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BOOK NOW: 108 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 28th February.

These hotels are bookable NOW via  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 for stays before 28th February, this is why.)

(EDIT 2:  I was having issues with some of the links if using Chrome, but Edge was fine. Very odd.  If you have issues try opening the page in a different browser.)

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 108 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.

  • Crowne Plaza Edinburgh Royal Terrace is clearly a good deal at 15,000 points
  • The Indigo in Antwerp would be an interesting weekend break option, as would the Indigo in Warsaw
  • I am stunned to see anything in the UAE available during peak holiday periods.  The Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City is brand new and the Crowne Plaza Yas Island in Abu Dhabi is very close to the beach and is on a golf course
  • The Holiday Inn Express London Newbury Park is at the very end of the Central Line but, if you want a cheap place for a London break, it will do the job for 10,000 points
  • With three hotels in Munich, you won’t be short of options for a Christmas Markets trip


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 28th February.

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)

Comments (64)

  • Tracy says:

    No Saturday nights in Edinburgh at all and no Friday nights in December……boo hoo

  • Si says:

    Purely to boast, I’ve had a right result!

    Yesterday, I was due to book a February weekend away at the Liverpool docks Holiday Inn Express for £240 for 2 nights – but decided to hold off for the list.

    Just got exactly what i needed for 20k points! Lovely

  • Bariummeal says:

    Perfect, in Brussels wed to Friday with work and finish it off with Antwerp for the weekend 15k a night instead of 194 euros. Thank you!

  • BJ says:

    [email protected] Rob: using chrome across three devices. No problems so far as I can tell.

  • Benilyn says:

    OT: How long does points from IHG Creation card to your Creation account take? My bill date was 21 Nov and it still has not posted.

    • SW says:

      Same for me too. Normally post on statement date, but not received this month’s yet. If December points are late posting I could fall short of hitting Spire threshold.

      • asjglx says:

        I registered for the card in August this year and so far no points have been transferred to me! I have contacted via the website but there has no reply after over a week. Looks like I will have to call them.

    • ankomonkey says:

      Mine tend to appear in my IHG account within 24 hours of statement posting. I had my points last week as expected.

      • Alan says:

        Not the case for many of us this month (was the same in August). Hopefully will come through soon.

    • Sandra says:

      Ours usually post within 48 hours but not always (including this month) & the t & c’s do say it can take up to 5 business days. Since IHG is predominantly a US company perhaps the Thanksgiving holiday last week is causing a delay or am I just being generous?!

      • Anna says:

        HH points are taking ages this month to migrate from the HH visa.

        • Alan says:

          Hilton website been even worse than usual recently, been taking over a week for points to post from stays.

        • Sididdly says:

          HH Points took over a week after the upgrade but two stays I had with Sunday and Monday checkout this weekend posted next day. Both less than 24 hours after checkout.

  • Henk says:

    Slightly OT, but I’ve been trying to get the Ambassador deal on the IHG website, but can’t get it to work. Tried several different credit cards, but the page just comes back without confirmation, and substituting my membership number for my credit card number. Anyone else having the same problem? Or a solution?

  • Clive says:

    Intercon Phu Quoc absolute bargain at 15K

    • Alex W says:

      “only” 35k points normally, but still a good deal if you can get there at short notice!

      • Sam G says:

        A little awkward to get to though, have to take a domestic connection or there are some limited flights from KL, Bangkok etc.

        I’ve also heard very mixed reviews about Phu Quoc – sounds like it is really suffering from over-development and over tourism already & doesn’t have much to offer outside of the hotels

        At that time of year I’d head to Phuket or similar personally, plenty of deals to be had for cash outside of the peak dates around CNY etc

        • Genghis says:

          I’ve heard the same. We went four years ago for a week when there were only a few choices for decent hotels. We had a great time just relaxing. The sights of the island can be seen in a day though – old prison, fish sauce factory, pick up some peppercorns – and food options not as good as rest of Vietnam. Still I’d like to go back.

        • Will says:

          I went to phu Quoc in Feb this year (to the Marriott). Hotel was lovely but i don’t think I’ve ever been to a place less ready for tourism. Extremely difficult to find anywhere to eat out there as well, nice hotel but not my cup of tea.

        • Mr B says:

          Just got back from 5 nights there at 35k points, which I was happy with. I agree 15k points a night is a bargain. Hotel is a little isolated as they are currently building all round there. But the facilities were fantastic, great rooftop bar, pool and beach. Would go back tomorrow at 15k a night.

        • Jeremy I says:

          We’re headed to the Marriott Phu Quoc on Monday. Direct flights once a week from Gatwick on Tui. Am a little apprehensive given some negative comments on the island but the hotel sounds very special.

        • Alex Sm says:

          Can you buy flight only on TUI which is not part of a package?

    • Crafty says:

      Booked the dates we needed (minus one) last night. 6 nights for 90,000 IHG points. Bargain. Thanks Rob for highlighting.

  • Sam G says:

    As an aside – seems Dubai market may be a little “soft” for next year – if you keep your eye out there are rooms being dumped onto Amona and the likes – got my dad a couple of nights on the palm with breakfast for 100 quid a night end-Jan and I’ve seen some good prices on secret escapes for Hyatt . No points of course but at those prices cannot complain

    • Rob says:

      It is very soft, I had this discussion with Ritz Carlton when I was in Ras recently.

    • Mr Dee says:

      Wonder why?

      • Frenzie says:

        I don’t wonder why. I have always refused to go there due to lack of humaj rights and respect for people with different religions, woman, LGBT people and so on.
        I know Rob and I have a different view on this.

        • Shoestring says:

          Whilst I don’t doubt your objections & their validity, there are many examples that show the real people of the countries we condemn (for their politicians) are actually normal, nice people just like us.

          Think about the fantastic PR coup of the Russian World Cup this year. Anybody who travelled there and met the locals had a brilliant time. White Russians (& I only say that because I don’t know much about the more Eastern Russians) are Europeans just like us and perfectly friendly & welcoming.

          Take Iran – the real Iranians are very hospitable & love playing the host & showing off the best aspects of their country. I think it’s true of much of the world. (Possibly not that Andaman island!)

          Whilst I hated living in Qatar for 6 months (it was bloody awful), some of the best ‘local’ aspects were the genuine friendliness of the real Qataris, their arrogance put to one side for a moment.

          It’s the politicians who are to blame.

        • Alex Sm says:


          Even Brits, French and Germans sometimes can be nicer and less arrogant than their leaders 🙂