PointBreaks cost just 5000 points per night to redeem and are a fantastic deal, especially for higher end hotels that may otherwise run 50,000 points per night. (And you can buy these points at 7/10ths of a cent apiece).

But PointBreaks have to be on offer for a hotel you can use during the promotion period.

And you have to act fast, the most desirable properties tend to get pulled down from the list rather quickly.

From IHG:

The new PointBreaks list will be posted on Monday, March 24 for bookings and stays from March 24 to May 31, 2014 (subject to availability). Each Reward Night at these participating hotels will be only 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points during the above mentioned dates.

Here is a sampling of the more than 150 properties that will be featured:

  • InterContinental Hotel – Marine Drive Mumbai, India
  • InterContinental Hotel – Medellin, Colombia
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Zhongguancun, China
  • Holiday Inn Hotel San Diego – North Miramar, California, U.S.
  • Holiday Inn Express Madrid – Alcorcon, Spain
  • Staybridge Suites Salt Lake – West Valley City, Utah, U.S.
  • Candlewood Suites Elmira Horseheads, New York, U.S.

…A sneak peek with the full list will be posted to our IHG Rewards Club online community tomorrow, Friday, March 21 at http://community.ihg.com/.


  1. dhammer53 said,

    Elmira NY is close to Corning and Watkins Glen NY. It’s also on the southern end of the Finger Lake region.

  2. Grant said,

    @IHG, please don’t disappoint me again. I need you to have hotels in Utah for Memorial Day weekend. Thank you.

  3. Gaurav said,

    Does anyone know what time they open booking? Is it midnight west coast? Morning?

  4. jac said,

    I have the same question as Guarav — trying to reserve a room, but not yet available on the website at 9AM EST. No luck with calling, either.

  5. Gary said,

    Give it a few hours.. probably will go live before noon eastern

  6. Gary said,

    And.. they’re live.

  7. jac said,

    Thanks, Gary. I was able to get in shortly before 10AM EST. The new rates appear to be effective now (though newest additions aren’t listed on the pointsbreaks page: http://www.ihg.com/hotels/us/en/global/redeem-rewards/pointbreaks , only on the ihg community forum: http://community.ihg.com/t5/Promotions/Point-Breaks/td-p/27691 ).

  8. Gaurav said,

    I got in about 9:50 too, will be nice to get Canyon de Chelly off my National Parks and Monuments list :). Thanks for the heads up!

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