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IHG has just made 200+ hotels available with their new PointBreaks list, so if you might be interested in making a booking, check out the list now (especially as IHG hadn’t made a full review list available, so most of the list comes as a surprise to us).

IHG’s revamped PointBreaks promotion

A few days ago I wrote about how IHG is revamping their PointBreaks promotion. This is a promotion they’ve been offering on a quarterly basis for years, which allows you to book select hotels for just 5,000 points per night. Given that I value IHG points at ~0.5 cents each, that’s the equivalent of paying just ~$25 per night for a hotel room, which is a steal.

The issue is that the quality of the hotels on the lists has been gradually decreasing over the years, to the point that many of us don’t even bother trying with the promotion anymore. It’s great if you happen to be traveling to somewhere that has a PointBreaks hotel, but otherwise it’s just not worth going out of your way to stay at one, in my opinion.

IHG has announced that they’re changing up the PointBreaks promotion, and more specifically, hotels will cost 5,000, 10,000, or 15,000 points per night going forward. IHG is promising that they’ll offer more hotels than in the past, and presumably higher quality hotels as well.

The next PointBreaks list has just gone live, and is valid for stays through April 30, 2018. The better hotels tend to sell out pretty quickly (as there are capacity constraints), so you’ll want to book sooner rather than later.

You can also use Cash & Points this time around

In the past PointBreaks hotels cost 5,000 points per night, though now that some hotels cost 10,000 and 15,000 points per night, you can redeem part points and part cash for these bookings, to lower the price by 5,000 to 10,000 points per night. The price varies by property, but typically you can expect to pay about $50 to lower the cost by 5,000 points, and to pay $80 to lower the cost by 10,000 points.

Using the IHG credit card & buy points promo

While this is a great promotion, there are potentially two ways to get even more value out of it. Specifically, 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 would get you 500-1,500 points per night back for PointBreaks bookings.

Furthermore, if you need IHG points and don’t have them, IHG Rewards Club is selling points with a 75% bonus at the moment, which is an opportunity to buy points for just ~0.65 cents each. It could absolutely make sense to buy points for the purposes of a PointBreaks redemption.

IHG’s new PointBreaks list

Below is the full list of IHG hotels on the list. Before I share it, I should note that there are 10 InterContinental hotels on the list, including properties in Beirut, Cali, Caracas, Cartagena, Kiev, Medellin, Nairobi, Panama, Santa Domingo, and Sao Paulo. Not bad!

5,000 point list

United States 

Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conf Ctr
Holiday Inn Express Rolling Mdws-Schaumburg Area
Candlewood Suites Springfield

Candlewood Suites Tupelo North

Candlewood Suites Sidney

Holiday Inn Rochester NY – Downtown
Candlewood Suites Vestal – Binghamton

Candlewood Suites Wilson

Candlewood Suites Williamsport

Candlewood Suites Kenedy
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raymondville


10,000 point list

United States

Holiday Inn Express Atmore
Holiday Inn Guin

Holiday Inn Express Peoria North – Glendale

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bryant – Benton Area
Crowne Plaza Little Rock

Staybridge Suites Corona South

Crowne Plaza Danbury
Crowne Plaza Stamford

Crowne Plaza Wilmington North

Candlewood Suites Pensacola – University Area

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Sw – Peachtree City

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Morton Peoria Area
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago North Shore – Niles
Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook
Hotel Indigo Chicago-Vernon Hills

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Evansville North

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Northwood
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest

Holiday Inn Express Wichita South

Holiday Inn Alexandria – Downtown
Holiday Inn Covington
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lafayette North
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Baton Rouge -Port Allen
Candlewood Suites Slidell Northshore

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chestertown
Holiday Inn Express & Suites College Park-University Area

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Farmington Hills – Detroit
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Southgate – Detroit Area
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Three Rivers

Candlewood Suites Bemidji
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St. Cloud

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Magee

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Independence-Kansas City
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Maryville
Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Plains Southwest

Candlewood Suites Kearney
Staybridge Suites Omaha 80Th And Dodge

Crowne Plaza Nashua

Holiday Inn Express Bordentown – Trenton South
Crowne Plaza Edison
Crowne Plaza Saddle Brook

Crowne Plaza Albuquerque

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Batavia – Darien Lake
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kingston-Ulster
Holiday Inn Express Rochester – University Area

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh Ne – Medical Ctr Area
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilson-Downtown

Candlewood Suites Dickinson
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dickinson
Candlewood Suites Minot

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kent State University
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Medina
Holiday Inn Express Lordstown-Newton Falls/Warren
Holiday Inn Express Salem

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blackwell
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oklahoma City North
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oklahoma City North
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Stillwater – University Area
Crowne Plaza Tulsa – Southern Hills

Staybridge Suites Stroudsburg (East) Poconos
Holiday Inn Lansdale
Candlewood Suites Pittsburgh-Airport
Crowne Plaza Reading
Holiday Inn Express Wilkes Barre East

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Vermillion

Crowne Plaza Northwest-Brookhollow
Candlewood Suites San Angelo Tx
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites San Antonio Northwest

Holiday Inn South Jordan – Slc South
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Vernal – Dinosaurland

Staybridge Suites Chantilly Dulles Airport
Crowne Plaza Hampton-Marina
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlottesville – Ruckersville
Holiday Inn Express Quantico – Stafford

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham

Holiday Inn Riverton-Convention Center


Candlewood Suites Calgary Airport North
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Edmonton-International Airport

Crowne Plaza Barranquilla
Holiday Inn Bucaramanga Cacique
InterContinental Cali
InterContinental Medellin

Holiday Inn Express Panama Distrito Financiero

Staybridge Suites Irapuato
Staybridge Suites Silao

Holiday Inn Express Pachuca

Holiday Inn Dresden – City South

Holiday Inn Rome – Aurelia

Holiday Inn Aktau

Holiday Inn Ulaanbaatar

Crowne Plaza Moscow – World Trade Centre
Holiday Inn St. Petersburg – Moskovskye V.
Staybridge Suites St. Petersburg

Crowne Plaza Belgrade

Crowne Plaza Ankara
Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Florya

Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen City Centre
Holiday Inn Express London – Dartford
Holiday Inn Express London – Newbury Park
Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes
Holiday Inn Express St. Albans – M25, Jct.22

Crowne Plaza Zhongshan Xiaolan

Crowne Plaza Hangzhouonethousandislandlake

Holiday Inn Express Chennai Old Mahabalipuram Road
Crowne Plaza Kochi
Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport
Crowne Plaza Pune City Centre

Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali
Holiday Inn Cikarang Jababeka

Crowne Plaza Vientiane

Holiday Inn Resort Penang

Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee

Crowne Plaza West Hanoi Residences

InterContinental Nairobi

Crowne Plaza Beirut

Crowne Plaza Duqm

15,000 point list

United States

Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk

Holiday Inn Express Kansas City – Village West

Crowne Plaza Pittsfield-Berkshires
Holiday Inn Express Plainville – Foxboro Area

Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown
Holiday Inn Express North Bergen – Lincoln Tunnel

Holiday Inn Plattsburgh (Adirondack Area)
Crowne Plaza Syracuse
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Watertown-Thousand Islands

Staybridge Suites Fargo

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Erie (Summit Township)
Crowne Plaza Philadelphia – King Of Prussia
Holiday Inn Express Grove City (Outlet Center)
Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh East Liberty

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Rushmore/Keystone
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sioux Falls At Empire Mall
Holiday Inn Spearfish-Convention Center

Crowne Plaza Suites Arlington – Ballpark – Stadium
Hotel Indigo El Paso Downtown
Crowne Plaza Houston Near Reliant – Medical


Happy booking!

Are there any hotels on this IHG PointBreaks list that you plan on booking?

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  1. Good list but not anywhere that I’m going. Most notable:

    InterContinental Le Vendome Beirut and ICH Kiev are going for 15K points – so is Crowne Plaza Vientiane and many Latin American ICH properties.

  2. The most populous state in the country and only 1 points break hotel? Maybe the international offerings fare better, but man, this still seems like a big devaluation without any value added, especially since the entire IHG program just got devalued.

  3. An embarrassment to IHG. They are taking us all for chumps…and chumps we are if we a loyal to IHG. They have killed their program. Murdered it.

  4. See a lot of familiar locations from the prior lists at 5K. Now they’re 10K and 15K.

    PB just another sale now.

  5. As someone relatively new to points and miles (2-3 years), this sale seems pretty good, and a move in the right direct for InterContinental availability. It must be tough for folks who experienced amazingly good redemptions years ago to see a program trend from almost free toward a ‘sale’ but for those of us without that expectation this list offers some good options. Both spouses sign up for the IHG card, get a bucket of free points (for us 150k) plus two free nights anywhere at anniversary, and then IHG offers the opportunity to find a sale in different regions and different types of hotels on top of that. Not crap. Pretty darn good.

  6. Was able to snag the Intercontinental Miramar Panama for 15,000 points instead of the standard 30,000. It’s an older property but still looks very nice. With the IHG card it comes out to 13,500–a great value.

  7. In ~2 years I’ve been with IHG I never saw any great properties at 5k. I’d look at the list, shrug my shoulders, and move on. I can now see a handful of hotels I would be interested in even if 10k or 15k. That said my travel plans are not taking me to those locations in the next few months. The domestic offerings are AWFUL and at least for me, its easy to book short notice (within 3 month) domestic trip to go see a family member or friend, a concert, etc, vs booking less than 3 months out for an international trip. So I am torn because some of the international offerings look like a good value, but making those plans on short notice is tough. And the domestic offering is pathetic (as it was under the old plan) and those are the trips easier to book last minute.

  8. This IHG PointsBreaks program is a complete failure. They need to stop this or completely overhaul the program.

  9. How can I reserve a room with 10000 points? I went to the Holiday Inn Express : Aberdeen City Centre website, it says 25000, not 10000 points. Thank you for the help

  10. The Stay Bridge Suites St. Petersburg Russia is an awesome property. Very good subway access and awesome breakfast. Stayed there summer 2017 and booked the 2 bedroom for the same as the 1 bedroom at 25,000 pts. p/night. A good idea for points breaks or World Cup 2018. I had given up on using my points for 5,000 p/night and just use them where I’m going.

  11. I think the point that’s being missed for me is that super cheap 5k GOOD Hotels on Pointbreaks made up for the fact that IHG Rewards offers virtually nothing to their top tier elites compared to other loyalty programs. I regarded Pointbreaks as a “sop” to make it worth continuing with the brand. That has now gone – plenty of other programs offer “sales”.

  12. Meant to continue: Pointbreaks was the IHG USP.

    Judging by the lukewarm reaction on many blogs I fear they may have made a mistake as big as the one Hyatt made when it introduced “World of Hyatt”. If I stay 75 nights with one brand I expect some kind of reward.

  13. If IHG points are valued at $29 per 5000, then the “breaks” below amount to an increase in price over what is available with direct booking.

    Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport: 15,000 points ($71 if booked online today).

    Holiday Inn Express Chennai Old Mahabalipuram Road: 15,000 points ($37 if booked online today – laughable).

    Crowne Plaza Kochi: 15,000 points ($81 if booked online today).

    Crowne Plaza Pune City Centre: 15,000 points ($69 if booked online today).

    After perusing the actual list on, it seems that these hotels have already been removed. Were they booked up (I hope there aren’t that many suckers) or taken off because IHG was embarrassed?

  14. p.s. It looks like almost all of the IC’s are still on the list at (if they were booked up they would have been taken off) so my guess is IHG made a mistake listing the hotels in India at 15,000 points.

  15. Wonder if IHG could have screwed up in posting the list? I noticed the 10K list starts with Alabama, then Arizona, Arkansas, etc. Yet the 5K and 15K lists start with Illinois. Looks fishy.

  16. Really disappointed with the domestic choices. It was already lacking before; now it’s way worse. The 100K points I got from the credit card sign-up bonus is looking a little less sweet. I hope I can find some bookings to spend it on.

  17. …and now the hotels in India are back on the list BUT they have been downgraded from 15,000 to 10,000 points for a reward night (except in the case of the Holiday Inn Express Chennai Old Mahabalipuram Road, which has been downgraded to 5,000 points).

    So you might save anywhere from $12-22 on a hotel night (when valuing 5000 points at $29). I’ve got to say, there are much better uses for IHG points on full-price redemptions.

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