Now Bookable: 100 IHG Hotels For Just 5,000 Points Per Night!

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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. I value IHG points at ~0.5 cents each, so to me that’s the equivalent of booking a hotel stay for ~$25 per night.

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The Crowne Plaza Vilnius is available for just 5,000 points per night

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.

IHG’s newest round of PointBreaks hotels is now bookable at the below links (we shared the list on Friday before it became bookable), valid for bookings and stays between April 24 and July 31, 2017. There are 100 hotels participating in this round of PointBreaks, and as of now they’re actually bookable. On the plus side, this is for travel over peak summer dates, which I imagine will interest many. Unfortunately this list is also sort of depressing, so the number of good options are very limited.

Keep in mind that each member can only book two PointBreaks reward night reservations per hotel per promotion period. Those stays can be for as long as you’d like, but you are limited to two reservations. Furthermore, keep in mind that the better hotels tend to book out quickly.

With that in mind, here’s the full list of properties participating in this round of PointBreaks:

Hotels in Asia:

PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

INDONESIA

JAPAN

MALAYSIA

THAILAND

Hotels in Africa:

SOUTH AFRICA

Hotels in Australia:

BRISBANE

Hotels in South America:

BRAZIL

Hotels in Latin America and Mexico:

PANAMA

MEXICO

Guanajuato

Nuevo León

Oaxaca

Querétaro

Sonora

Veracruz

Hotels in North America:

CANADA

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Quebec

Saskatchewan

UNITED STATES
Alabama

Arkansas

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Michigan

Missouri

North Carolina

North Dakota

Nebraska

New Jersey

New York

Ohio

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Hotels in Europe:

CZECH REPUBLIC

FINLAND

FRANCE

GERMANY

HUNGARY

ITALY

LITHUANIA

POLAND

PORTUGAL

RUSSIA

SPAIN

UNITED KINGDOM

Bottom line

5,000 points per night for a hotel stay is a ridiculously good deal, so if you happen to have travel plans that take you to one of the above cities, I’d seriously consider taking advantage of this promotion. As usual, the you can get an even better value if you have the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card, as you get a refund of 500 points per night on these bookings. On the plus side, this is for travel over peak summer dates, though that also means the list isn’t very good — there’s not a single InterContinental or Hotel Indigo on the list.

If any of these hotels interest you I’d recommend booking sooner rather than later, as availability for the better properties usually disappears pretty quickly. You can always cancel the stay after booking, assuming you’re not within the cancellation deadline.

Do you plan on booking any hotels on the new PointBreaks list?

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Comments

  1. @ Ben Holz — The purpose of this post is to indicate that the hotels are now bookable, which they weren’t before. Many of the hotels book out very quickly, which is why I posted as soon as it was live.

  2. I feel like an alternate title for this promotion could be “Here is a list of 100 very sad hotels that you have no desire to stay at.”

  3. Very sad hotels are sometimes unavoidable (because that’s all there is at a location you need to visit), and if you have to stay in one, it’s far better to pay 5,000 IHG points/night than $120/night.

    I’ve taken advantage of this promo before, and suspect I will again.

  4. Thanks, Lucky. Just so happens I will travel to Vilnius next month and just booked two nights for 10,000 points.

  5. Just booked two nights at Vilnius for May.

    Unfortunately, unlike regular award booking, breakfast isn’t included.

  6. Dose anyone having issues booking these new hotels? I tried to book the Holiday Express Inns and Suites in Houston NW – Cypress and could not get the pricing of 5000 points to come up. When I went to their website for the list, it still have the old Pointsbreak list. Any suggestion?

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