Book Now: New IHG PointBreaks List

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IHG has just released their new PointBreaks list, so if you might be interested in making a booking, check out the list now.

IHG’s revamped PointBreaks promotion

Last year IHG revamped 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 had been gradually decreasing over the years, to the point that many of us didn’t even bother trying with the promotion anymore. It was great if you happened to be traveling to somewhere that had a PointBreaks hotel, but otherwise just wasn’t worth going out of your way for.

So IHG changed up their PointBreaks promotion, and now charges 5,000, 10,000, or 15,000 points per night through PointBreaks. IHG promised that they’d offer more and better hotels than in the past, though it’s questionable if that has actually happened.

The next PointBreaks list has just gone live, and is valid for stays through May 31, 2019. 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

Now that some PointBreaks 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. Personally, I don’t think this represents a very good deal.

Get a fourth night free with the IHG Premier Card

While this is a great promotion, there’s potentially a way to get even more value. Specifically, if you have the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card then you get the fourth night free on award redemptions, including on PointBreaks bookings.

Buy IHG points with a 75% bonus

If there’s an IHG hotel on the list that you’d get value out of but you don’t have enough IHG points, you can receive up to a 75% bonus when you purchase points by February 28, 2019. You can get a 100% bonus as long as you purchase at least 5,000 points in one transaction. This can be a good deal.

IHG’s new PointBreaks list

Below is IHG’s full PointBreaks list, though let me first note the five InterContinental hotels on the list, since these are often the most popular:


The InterContinental MSP is on the new list

Below is the full list of IHG hotels on the list.

5,000 point list

United States

Worldwide

10,000 point list

United States

ARIZONA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Havasu – London Bridge

CALIFORNIA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Ana – Orange County

CONNECTICUT
Holiday Inn Express Hartford South – Rocky Hill

FLORIDA
Candlewood Suites Miami Exec Airport – Kendall
Holiday Inn St Augustine – World Golf

GEORGIA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Commerce

INDIANA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marion

KANSAS
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chanute

KENTUCKY
Holiday Inn Express Horse Cave

LOUISIANA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Baton Rouge East
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chalmette – New Orleans S
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South

MASSACHUSETTS
Holiday Inn Express Springfield Downtown

MICHIGAN
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allen Park
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Rapids – Airport North
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kalamazoo West

MISSOURI
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Perryville I-55

NEW MEXICO
Crowne Plaza Albuquerque

OHIO
Hotel Indigo Cleveland-Beachwood
Holiday Inn & Suites Lima
Holiday Inn Express Columbus South – Obetz
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sunbury-Columbus Area

OKLAHOMA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Edmond
Candlewood Suites Oklahoma City – Bricktown

PENNSYLVANIA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Butler
Holiday Inn Express Exton – Great Valley
Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg East – Hershey Area
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Center Township

SOUTH CAROLINA
Staybridge Suites Charleston – Mount Pleasant

TENNESSEE
Candlewood Suites Nashville – Goodlettsville

TEXAS
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston Nw Beltway 8-West Road
Staybridge Suites Houston Willowbrook – Hwy 249
Staybridge Suites Houston – Humble Beltway 8 E
Staybridge Suites Lake Jackson
Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Angelo
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Weatherford
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Weslaco
Staybridge Suites Wichita Falls

Worldwide

ONTARIO, CANADA
Holiday Inn & Suites Oakville @ Bronte

SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Regina Downtown
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Saskatoon Centre
Staybridge Suites Saskatoon – University

COAHUILA, MEXICO
Holiday Inn Express Torreon

GUANAJUATO, MEXICO
Holiday Inn & Suites Leon Plaza Mayor
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Silao Aeropuerto – Terminal

GUERRERO, MEXICO
Holiday Inn Chilpancingo

JALISCO, MEXICO
Staybridge Suites Guadalajara Expo

NUEVO LEÓN, MEXICO
Crowne Plaza Monterrey Aeropuerto

PUEBLA, MEXICO
InterContinental Presidente Puebla

QUERETARO, MEXICO
Crowne Plaza Queretaro

SAN LUIS POTOSI , MEXICO
Staybridge Suites San Luis Potosi

VERACRUZ, MEXICO
Crowne Plaza Tuxpan

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Crowne Plaza Santo Domingo

EL SALVADOR
InterContinental San Salvador-Metrocentro Mall

BELGIUM
Holiday Inn Express Gent

ITALY
Holiday Inn Express Rome – East

RUSSIA
Holiday Inn Express Moscow – Khovrino

TURKEY
Holiday Inn Bursa – City Centre
Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Florya
Holiday Inn Istanbul – Tuzla Bay

ALGERIA
Holiday Inn Algiers – Cheraga Tower

LEBANON
Crowne Plaza Beirut

INDIA
Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini

JAPAN
ANA Crowne Plaza Nagasaki Gloverhill

PHILIPPINES
Holiday Inn Baguio City Centre

VIETNAM
Crowne Plaza West Hanoi

15,000 point list

United States

FLORIDA
Holiday Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach S-Harbourside
Staybridge Suites Miami International Airport

MASSACHUSETTS
Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham

MINNESOTA
InterContinental Minneapolis – St. Paul Airport

MISSISSIPPI
Hotel Indigo Hattiesburg

PENNSYLVANIA
Hotel Indigo Harrisburg – Hershey
Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh – Technology Center

SOUTH CAROLINA
Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant

SOUTH DAKOTA
Holiday Inn Spearfish-Convention Center

WASHINGTON
Staybridge Suites Seattle Downtown – Lake Union

Worldwide

ONTARIO, CANADA
Staybridge Suites Niagara-On-The-Lake

BULGARIA
InterContinental Sofia

FRANCE
Crowne Plaza Toulouse

GERMANY
Holiday Inn Express Hamburg City Centre

UNITED KINGDOM
Holiday Inn Express Inverness
Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith
Crowne Plaza Manchester – Oxford Road

SHANDONG, MAINLAND CHINA
Crowne Plaza Qingdaoorientalmoviemetropolis

THAILAND
Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road
InterContinental Pattaya Resort

Happy booking!

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Comments

  1. Call me cynical, but this promotion just seems like an exercise in filling up rooms in off-peak times in obscure second-rate hotels, and those undergoing disruptive building works during the promotion window (e.g. Hammersmith London Holiday Inn). And do they ever allocate the nicest rooms in the category, or those overlooking the loading dock etc which would be the least desirable?

  2. Weirdly, there are no PointBreaks nights available at the two Bangkok hotels. Anyone else facing this issue?

  3. This PointsBreak system is designed to find customers for their empty rooms of their remote hotels rather than reward their loyal customers.

    In my opinion, IHG and Marriott are among the worst hotel loyalty programs.

  4. @Matthew,
    I was only able to find March 4 thru March 8 at 15K….so if you’re going next week you’re all set. 😉

  5. Agree with @Ben K. A transparent attempt to fill up empty rooms at their underperforming and obscure hotels, nothing more. Not a whiff of actually rewarding their loyal base with a genuine reward at the popular hotels. Pretty pathetic really.

  6. I have always been wanting to get to Decatur, Texas, and see that legendary medical center. Maybe there’s even a drugstore nearby to visit. Wait a minute! This PointsBreaks list is something to build trips around! I could even drive over to Snyder and there must be something there. Thanks IHG!

  7. Ha ha. There is one in my neighborhood. Maybe I’ll take the kids swimming. LOL I have given up on these points breaks long ago. I have had some great redemptions with IHG at the regular points prices though.

  8. The y removed the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Ana – Orange County fro,m the PB list … Shady

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