Could IHG finally be cutting one of the most popular ongoing hotel promotions out there? It would appear so…
IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks basics
Since 2008, IHG Rewards Club has more or less consistently been offering their PointBreaks promotion, on a quarterly basis at a minimum. With this, IHG has published a list of hotels that can be booked as reward nights at a significant discount:
- Historically PointBreaks hotels all cost 5,000 points per night
- In late 2018 IHG revamped the PointBreaks promotion, and with these changes PointBreaks hotels retail for either 5,000, 10,000, or 15,000 points per night
When PointBreaks was revamped, IHG claimed that they were doing so to be able to offer more hotels through the promotion, because when all PointBreaks hotels cost 5,000 points per night, the lists got progressively worse over time.
Is IHG discontinuing PointBreaks altogether?
IHG published their last PointBreaks list in late October 2019, and if history is any indicator, they should have published their latest list yesterday. That’s because they would usually publish it on the last Monday of January.
Historically they release some sort of preview of the new list and hype it prior to the launch, but that didn’t happen this time around. Not only that, but they didn’t publish the latest promotion yesterday.
LoyaltyLobby reached out to an IHG spokesperson, and was told the following:
We do not have a new IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks promotion planned currently. However, our guests can take advantage of our current offers, City Lights (advisory attached) and the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card promotion. We look forward to sharing more details on other promotions in the coming weeks.
It would appear that IHG may be discontinuing the PointBreaks promotion altogether. I’ll see if I can get some more info, though that’s what appears to be the case as of now.
IHG didn’t publish a new PointBreaks list as they usually would yesterday. It’s anyone’s guess if PointBreaks is just getting a bit of a break, or if IHG is discontinuing it permanently.
Based on the quote from a spokesperson, my inclination is that as of now the plan may be to get rid of PointBreaks for good. Why? Because it they didn’t, you’d think they would have said they’re not offering it temporarily, or something along those lines. But that’s not what they said.
That would certainly be a loss for the IHG Rewards Club program…