IHG Rewards Club is making big changes to one of the most popular hotel rewards promotions, IHG Rewards PointBreaks: Instead of offering hotels at a fixed price of 5,000 points – some of the best hotel rewards value out there, now more than 200 hotels are available at 5,000, 10,000 and 15,000 points. And while that caused an outcry from the travel bloggosphere, I think it’s good news! The list of PointBreaks hotels had become less attractive over time and this change offers a choice of more and more upscale hotels during the IHG PointBreaks promotion.
This latest IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks promotion is available to book now and runs through April 30th, 2018. As always, hotels will start to disappear from the list as the promo rates are used, so I recommend to be quick with your travel plans. As before, you’ll only be able to book two reservations per hotel to discourage making reservations “just in case” and blocking other travels to take advantage of the promotion.
It includes a number of more upscale brand hotels, like InterContinental, Crowne Plaza or Indigo, for example the new Crowne Plaza Vientiane, the very relaxed capital of Laos! You’ll also find more hotels in better locations, like the beachfront Holiday Inn Baruna Bali (below).
Bottomline: IHG Rewards Club is making a big change and it looks like its for the better. Instead of offering around 100 hotels from the bottom of their portfolio in previous promos, you can now book more than 200 hotels across a wider price range. The value you receive is really from the discount at each hotel available during the promotion, so check carefully before you book. In some cases, the point value you receive is below what I value IHG Points at 0.5 UScents/point! In others, the value is very good at 1.5c/p. Overall, I think this is still a change for the better, with more choices and more hotels.
Below you can find the full list of hotels participating, listed in groups by points needed (5,000/10,000/15,000) and by United States/States and Worldwide/Region/Country
5,000 points per night
Candlewood Suites Tupelo North
Candlewood Suites Sidney
Candlewood Suites Wilson
Candlewood Suites Williamsport
Holiday Inn Panama Canal
Candlewood Suites Celaya
Candlewood Suites Queretaro Juriquilla
Holiday Inn Express Culiacan
Hotel Indigo Veracruz Boca Del Rio
Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie
ANHUI, CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC)
Crowne Plaza Wuhu
HEBEI, CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC)
Holiday Inn Shijiazhuang Central
INNER MONGOLIA, CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC)
Crowne Plaza Ordos
JIANGSU, CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC)
Holiday Inn Express Nantong Downtown
SHANDONG, CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC)
Crowne Plaza Yantai Sea View
TIANJIN, CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC)
Crowne Plaza Tianjin Jinnan
10,000 points per night