Yesterday, IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) released a “preview” of the new list of PointBreaks redemptions via its private online community.
All of these hotels are available for just 5,000 Priority Club points per night – saving up to 45,000 points on InterContinental redemptions.
(Remember that you can currently earn over 30,000 points from a super-cheap one night stay at your local Holiday Inn Express, using the codes I have been publishing recently. Imagine turning that into six free nights at the InterContinental Tahiti! This is the power of this hobby when you really get it working for you.
You can also get 40,000 IHG points by signing up for their £99 credit card via this link. You also get Platinum status with IHG as an unadvertised benefit, so the 8 x 5,000 point nights you get with your bonus may even get upgraded!)
PointBreaks availability is very limited so book ASAP if you are interested, as soon as bookings open up TOMORROW, 1st November. Bookings are refundable as with a standard reward reservation. You can book via this page.
Book each night as a separate reservation if your plans are not firm, as any change to your booking will result in it being repriced. For example, if you want a Friday to Monday stay but it later turns out that you can’t get there until Saturday, you CANNOT simply cancel the Friday night. This would result in a repricing at the full rate (up to 10x higher!). And not arriving until the Saturday would see your reservation already cancelled for a ‘no show’ on Friday. Booking each night separately avoids this.
You will be able to book these hotels for dates up to January 31st.
The preview list is available below.
Note that the full United States list will not be available until the promotion goes live.
What do I recommend?
There are some pretty good options on this list, to put it mildly, although unfortunately the deals get better the further away from the UK you go!
InterContinental Tahiti – reduced by 95% to 5,000 points per night – is clearly a deal. There are also a lot of China properties, including an InterContinental in Shanghai and a central Crowne Plaza in Pudong, Shanghai.
In Europe, a Holiday Inn Express in Paris won’t be luxury but for 5,000 points can’t be beat. Crowne Plaza Prague should be OK, although a little out of the centre I believe.
In South Africa, the InterContinental in Sandton / Jo’burg should still be very nice – I stayed there once many years ago. And, of course, you’re heading into the Summer there.
The Crowne Plaza in Muscat (Oman) and a Holiday Inn Express on the beach in Phuket, Thailand may also be of interest.
Holiday Inn Brussels Airport
Holiday Inn Express Gent
Crowne Plaza Prague
Holiday Inn Paris-Marne La Vallee
Holiday Inn Express Saint-Nazaire
Holiday Inn Zwickau
Holiday Inn Frankfut Airport-Neu-Isenburg
Crowne Plaza Padova
Holiday Inn Express Arnhem
Holiday Inn Express Warsaw Airport
Holiday Inn Madrid-Las Tablas
Holiday Inn Madrid-Calle Alcala
Holiday Inn Express Bilbao
Holiday Inn Express Madrid-San Sebastian D/L Reyes
Holiday Inn Express Istanbul-Altunizade
Crowne Plaza Liverpool-John Lennon Airport
Holiday Inn Express Birmingham-Star City
Holiday Inn Ashford-North A20
Holiday Inn Birmingham M6, JCT. 7
Holiday Inn Express Liverpool-John Lennon Airport
Holiday Inn Peterborough-West
Holiday Inn Express Nuneaton
Middle East & Africa
InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers
Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga
Crowne Plaza Muscat
Crowne Plaza Madinah
People’s Republic of China
Holiday Inn Express Shenyang Golden Corridor
Hotel Indigo Tianjin Haihe
Crowne Plaza Zhenjiang
Crowne Plaza Xishuangbanna
Crowne Plaza Lanzhou
InterContinental Shanghai Rujin
Hotel Indigo Xiamen Harbour
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Xiayang Lake
Crowne Plaza Tianjin Jinnan
Crowne Plaza City Centre Changsha
Crowne Plaza Jinan City Centre
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong
Holiday Inn Express Hefei South
InterContinental Resort Tahiti
Crowne Plaza Kochi
Crowne Plaza Bengaluru Electronics City
Crowne Plaza Nagasaki Gloverhill
Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central
Holiday Inn Express Timmins
Holiday Inn Express Pembroke
Holiday Inn Express Woodstock South
Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel & Conf Center
Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo Conf. Center
Holiday Inn Toronto-Mississauga
United States (will be 143 hotels in total)
Holiday Inn Salem Roanoke (VA)
Holiday Inn Express Tacoma (WA)
Staybridge Suites San Antonio Sea World (TX)
Holiday Inn Express Knoxville West (TN)
Candlewood Suites Harrisburg-Hershey (PA)
Crowne Plaza Charlotte (NC)
Candlewood Suites Indianaplis E. (Indiana)
Holiday Inn Chicago NW Crystal Lake (IL)
Hotel Indigo College Park (GA)
Holiday Inn Express Colorado Springs-First & Main (CO)
Holiday Inn Santa Fe, Argentina
Holiday Inn Express Concepcion
Holiday Inn Express Medellin
Holiday Inn Guayaquil Airport
Crowne Plaza Panama
Holiday Inn Express Queretaro
Hotel Indigo Veracruz Boca Rel Rio
Holiday Inn Express CD. Del Carmen
Holiday Inn Morelia
Crowne Plaza Acapulco
Holiday Inn Express Tolucia Galerias Metepec
Holiday Inn Acapulco La Isla