New IHG PointBreaks list of 129 x 5,000 point hotels, book on Monday

Yesterday, IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) released a “preview” of the new list of PointBreaks redemptions.

These rooms are a fantastic deal.

All of the 129 hotels below will be available for just 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night from Monday, saving up to 25,000 points per night in some cases.

PointBreaks availability is very limited so book ASAP if you are interested, as soon as bookings open up on Monday. Bookings are refundable as with a standard reward reservation so there is nothing to lose.  IHG works on US time so I would not expect the offer to be available until mid-afternoon in the UK.

You can book via the IHG PointBreaks page here or via the standard booking page hereIf the PointBreaks page has not yet been updated, it does not necessarily mean that the special deals below will not already be bookable – do a search on the hotel you want to check.

You will be able to book these hotels for dates up to 30th April.

Hotel Indigo Krakow

You allowed a maximum of two bookings per individual hotel. Each booking can be for as many nights as you want.

Remember that if you attempt to amend your booking later by dropping a night or two the whole booking will reprice at the full rate.

This list is, frankly, not great.  My personal favourite is the Hotel Indigo in Krakow (photo above) which is brand new and has a great position in the old town.  If I had to pick one, I’d go for that.

However, as I always say, the world doesn’t work like that.  We all have our individual travel schedules for the next three months and – if any of these hotels prove suitable for your itinerary – you’ve got a great deal.

The list: (remember that you cannot book until early afternoon on Monday):

United Kingdom

  • Holiday Inn Express Antrim – M2, Jct.1
  • Holiday Inn Barnsley M1, Jct.37
  • Holiday Inn Darlington – A1 Scotch Corner
  • Holiday Inn Express Middlesbrough – Centre Square
  • Holiday Inn Northampton West M1, Jct 16

Europe

Belgium

  • Holiday Inn Express Gent

Czech Republic

  • Holiday Inn Prague Airport

France

  • Holiday Inn Calais – Coquelles

Germany

  • Holiday Inn Dresden – City South
  • Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport

Italy

  • Holiday Inn Nola – Naples Vulcano Buono

Macedonia

  • Holiday Inn Skopje

Poland

  • Hotel Indigo Krakow – Old Town

Russia

  • Holiday Inn Moscow – Seligerskaya
  • Holiday Inn Samara

Slovakia

  • Crowne Plaza Bratislava
  • Holiday Inn Trnava

Spain

  • Holiday Inn Express Madrid – Rivas

Asia & Australia

China

  • Holiday Inn Express Baoji City Centr
  • Holiday Inn Beijing Shijingshan Parkview
  • Crowne Plaza HangzhouOneThousandIslandLak
  • Holiday Inn Express Nantong Xingh
  • Crowne Plaza Tianjin Jinnan

India

  • Holiday Inn Amritsar Ranjit Avenu
  • Holiday Inn Express Chennai Old Mahabalipuram Road

Indonesia

  • Holiday Inn Express Jakarta Thamrin

Japan

  • ANA Crowne Plaza Ube

Thailand

  • Holiday Inn Bangkok Silom

Africa & Middle East

South Africa

  • Holiday Inn Sandton – Rivonia Road
  • Holiday Inn Express Pretoria – Sunnypark

Zimbabwe

  • Holiday Inn Bulawayo

South America

Argentina

  • Holiday Inn Rosario

Brazil

  • Holiday Inn Belo Horizonte Savassi

Colombia

  • Holiday Inn Bucaramanga Cacique
  • Holiday Inn Cucuta

Venezuela

  • Intercontinental Maracaibo
  • Mexico & Central America

Costa Rica

  • Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici Conference Center

Dominican Republic

  • Intercontinental Real Santo Domingo

Honduras

  • Crowne Plaza San Pedro Sula

Panama

  • Holiday Inn Panama Canal

Mexico

  • Staybridge Suites Chihuahua
  • Holiday Inn Express Saltillo Zona Aeropuerto
  • Holiday Inn Tuxtla Gutierrez
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Irapuato
  • Crowne Plaza Villahermosa

North America

Canada

Alberta

  • Staybridge Suites Calgary Airport
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Edmonton-International Airport

British Columbia

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Terrace

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Holiday Inn St. John’s Conference Centre

Ontario

  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites London

United States

Alabama

  • Candlewood Suites Birmingham/Homewood
  • Holiday Inn Guin
  • Holiday Inn Express Jasper

Arkansas

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites El Dorado
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pine Bluff
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Russellville

Arizona

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Globe
  • Candlewood Suites Nogales

California

  • Candlewood Suites Anaheim – Resort Area
  • Holiday Inn Express Calexico
  • Holiday Inn Victorville

Colorado

  • Holiday Inn Express La Junta
  • Candlewood Suites Parachute

Connecticut

  • Holiday Inn Danbury-Bethel @ I-84
  • Crowne Plaza Stamford

Florida

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Perry

Georgia

  • Candlewood Suites Macon

Idaho

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boise Airport

Illinois

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Morton Peoria Area
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rock Falls
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jacksonville

Indiana

  • Holiday Inn Express Kendallville
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tell City

Iowa

  • Candlewood Suites Waterloo- Cedar Falls

Kansas

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Garden City

Kentucky

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Garden City
  • Candlewood Suites Fort Campbell – Oak Grove
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pikeville

Louisiana

  • Candlewood Suites Denham Springs
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites New Iberia-Avery Island
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raceland – Highway 90

Maryland

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lexington Park-California

Massachusetts

  • Holiday Inn Express Providence-North Attleboro
  • Candlewood Suites West Springfield

Michigan

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dearborn SW – Detroit Area
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lansing-Dimondale
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Farmington Hills – Detroit

Minnesota

  • Candlewood Suites Bemidji
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Maple Grove NW Minneapolis-Arbor Lakes

Missouri

  • Candlewood Suites Columbia Hwy 63 & I-70
  • Holiday Inn Express Marshfield (Springfield Area)

Mississippi

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Corinth
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fulton
  • Holiday Inn Express McComb

North Carolina

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh NE – Medical Center Area
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Reidsville
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rockingham

North Dakota

  • Candlewood Suites Dickinson
  • Staybridge Suites Minot

Nebraska

  • Holiday Inn Express Kearney
  • Staybridge Suites Omaha West

New Jersey

  • Crowne Plaza Edison
  • Candlewood Suites Philadelphia – Mt. Laurel

New Mexico

  • Holiday Inn Express Albuquerque South – Belen
  • Candlewood Suites Roswell New Mexico

Nevada

  • Holiday Inn Express Fallon

New York

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ithaca
  • Holiday Inn Express Olean
  • Candlewood Suites Vestal – Binghamton

Ohio

  • Candlewood Suites Carrollton
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Medina
  • Holiday Inn Express Salem

Oklahoma

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blackwell
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites El Reno
  • Staybridge Suites Oklahoma City – Quail Springs

Pennsylvania

  • Holiday Inn Express Bentleyville
  • Staybridge Suites Stroudsburg (East) Pocono

Rhode Island

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Smithfield – Providence

South Carolina

  • Holiday Inn Anderson

Tennessee

  • Holiday Inn Express Athens
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Covington
  • Holiday Inn Express Memphis East I-240

Texas

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raymondville
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Shamrock North
  • Staybridge Suites Tomball
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Zapata

Utah

  • Holiday Inn South Jordan – Salt Lake City South

Virginia

  • Holiday Inn Norton

West Virginia

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Logan

Wisconsin

  • Holiday Inn Conference Ctr Marshfield

Wyoming

  • Candlewood Suites Sheridan

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Comments

  1. SydneySwan says:

    Very poor list. Yet again nothing in Australia and NZ. I haven’t managed to make a PointBreaks redemption since 2014. As I am spending several weeks in Ireland and UK in February and March I hoped I might be able to score a redemption this round but unfortunately I won’t be going close to any of the 5 UK hotels.

  2. I think part of the problem is that 5k points is now very low by comparison to the points some hotels are charging for normal redemption nights (you have hotels going for 60k at normal rates). I remember when 30k for an IC (which was the top end of the IHG table) made me wonder if it was a waste of points compared to a CP at 20/25k.

    However much the hotels are receiving from IHG for 5k points, in many cases I’m sure the hotel can offload their rooms (for a higher rate) via other sales and distribution channels. In some cases, I further wonder whether (despite it being a perishable product) 5k points is below the cost for them to fulfil the room – when you consider house keeping time, laundry time, wear and tear, mineral water, toiletries, breakfast (if applicable) – in many cases they might conclude it is better the room is not used (and we keep the capacity to potentially offload for more by other means).

    Pointbreaks are and should be a very popular options for many people.

    I think the solution might be to allow hotels more pointbreak price levels to choose from, 5k, 10k, 15k, etc. That way your 60k properties can still participate in their off seasons or when they are out of favour, but without coming all the way down to 5k.
    We might even start to see some city centre properties return.

    Hotels can then be promoted by IHG based upon the strength of their relative discount. (A 50k property coming down to 20k getting more promotion than a 15k going to 10k, etc).

    • The Real Garry says:

      I didn’t realise hotel room nights are ‘a perishable product’… 5k points works just fine. There’s always at least one or two good properties in the list. Also: the IHG programme is so poor in every other regard compared to its peers,it needs 5k Point Breaks.

      • Like airline seats, once the flight has flown or in this case the overnight has occurred, you are not going to get another chance to sell the same night. (Unlike a factory production line where you can hold the product for as long as you want.)

        I’m not saying get ride of 5k point breaks (if you read what I wrote you will see that).It clearly does not ‘work fine’ the number of quality properties appearing is a fraction of what it was years ago.
        I’m saying the programme would be better if it had the framework to allow more quality properties to discount more flexibly. You could still cut from 60k to 5k if you wished. I think most people would consider more opportunities to use your points at good rates would appeal. I think IHG would contend that more hotels clearing their inventory via IHG rather than hidden site discounting is a good thing, as is strengthening their IHG rewards club offering.

    • The hotel receives the same amount of money whether IHG charges 5000 points or 60000 points. This amount received depends on how full the hotel is that night.

      It isn’t the hotel that chooses the redemption levels AFAIK.

      As a Spire non-Amb, paying anything for an IC is a waste compared to a CP which will give you club access for nothing extra.

      • I’m sure the hotel decides if they participate in point breaks. Indeed, I can recall evidence that suggests this is the case. And I can’t see it working for either party in many situations if they don’t.

        Further, does that hold true – about amount received by hotel – when on a pointbreak redemption? I’m not certain it does.
        So, my point it a greater number of point break choices, may persuade more hotels to go on pointbreaks which should benefit all three parties.

        • David
          They don’t, though it is believed they can request it.

          Pointbreaks inventory is from the same pool as standard reward inventory. You cannot book full points price redemptions during the promoted period, until the PB rooms are gone.

          Hotel does not see how many points the room cost, that is your agreement with IHG and none of their business. They are paid a flat rate on a sliding scale which has been widely published on FT and which is very low, but they get a payday if reward stays are on a sold out (or nearly sold out) night as in this case they get a much larger price – something like 90% of ADR if memory serves.

          Reducing the redemption value to 5k is IHGs mechanism for stimulating bookings at the property, it isn’t different in that respect to accors happy Mondays, just a little more indirect

  3. Might be an easy way to earn status and hit the accelerate bonus (which would cover a lot of the points used)

    • Reward nights count for status, but not for earning. So you wouldn’t hit any accelerate bonuses unless you got a “earn when you redeem” or possibly a “cash and points” one

  4. I suspect everyone will be trying to book the Indigo in Krakow.

  5. Where’s Iggys points?
    http://adventcalendar.ihgrewardsclub.com
    (ie IHG Snowman advent calendar)

    Rob – I know you didn’t run it on HFPs, but would be grateful if you have got any contacts at IHG to chase this, I’ve submitted two claims for my missing 2500 points so far with no response. It’s a shame as was initially a light-hearted promo and could of been a good loyalty winner to promote the brand.

    Certainly puts me off considering the IHG Accelerate programming, hate companies making false promises & me chasing after the points.

    • Did you actually have any communication about those bonus points? I only read about it on LoyaltyLobby – there was no mention of it on the calendar website, as far as I can see. Wouldn’t be surprised if it was targeted – quite a lot of the offers on LL are useless for most people.

    • Anon – I did it religiously on our 2 accounts and like you get annoyed when the promotion date finishes and no points materialise. I did email IHG club rewards and obviously got someone helpful as they credited me the 2500 pts each as a goodwill gesture – but it shouldn’t be a goodwill gesture – they should post as a proper promotion.

      • I emailed yesterday and got the standard reply of we will get back to you. Still chasing points for a stay where i asked tor points rather than welcome drink . No sign of anything being recorded on my accelerate account. Somewhat fed up that IHG are so slow in getting accounts properly credited. Not sure the hassle is worth it,and, the recent points break is pants.
        Not a good start to my weekend!

        • I emailed this week about missing welcome pts from last weekend and got 300 credited straight away – I must be emailing the right people at the moment – although I have also emailed to ask when my big 125k birthday bonus will pay out – I am expecting the run around on that one!

          • I avoid IHG rewards club contact wherever possible as I find them obstructive and defensive at best.

            For missing welcome points I email the hotel concerned and they add them on immediately. They seems to be able to do this whereas issues with stays need to go to IHG rewards themselves.

            IHG IT seems to be much quicker these days with welcome points posting within a few hours (sometimes minutes) of checking in, and stays showing as pending the day or day after checkout.

          • Thats a mighty birthday bonus they’re offering @Liz and to be frank sounds a bit too good to be true! I was offered 4000 for a two night stay. I hope you get it but that sounds about double what people are being offered on their various accelerate targets…

          • I got 2 birthday offers on my IHG app – one for 1000 which they have posted twice and the other for a weekend stay within 90 days of my birthday which we did last weekend – I have photos of the offer as evidence – the offer seems to be the balance of my account on the date of my birthday which was 125102 pts – it’s still showing on my app messages – I had just bought 60k + 60k pts at the end of November!

    • Andrew H says:

      According to the Flyertalk thread, IHG have said there is a delay and are trying to get the points into people’s accounts by 31st January.

      • Thanks Andrea, will go look there, certainly discouraged from booking with IHG until the points are rewarded, I’m also chasing missing points from a stay in Nov…. :(

  6. Slightly off topic but may help some trying to meet accelerate targets.
    I had as target 1 weekend, 2 stays through IHG apps, 2 stays with corporate codes among others.
    Booked a sat night and a Sunday night separately through IHG app using corporate code, also paid for them separately at the hotel though never had to change any rooms, Now all 3 targets have been ticked as completed so it is possible to combine 2 IHG app stays and 1 weekend night target

  7. We have 20 of our 28 nights Rte66 trip booked with IHG – 20 of them are in May and 5 of them I could have switched out had the dates been right – bummer. I will try and book the Springfield MO one – the Jacksonville IL is pushing it a bit off our route so will pass on that one. So only 1 booking to save 10k – better than nothing I suppose.

    • Also in the process of writing to all the hotels asking for upgrades and free parking where applicable. First night in Chicago on a free night cert has been upgraded us to a suite and a couple of others have given us upgraded rooms so far. The St Louis hotel replied saying the city is holding its first Robotics championship the same time we are there so no upgrades available – the city will be full of thousands of kids from age 5 – 20 – that should be a fun few days!

      • Good plan to do that – hope you have a fantastic trip! :)

      • How does that work Liz? Is there a special reason you can ask for the upgrades and free parking? It’s the latter I’d particularly value with the unfavourable $/£ fx rate at present. And if you are emailing each directly, are the em addresses easily found on their websites? TIA

        • Once you have booked you can go in to your reservations in the Manage your account page – click on the link to the hotel and it will open the website to hotel – from there there will be an email link direct to the hotel. I always find by the time you check in in the USA there are no upgrades available so I have started emailing and asking beforehand – some do it and some say you need to wait to,check in – some don’t reply – but we managed a few last year and so far this year for our trip. Also last year at the CP in Houston we got free parking for being Spire Elite which I had never had before – saved quite a lot of money – so where there is a parking fee I am asking if this is free for Elite members. Just said it was a retirement trip for my hubby and we are on a 28 day trip/adventure! If you don’t ask ….

  8. one of my accelerate targets is a weekend stay. Will it be valid if i do a weekend using pointsbreak?

  9. And the regions complain HFP is London centric! Well you can fill your boots with Barnsley and Middlesborough :-)

  10. Long live Pointsbreak!

    Currently reading this from
    The Crowne Plaza In Kathmandu at 5000 points per night )

  11. Crowne plaza Bratislava looks a good option from that list. Decent hotel in a lovely city.

  12. Dear all, If you book under these pointsbreaks – are the points refundable?

  13. Scottydogg says:

    I was hoping a Hong Kong hotel might be in this list , but sadly not

    • I don’t think a Hong Kong hotel will ever be on the list again, as long as pointsbreaks are 5k a night. That said, I suspect within a year they will go up to 7.5k or 10k, so maybe then.

  14. I hope to try the Indigo in Krakow which looks a nice hotel. The HI at Prague Airport is a well managed property, well located for both the airport and town. Staff are very friendly and helpful. This is not a great redemption offer even at 5000 points but if you need to be in Prague it is well worth it. They are very generous on upgrades even for award nights.

  15. What time do the bookings open on Monday, does anyone know?

    • The rooms drop into the reservation system around 2pm. They may be bookable at 5k even though the PB promo page has not been updated with the new list. If you are very keen on a certain hotel just try booking every 10 minutes or so from 1pm.

  16. Has this already started? So many hotels from the list are not showing on the page now.