BOOK NOW: 165 new PointBreaks hotels for just 5,000 to 15,000 IHG Rewards Club 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:

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

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Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. I am still waiting for spg points to post

  4. 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.

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

    Thank you.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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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