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New IHG PointBreaks list of 125 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 125 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 January 31st.

Please note that, whilst this list was released to some US websites, it was not given directly to Head for Points and I cannot be 100% certain that the final list will exactly match what is listed below.

Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park

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.

To be honest, this is a pretty weak list of hotels.  The one that looks most interesting in Europe is a Holiday Inn Express in Hamburg!

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 Birmingham – Castle Bromwich
  • Holiday Inn Express Cambridge-Duxford M11, Jct.10
  • Holiday Inn Express Rotherham – North
  • Holiday Inn Luton-South M1, Jct.9
  • Holiday Inn Express St. Albans – M25, Jct.22
  • Holiday Inn Express Kettering
  • Holiday Inn Basildon



  • Holiday Inn Lille – Ouest Englos


  • Holiday Inn Express Neunkirchen
  • Holiday Inn Dresden – Am Zwinger
  • Holiday Inn Express Hamburg City Centre


  • Holiday Inn Salerno – Cava de’ Tirreni


  • Holiday Inn Aktau


  • Holiday Inn Ufa


  • Crowne Plaza Belgrade


  • Holiday Inn Express Madrid – Alcorcon
  • Holiday Inn Express Campo de Gibraltar – Barrios


  • Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Florya

Asia & Australia


  • Holiday Inn Express Changzhou Lanling
  • Holiday Inn Express Hefei North


  • Crowne Plaza Kochi
  • Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park
  • Holiday Inn Express Chennai Mahindra World City
  • Crowne Plaza Pune City Centre


  • Holiday Inn Cikarang Jababeka
  • Holiday Inn Express Jakarta International Expo


  • ANA Crowne Plaza Wakkanai
  • ANA Hotels & Resorts Yonago


  • Crowne Plaza Kuwait Al Thuraya City


  • Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie


  • Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee

Africa & Middle East

South Africa

  • Holiday Inn Sandton – Rivonia Road

Latin America & Mexico


  • Holiday Inn Express Antofagasta
  • Holiday Inn Express Concepcion


  • Intercontinental Cali


  • Holiday Inn Express San Pedro Sula


  • Holiday Inn Suites Leon Plaza Mayor
  • Holiday Inn Cd. del Carmen
  • Holiday Inn Express Mexico Aeropuerto
  • Crowne Plaza Mexico Norte Tlalnepantla
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mexicali
  • Staybridge Suites Puebla


  • Holiday Inn Express Panama Distrito Financiero


  • Holiday Inn Montevideo

North America



  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Spruce Grove – Stony Plain
  • Candlewood Suites Calgary Airport North


  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oshawa Downtown – Toronto Area
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites North Bay

United States


  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Enterprise
  • Candlewood Suites Huntsville – Research Park
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Birmingham NE – Trussville


  • Staybridge Suites Rogers – Bentonville
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Morrilton
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bryant – Benton Area


  • Holiday Inn Express Nogales
  • Holiday Inn Express Sedona – Oak Creek


  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tehachapi Hwy 58/Mill St.
  • Holiday Inn Express Oakdale
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bakersfield Airport


  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Meriden


  • Holiday Inn Express Clermont
  • Candlewood Suites Ft Myers I-75


  • Holiday Inn Express Atlanta SW – Newnan
  • Holiday Inn Express Carrollton


  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Omaha Airport
  • Holiday Inn Express Pella


  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Aurora – Naperville
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bloomington – Normal
  • Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston


  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Evansville North
  • Holiday Inn Express Howe (Sturgis, Mi)
  • Candlewood Suites Merrillville


  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Great Bend
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Shawnee-Kansas City West


  • Holiday Inn Alexandria – Downtown
  • Candlewood Suites Gonzales – Baton Rouge Area
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Morgan City – Tiger Island


  • Holiday Inn Express Waldorf


  • Candlewood Suites Kalamazoo
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Coldwater
  • Staybridge Suites Dearborn MI


  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Eagan – Minneapolis Area


  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kingdom City
  • Staybridge Suites Columbia-Hwy 63 & I-70
  • Candlewood Suites St. Robert


  • Candlewood Suites Tupelo North
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Winona North


  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sidney

North Carolina

  • Candlewood Suites Greenville NC
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Greensboro-East
  • Holiday Inn Express Plymouth

North Dakota

  • Candlewood Suites Minot


  • Holiday Inn Express Omaha West – 90th Street

New Jersey

  • Crowne Plaza Princeton – Conference Center
  • Crowne Plaza Saddle Brook
  • Crowne Plaza Monroe South Brunswick

New Mexico

  • Candlewood Suites Carlsbad South

New York

  • Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Batavia – Darien Lake


  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ashtabula-Geneva
  • Hotel Indigo Cleveland-Beachwood
  • Staybridge Suites Columbus-Dublin
  • Holiday Inn Express Lordstown-Newton Falls/Warren


  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chickasha
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oklahoma City North


  • Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego


  • Crowne Plaza Suites Pittsburgh South
  • Candlewood Suites Grove City – Outlet Center

South Carolina

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blythewood
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Greenville Airport


  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chattanooga-Hixson
  • Candlewood Suites Smyrna – Nashville


  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alice
  • Staybridge Suites Laredo International Airport
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bonham


  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Vernal – Dinosaurland


  • Staybridge Suites Chantilly Dulles Airport
  • Candlewood Suites Ft Lee – Petersburg – Hopewell
  • Candlewood Suites Richmond – West Broad


  • Holiday Inn Express Bothell
  • Candlewood Suites Vancouver-Camas

West Virginia

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bridgeport
  • Holiday Inn Express Newell-Chester WV


  • Staybridge Suites Eau Claire – Altoona
  • Candlewood Suites Kenosha


  • Candlewood Suites Casper

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  1. Waribai says:

    Almost a year to the day we were at the hotel in the photo on a points break stay. Very nice it was too!

    • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

      Indeed – I was looking forward to booking it when I saw the photo ahead of reading the list. Misleading! 🙂

      • Raffles says:

        Sorry! I picked a random IHG image from the ones stored in the system that I have used before.

        • I also thought it’s one of the PB hotels! I often stay there, it’s a very nice hotel if you want a quiet weekend!

    • Johnnycl says:

      I stayed there on their opening week and it was like an episode of Faulty Towers….all the floor numbers and signs to room numbers were mixed up and not even the staff could find my room! 

      I got chatting to one of the contractors in the bar and it was eye-opening to hear the money that had been spent on the refurbishments. Bonus points if you stay there and spot the mega-expensive wallpaper that’s been put on upside-down.

      David Cameron arrived too when I was checking out as he was there to officially open the hotel; think he is (was) the local MP.

  2. If you remove the holiday Inn express which is a very low budget ‘hotel’ or doesn’t leave a lot.

    Would love to know which saves 25,000 per night.

    • Presumably some of the CPs

    • Lewis Watson says:

      Crown plaza floyra in Istanbul is very nice for an airport hotel was there a couple of months ago

    • Holiday inn express hamburg saves 25,000. Usually 30,000/night.

      Gonna try and bag a weekend break in December for the Christmas markets! Cash rate is €117 so not worth 30k, but definitely worth £5k!

    • The HIX is very low budget and the breakfast is not very good when compared to a Hampton, I would not recommend to staying in a HIX if there is an option of a Hampton unless its a last resort

    • I wouldn’t agree with that generalisation.

      Many HIXs are quite good, I’ve stayed in HIXs that have been better than CPs when they are new.
      Also, I’ve seen city centre HIX going fro 35k and above quite regularly.

  3. The HI Dresden Am Zwinger is absolutely fantastic. Much more luxurious than ‘normal’ Holiday Inn rooms and a great location for the Dresden Christmas markets (Dresden is one of the best cities for visit for the markets and other sights too).

  4. Mr(s) Entitled says:

    Yes! Cheap redemption in mid-winter in Ufa. Who’s with me?

  5. The Holiday Inn Lille is a good option if you’re driving into Europe from the Dover ferry crossing its an hour or so from Dover, and close to the main autoroute heading to east France, Germany, Switzerland, etc, so nice first night stay if you catch the evening ferry. Have stayed there quite a few times.

  6. Nothing in Australia

  7. dirtyneedlebluesky says:

    I stayed at the Kuwait CP earlier in the year. Absolute bargain for 5K if you happen to be in the area and are wishing to use points.

  8. the_real_a says:

    Stayed at the Holiday Inn Hamburg earlier this year on the earlier pointsbreak. Fantastic hotel with great staff. About 5 minutes from the S-bahn that takes you straight into the center (10 minutes). Also its directly on the S-bahn from the airport. Very easy for a weekend stay.

    • the_real_a says:

      Also BA flight times are good for a weekend (late friday/sunday) , and avios availability was very good.

  9. the_real_a says:

    Also Belgrade is a fascinating city – the nightclub ships on the river are unique if you are still young enough.

  10. James67 says:

    CP Kathmandu is one of the better hotels there and and a great pointsbreak. I would encourage anybody who ever contemplated Nepal to go for it. We’ve been five times and every trip was memorable, evem drove from Nepal to India. Over the last few years a lot more airlines have started flying in so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find a good deal or redemption.

  11. The Holiday Inn Glenmarie is a very good HI, rooms getting a bit old though. Stayed there last year for one night an accelerate mattress run. Wandered in past the ferraris etc in my shorts n t shirt to the check in desk where i joined a queue for check in, one of the staff came over to see if i needed help (!), advised that i was checking in, and she wandered off without another word! Once i got to check in and they spotted i was Spire what a change in attitude! 3 staff grouped around the compute and upgraded to a suite, which was suitably big and with a view over the golf course. At check out the customer service manager gave me her business card and asked for feedback! All said n done, bargain for 5000 points, but nowhere near KLCC.

  12. Holiday Inn Express Neunkirchen is a pleasant enough stop – only did a night for a mattress run but it’s quite new, clean, friendly staff (ie. got 2 drinks at the bar instead of the one due for Gold) – seems to be used a lot for those in transit to further across Europe, but also those more local who’d come for the nearby beer festival when we were there (think: two confused Brits wondering why several locals were in fancy dress in the hotel reception & bar!) – easy free parking out back (not secured, almost shared with the Decathlon store behind). Don’t think there’s anything in Neunkirchen itself but we only got as far as the 3min walk across the road to Stumm’s Brauhaus , famed for its dumplings & other traditional fare plus of course it’s own beer. In the vicinity is “GONDWANA – Das Praehistorium” for those into dinosaurs & the like. Not much in nearby Homburg (and all the shops had shut by mid afternoon on a Saturday).