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IHG released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels, valid through July 31, 2016. IHG’s previous PointBreaks list was supposed to be valid through April 30, 2016, however, the new list of properties appeared unexpectedly. All of the approximately 140 worldwide properties are available at the discounted rate as of today.

IHG PointBreaks are reduced award redemptions at IHG hotels — like InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn — that require just 5,000 Rewards Club points for a free night. The properties included in the list change every few months, and although some of them are in fairly mundane destinations, there are a few that are really worth checking out. Even if some of these properties might not seem like they’re in popular leisure locations, they could work out for a fairly reasonable redemption if you’re passing through.

Some of the properties included in this round of PointBreaks offer tremendous value, especially for the Crowne Plaza properties, which normally require between 20,000 and 50,000 IHG Rewards points per night. Just like with the last round of PointBreaks properties, there don’t appear to be any InterContinental properties on the list, which would offer exceptional value if any were included.

To book, go to the property’s website and you’ll see the 5,000-point redemptions as an option if there’s still availability. Although many of the properties may not pique your interest on first glance, if the hotels fit with your travel plans, it could be worth the redemption. It’s also worth noting that there are many properties located in college towns, so if you’re planning on traveling for graduations this summer when rates are normally higher than average, this could also mean excellent redemptions. Here are a few properties included in this round of PointBreaks:

Crowne Plaza Madison

The Crowne Plaza Madison
The Crowne Plaza Madison. Image courtesy of the hotel.

The Crowne Plaza Madison is located on the east side of Madison, Wisconsin, close to the Wisconsin State Capitol the University of Wisconsin—Madison and more. Rates at this property normally go for 25,000 IHG Rewards points per night.

Holiday Inn Manchester — Central Park

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The Holiday Inn Manchester — Central Park. Image courtesy of the hotel.

This property, located in Manchester, UK, is located 1.5 miles from the City Centre. It’s also a two-stop tram ride from the popular Victoria Station in Manchester. Rates at this property normally go for 15,000 IHG Rewards points per night.

Crowne Plaza Managua

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The pool at the Crowne Plaza Managua. Image courtesy of the hotel.

This property is centrally located in Nicaragua’s capital city of Managua, making it within walking distance or a short drive of many of the top sightseeing attractions in the city. Rates at this property normally go for 20,000 IHG Rewards points per night.

Bottom Line

Check out the full list to see what other properties are available and if any of them match your travel plans.

If you want to take advantage of these PointBreaks deals but don’t have enough IHG Rewards points, don’t forget that IHG is a 1:1 transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards. you can transfer points from cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Ink Plus, but don’t forget that points can take one day to transfer. You can also earn 60,000 points after you spend $1,000 within the first three months with the IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card.

Because of limited availability and high demand it’s best to book any of these PointBreaks properties as soon as possible, but remember that IHG limits the number of stays members can book with PointBreaks to two reservations per hotel during the given time period.

Featured image courtesy of the Crowne Plaza San Salvador.

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