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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 purchased for as little as 0.575 cents per point, that’s like booking stays at certain hotels for an incredible ~$29 per night.
IHG has just made their latest PointBreaks list available, valid for bookings and stays between October 31st, 2016 and January 31st, 2017. This is a preview list, so the individual hotels won’t be bookable until sometime on Monday, but it’s always worth perusing the list in advance, as desirable properties sell out of PointBreaks rooms quickly.
Keep in mind as well that IHG Rewards Club updated the terms of PointBreaks bookings in 2014, and you can only book two stays per hotel per promotion (however, the stays can be as long you’d like):
Due to the limited availability, each member may only book two PointBreaks® Reward Nights reservations per hotel during the special offer time period.
With that in mind, here’s the full list of properties participating in this round of PointBreaks:
Hotels in Asia and Australia:
- Crowne Plaza Kochi
- Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park
- Holiday Inn Express Chennai Mahindra World City
- Crowne Plaza Pune City Centre
Hotels in Africa and Middle East:
Hotels in South America:
Hotels in Latin America and Mexico:
- Holiday Inn Suites Leon Plaza Mayor
- Holiday Inn Cd. del Carmen
- Holiday Inn Express Mexico Aeropuerto
- Crowne Plaza Mexico Norte Tlalnepantla
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mexicali
- Staybridge Suites Puebla
Hotels in North America:
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Enterprise
- Candlewood Suites Huntsville – Research Park
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Birmingham NE – Trussville
- Staybridge Suites Rogers – Bentonville
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Morrilton
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bryant – Benton Area
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tehachapi Hwy 58/Mill St.
- Holiday Inn Express Oakdale
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Airport
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Aurora – Naperville
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bloomington – Normal
- Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Evansville North
- Holiday Inn Express Howe (Sturgis, Mi)
- Candlewood Suites Merrillville
- Holiday Inn Alexandria – Downtown
- Candlewood Suites Gonzales – Baton Rouge Area
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Morgan City – Tiger Island
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kingdom City
- Staybridge Suites Columbia-Hwy 63 & I-70
- Candlewood Suites St. Robert
- Candlewood Suites Greenville NC
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Greensboro-East
- Holiday Inn Express Plymouth
- Crowne Plaza Princeton – Conference Center
- Crowne Plaza Saddle Brook
- Crowne Plaza Monroe South Brunswick
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ashtabula-Geneva
- Hotel Indigo Cleveland-Beachwood
- Staybridge Suites Columbus-Dublin
- Holiday Inn Express Lordstown-Newton Falls/Warren
- Crowne Plaza Suites Pittsburgh South
- Candlewood Suites Grove City – Outlet Center
- Candlewood Suites Harrisburg
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alice
- Staybridge Suites Laredo International Airport
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bonham
- Staybridge Suites Chantilly Dulles Airport
- Candlewood Suites Ft Lee – Petersburg – Hopewell
- Candlewood Suites Richmond – West Broad
- Holiday Inn Express Neunkirchen
- Holiday Inn Dresden – Am Zwinger
- Holiday Inn Express Hamburg City Centre
- Holiday Inn Express Birmingham – Castle Bromwich
- Holiday Inn Express Cambridge-Duxford M11, Jct.10
- Holiday Inn Express Rotherham – North
- Holiday Inn Luton-South M1, Jct.9
- Holiday Inn Express St. Albans – M25, Jct.22
- Holiday Inn Express Kettering
- Holiday Inn Basildon
There are 127 hotels on the list this time. Typically the nicest properties are the InterContinental hotels, but I only see one in Cali, Colombia this go ’round.
Intercontinental Cali. Source: IHG
Otherwise, I’d take a look at the list of properties and see what might make sense for your upcoming travel. Even some of these less-aspirational hotels can be quite pricey, and through PointBreaks you’re only paying a fraction of what they’d otherwise cost.
Also keep in mind that if you have the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card you get a 10% refund on award redemptions, up to 100,000 points back each year. That means for the first million points you redeem each year you get a 10% discount, so you’d be paying an effective 4,500 points for each PointBreaks night.
Again, these rates aren’t bookable yet, so you have the weekend to plan out your travel, purchase IHG points if necessary (particularly given the 100% purchase bonus right now), etc.
Do you plan on booking any hotels on the new PointBreaks list?