BOOK FROM 2pm TODAY: new list of 5,000 points per night IHG PointBreaks with a New York option

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The latest batch of IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) PointBreaks redemptions will be open for booking this afternoon.  It is usually about 2pm.

I usually preview these redemptions a couple of days before they become bookable but this time the list appeared too late.  This is not a preview article – they are bookable TODAY!

These rooms are a fantastic deal.

All of the 170 hotels below will be available for just 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night from this afternoon, saving up 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 this afternoon. 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 today 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.

IHG Rewards Club wide 2

Under the new PointBreaks rule, 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.

It is a rather eclectic list this time with no InterContinental properties.  The Crowne Plaza in Vilnius is back and there is the usual scattering of UK hotels.  The Dusseldorf hotel may also be worth a look.

If you are heading to New York, consider the Holiday Inn Staten Island.  This appears to be a new hotel which has a free shuttle bus to the Staten Island ferry into New York City.

The list: (remember that you cannot book until around 2pm today):

United Kingdom

  • Crowne Plaza Aberdeen Airport
  • Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre
  • Holiday Inn Express Bradford City Centre
  • Holiday Inn Ipswich
  • Holiday Inn Express Leigh – Sports Village
  • Holiday Inn London – Luton Airport
  • Holiday Inn Preston
  • Holiday Inn Express Wakefield

Europe

Belgium

  • Holiday Inn Express Gent

Finland

  • Holiday Inn Helsinki – West Ruoholahti

France

  • Holiday Inn Express Amiens
  • Holiday Inn Strasbourg –Illkirch

Germany

  • Holiday Inn Dresden – City South
  • Holiday Inn Express Dusseldorf – City

Italy

  • Holiday Inn Express Foligno
  • Holiday Inn Naples

Lithuania

  • Crowne Plaza Vilnius

Russia

  • Holiday Inn Moscow –Vinogradovo
  • Holiday Inn Samara

Slovakia

  • Holiday Inn Trnava

Spain

  • Holiday Inn Express Barcelona – Montmelo
  • Holiday Inn Express Valencia – Bonaire

Turkey

  • Crowne Plaza Ankara
  • Holiday Inn Bursa

Asia, Africa and Middle East

China

  • Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Zengcheng
  • Holiday Inn Panjin Aqua City
  • Crowne Plaza Tianjin Meijiangnan

India

  • Crowne Plaza Greater Noida
  • Holiday Inn Express Hyderabad Gachibowli

Indonesia

  • Holiday Inn Batam
  • Holiday Inn Express Jakarta Pluit Citygate

Japan

  • Crowne Plaza Toyama
  • Crowne Plaza Okayama

Thailand

  • Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit

Vietnam

  • Crowne Plaza West Hanoi

Saudi Arabia

  • Holiday Inn Tabuk

South Africa

  • Holiday Inn Johannesburg – Rosebank
  • Holiday Inn Express Sandton – Woodmead

Australia

  • Holiday Inn Townsville

Central and South America

Argentina

  • Holiday Inn Cordoba

Brazil

  • Holiday Inn Express Belém Ananindeua
  • Holiday Inn Express Sumare Ave. – Sao Paulo

Columbia

  • Holiday Inn Bucaramanga Cacique

Panama

  • Holiday Inn Panama Canal

United States

Alabama

  • Candlewood Suites Enterprise
  • Holiday Inn Guin
  • Holiday Inn Express Mobile West – I-10
  • Holiday Inn Express Sylacauga

Arkansas

  • Holiday Inn Express El Dorado
  • Candlewood Suites North Little Rock
  • Holiday Inn Express Pine Bluff/Pines Mall
  • Holiday Inn Texarkana Arkansas Conv Ctr

Arizona

  • Holiday Inn Express Florence
  • Candlewood Suites Nogales
  • Holiday Inn Express Willcox

California

  • Holiday Inn Express Clovis-Fresno Area
  • Holiday Inn Express El Centro
  • Holiday Inn Sacramento Rancho Cordova
  • Staybridge Suites Sacramento Airport Natomas

Colorado

  • Holiday Inn Express Co Springs-Air Force Academy
  • Candlewood Suites Parachute

Connecticut

  • Crowne Plaza Danbury
  • Crowne Plaza Stamford

Delaware

  • Holiday Inn Express Seaford-Route 13

Florida

  • Holiday Inn Express Bartow
  • Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Airport/I-95N
  • Holiday Inn Express Perry

Georgia

  • Hotel Indigo Atlanta Airport – College Park
  • Candlewood Suites Columbus Northeast
  • Holiday Inn Express Douglas
  • Holiday Inn Express Moultrie

Iowa

  • Holiday Inn Express Clinton
  • Candlewood Suites Sioux City Southern Hills

Idaho

  • Candlewood Suites Boise – Towne Square

Illinois

  • Holiday Inn Express Crestwood
  • Crowne Plaza Lombard Downers Grove
  • Crowne Plaza Chicago – Northbrook
  • Holiday Inn Quincy

Indiana

  • Candlewood Suites Louisville North
  • Staybridge Suites Fort Wayne
  • Candlewood Suites Indianapolis Northwest
  • Holiday Inn Express Rensselaer

Kansas

  • Candlewood Suites Emporia
  • Holiday Inn Express Manhattan
  • Holiday Inn Express Pratt

Kentucky

  • Holiday Inn Express Glasgow
  • Staybridge Suites Lexington
  • Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront

Louisiana

  • Holiday Inn Express Baton Rouge Downtown
  • Staybridge Suites Covington
  • Candlewood Suites Houma

Massachusetts

  • Candlewood Suites West Springfield

Maryland

  • Crowne Plaza Annapolis

Michigan

  • Holiday Inn Express Detroit-Birmingham
  • Holiday Inn Express Gaylord
  • Holiday Inn Express Marshall
  • Holiday Inn Express Niles

Minnesota

  • Holiday Inn St. Paul NE – Lake Elmo
  • Staybridge Suites Rochester – Commerce DR NW

Missouri

  • Candlewood Suites Columbia Hwy 63 & I-70
  • Holiday Inn Express Farmington
  • Candlewood Suites Jefferson City

Mississippi

  • Holiday Inn Express Brookhaven
  • Candlewood Suites Flowood, MS
  • Holiday Inn Express New Albany

Montana

  • Holiday Inn Express Browning

North Carolina

  • Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
  • Holiday Inn Greensboro Airport
  • Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough (Durham Area)
  • Staybridge Suites North Jacksonville

North Dakota

  • Candlewood Suites Dickinson
  • Staybridge Suites Minot

Nebraska

  • Holiday Inn Express Lincoln South
  • Staybridge Suites Omaha 80th and Dodge

New Jersey

  • Holiday Inn Express Woodbridge
  • Holiday Inn Philadelphia South-Swedesboro

New Mexico

  • Holiday Inn Express Albuquerque South – Belen
  • Holiday Inn Roswell

Nevada

  • Holiday Inn Express Pahrump

New York

  • Candlewood Suites Syracuse
  • Holiday Inn Express Roslyn – Manhasset Area
  • Holiday Inn Staten Island

Ohio

  • Holiday Inn Canton (Belden Village)
  • Candlewood Suites Carrollton
  • Holiday Inn Express Newark-Heath
  • Staybridge Suites Cincinnati North

Oklahoma

  • Candlewood Suites Bartlesville East
  • Holiday Inn Express Tulsa NE – Claremore
  • Holiday Inn Express Guthrie North Edmond
  • Crowne Plaza Oklahoma City

Oregon

  • Holiday Inn Express Portland-Jantzen Beach

Pennsylvania

  • Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg S – New Cumberland
  • Crowne Plaza Reading
  • Candlewood Suites Sayre
  • Holiday Inn Warren (Kinzua Dam-Allegheny)

Rhode Island

  • Holiday Inn Express Smithfield – Providence

South Carolina

  • Candlewood Suites Columbia-Ft. Jackson

South Dakota

  • Holiday Inn Express Vermillion

Tennessee

  • Holiday Inn Express Covington
  • Holiday Inn Express Memphis East I-240
  • Holiday Inn Express Sweetwater

Texas

  • Candlewood Suites College Station at University
  • Holiday Inn Houston East-Channelview
  • Holiday Inn Express Cotulla
  • Holiday Inn Express Eagle Pass
  • Holiday Inn Express Houston Intercontinental Airport
  • Holiday Inn Express Hutto

Utah

  • Holiday Inn Express Heber City

Virginia

  • Candlewood Suites Chesapeake/Suffolk
  • Holiday Inn Express Lebanon
  • Holiday Inn Richmond-I-64 West End

Wisconsin

  • Candlewood Suites Milwaukee Brown Deer
  • Staybridge Suites Milwaukee West-Oconomowoc

West Virginia

  • Holiday Inn Express Elkins
  • Candlewood Suites Logan

Wyoming

  • Holiday Inn Express Buffalo
  • Holiday Inn Riverton-Convention Center

Canada

  • Holiday Inn Express Fort Saskatchewan
  • Holiday Inn Edmonton Airport & Conference Center
  • Holiday Inn Express Brampton
  • Crowne Plaza Kitchener Waterloo
  • Holiday Inn Sudbury

Mexico

  • Holiday Inn Express Chihuathia Juventud
  • Holiday Inn Monclova
  • Holiday Inn Express Cd. del Carmen
  • Crowne Plaza Toluca Lancaster
  • Holiday Inn Express Celaya
  • Holiday Inn Express Pachuca
  • Crowne Plaza Monterrey
  • Staybridge Suites Queretaro
  • Holiday Inn Hermosillo
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Comments

  1. adamcreen says:

    I can recommend Holiday Inn Strasbourg –Illkirch for a Pointsbreak as all rooms are available on points – so we got one of the suites! Our review: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g227612-d227987-r201346641-Holiday_Inn_Strasbourg_Illkirch-Illkirch_Graffenstaden_Strasbourg_Bas_Rhin_Alsace.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT

  2. Brendan says:

    The Holiday Inn Belfast is only newly refurbished (used to be a Days Inn) so is a pretty good redemption for stays in Belfast. It’s convenient for the Europa Buscentre and close to the city centre.

    • I actually stayed there last week for work.

      Nicely renovated and friendly (chatty) staff at reception. Two minutes walk to the Europa as well (where the fast bus from the airport drops off) and there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.

      I didn’t get a room upgrade (as a Spire), but I was proactively offered a drink/snack voucher and a late checkout (not needed). I also found that they credited the welcome amenity points to my account as well.

      Didn’t seem very busy the night I stayed, which may explain this being on the list.

  3. Just so I have this straight- pointsbreak bookings are fully refundable but dates cannot be modified and/or excess nights cannot be dropped without the entire booking repricing to standard redemption rates?

    • Yes, you can only rebook at the same rate if there are still availability at the Pointsbreak rate (which I can understand otherwise folk would just make lots of bookings then move them all!). You can get your 5k/room back though if you cancel.

  4. Hello

    Anybody any experience of staying in
    ◾Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit
    ◾Crowne Plaza West Hanoi

    What are they like, not secluded?

    • Hard to imagine anything in Sukhumvitm being secluded! I saw a comment elsewhere that it is on a lively soi with plenty of restaurants and bars

      • Lady London says:

        yup. It’s loud. I stayed round the corner from it. Let’s put it this way – it was on an even noisier road than the also not very quiet hotel I was staying at in a side road.

    • If your points can stretch to it I would go for the HI Suk 22. Lovely hotel and great position.

    • Not Sukhumvit, but I’ve stayed at the HIX Sathorn in BKK, its off the map road in a little cluster of hotels next to the BTS and is relatively quiet (by BKK standards), nice modern hotel and great value, especially if you get a superior room – large room, with a balcony which wraps around the exterior of the room. I would waste point on it though as its usually about 30 quid a night.

    • I stayed at the one in Bangkok – it’s pretty new, only there since last year. It’s a HIX, so pretty standard, location good if you like nightlife; walkable from Nana station.

  5. Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

    I’d look more carefully at the Holiday Inn Staten. It’s on the other side of Staten Island from the ferry. Probably a 30-40min (paid) bus ride to the ferry terminal.

    • Free shuttle to the ferry terminal from the hotel.

      Now, to be fair, I would not stay here because it is too much bother. However, the 18-year old me would have jumped on this as a cheap way to see NYC.

      • Although Staten Island not the most exciting of places! Went on a wee bus trip after getting the ferry across one time, fairly quickly decided to head back…

  6. ** Colombia

  7. Another grim list for the UK, and Europe in general.

    • eg as many hotels on the list in France Germany and Italy as there are in Texas.

      • I’ve never been able to understand why people on here seem to get so excited about PointBreaks. Rob calls them a ‘fantastic deal’ – once in a blue moon, there may be a hotel on there which you’re going to use anyway, in which case that’s good, but seriously – how often does that actually happen? There’s a good reason why these particular hotels are on the list – it’s because nobody wants to stay there so they have to entice people in with this offer. If you value your points at about 0.5p, then you’re still paying the equivalent of £20-25 per night – why not get a Travelodge that is likely to be better located?

        • The_Real_A says:

          I’m flexible, have seen much of the main sights of Europe and still like to take plenty of weekend breaks during the year. This offer helps to be a bit of inspiration and a prompt to book something (and the bargain element helps as its essentially a free holiday if you pair with avios)

          There is still “tight” Yorkshire blood in me too.

          • At the end of the day, there are thousands of people a week who stay in hotels in, say, Bradford. A fair few of those read HFP. A few of those will now be able to save a few quid by switching to a PB.

            Multiply by 170 hotels and it works out OK.

            One issue for IHG with using these sort of properties, though, is that there is probably less INCREMENTAL business. I doubt anyone is going to decide to visit Bradford purely to take advantage of a PB night whereas plenty of people who need to go for some reason may switch a cash booking for a reward.

          • Working at Bradford for the next couple of months and have been staying at HIE Bradford City Centre. Will do my next batch of bookings on 5000 points per night and use the money to buy more points when IHG puts them out on offer…
            Can anyone advice otherwise or a better way to go about this?
            Also do Points Break booking count as qualifying stay?
            Thanks all!

          • No, not qualifying

        • Enigma368 says:

          I do think Rob overvalues some things but I do not agree that he oversells pointsbreaks.

          While Pointsbreaks will very rarely if ever give an amazing hotel in the middle of an expensive city you often get decent hotels in OK locations of cities many people do want to go, e.g. Helsinki, Bangkok, Hanoi and Naples this time, Berlin last time. You WILL usually be saving a lot of points or money booking these hotels over their normal rate or a competitors rate. I do concede that each time I see the list I am underwhelmed because it is always a little but less exciting than I am hoping, but then I remind myself that one has to be realistic as to what IHG will give away for almost nothing.

          Last year I stayed 5 nights in a pointsbreak location in New Jersey, about a 30minute bus ride from times square. Was it an ideal location? No, far from it. Was it worth paying 5k a night in points over £200 a night for a hotel in manhattan(or the £100 rate a night for the hotel in question), absolutely – considering I was on a 3month backpacking trip across the US and needed to keep costs low. It let me see one of the most expensive hotel cities in the world for practically nothing at the cost of a short commute each way.

          Ultimately pointsbreaks will often give you deals on decent hotels in good locations in secondary cities or “OK” suburban locations in primary cities. If you are flexible on where you stay, you can really make them work for you. I would not book them just for the sake of it if it is not somewhere you actually want to go though.

          BTW outside Europe, Holiday Inns and Holiday Inn Express have a much higher standard than travelodges. Holiday Inn Express are basically a mid range chain the most of the world, e.g. in the US they have hot breakfast as standard, proper feather pillows, high thread cotton sheets, large flatscreen tvs etc. In Europe for some reason, their brand is different and they tend to have old style portable tvs and cheap student like furniture which make them much less appealing.

          • Good summary, that’s my take on them too. I’ve lucked out once in NZ when I managed to change an existing 2-night points booking for pointsbreak (saved 50k points that I then used for a night in the IC Wellington) – even got upgraded as IHG Plat 😀 Now I tend to view them as ideas for weekend breaks in Europe, every so often there’ll be something appealing.

      • richard says:

        Silly comment
        357,168 km² Germany
        696,241 km² Texas

  8. CP Aberdeen is an excellent new hotel – but it’s generally been available at £39 on the weekend anyway so not a massive saving. Thoroughly recommend however

  9. Can one book multiple rooms in a property on this deal? Although the hotel I am looking at has multiple family rooms available for the dates I want when I call the property, booking for 2 adults and 2 kids shows “Not available on your dates”…

    Not sure whether to book a 2 adults booking then call the hotel with my Spire details and ask them to allocate one of the multiple family rooms that are free or book 2 rooms…

    • IIRC you are allowed to make a max of 2 room bookings per hotel. I’d suggest making 2 separate room bookings, then if you decide you only need one room you can cancel one reservation and keep hold of the other and not lose out on the points break deal (which will quickly run out).

      There was an issue (in China) where mutliple rooms were being booked up, and then sold by third parties over t’internet, which has caused the 2 room limit to be imposed.

      • Not sure if the sale started early but there are very few of the list of hotels in the article currently listed on the IHG Points Break page. I assume they have all been sold out already.
        I was looking at Sacramento Ca. but not on list at present

        • I think they are manually being loaded, given the state of IHG IT…..

        • Ignore the list. The updating of the list has NOTHING to do with when the rooms are loaded into the booking system, which is manual.

          If there is a property you want, just try a dummy booking every 15 minutes and wait until it shows at 5,000 points.

    • You get a standard reward room, whatever the standard rewards rooms normally are. If family rooms are available for full price reward bookings, you will be able to book one here.

      Maximum 2 bookings per hotel per IHG account.

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