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BOOKABLE TODAY: New IHG PointBreaks list of 100 x 5,000 point hotels

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The new list of 100 IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) PointBreaks redemption hotels is bookable from today.

PointBreaks rooms are a fantastic deal if they fit with your travel patterns.

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

PointBreaks availability is very limited so book ASAP if you are interested. 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 stays up to 31st January.

You are 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 – ahem – eclectic list.  The most interesting one, to me, is Crowne Plaza Belfast – see the pictures above and below.  If you want to visit the Titanic museum as well as check out some ‘Game of Thrones’ filming locations, this could be good.  It is not in the city centre, however.  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: 

(EDIT: The list has been deleted as many of the links are now broken.)


IHG Rewards update – July 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.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards points, you can buy them here.

There is a 75% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards points by 13th August.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (73)

  • milgom says:

    OT: What is the fastest way to get a small transaction for Virgin Flying Club so that I can buy miles. When I tried with a new account, I got an error: “Before you can Buy Miles, you must have made at least one Flying Club Earning or Spending transaction.”

    I want to buy miles to get Spire Elite (only 10,000 points left)

    Thanks

    • chris says:

      Book a virgin trains ticket from Edinburgh Waverley to Edinburgh Haymarket (£2.30) and link it to your virgin account. i find the miles post a couple of days after the journey so book it for the same day (you dont have to take the trip).

      Failing that Amex Reward points convert in 1 minute or so (site says <30 mins) but the min stransfer is 1K points

      • Rob says:

        Are we sure that works, is it a Virgin Only ticket or an ‘all operators’ one?

        • Genghis says:

          Whenever I do that I’m always careful to select a train relevant for an offer. E.g. a Virgin Trains nectar offer, make sure select a Virgin trains. Both VT and VTEC operate on that route.
          £2.30 seems a bit pricy. How about £1.15 for a child? I always collect the ticket too (can be collected from any national rail station).

        • Andrew says:

          30% off Virgin Trains (West Coast) route if you check your Virgin Red App today.

  • RussellH says:

    Ideas please?

    Just had a two night IHG cash stay classified as non-qualifying. It was for a family gathering, I booked one room and my partner booked two rooms. She paid for all the rooms. She seems to have got the points for both her rooms on the one entry, called an ‘overlapping’ stay, the other room being a ‘non-qualifying overlapping’ stay.

    The points discrepancy form does not let me submit a claim for a week. anyone else had this, or have suggestions on how to action this now please?

    • Rob says:

      IHG only lets you earn points on one room, that is why the 2nd room was treated as ‘overlapping’.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Could also be because she paid for the room you booked, some groups have silly rules about who pays for the actual room regardless of who stayed/booked.

  • N says:

    UK only, no?

    • Andrew says:

      This time yes, got to keep an eye on the T&Cs.

      “To redeem this offer, you will need to spend a minimum of £75 at Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn or Hampton by Hilton, including taxes and after any discounts. Offer valid at the hotel or online for one purchase. Offer not valid on 3rd party sites. This offer is valid at UK hotels only. “

    • Mikee says:

      Also showing on:

      Halifax
      Hilton Hotels in London 12%
      Hampton by Hilton or Hilton Garden Inns 10% (no geographical restrictions)

      Santander:
      Hampton by Hilton or Hilton Garden Inns 10% (no geographical restrictions)

      For some reason, the Halifax app had more offers than logging-in via the desktop so it’s worth checking both in case you’re missing some.

  • Scottydogg says:

    These point breaks have been of no use to me ever since i started collecting IHG points amount 15 months ago . They are always in obscure places

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Sort of the point, encouraging stays at low occupancy hotels.

    • Ralphy says:

      Exactly but if one is adventurous and flexible on time then there can be great opportunities. We went to Helsinki last year, would never have gone there otherwise, got an upgrade to a large suite and lounge access at the Crowne Plaza there.

      Also landed lucky with the Holiday Inn (Express) in Paige Arizona and as soon as it opens, I am booking a week in belfast for a ridiculous 35,000 points provided there is availability together with a stop off either way to Stranraer for the ferry, at the Holiday Inn Preston.

      The CP in belfast looks great, the pool looks fantastic and fingers crossed as a Spire Elite that we get a Club Room upgrade and / or Lounge Access.

      I’ve been meaning to go and do some photography in N Ireland for some time and the time is now! 🙂

      • Robert says:

        Just a heads up the pool in the Crowne Plaza in Belfast is part of a DW gym and when I was in it a few years ago I wasn’t impressed. It is out of the way so you need your own transport or use Taxis.

    • Lumma says:

      Same here, used my 10000 sign-up bonus points from the free credit card for a points and cash redemption and I think that’s me finished with IHG.

      Would rather book through hotels.com and collect the free nights and have the flexibility of booking anything I want.

  • Fenny says:

    I quite fancy a trip to Belfast, but it wouldn’t be before the end of Jan.

  • Ramones says:

    Just booked 2 nights in Belfast Crowne Plaza for last weekend in January. Great deal for 10k points! Thanks HfP

    • Michael Jennings says:

      I just booked two nights in the Holiday Inn in Lyon the same weekend. Not quite as nice as the CP in Belfast, but still great.

    • ee says:

      Ditto for first weekend in Jan!

  • C L says:

    Hi Rob, what do you value an IHG mile at ?
    Thanks, Chris

    • Rob says:

      0.4p to 0.5p, based partly on using 60,000 for a £250-£300 InterContinental room and partly because that is what you can buy them at in promos like this, so you can’t really value them more highly.

  • Ammar Ghouri says:

    OT – got the Claridges offer in my Amex account Spend £75 and get £25 back, just wondering if anyone has bought gift vouchers (at the hotel or online) and if they have triggered the offer?

    • Crafty says:

      I am trying it tomorrow for Connaught through online chat. Did not auto trigger.

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