Book Now: New IHG PointBreaks Hotels For Stays Through September 30, 2018

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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 (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

At the beginning of the 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 earlier this year, and more specifically, now charges 5,000, 10,000, or 15,000 points per night through PointBreaks. 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 September 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

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.

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 Premier Credit Card then you get the fourth night free on award redemptions, including on PointBreaks bookings.

Also, if you don’t have any IHG points it could make sense to buy them with up to a 100% bonus through a promotion they’re running right now. That’s an opportunity to acquire IHG points for as little as 0.5 cents each.

IHG’s new PointBreaks list

Below is the full list of IHG hotels on the list. As you can see, this time around there are only three InterContinentals on the list, in Al Khobar, Buenos Aires, and Doha. I can’t say I’m terribly impressed by this list, but I guess that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, since this is for stays over the summer.

5,000 point list

10,000 point list

United States

Staybridge Suites Little Rock – Medical Center

Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton
Holiday Inn Ontario Airport

Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Ctr
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Denver Tech Center-Englewood
Candlewood Suites Denver North – Thornton

Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown Area

Holiday Inn Express Defuniak Springs
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jacksonville – Blount Island
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Milton East I-10
Holiday Inn Orlando-International Airport
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Palatka Northwest
Holiday Inn Express Tallahassee – I-10 E
Holiday Inn Express Tampa N I-75 – University Area

Holiday Inn Express Crestwood
Holiday Inn & Suites Decatur-Forsyth
Crowne Plaza Lombard Downers Grove

Candlewood Suites Louisville North
Holiday Inn Indianapolis Downtown
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Indianapolis NW – Zionsville

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City

Holiday Inn Houma
Holiday Inn New Orleans Airport North

Staybridge Suites Benton Harbor – St. Joseph
Holiday Inn Muskegon-Harbor

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Coon Rapids-Blaine Area

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jackson/Pearl Intl Airport

Staybridge Suites Kansas City-Independence

Holiday Inn Express Las Vegas-Nellis

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Albany Airport – Wolf Road
Holiday Inn Express Cheektowaga North East
Candlewood Suites Watertown-Fort Drum

Hotel Indigo Raleigh Durham Airport At Rtp

Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn I-675

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ponca City
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tulsa West – Sand Springs

Holiday Inn Hillsboro

Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg Ne
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Harrisburg S – New Cumberland

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Warwick-Providence (Airport)

Staybridge Suites Greenville I-85 Woodruff Road

Holiday Inn & Suites Sioux Falls – Airport

Holiday Inn Las Colinas
Staybridge Suites Laredo International Airport
Holiday Inn & Suites Shenandoah
Holiday Inn Plano – The Colony

Holiday Inn Express Fredericksburg Southpoint
Holiday Inn Staunton Conference Center

Holiday Inn & Suites Bellingham
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lacey


15,000 point list

United States

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Athens
Hotel Indigo Orange Beach – Gulf Shores

Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles – LAX Airport
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marina – State Beach Area

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Denver Airport

Holiday Inn & Suites Orlando SW – Celebration Area
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nearest Universal Orlando

Holiday Inn Express & Suites South Portland

Crowne Plaza Annapolis

Holiday Inn Cape Cod-Falmouth
Crowne Plaza Boston – Newton

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Benton Harbor
Holiday Inn Express & Suites New Buffalo, MI

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Branson 76 Central

Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Long Branch – Eatontown

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chester-Monroe-Goshen
Holiday Inn Express Lynbrook – Rockville Centre
Crowne Plaza White Plains-Downtown

Crowne Plaza Columbus-Downtown

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Seaside-Convention Center

Holiday Inn Express Myrtle [email protected] Bch

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pigeon Forge/Near Dollywood

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Galveston West-Seawall
Hotel Indigo San Antonio-Riverwalk

Holiday Inn Express Hillsville
Crowne Plaza Virginia Beach Town Center


Holiday Inn & Suites Montreal Centre-ville Ouest

Holiday Inn Mexico Buenavista

InterContinental Buenos Aires

Holiday Inn Express Bogota – Parque La 93

Holiday Inn Paris – Montmartre
Crowne Plaza Paris – Charles de Gaulle

Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt City – Hauptbahnhof

Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre
Holiday Inn Brighton – Seafront
Crowne Plaza London – Heathrow

Crowne Plaza Nairobi

InterContinental Doha

InterContinental Al Khobar

Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha

Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley

Happy booking!

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

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  1. It is good to see a couple of Australian locations for a change. I booked Crowne Plaza Manila at 5,000 points plus $30.

  2. *yawn*

    Very underwhelming. Good if your travel brings you to the Middle east in the middle of summer, and sorry for you.

  3. So in August – September I’ll be doing a bit of traveling. Let’s see what we’ve got: Japan: one property. Hong Kong: zero properties. Vietnam: zero properties. Thailand: zero properties. Total for countries with combined population of several hundred million and IHG hotels in all major cities: one property.

  4. @Julian Intercontinental Buenos Aires.

    In Lucky’s preview post he stated the 4th night is free. I booked a couple weeks and it didn’t take off the 4th night. Is it a refunded once you stay?

  5. Is it just me or is the window shorter this time around compared to previous windows. normally the promotion would work on stays until the end of April for Q1, July for Q2, October for Q3 and January for Q4. Am I missing something here? Shouldn’t that be considered a devaluation?

  6. Very disappointing for me personally. We could always get a property in the Knoxville/Oak Ridge area along with southern Kentucky and southwest Virginia. We did this every spring and fall. Now, same as last quarter, none of these properties are on the list at any “price”. So glad I signed up for the IHG rewards card…NOT.

  7. Just got half off Holiday Inn Montreal Centre-ville Ouest (30k -> 15k per night), where we’d already booked for three nights. This round of points breaks works out pretty well for us, and it was easy for them to adjust our preexisting reservation over the phone.

  8. Is IHG kidding? For previous pointbreaks, the hotels I got were standard. No complaints.

    This time around, look at the list of hotels. I’ve stayed in some of these before, and they are the absolute dregs of the system. Just look at their reviews.

    Worst of all is probably that HI Dublin/Pleasanton (former Radisson). The only pointbreaks hotel in N. Calif. and I swear it is the worst HI I have ever stayed in.

    How worthless is IHG making their points? I no longer use my IHG credit card, even when staying at IHG properties!

  9. Croydon isn’t too bad if you want a bargain base for London. Whilst nit the best area it’s 15mins on extremely frequent trains to a choice of terminals from East Croydon snd has plenty of shopping and amenities in its own right. It’s also only 15mins to Gatwick Airport so night before a flight it’s a good option too

  10. This (IHG) loyalty program is getting worse and worse every quarter. It is sad to see once very flourishing program has turned into a crappy one due to the poor decisions from their higher management.

  11. Agree with others; pointsbreak is a shadow of what used to be a good promotion , when it had hundred of properties all at 5,000. I haven’t had a ‘hit’ for where I’m going/want to be for 3 years.
    IHG has some fans but I’m rapidly losing interest in it. The mainstream program is insufficiently rewarding during paid stays and the associated Ambassador deal for ICs is ok, but there aren’t enough ICs to make it really worthwhile (. Or, they are not as good/more expensive than other providers).
    They need to overhaul the whole program if they are to remain competitive.

  12. this is the reason why even though 100% sales on points with ihg, i’m not buying. Also, haven’t had a chance to use my remained 100k points with ihg in the last 12 months.

  13. While I’m not a huge IHG loyalist, I was happy to see one of the hotels I was scoping in the Chicago area for half price. Was able to book 3 nights there for our trip to drop DD off at college next month. ‘Course that means I still have points that aren’t worth very much to figure out how to use elsewhere but I’ll take that.

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