New IHG PointBreaks Hotels Bookable for About $35 per Night
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) just released its newest batch of PointBreaks properties.
I consider PointBreaks one of the best deals on hotel stays, with award nights offered at the deeply discounted rate of 5,000 IHG Rewards points per night.
IHG brands include InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, and Staybridge Suites, among others.
I value IHG Rewards points at $0.007 each, so using 5,000 points is like spending $35 for a hotel night. A good deal for any IHG property; a fantastic deal for the luxury properties on the list.
As you’ll see in the full list below, there are quite a few upscale properties in this round. In the Central & South America region alone there are four InterContinentals and two Crowne Plazas.
I pulled up a random date for the InterContinental Cali. The cash rate is $469/night but, as you see below, the PointBreaks rate is only 5,000 points.
The full list can be found here, and I have pasted it in its entirety below for convenience. These properties are available at the discounted rate through September 30, 2014 (while supplies last).
Ways to acquire IHG points
If you’re short on points, I previously suggested ways to earn IHG Rewards points.
Additionally, IHG is currently running a promotion offering a 60% bonus when you buy points.
If you purchase 11,000 points, you’d pay $138 and receive 17,600 points including the bonus. Your cost would be $0.0078 per point ($138 ÷ 17,600). Buying points this way would enable booking a PointBreaks hotel for about $39/night ($0.0078 x 5,000).
Technically this offer is targeted, but it is widely targeted so if you’re a member just search your inbox for the email (mine came on July 25). If you’re not a member, it doesn’t hurt to sign up and see if you get the email (and if you don’t, call them to request).
With the co-branded credit card (described in this post) you also receive a 10% rebate on award redemptions, meaning your net cost is 4,500 points/night (about $35).
List of participating properties
Below is the full list. Award nights are capacity controlled and desirable properties go quickly so if you would like to snag one I would not dawdle.
Each member is limited to two PointBreaks reservations (of unlimited duration) per property. Once a property sells out of PointBreaks nights the 5,000-point rate will no longer display on the booking page.
CANDLEWOOD SUITES YUMA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES EL CENTRO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SAN DIEGO-LA MESA (SDSU AREA)
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES LINCOLN-
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES SACRAMENTO
NE CAL EXPO
HOLIDAY INN DANBURY-BETHEL @ I-84
CANDLEWOOD SUITES AUGUSTA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ATLANTA-CONYERS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MILLEDGEVILLE
STAYBRIDGE SUITES SAVANNAH AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES THOMASVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BEDFORD
STAYBRIDGE SUITES ELKHART NORTH
STAYBRIDGE SUITES FORT WAYNE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BLOOMINGTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES TELL CITY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ABILENE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES GARDEN CITY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS JUNCTION CITY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES LANSING-LEAVENWORTH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES LAWRENCE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES PITTSBURG
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BAD AXE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES CHARLOTTE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GAYLORD
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ROSEVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES SOUTH HAVEN
CANDLEWOOD SUITES DETROIT-SOUTHFIELD
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES THREE RIVERS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WIXOM
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES DICKINSON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ALBUQUERQUE-N.
BALLOON FSTA PK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES GRANTS – MILAN
STAYBRIDGE SUITES LAS CRUCES
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES LAS VEGAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SILVER CITY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES COOKEVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES CHATTANOOGA-
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS KNOXVILLE-STRAWBERRY PLAINS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES LENOIR CITY
HOLIDAY INN HOUSTON EAST-CHANNELVIEW
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES FALFURRIAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES KILGORE NORTH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES UVALDE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES WHARTON
CROWNE PLAZA BRATISLAVA
HOLIDAY INN VALENCIA
HOLIDAY INN BRENTWOOD M25, JCT.28
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BURTON UPON TRENT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CAMBRIDGE-DUXFORD M11, JCT.10
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NEWCASTLE – METRO CENTRE
HOLIDAY INN NORTHAMPTON
HOLIDAY INN PRESTON
HOLIDAY INN SLOUGH – WINDSOR
HOLIDAY INN WOKING
HOLIDAY INN RESORT BATAM
MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
HOLIDAY INN YANBU
HOLIDAY INN JOHANNESBURG – ROSEBANK
HOLIDAY INN HARARE
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
INTERCONTINENTAL REAL GUATEMALA
CROWNE PLAZA SAN PEDRO SULA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CD. DEL CARMEN
CROWNE PLAZA TOLUCA-LANCASTER
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES TOLUCA ZONA AEROPUERTO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GUADALAJARA AUTONOMA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS VILLAHERMOSA TABASCO 2000
CROWNE PLAZA NUEVO LAREDO
CROWNE PLAZA TUXPAN
HOLIDAY INN VERACRUZ CENTRO HISTORICO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES LANGLEY