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New IHG PointBreaks list of 100 x 5,000 point hotels released, book on Monday

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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 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.

Crowne Plaza Vilnius

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 – they are meant to go live about 5pm UK time but are often there an hour or so earlier.  It could be 2pm based on recent lists.

You can book via the IHG PointBreaks page here or via the standard booking page here.  If 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 31st October.

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.

Unfortunately, this is a very America-centric list.  Pickings are thin elsewhere.

As usual, it is an eclectic list.  The Holiday Inn Express in Croydon is well placed for Central London (10 minutes walk to East Croydon station and a very short train ride).  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: 

(The hotel list has been deleted as many links are now dead)


IHG Rewards update – June 2021:

Get bonus points: The current IHG Rewards promotion is ‘Triple Your Points’ – our full article is here. It runs from 15th May to 16th August. You receive double base points on your second stay and triple base points on your third and subsequent stays. You can register on this page of ihg.com.

New to IHG Rewards?  Read our two-part overview of IHG Rewards here and here and our article on expiry rules here.

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Comments (50)

  • Lumma says:

    I’m sorry if this is obvious but will the next points break list start in November? I’m going to Japan then and hoping that there will be something available. (I’m sure there was a crown plaza somewhere in Japan the last time)

    • Rob says:

      Yes, last week of October I expect.

    • ankomonkey says:

      Usually Hokkaido or Kyushu, though, so even if they are on the list, they may not be on your itinerary.

  • wetboy1uk says:

    Rob, you are so kind calling it an eclectic list – I would have referred to it as a shite selection.

    • Johnny_c-l says:

      Great summation of the quality of PointsBreaks.

      I used to always manage to find somewhere worth making a trip to, which would in turn drive my loyalty to IHG and cash bookings.

      The lists for the last 2 years have been so dismal I don’t see the point in them continuing with it. I’d much rather see a more varied list with varying points discounts, or maybe a flat 50% off or something. But offering a decent choice would undoubtedly encourage higher participation and the subsequent loyalty from travellers.

      • the real harry1 says:

        obviously the balance has shifted to [rewarding loyalty by] driving stays in less popular destinations – because more popular places don’t need to see/ won’t welcome the drop in revenue/ room

        • Genghis says:

          How does pointbreaks work re internal recharges? Ie who pays for the promo and how do hotels come to be on the list?

          • the real harry1 says:

            it’s a fair question – to which I have no answer

            my guess would be that at best, costs are shared

            even then as Mgr of a popular place, decently committed to the cause (Loyalty, not just Career Prospects etc) – I’d be thinking that I get judged first & foremost on my numbers

          • Rob says:

            Never clear. FT comments in the past have suggested that hotels do not control it. IHG presumably swallows it – hotel only gets $20 anyway if hotel not full.

  • Simon Schus says:

    Trying to book a trip for a couple of weeks. I’m really missing Accor’s Happy Monday’s today. What a lovely little deal that was for guests (well, me).

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