January 25th, 2011

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Priority Club refreshes its PointBreaks (reduced, 5,000 point a night hotel redemptions) several times a year and they just unveiled their new list and its lackluster at best.

While the PointBreaks lists are usually their cheaper properties (Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites, Staybridge Suites, etc) there are usually a couple decent Crowne Plazas and an occasional Intercontinental thrown in to jazz things up. Not so much this time. If you do see any PB hotel, take advantage of it by February 28, 2011.

I usually browse the PB list before going to Europe to see if I can cover any transit stays with a PB hotel since even “cheap” hotels can be expensive when they are priced in Euros. This time there are only 6 European properties listed:

FRANCE
HOLIDAY INN PARIS-ORLY AIRPORT

GERMANY
HOLIDAY INN HEIDELBERG

ITALY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS FOLIGNO

UNITED KINGDOM
HOLIDAY INN BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GATWICK-CRAWLEY
HOLIDAY INN LEEDS-GARFORTH

Overall, this continues the “Lackluster 2011 Hotel Promos” trend that I’ve been seeing. I’m hopingpraying that Hyatt breaks this cycle and comes out with a killer Faster Free Nights promotion. I know  it may be a longshot since they’ve hinted at a points based promo, but a points hound can dream!

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