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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 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 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

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 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)

  • Paul says:

    Great if your Chinese or visiting remote parts of China!

    Not a single EU, north, Central American hotel at 5000 points on the list I saw yesterday, though I note the inclusion of two Texas hotels above. Pretty poor from IHG who have clearly decided that the Chinese market is what they need to focus on.

    I stick with Hilton!

    • Delbert says:

      Last week we had a three night stay at Shinjuku Hilton (cash-paying punter). What a great hotel. Our first time at a Hilton, btw.

  • Tim W says:

    “I am stunned to see anything in the UAE available during peak holiday periods.”
    You won’t catch me ever visiting the UAE given recent events.

    • BlueHorizonuk says:

      If you aren’t a spy then not sure what the issue is.

      • BlueHorizonuk says:

        It’s not like they jail thousands of brits each year for spying. This was a one-off case meaning there was a lot more to the story than what the government and/or media have been saying about it.

        • Anna says:

          Whether he was guilty or not, a fair trial is a human right – and I’m generally involved in prosecutions!

    • Mr Dee says:

      For fair comparison, what do people see the plus points of visiting?

      • Shoestring says:

        Well it’s not the sightseeing or history/ culture. Nothing to see.

        I guess it’ll mostly be guaranteed heat & sun out of European season, pool, beach if you look hard, quality international food, decent hotels, souk & shopping, not as far to go as somewhere better such as Thailand.

        Fwiw I’ve been & would never dream of returning given numerous other superior options. Horrible, stifling place – but if you want a hotel holiday in the sun, fair enough, horses for courses.

      • Rob says:

        Astonishingly high quality hotels, guaranteed good weather, world class eating and shopping, short and cheap flights from the UK, excellent beaches, desert adventure trips, exceptionally practical for kids (excellent healthcare, huge hypermarkets selling UK brands of baby milk, nappies etc), silly stuff like the dancing fountains / ski slopes, 100% English speaking. You can begin to add to that world class museums and some decent theatre / opera (eg La Perle in Dubai).

        • Will says:

          Some good golf courses too

        • marcw says:

          You do it once, and that’s it! It is a boring place: you may have the most amazing infrastructure, shopping malls… bla bla bla… but if a place lacks interesting things to do… you go once, and that’s it. And it is also very fake, no charm, no nothing, nada.

        • Shoestring says:

          @Will – I think you might qualify that. Isn’t it mostly sand with a bit of grass thrown in around teeing off & the 18 holes?

        • Mr Dee says:

          Thanks I have not been and was curious.

        • Alex Sm says:

          @marcw The beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The same applies to “interesting”, so subjective.
          Rob provided a good bunch of reasons – all perfectly valid (at least for 1 or 2 trip for definite)

        • Shoestring says:

          Raffles – istr you have good family reasons to go, ie visiting the rellies. If those reasons didn’t exist – and you weren’t going for business reasons – would UAE even figure in your holiday destination plans ever again?

          • Rob says:

            We went before we had the kids and before the rellies moved. If you only have a week off it is far easier than Asia, say, where you are on Day 3 before the jet lag clears. No reason to go for longer than 5-6 days though.

        • Leo says:

          Excellent beaches? Really?

  • rob says:

    Slightly OT: I need to book a few different hotels in different brands (Hilton, Marriot, IHG) for stays at the end of Jan. When do the chains release their points bonuses for around then? If it’s in the next week or 2 I can hold off from booking.

    Thanks

    • Anna says:

      What do you mean by bonuses? Hilton have got a bonus offer on buying points until mid December, I’m not aware if they ever do “sales” of points nights? (It would be great if they did, I have 3 nights in NYC in May and there’s nothing for less than 70,000 per night).

      • Alan says:

        I’m guessing he’s meaning the different promos most chains have on? IHG (sometimes) and Accor (almost always) have requirements to book after a certain date but Hilton (and ?Marriott) pretty much always honour them for existing bookings too.

        • Anna says:

          That would make sense! I think Hilton might have one at the moment, I recall signing up for something recently.

          • Alan says:

            Yes they’re doing double base points just now, although very slow to post after IT merger!

    • Lady London says:

      You could book something flexible and then rebook if a promotion you like comes along?

  • Alex Sm says:

    These two Japanese places (apart from Hiroshima) made me do a lot of googling as I never heard of them before. Now I have a new place on my bucket list for my next trip to Japan – Matsuyama.

    PS Warsaw Indigo hotel is a must – well located and the building/decor are amazing, stayed there with my partner in Aug 2017

    • Beppo says:

      Matsuyama (and Shikoku) is a nice play for your maybe third/forth trip to Japan. Not many tourists, nice hikes (the most important pilgrimage route is there), onsen, a little bit slow to navigate with public transport though.
      I have enjoyed it.

      • Alex Sm says:

        I have been four times to Japan already, but hopefully it will still be good for the fifth trip? 😉 thanks for insights, it looks exactly like a place my partner and I would like to visit

  • Beppo says:

    How about that IC Medellin?
    I will be there in February and wonder if it is too far away, safe area, still suitable for a holiday, etc…