Intercontinental Hotel Group’s (IHG) is running its quarterly PointBreaks promotion for members of the IHG Rewards Club. More than 100 hotels around the world can be booked from January 30th through the end of April for only 5,000 points – a cash value of $30! This can be a huge discount and is often the best use of IHG Rewards Club points. Check out the full list of hotels and my personal favorites below! And be quick to book – the best ones will sell out within hours!
This is one of my favorite promotions in the Points & Miles world and I have had some great, cheap stays thanks to it – like at the Holiday Inn Helsinki during my Baltic Explorer! Hotels will become bookable on Monday, January 30th and the full list will be out around noon US time – you can find it here!
But often, the hotels will be loaded into the system before the list is set to “life”, so you should try the hotels you really want to book as soon as you can. You can make up to two reservations at each hotel. Keep in mind that if you need to make changes, you will pay whatever price is available at that time. Also, once a room is cancelled, it does not go back into the Point Breaks inventory, so I recommend not to make speculative bookings “just in case” without actual travel plans and then cancelling later – you’ll take away availability from people who actually want to go!
Here are some of my favorites on this quarter’s list:
- Holiday Inn Bangkok Silom – this hotel is currently around $60/night, so roughly a 50% discount. While I prefer the Holiday Inn Express Sathorn, HIX Siam and HIX Sukhumvit 11 for their locations, at this rate it’s a good deal for Bangkok, the City of Angels, and I’d book it in a heartbeat.
- Holiday Inn Sandton – Rivonia Road – this hotel is in a good location, nice part of town and a good base for a visit to Johannesburg, South Africa. Jo’burg is a good starting point for trips to Kruger National Park or an adventure from Cape Town to Victoria Falls!
- Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici Conference Center – San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, is also worth a trip. You’ll be close to the sights of the capital and can easily arrange trips to the tropical rainforest with one of the most diverse flora and fauna in the Americas or the beaches!
- Candlewood Suites Anaheim – Resort Area – Disneyland is not really high on my list, but if you have Mickey Mouse on your family travel itinerary, this Candlewood Suites near the amusement park might make that expensive trip a little more affordable!
- Holiday Inn Dresden – City South – Dresden is one of the most beautiful – and most underrated – cities in Germany. While this Holiday Inn is in a suburb, you can be in the historic old town in 10 minutes by bus and enjoy the sights or attend the amazing Semper Oper for a unforgettable opera performance!
- Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport – Frankfurt is Lufthansa‘s hub, connecting you to destinations all around Europe and the world. This hotel is right next to the terminal, making it a good stop-over on your trip. With great public transportation, it’s easy to explore Frankfurt or popular Heidelberg by train on a budget!
- Crowne Plaza Bratislava – Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and not far from Vienna, is on my list of places to visit. I wished this had been on the list during my summer trip and I’d been first to book! This is one case where I’d let the hotel promotion drive my travel plans!
- Hotel Indigo Krakow – Old Town – Krakow is a beautiful city I’d recommend to visit and the Hotel Indigo is in a perfect location to explore it. At this price, it’s a bargain and I’d recommend to check it out!
I hope this promotion makes one of your trips more affordable or inspires you to try out a new destination. Check out the full list of hotels below. To find tips how to get more points, read my review of the IHG Rewards Club program, the affiliated IHG Rewards Club Master Card and the Intercontinental Hotel Group!
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Hotels in Asia and Australia:
People’s Republic of China
- Holiday Inn Express Baoji City Centre
- Holiday Inn Beijing Shijingshan Parkview
- Crowne Plaza HangzhouOneThousandIslandLake
- Holiday Inn Express Nantong Xinghu
- Crowne Plaza Tianjin Jinnan
Hotels in Africa:
Hotels in South America:
Hotels in Latin America and Mexico:
Hotels in North America:
Newfoundland and Labrador
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites El Dorado
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pine Bluff
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Russellville
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Morton Peoria Area
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rock Falls
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jacksonville
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Garden City
- Candlewood Suites Fort Campbell – Oak Grove
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pikeville
- Candlewood Suites Denham Springs
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites New Iberia-Avery Island
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raceland – Highway 90
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dearborn SW – Detroit Area
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lansing-Dimondale
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Farmington Hills – Detroit
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh NE – Medical Center Area
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Reidsville
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rockingham
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blackwell
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites El Reno
- Staybridge Suites Oklahoma City – Quail Springs
- Holiday Inn Express Athens
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Covington
- Holiday Inn Express Memphis East I-240
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raymondville
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Shamrock North
- Staybridge Suites Tomball
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Zapata
Hotels in Europe:
- Holiday Inn Express Antrim – M2, Jct.1
- Holiday Inn Barnsley M1, Jct.37
- Holiday Inn Darlington – A1 Scotch Corner
- Holiday Inn Express Middlesbrough – Centre Square
- Holiday Inn Northampton West M1, Jct 16