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Bits: new IHG PointBreaks list on Monday – includes Brighton!, £100 off Virgin Holidays, Hilton competition

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News in brief:

New list of IHG PointBreaks redemptions on Monday

IHG Rewards Club has released a teaser video on its Facebook page highlighting five hotels which will feature in the new PointBreaks list.

These hotels will be bookable from Monday afternoon UK time.  It seems at the moment that we won’t see the full list until it is officially published.

The 100+ PointBreaks hotels on the list will be bookable for the period 1st August to, probably, 31st October.  The cost will be reduced to between 5,000 and 15,000 points per night depending on hotel.

Here is the teaser list:

UK – Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront 

Jordan – Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea

Qatar – InterContinental Doha

US – Hotel Indigo San Antonio Riverwalk, Texas

US – Hotel Indigo Orange Beach, Alabama

Another 100+ hotels will be revealed on Monday.

The inclusion of Brighton is just weird.  Why the hotel needs to reduce its redemption pricing for August is a mystery, although I have heard in the past that hotels don’t get much choice as to whether they go on this list or not.

I should also warn you that, despite a lobby refurbishment, the Brighton hotel is meant to be a mess.  A friend of mine booked in recently and instantly walked out after seeing his room, checking into the adjacent Hilton instead on the grounds that the HI “makes the Hilton look like Four Seasons George V [in Paris]”.  Just so you know ….

Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront

£100 off Virgin Holidays

Virgin Holidays is running a special offer until midnight on Monday 23rd.

Spend over £1500 and you will receive a £100 discount.  Full details and the code you need are on the Virgin Atlantic ‘flight plus hotel’ website here.

You will also receive two Virgin Flying Club miles for every £1 you spend on your ‘flight plus hotel’ package.

PS. Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Flying Club miles.  That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.

Interesting Hilton competition launched

Hilton has launched a free competition called ‘Pick Your Paradise’.  It is quite low key at the moment so, unless a mass email goes out, your chances of winning may be OK.

Full details are here.  The winner gets:

a six-night holiday for two people at their choice of Hilton Waikoloa Village Hawaii, Conrad Beijing or Hilton Lake Como

economy flights

£2,100 spending money

100 runners-up get a $100 Hilton gift card.

All you need to do is sign in to the entry form with your Hilton Honors account details.  You can get extra entries by referring your friends to Hilton Honors but you can happily ignore that bit.

PS. Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Hilton Honors points.  That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.

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

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  1. jason says:

    OT Can you still self refer on Amex platinum and get 18K?

  2. Unlikely

  3. Michael says:

    How bad is JFK Terminal 7? I’m supposed to fly out from there tonight and have heard horror stories.

    • Genghis says:

      It’s not too bad. Don’t expect much in the CW dining lounge if that’s where you’re going.

  4. maxline says:

    pick your paradise with hilton

    sorry, you are ineligible to enter
    You must be a resident of Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America (including Guam and Puerto Rico) to be eligible to participate in this promotion. If you are a resident of one of these participating countries, please update your Hilton Honors member profile and then return to our site. It may take up to 48 hours to update your information.

    • Lady London says:

      I’m travelling and the widget won’t even load for me.

      I shall have to get a move on and choose my VPN

  5. If it isa fully flexible ticket then why would your poor dog have to get sick?

  6. Derek says:

    AVOID Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront… horrible hotel !

    • It’s not great. I stayed at it recently for a stag do and found it fine for a crash space and a bed.

      If I actually cared about the quality of the hotel, not so much. But a bed for the night for 5k IHG seems like a bargain to me if all I care about is the bed.

      • Russell Gowers says:

        I stayed in it just before Christmas last year. It was scruffy and dated but perfectly acceptable. Staff were nice enough. For 5k points it’d be a steal. I think I gave 20k points.

    • Andrew says:

      Strange. Are you sure its the seafront hotel? I just stayed there, two seafront view rooms for two nights, connecting doors. New rooms, balcony overlooking beach, ample parking deficated for HI at 10 pounds per 24 hours for Spire (but 20 per night for other members). Great newly renovated lobby, great service all round. 30,000 points x 4 versus 1100 pounds cash rate. One of the best HI i’ve stayed at for non business and i travel a lot.

      • Craig Vassie says:

        We stayed at the HI Brighton Seafront for a weekend about six months ago. It was OK, but nothing special. As Spire we were given one of the seafront corner rooms, but it wasn’t especially clean and the aircon vent was caked in dust. Bed was fine. Balcony was filthy and covered in bird poo. The hotel has an American themed burger bar that is expensive, not that great, and best avoided.The Hilton is far better, but for a crash pad at 5K points go for it!

  7. Richard Hurley says:

    Does anyone know when the Points break will show. Article said Monday afternoon, still looking but no sign so far.

  8. Richard Hurley says:

    If I click on the link and select Reward night it still shows as 30000 points rather than 15000 for Brighton.

    Any suggestions.

  9. Henry says:

    List is live now.
    Best one I think is the Holiday Inn in Paris – very nice location for a weekend.

    • Robman says:

      I agree Henry, although there is now nothing available for the period of the PointsBreak promotion.

  10. Jimbob says:

    Couldnt find any reward night availability for CP Heathrow

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