PointBreaks: Discounted Hotel Awards From 5000 Points Per Night are Live

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IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks are live. These are hotels they’re offering discounted redemption prices for.

IHG Rewards Club has been offering discounted hotel night redemptions for just 5000 points per night for more than a decade.

  • At the beginning there were some high value hotels included in the discount properties list. Over time there have been fewer and fewer premium hotels. The ‘good ones’ are almost always swept up and disappear from the list within a couple of days.

  • These deals have been so good that in China people were automating PointBreaks bookings and reselling them.

At the beginning of the year they changed how PointBreaks work. Instead of 5000 points per night, prices are 5000, 10,000, or 15,000 points per night depending on hotel. Additionally,

  • Limit two reservations per hotel per member
  • Valid for stays through February 28, but any given hotel may not have discounted availability for long so don’t wait to book
  • If you sell a PointBreaks booking very bad things may happen to your account.

There are 13 hotels available for just 5000 points apiece. There are 39 hotels in the U.S. alone at the 10,000 point level. Doubling the redemption price clearly opens up more availability, though it’s sad how few properties are now offered for 5000 points when all PointBreaks used to be that lower price. Four Intercontinental properties are available though.


InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, Credit: IHG

Bear in mind that through the end of the month you can still buy up to 200,000 IHG Rewards Club points at just half a cent apiece.

Of course the most efficient way to earn IHG Rewards Club points is with the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card which offers 80,000 points after after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

Anecdotally my sense is that this is one of the easiest Chase rewards cards to be approved for. The card comes with platinum status; a free night after each account anniversary year at eligible IHG hotels worldwide; a free reward night on points stays of 4 or more nights; Global Entry or TSA Precheck fee credit (up to $100 every 4 years).

Here’s the list of participating hotels:


5,000
Points
United
States
TEXAS
Candlewood
Suites Mount Pleasant
Holiday
Inn Express & Suites Bonham
Worldwide
BRAZIL
Holiday
Inn Porto Alegre
TURKEY
Holiday
Inn Express Istanbul – Altunizade
Holiday
Inn Express Istanbul Airport
JAPAN
ANA
Crowne Plaza Matsuyama
GANSU,
MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday
Inn Express Zhangye
HEBEI,
MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday
Inn Express Shijiazhuang Heping
Holiday
Inn Express Wuhan Optical Valley
JIANGSU,
MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday
Inn Express Nantong Textile City
JILIN,
MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday
Inn Express Changchun High-Tech Zone
LIAONING,
MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday
Inn Express Yingkou Onelong Plaza
SHANDONG,
MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday
Inn Express Yantai YEDA
10,000
Points

United States

ARKANSAS
Holiday Inn Jonesboro
COLORADO
Staybridge Suites Denver South – Highlands Ranch
CONNECTICUT
Crowne Plaza Danbury
FLORIDA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fleming Island
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Punta Gorda
GEORGIA
Candlewood Suites Valdosta Mall
Crowne Plaza Atlanta SW – Peachtree City
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Locust Grove
ILLINOIS
Crowne Plaza Springfield – Convention CTR
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mattoon
INDIANA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hammond
IOWA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Des Moines – Jordan West
KANSAS
Candlewood Suites Lenexa – Overland Park Area
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Olathe South
KENTUCKY
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Sterling North
Holiday Inn Lexington – Hamburg
LOUISIANA
Holiday Inn & Suites Lafayette North
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Baton Rouge -Port Allen
MARYLAND
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Clear Spring
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Owings Mills-Baltimore Area
MICHIGAN
Holiday Inn & Suites Farmington Hills – Detroit NW
MISSOURI
Candlewood Suites Kansas City – Independence
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hannibal – Medical Center
NEBRASKA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Omaha – 120th and Maple
NEW
JERSEY
Holiday Inn Express & Suites North Brunswick
NORTH
CAROLINA
Holiday Inn & Suites Arden – Asheville Airport
OHIO
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ashtabula-Geneva
Staybridge Suites Canton
OKLAHOMA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oklahoma City North
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tulsa South – Woodland Hills
OREGON
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hood River
PENNSYLVANIA
Candlewood Suites Pittsburgh-Airport
Staybridge Suites Pittsburgh-Cranberry Township
SOUTH
DAKOTA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dakota Dunes – Event Center
TENNESSEE
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Memphis Arpt Elvis Presley Blv
TEXAS
Holiday Inn Brownsville
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston IAH – Beltway 8
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lubbock Central – Univ Area
Staybridge Suites Houston W – Westchase Area

Worldwide

ONTARIO,
CANADA
Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo
SASKATCHEWAN,
CANADA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Saskatoon East – University
COAHUILA,
MEXICO
Crowne Plaza Torreon
JALISCO,
MEXICO
Holiday Inn Guadalajara Expo
BRAZIL
Staybridge Suites Sao Paulo
COLOMBIA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bogota DC
InterContinental Cali
InterContinental Medellin
PANAMA
Crowne Plaza Panama
Holiday Inn Express Panama Distrito Financiero
GERMANY
Holiday Inn Express Munich – City East
Holiday Inn Munich – City East
ITALY
Crowne Plaza Padova
LITHUANIA
Holiday Inn Vilnius
RUSSIA
Holiday Inn Express Moscow – Sheremetyevo Airport
Holiday Inn Express St. Petersburg – Sadovaya
Holiday Inn Moscow – Seligerskaya
TURKEY
Holiday Inn Istanbul – Old City
UNITED
KINGDOM
Holiday Inn Ashford – Central
Holiday Inn Express Liverpool – Royal Albert Dock
Holiday Inn Express London – Newbury Park
Holiday Inn Ipswich
SAUDI
ARABIA
Holiday Inn Makkah Al Aziziah
INDIA
Crowne Plaza Pune City Centre
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bengaluru Racecourse
Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Whitefield ITPL
Holiday Inn Express Gurugram Sector 50
JAPAN
ANA Crowne Plaza Ube
KOREA,
REPUBLIC OF
Holiday Inn Express Suwon Ingye
HAINAN,
MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Sanya Bay
JIANGSU,
MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Nanjing Xuanwu Lake
Holiday Inn Kunshan Huaqiao
SHANDONG,
MAINLAND CHINA
Holiday Inn Express Jinan Exhibition Center
THAILAND
Holiday Inn & Suites Rayong City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Soi Soonvijai

15,000
Points

United States

ALABAMA
Hotel Indigo Birmingham Five Points S – UAB
COLORADO
Holiday Inn Express Boulder
FLORIDA
Candlewood Suites Miami Airport – Doral
MARYLAND
Crowne Plaza Baltimore Dwntn Inner Harbor
MASSACHUSETTS
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Great Barrington – Lenox Area
PENNSYLVANIA
Crowne Plaza Philadelphia – King of Prussia
Holiday Inn Express Grove City (Outlet Center)

Worldwide

BELGIUM
Hotel Indigo Antwerp – City Centre
FINLAND
Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre
GERMANY
Holiday Inn Express Munich – Messe
POLAND
Hotel Indigo Warsaw – Nowy Swiat
UNITED
KINGDOM
Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace
Holiday Inn Express Manchester – Salford Quays
Holiday Inn London – Gatwick Airport
Holiday Inn Manchester – West
KENYA
InterContinental Nairobi
UNITED
ARAB EMIRATES
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi – Yas Island
Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City
JAPAN
ANA Crowne Plaza Hiroshima
JIANGSU,
MAINLAND CHINA
Crowne Plaza Wuxi City Center
VIETNAM
InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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