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New Priority Club PointBreaks List Released for Stays Through July 31, 2012

May 23 2012
12 min read
New Priority Club PointBreaks List Released for Stays Through July 31, 2012
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If you are unaware or haven't paid attention to Priority Club PointBreaks, you should. They allow you to use a measly 5,000 Priority Club points (which transfer 1:1 from American Express Membership Rewards - note that relationship ends June 30, 2012 and Chase Ultimate Rewards). Historically I haven't taken advantage of them too much, but this all changed last month when I was asking sage TPG readers for advice on Phnom Penh, Cambodia and someone reminded me that the Intercontinental was on PointBreaks. The night I needed was available on PointBreaks (you book them like normal award rooms at PriorityClub.com), so I got a room, which was upgraded to a Club Room due to my Royal Ambassador status, for only 5,000 points - vs paying $180. The PointBreaks room included tax and lounge access (full breakfast and afternoon drinks) so I practically felt like I was robbing the place with the value I got out of the award.

This round is pretty decent, with a number of Intercontinentals available - including the Intercontinental Mauritius, which I thoroughly enjoyed last summer. I have a friend who is going to Bucharest in a couple weeks and was initially looking at the Radisson Blu (to obviously take advantage of the 50,000 point promo), but is now going to spend most of the time at the Intercontinental for only 5,000 points a night since the Radissson only requires a single night stay for the bonus. He doesn't even have a Priority Club account, but he does have a bundle of Chase Ultimate Rewards from his Sapphire Preferred and Ink Bold cards, so he was able to instantly open a Priority Club account here and then transfer the points needed for his stay. In this example, 3 nights in June would have cost $406, so his 15,000 Ultimate Rewards points each saved him 2.7 cents a piece. Not bad for a hotel redemption using points.

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Intercontinental Bucharest for 5,000 Priority Club points a night
$406 for three nights at the cheapest refundable rate

Note: You can also "buy" Priority Club points using the Cash & Points method I outlined in #7 here, but note that they recently increased the cost per point to .7 cents per point, thus making each PointBreaks night only $35.

Full list of Properties in case you need any vacation ideas:

United States


UTAH
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES SALT LAKE CITY-AIRPORT WEST

VIRGINIA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES RICHMOND WEST END SHORT PUMP
HOLIDAY INN VIRGINIA BEACH - NORFOLK

WASHINGTON
HOLIDAY INN DOWNTOWN-EVERETT
STAYBRIDGE SUITES VANCOUVER-PORTLAND METRO

WYOMING
HOLIDAY INN ROCK SPRINGS
Africa:

EGYPT
INTERCONTINENTAL CITYSTARS CAIRO

KENYA
INTERCONTINENTAL NAIROBI

MAURITIUS
INTERCONTINENTAL RESORT MAURITIUS (Stayed here last summer and got upgraded to a Presidential Suite as a Royal Ambassador)

MOROCCO
HOLIDAY INN MARRAKECH - HOTEL DU GOLF

SOUTH AFRICA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS DURBAN - UMHLANGA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PRETORIA - SUNNYPARK

ZAMBIA
INTERCONTINENTAL LUSAKA

ZIMBABWE
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL HARARE-MONOMOTAPA
HOLIDAY INN BULAWAYO

Middle East

ISRAEL
HOLIDAY INN ASHKELON

JORDAN
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL AMMAN

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL DUBAI - DEIRA

Asia

CHINA-PEOPLES REPUBLIC
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL ZHONGSHAN XIAOLAN
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL SHENZHEN LONGGANG CITY CENTRE
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL GUANGZHOU HUADU
HOLIDAY INN HANGZHOU CBD
HOLIDAY INN SHANGHAI SONGJIANG
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SHANGHAI NANHUIZUI
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SHANGDI BEIJING
HOTEL INDIGO SHANGHAI ON THE BUND
INTERCONTINENTAL WUXI
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL HEFEI

INDIA
HOLIDAY INN PUNE HINJEWADI

INDONESIA
HOLIDAY INN RESORT BATAM

MALAYSIA
INTERCONTINENTAL KUALA LUMPUR

TAIWAN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS TAOYUAN

THAILAND
CROWNE PLAZA RESORT PHUKET PANWA BEACH RESORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BANGKOK SIAM
HOLIDAY INN RESORT REGENT BEACH CHA AM

VIETNAM
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL DANANG

Canada

ALBERTA
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES WEST EDMONTON

BRITISH COLUMBIA
HOLIDAY INN VANCOUVER AIRPORT- RICHMOND

ONTARIO
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES OTTAWA-DOWNTOWN

QUEBEC
HOLIDAY INN SELECT MONTREAL CENTRE VILLE DOWNTOWN

Central & South America

ARGENTINA
INTERCONTINENTAL NORDELTA TIGRE - BUENOS AIRES

BRAZIL
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL BELEM

CHILE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS IQUIQUE

ECUADOR
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS QUITO

EL SALVADOR
HOLIDAY INN SAN SALVADOR

GUATEMALA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL GUATEMALA

HONDURAS
INTERCONTINENTAL REAL TEGUCIGALPA

ANDORRA
HOLIDAY INN ANDORRA

CYPRUS
INTERCONTINENTAL APHRODITE HILLS RESORT HOTEL

DENMARK
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL COPENHAGEN TOWERS

FRANCE
HOLIDAY INN LILLE - OUEST ENGLOS

GERMANY
HOLIDAY INN DÜSSELDORF AIRPORT - RATINGEN

ITALY
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL VERONA - FIERA

LITHUANIA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL VILNIUS

POLAND
HOLIDAY INN KRAKOW CITY CENTRE

PORTUGAL
HOLIDAY INN PORTO - GAIA

ROMANIA
INTERCONTINENTAL BUCHAREST

RUSSIA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES ST. PETERSBURG

SLOVAKIA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL BRATISLAVA

SPAIN
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL ESTEPONA - COSTA DEL SOL

TURKEY
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL ANTALYA

UNITED KINGDOM
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS EXETER M5, JCT. 29
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NEWCASTLE - METRO CENTRE
HOLIDAY INN GLASGOW AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GLASGOW - CITY CTR RIVERSIDE
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL LONDON - GATWICK AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN OXFORD
HOLIDAY INN PORTSMOUTH
HOLIDAY INN STRATFORD UPON AVON
HOLIDAY INN TAUNTON M5, JCT.25
HOLIDAY INN LANCASTER

Mexico

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL MEXICALI-BAJA CALIFORNIA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL TUXPAN
HOLIDAY INN QUERETARO-CENTRO HISTORICO
HOLIDAY INN MONTERREY-PARQUE FUNDIDORA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MEXICO CITY AT THE WTC
INTERCONTINENTAL PRESIDENTE PUEBLA

Oceania

AUSTRALIA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL SURFERS PARADISE

FIJI ISLANDS
INTERCONTINENTAL FIJI GOLF RESORT & SPA

VANUATU
HOLIDAY INN RESORT VANUATU
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