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IHG PointBreaks back on Monday – now pricier but much improved!

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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.

For once, this is a genuine preview.  Only 35 hotel names have been revealed.  The full list of 200 will be published on Monday afternoon UK time.

PointBreaks is changing …..

Historically all PointBreaks rooms cost a flat 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night.

This was a great deal, except for the teeny tiny fact that the selection of hotels had been getting progressively worse for the last couple of years.  If you were looking for a good deal in a major tourist centre then you were going to be disappointed – although it was handy if you wanted a weekend break in Doncaster.

Going forward things are changing.

The 35 hotels on the list below – plus all of the other hotels to be listed on Monday – will be available for between 5,000 and 15,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night.

Looking at the list, the majority of HFP readers will be better off.  You won’t be saving quite as many points as before but you WILL be able to book hotels in places where you are likely to want to visit.  We are talking about good quality hotels in Helsinki, Kiev, Newark, Belgrade, Rome, Calgary, Kuala Lumpur, Berlin and (the edge of) London.

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.

I will publish the full list on Monday afternoon as soon as I get it.

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 30th April.

InterContinental Kiev

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.

This is the preview list which has been shared by IHG.  Remember that you cannot book until early afternoon on Monday.

At 5,000 points:

At 10,000 points:

At 15,000 points:

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Comments

  1. Charlie says:

    What a depressing list for the UK and Europe, are they for real?

  2. The Holiday Inn Nola – Naples Vulcano Buono was on the last list I’, sure for 5000 points. I agree with earlier comments that navigation to the right page time wasn’t very clear.

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