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Update 3/24/2017: The PointBreaks hotels are now bookable.
Today, IHG released the new list of PointBreaks hotels for stays from April 24 through July 31, 2017. The discounted rates will be bookable beginning on Monday.
If you’re unfamiliar, IHG PointBreaks are reduced-rate award redemptions at IHG hotels (InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn) that require just 5,000 Rewards Club points per award night. However, only a limited number of nights can be booked at this rate for each hotel, and the best options are scooped up quickly. Having the full list released in advance like this can help you plan which properties you’ll want to jump on as soon you can book them at a discount.
Here are some of the most compelling options:
Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach (Thailand)
Thailand is famous for its gorgeous beaches, and this property is located adjacent to Ao Nang Beach in Krabi, Thailand. It’s a Category 3 hotel, meaning award nights usually would run you 20,000 points per night.
Holiday Inn Brno (Czech Republic)
Explore the Czech Republic’s ‘second city’ for less by using the Holiday Inn Brno as your base. This property is a Category 2 hotel, which would normally require 15,000 points for an award night.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lathrop (Bay Area, California)
Conveniently located in Northern California’s Bay Area, this property would be a great (and cheap) base for exploring the region, including stunning destinations such as Yosemite National Park. This property is a Category 2 hotel, which normally would run you 15,000 points per award night.
At just 5,000 IHG points per night, PointBreaks are easily one of the top values when it comes to hotel awards. Not surprisingly, there aren’t too many gems given away at this great rate. While it’s easy to be underwhelmed with the listed hotels, remember that you can get 12 free PointBreaks nights (60,000 points) just for signing up for the IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card and spending $1,000 in the first three months. Not a bad deal, even if you end up spending those 12 nights at a Holiday Inn Express.
Check out the full preview list to see which properties might match up with your travel plans. If so, make sure to book them as soon as you can on Monday morning.
Featured image courtesy of the Holiday Inn Express Kuala Lumpur City Centre.
This card comes with a 60,000 point bonus which can be worth $420 when you redeem your points for a stay at IHG participating properties. Each year you'll receive a free night that can be used at over 5,000 properties worldwide and you'll get an automatic 10% points rebate on redemptions.
- Earn 60,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening
- Enjoy a Free Night after each account anniversary year at over 5,000 hotels worldwide
- Earn 5 points per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel
- Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants
- IHG Rewards Club Bonus points are redeemable at hotels such as InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn®
- Platinum Elite status as long as you're a Select credit cardmember
- Automatic 10% points rebate on redemptions
- $0 Introductory Annual Fee for the first year, then $49 a year