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 31st May.
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.
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 95 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 PointBreaks highlights?
Not surprisingly the better deals are at the 15,000 points level. Of the hotels in Europe:
Crowne Plaza Manchester Oxford Road is BRAND NEW and very pleasant. See photo above. We reviewed Crowne Plaza Manchester Oxford Road late last year – click here. It is well worth 15,000 points.
Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith is also 15,000 points. This is a decent option for anyone looking for a discounted option very close to central London, and of course breakfast is included.
The Holiday Inn Express in Hamburg is fairly new but Hamburg rates are generally low and you may still get a better deal by paying for somewhere better
InterContinental Sofia looks like the highest-end option in Europe. This hotel is brand new (May 2018) and is a good excuse to try Bulgaria if you’ve never been. There is a daily BA flight to Sofia which takes three hours.
How to book a PointBreaks room
PointBreaks availability is limited so book ASAP if you are interested.
You are able to book these hotels for dates up to 31st May.
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)
IHG Rewards update – June 2021:
Get bonus points: The current IHG Rewards promotion is ‘Triple Your Points’ – our full article is here. It runs from 15th May to 16th August. You receive double base points on your second stay and triple base points on your third and subsequent stays. You can register on this page of ihg.com.
Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards points, you can buy them here.
Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.