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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.
I’ve just been informed that IHG Rewards Club will be releasing the full list of new PointBreaks hotels tomorrow (Friday, January 27) at 12PM EST. At that point the new PointBreaks list can be found here, which will be valid for bookings and stays between January 30 and April 30, 2017 (though the better hotels tend to sell out pretty quickly).
They’ve provided a sampling of some of the 100+ hotels that will be on the list, including the following:
- Hotel Indigo Krakow – Old Town
- Holiday Inn Bangkok Silom
- InterContinental Real Santo Domingo
- Candlewood Suites Anaheim – Resort Area
- Crowne Plaza Tianjin Jinnan
- Holiday Inn Express Louisville Airport Expo Center
- Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport
Ultimately I find that PointBreaks can be a great deal if you were planning on traveling somewhere anyway, though for the most part the hotel selection isn’t as amazing as it was when the promotion was first offered a few years back.
Still, at only 5,000 points per night, these hotel stays really are a steal.
Keep in mind that if you have the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card, you get a 10% refund on points redemptions, for a refund of up to 100,000 points per year. That lowers the cost per award night for those with the card to 4,500 points, which is even better.
Arguably there are even better benefits to the card, including Platinum status for as long as you have the card, plus an annual free night certificate, valid at any IHG property in the world.