New IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks List Coming May 27, 2014

One of the very best promotions in the hotel industry is IHG Rewards Club’s PointBreaks, whereby select hotels are available for just 5,000 points per night. Since IHG Rewards Club points can be indirectly purchased for 0.7 cents each, that’s like booking stays at certain hotels for just $35 per night.

I’ve just received word that the new IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks list will go live on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, and will be valid for stays through July 31, 2014.

I don’t have the full list of properties, though there will apparently be more than 150 of them, and here’s a “sampling:”
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Bangkok- Lumpini Park, Thailand
  • Crowne Plaza Johannesburg-The Rosebank, South Africa
  • Hotel Indigo San Jose Forum, Costa Rica
  • Holiday Inn Hotel Laval- Montreal, Canada
  • Holiday Inn Hotel Frankfurt – Airport, Germany
  • Staybridge Suites Guadalajara Expo, Mexico

As a reminder, IHG Rewards Club did update their PointBreaks terms (in a very reasonable way, in my opinion), earlier in the week to add the following:

Due to the limited availability, each member may only book two PointBreaks® Reward Nights reservations per hotel during the special offer time period. Offer and participating hotels are subject to change at any time, valid for booking through May 31, 2014. All other Reward Night terms and conditions apply. To view participating properties, simply click one of the regions below.

So while in the past a lot of people would just book dozens of separate reservations at a hotel and later decide which dates they wanted, now you’re more limited in what you can book. So you may want to look at your calendar before the list comes out next week.

On the plus side, maybe availability for the better properties will stick around longer than just a few hours.

Now that I’m living in hotels full time, I’ll be looking at the list with more interest than ever before.


  1. Hey Lucky,

    Thanks for the heads up. Usually you guys post this on Wed/Thurs and the full list is released Friday for booking on the following Monday.

    Is it a day late this time because of the holiday? Do you know when the full list will be released?

  2. @ Justin — I suspect it’s launching on a Tuesday because of the holiday weekend. In the event that they share the full list (which I think they may) I’ll post it right away.

  3. Thanks! I’ll be waiting!

    I find it strange there’s another in San Jose, Costa Rica. We just used Point Breaks at the Holiday Inn San Jose two weeks ago.

    Excited about Montreal. We live in NY and have been waiting for a Point Breaks there.

  4. I think you should pick 5 points break properties and let your readers vote where you’ll live during July. It would make things interesting and you might end up living at a Holiday Inn in Vermillion, SD.

  5. First time considering ihg breaks: can you tell me if stays must be within a couple of months or can I make reservation w/pbreaks for later in the year?
    Thx for your help, site is favorited/bookmarked!

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