PointBreaks: Award Stays at 131 IHG hotels for 5,000 Points a Night

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IHG Rewards Club, the loyalty program of the InterContinental Hotels Group, today released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels that will be available for booking for just 5,000 IHG Rewards points per night.

Offer Details

Beginning on January 30, IHG Rewards members can book award nights for 5,000 points at 131 participating hotels, for stays through April 30, 2017.

The new list of PointBreaks awards includes 81 hotels in the U.S., 19 in the rest of the Americas, 18 in Europe, 10 in Asia and Australia, and three in Africa. There are two InterContinental hotels on the list, the InterContinental Maracaibo in Venezuela and the InterContinental Real Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

Deal or No Deal

With normal IHG Rewards award prices ranging between 10,000 and 60,000 points per night, the PointBreaks rates represent a discount of at least 50 percent. The value proposition is unarguably a compelling one.

As far as sheer numbers go, the current list features around the same number of participating properties, 131, as the previous quarter’s 127. Both, however, are a significant downgrade from the roster of several quarters ago, which featured 210 hotels, including 142 in the U.S. alone. That, sadly, is the long-term trend.

Numbers aside, the question with PointBreaks, always, is whether any of the discounted hotels work for you.

Bottom line: Whether it’s long or short, the PointBreaks list is always worth perusing. There just might be a hotel that fits into your existing travel plans, or that could be the centerpiece of an opportunistic trip.

As always, room nights available at the PointBreaks rate are limited, so act quickly to lock in a deal that works for you.

Reader Reality Check

Have you ever booked a PointBreaks stay?

After 20 years working in the travel industry, and almost that long writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.

This article first appeared on SmarterTravel.com, where Tim is Editor-at-Large.


  1. B1BomberVB says

    Yes, I have. A few years ago I booked the Crowne Plaza of RIchmond VA on PB. It’s right downtown, only a 5-minute walk from the Penny Lane Pub, which has awesome karaoke nights on Mondays (!)
    No taxis, Uber, buses nor drink-driving!
    Also, I booked a night at the CP of Alice Springs, Australia in 2007, when PB had just been invented!

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