when the paid rates are in 80-95$ range it make you wonder if it’s worth it.

  4. Since the more popular locations can sell out within minutes it would be nice if IHG announced the start time. The last couple times it seems to have been around 11am e.s.t. but you have to keep checking the hotel to see when it drops to 5000 points.

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