BOOK NOW: 165 new IHG PointBreaks hotels for just 5,000 to 15,000 points (some decent!)

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IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) has just published its new list of heavily discounted PointBreaks redemptions.

You can book these hotels for stays until 30th November.

These hotels are bookable NOW via ihg.com.  Popular hotels will use up their allocation of reduced price rooms quickly, so book soon if you are interested.  As with all IHG Rewards Club reward nights, you can cancel without penalty at any time and get your points back.

(EDIT: If you are reading this on Tuesday via our emails, some of the best deals may have gone.  If rooms are pricing up at the standard points rate, this is why.)

PointBreaks has changed …..

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.  This has now changed.

The 165 hotels on the list below are priced at between 5,000 and 15,000 IHG Rewards Club points per night.  In general the quality of hotels included has gone up since the 5,000 point cap was removed, although at the end of the day it always depends on how the list fits around your travel plans.

What are the highlights?

Not surprisingly the better deals are at the 15,000 points level.

  • The QO in Amsterdam, an unbranded IHG hotel, looks interesting – see picture below – as does Crowne Plaza Potsdamer Platz in Berlin
  • Given we are heading into high season there, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi would be a cheap Middle East break.  There is also a Muscat option.
  • In London, the Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth is surprisingly central although not on the tube.  There is a National Rail station a couple of minutes away and it is a short taxi ride into Battersea or up to Kings Road for entertainment.
  • The Venice hotel is NOT in central Venice so I’d be a little wary of that one
  • The two St Petersburg options look good although Russian visas are always painful to get
  • We reviewed the brand new InterContinental Ljubljana here and at 15,000 points it must be worth trying out a new European city if you’ve never been to Slovenia
  • InterContinental Kiev is also on the list

Booking

PointBreaks availability is limited so book ASAP if you are interested.

You can book via the IHG PointBreaks page here or via the standard booking page here.

You are able to book these hotels for dates up to 30th November.

QO Amsterdam

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 may reprice at the full rate.

Click through the link to learn more about any specific hotel:

HOTELS AT 15,000 POINTS:

UNITED KINGDOM:

Crowne Plaza London – Heathrow
Holiday Inn Express London – Wandsworth

REST OF WORLD OUTSIDE THE USA:

BRAZIL
InterContinental Sao Paulo

CANADA
Holiday Inn Calgary-Macleod Trail South
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary South-Macleod Trail S

COLOMBIA
InterContinental Cartagena de Indias

FINLAND
Crowne Plaza Helsinki – Hesperia

GERMANY
Crowne Plaza Berlin – Potsdamer Platz

ITALY
Crowne Plaza Venice East – Quarto d’Altino

NETHERLANDS
Independent QO Amsterdam

PANAMA
InterContinental Miramar Panama

RUSSIA
Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg – Ligovsky
Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg – Tchaikovskogo

SLOVENIA
InterContinental Ljubljana

SWITZERLAND
Holiday Inn Express Luzern – Neuenkirch

UKRAINE
InterContinental Kiev

LEBANON
InterContinental Le Vendome Beirut

OMAN
Crowne Plaza Muscat OCEC

SAUDI ARABIA
InterContinental Al Khobar
Crowne Plaza Jeddah
Holiday Inn Jeddah Gateway
Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC Hotel & Convention

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi

VIETNAM
InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72

UNITED STATES:

CALIFORNIA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Carpinteria
Holiday Inn Express Sunnyvale – Silicon Valley

COLORADO
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Loveland

FLORIDA
Holiday Inn Express Fort Walton Beach Central
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Saint Augustine North

ILLINOIS
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago-Midway Airport
Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk

KANSAS
Holiday Inn Express Kansas City – Village West

MICHIGAN
Holiday Inn Express & Suites South Haven

MISSOURI
Hotel Indigo Kansas City Downtown

NEW JERSEY
Holiday Inn Express North Bergen – Lincoln Tunnel

NEW YORK
Holiday Inn Plattsburgh (Adirondack Area)
Crowne Plaza Syracuse
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Watertown-Thousand Islands

NORTH DAKOTA
Staybridge Suites Fargo

OHIO
Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square

PENNSYLVANIA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Erie (Summit Township)
Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh East Liberty

SOUTH DAKOTA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Rushmore/Keystone
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rapid City – Rushmore South
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sioux Falls At Empire Mall

TEXAS
Hotel Indigo Frisco

WASHINGTON
Holiday Inn Express Vancouver North – Salmon Creek

WISCONSIN
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Superior – Duluth Area

 

HOTELS AT 10,000 POINTS:

UNITED KINGDOM:

Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Chester – Racecourse
Holiday Inn Express St. Albans – M25, Jct.22

REST OF WORLD OUTSIDE THE USA:

ARGENTINA
InterContinental Mendoza

AZERBAIJAN
Staybridge Suites Baku

CANADA
Holiday Inn & Suites Grande Prairie-Conference Ctr
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sherwood Park-Edmonton Area

CHINA
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Xiayang Lake

EL SALVADOR
InterContinental San Salvador-Metrocentro Mall

FRANCE
Holiday Inn Express Paris – Cdg Airport

GERMANY
Holiday Inn Express Augsburg
Holiday Inn Hamburg – City Nord

INDIA
Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport
Holiday Inn Chennai Omr It Expressway

JAPAN
ANA Crowne Plaza Wakkanai
ANA Crowne Plaza Yonago

LAOS
Crowne Plaza Vientiane

MALAYSIA
Holiday Inn Melaka

MALTA
Holiday Inn Express Malta

MEXICO
Crowne Plaza Toluca-Lancaster
Hotel Indigo Veracruz Boca Del Rio

MONGOLIA
Holiday Inn Ulaanbaatar

NEPAL
Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee

ROMANIA
InterContinental Bucharest

TAIWAN
Crowne Plaza Tainan

TURKEY
Crowne Plaza Bursa
Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Harbiye
Holiday Inn Istanbul – Sisli

SAUDI ARABIA
Crowne Plaza Madinah

SOUTH AFRICA
Holiday Inn Cape Town

ZIMBABWE
Holiday Inn Mutare

UNITED STATES:

ALABAMA
Holiday Inn Express Atmore

ARIZONA
Holiday Inn Express Peoria North – Glendale

ARKANSAS
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bryant – Benton Area

CALIFORNIA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Camarillo

COLORADO
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Denver Northwest – Broomfield

CONNECTICUT
Crowne Plaza Stamford

DELAWARE
Crowne Plaza Wilmington North

FLORIDA
Candlewood Suites Miami Intl Airport – 36Th St

ILLINOIS
Crowne Plaza Chicago Sw – Burr Ridge
Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook

INDIANA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Evansville North
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mishawaka – South Bend
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Portage
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Schererville

IOWA
Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest

KANSAS
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atchison
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lenexa – Overland Park Area
Holiday Inn Express Wichita South

KENTUCKY
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cincinnati South – Wilder

LOUISIANA
Holiday Inn Covington
Holiday Inn Express Donaldsonville

MAINE
Candlewood Suites Portland – Scarborough

MARYLAND
Holiday Inn Belcamp – Aberdeen Area
Holiday Inn Express & Suites College Park-University Area

MICHIGAN
Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids – Airport
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Southgate – Detroit Area

MISSISSIPPI
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus North

MISSOURI
Holiday Inn Joplin
Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Plains Southwest

NEBRASKA
Candlewood Suites Omaha Airport
Holiday Inn Omaha Southwest
Staybridge Suites Omaha 80Th And Dodge

NEW JERSEY
Holiday Inn Express Bordentown – Trenton South
Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast

NEW MEXICO
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Deming Mimbres Valley

NEW YORK
Holiday Inn Express Rochester – Greece
Holiday Inn Rochester Ny – Downtown
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salamanca

NORTH CAROLINA
Crowne Plaza Hickory

OHIO
Holiday Inn & Suites Mansfield-Conference Ctr
Holiday Inn Express Lordstown-Newton Falls/Warren

OKLAHOMA
Holiday Inn & Suites Oklahoma City North
Crowne Plaza Tulsa – Southern Hills

PENNSYLVANIA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gettysburg
Crowne Plaza Reading

SOUTH CAROLINA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blythewood
Holiday Inn Express & Suites I-26 & Us 29 At Westgate Mall

TENNESSEE
Holiday Inn Knoxville N – Merchant Drive

TEXAS
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston Sw – Sharpstown
Staybridge Suites Odessa – Interstate Hwy 20
Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Antonio South
Staybridge Suites Nw Near Six Flags Fiesta
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Schulenburg
Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Antonio North – Windcrest

UTAH
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Brigham City – North Utah
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lehi – Thanksgiving Point

VIRGINIA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites South Hill
Holiday Inn Express Quantico – Stafford

WASHINGTON
Holiday Inn & Suites Bellingham

WISCONSIN
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Platteville

WYOMING
Candlewood Suites Cheyenne

 

HOTELS AT 5,000 POINTS:

REST OF WORLD OUTSIDE THE USA:

BRAZIL
Holiday Inn Express Rio Branco

CANADA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Saskatchewan

CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Fuzhou Downtown
Holiday Inn Express Handan East
Holiday Inn Express Zhangjiakou Park View
Holiday Inn Mudanjiang
Holiday Inn Express Luanchuan
Holiday Inn Express Zhengzhou Longzi Lake
Holiday Inn Qingdao Expo
Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Wenjiang Hotspring

MEXICO
Holiday Inn Express Culiacan

TURKEY
Holiday Inn Antalya – Lara
Holiday Inn Kayseri – Duvenonu

UNITED STATES:

ILLINOIS
Candlewood Suites Springfield
Holiday Inn Express Rolling Mdws-Schaumburg Area

MISSISSIPPI
Holiday Inn Express New Albany

MONTANA
Candlewood Suites Sidney

NORTH CAROLINA
Candlewood Suites Wilson

PENNSYLVANIA
Candlewood Suites Williamsport

TEXAS
Candlewood Suites Cotulla
Candlewood Suites Harlingen
Candlewood Suites Kenedy
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Floresville
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jacksonville
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raymondville

(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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Comments

  1. Craig Vassie says:

    CP Quarto d’Altino is a very pleasant hotel out in the sticks some 25 minutes by train from Venezia. Train station next to hotel. Frequent service. Nice large but slightly old rooms. lovely friendly staff. Great restaurant for breakfast and dinner – so good we ate there every evening which we wouldn’t normally do! Free shuttle to / from VCE Marco Polo. Hope this helps.

  2. The crowne plaza Potzdamer Platz is good. I stayed there a few weeks ago – I was in Berlin solo for 2 nights and so booked into a cheap B&B, but it was awful and so walked out and straight to the nearest IHG hotel. I stayed on points but they upgraded me (Spire) to a club room with lounge access and breakfast. The lounge is nothing to shout about but the breakfast was pretty decent. All told it was certainly a solid upgrade. The only problem is that it is not at Potzdamer Platz. It is at Anhalter Bahnhof, which is a good 10-15 walk away.

  3. Dougie Forde says:

    I stayed earlier this year at the CP Potsdamer Platz on a pointsbreak. When I ordered a large beer in the bar the barman swapped it for a small one when he saw I was using my Gold member free drinks voucher.

    • Lady London says:

      cheap. the kind of thing that will cost them more than they saved by being so cheap. I’d have left it on the bar and told them obviously they needed it more than me (my favourite line for handing back the pathetic little chocolate bar British Airways has been handing out as a “second meal” on the 11 hour flight back form SFO!!.

      • Especially when you consider how cheap beer is in Berlin.

        I remember my first visit, I went to get a kebab and it was €5 with a bottle of Coke. I asked how much it was with a beer instead and it was €4.50

  4. I am still waiting for spg points to post

  5. I might have dreamt this but I thought spire elite now comes with comp breakfast? Or is this benefit coming soon…?

    • You dreamt it! It was mentioned in an IHG survey I completed a couple of months ago.

    • No, sadly not.

      But they really need to pull their finger out because Marriott Plat now eats their lunch. Cutting nights from 75 to 50 (and adding another 1100 hotels), guaranteeing late check out and lounge access and rolling out some sort of breakfast benefit virtually everywhere must be hurting IHG.

  6. Slightly OT: do Virgin Atlantic transfers to IHG Rewards Club still count towards status?

    Thank you.

  7. HIX Wandsworth is a decent enough hotel, and preferable to staying in a Travelodge or Premier Inn (mainly due to the breakfast) but 15k per night isn’t exactly a bargain given that this hotel is hormally around £85pn and can be available on discounted rates from £55. Seems like a bit of a liberty to put this in the same bucket as some of the other 15k hotels

    • Lady London says:

      Yes I noticed that this time round some of the 15,000 hotels on the promotion, either are still 15,000 or were 15,000 or less, quite recently. I have a feeling IHG may be moving to make this promotion more or less “5,000 off the regular points cost” except for really cr*p hotels that aren’t getting bookiings otherwise.

      IHG is close to completely losing my attention. Particularly after the last 3 rounds of Accelerate were ridiculous beyond the impossible. This time round Accelerate is not really worth doing either. So I think I’ve got the message IHG! Even Accor’s autumn promotion is better. I may not bother with Accor this time either due to issues with getting their call centre to help when hotels messed up bookings that lost me 4000 points. The hotels were fine they just did not know how to correct it, everyone acknowledged the problem but call centre has no idea how to fix either. Not best pleased at 80 euros down so have saved that from Accor by booking elsewhere.

  8. HIX Chester racecourse is not bad for 10k points.

    It has free parking which is good considering it is just a couple of minutes walk from the centre. The quality of their breakfast was also better than the average HIX six months ago and hopefully will be still when my redemption stays come round!

  9. I stayed at CP St Petersburg Ligovsky several times and this is probably the best CP of all I ever been too. Great building and rooms, location is very central as well. Could be a decent deal though November is not the best month to spend outside. However, good for museums and unparalleled food&drink as St Pete is Russia’s culinary capital

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