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Update 11:36am: IHG has just re-launched the list on its preview page.

Update 11:28am: IHG seems to have launched the promotion prematurely. It’s pulled the list from the website, so we have included the full list of hotels at the bottom of this post.


IHG just released the new list of PointBreaks hotels for stays from July 31 through October 31, 2017. It seems that the list will be bookable beginning sometime Monday.

If you’re unfamiliar, IHG PointBreaks are reduced-rate award redemptions at IHG hotels (InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express) that require just 5,000 Rewards Club points per award night. Based on the latest TPG valuations, that’s just $35 of value per night.

However, only a limited number of nights can be booked at this rate for each hotel, and the best options are usually snagged 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’s a quick summary of the brands and locations of the PointBreaks:

Brand US Europe Asia Africa South America Mexico Canada Total
Candlewood Suites 21 21
Crowne Plaza 1 1 2 1 1 1 7
Holiday Inn 8 5 1 2 2 2 20
Holiday Inn Express 39 5 4 2 2 52
Hotel Indigo 1 1
Staybridge Suites 4 4
InterContinental 1 1
Total 74 11 4 1 7 5 4 106

And, here are some of the most compelling options:

InterContinental Bandung Dago Pakar

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Any time an InterContinental makes it on the PointBreaks list, it’s worthy of a highlight. This list features one in Bandung, Indonesia which looks pretty spectacular — if you’re in the area. If you’re considering making a trip to stay at this property, the closest airport is Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDO).

Crowne Plaza Annapolis

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The only Crowne Plaza in the US that made the list is the Crowne Plaza in Annapolis, Maryland. With rates starting at $155/night, paying just 5,000 points per night is an excellent deal. It’s close proximity to the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Maryland State House and the US Naval Academy Museum make it an excellent base for exploring Maryland’s capital city.

Holiday Inn Express Puero Montt in Patagonia

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Looking to head to Patagonia? Here’s an excellent spot to stay before or after your expedition. This isn’t your average Holiday Inn Express — the hotel features a sauna and is located near the waterfront.

Bottom Line

While this isn’t the greatest PointBreaks list historically, it’s important to remember that these hotels cost just 5,000 points per night. That’s half of the standard rates for Category 1 hotels — and not all of these hotels are Category 1.

It’s easy to be underwhelmed with the listed hotels. But it’s incredible that you can get 18 free PointBreaks nights (80,000 points) just for signing up for the IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card and spending $1,000 in the first three months.

Check out the full list of hotels to see which properties might match up with your travel plans. If so, make sure to book them as soon as they go live (which seems to be Monday):

UNITED STATES
CANDLEWOOD SUITES AURORA-NAPERVILLE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES BISMARCK
CANDLEWOOD SUITES BOWLING GREEN
CANDLEWOOD SUITES CHESAPEAKE/SUFFOLK
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ELKHART
CANDLEWOOD SUITES EMPORIA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ENID
CANDLEWOOD SUITES IDAHO FALLS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES JACKSONVILLE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES JEFFERSON CITY
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LAFAYETTE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LOGAN
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LONGMONT
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LOUISVILLE NORTH
CANDLEWOOD SUITES MORGANTOWN-UNIV WEST VIRGINIA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES NORTH LITTLE ROCK
CANDLEWOOD SUITES OMAHA – MILLARD AREA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SAYRE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ST. JOSEPH/BENTON HARBOR
CANDLEWOOD SUITES WATERTOWN-FORT DRUM
CANDLEWOOD SUITES YUMA
CROWNE PLAZA ANNAPOLIS
HOLIDAY INN CLEVELAND NORTHEAST – MENTOR
HOLIDAY INN DAYTON/FAIRBORN I-675
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BANNING
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BEEVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BELLE VERNON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BUFFALO DOWNTOWN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CANTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CENTER
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CHERRY HILLS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CRESTVIEW SOUTH I-10
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES DEMING MIMBRES VALLEY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES DUBOIS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES GAINESVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES JACKSONVILLE – BLOUNT ISLAND
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LANDER
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LANSING-LEAVENWORTH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LUCEDALE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MAGNOLIA-LAKE COLUMBIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MILLEDGEVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES RIDGELAND – JACKSON NORTH AREA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES ROSEVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SANDPOINT NORTH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SCHULENBURG
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SHELBYVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SHELDON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SIOUX CENTER
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SWANSEA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES TAMPA NORTH – WESLEY CHAPEL
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES TULSA WEST – SAND SPRINGS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CRESTWOOD
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS FREDERICKSBURG SOUTHPOINT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS KEENE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LAPEER
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LEESVILLE-FT. POLK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LINCOLN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LONDON-I-70
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS OWEGO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SEAFORD-ROUTE 13
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SOUTHINGTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WILLIAMSBRG BUSCH GARDENS AREA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WILLIAMSTON
HOLIDAY INN JOHNSTOWN-GLOVERSVILLE
HOLIDAY INN LAS COLINAS
HOLIDAY INN SACRAMENTO RANCHO CORDOVA
HOLIDAY INN SALEM (I-93 AT EXIT 2)
HOLIDAY INN SPRINGFIELD SOUTH – ENFIELD CT
HOLIDAY INN TEXARKANA ARKANSAS CONV CTR
HOTEL INDIGO COLUMBUS ARCHITECTURAL CENTER
STAYBRIDGE SUITES COVINGTON
STAYBRIDGE SUITES GREENVILLE I-85 WOODRUFF ROAD
STAYBRIDGE SUITES KNOXVILLE OAK RIDGE
STAYBRIDGE SUITES MILWAUKEE WEST-OCONOMOWOC

 

EUROPE
CROWNE PLAZA ABERDEEN AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN CLERMONT – FERRAND CENTRE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ABERDEEN AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LONDON – CROYDON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MADRID – TRES CANTOS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS VORONEZH – KIROVA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WAKEFIELD
HOLIDAY INN GEBZE – ISTANBUL ASIA
HOLIDAY INN IPSWICH
HOLIDAY INN LEIPZIG – GÜNTHERSDORF
HOLIDAY INN ZILINA

 

ASIA
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES BENGALURU WHITEFIELD
CROWNE PLAZA JAIPUR TONK ROAD
CROWNE PLAZA NEW DELHI MAYUR VIHAR NOIDA
INTERCONTINENTAL BANDUNG DAGO PAKAR

 

AFRICA
CROWNE PLAZA JOHANNESBURG – THE ROSEBANK

 

SOUTH AMERICA
CROWNE PLAZA ASUNCION
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BELÉM ANANINDEUA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PUERTO MONTT – PATAGONIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ROSARIO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS YOPAL
HOLIDAY INN GUAYAQUIL AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN MANAUS

 

MEXICO
CROWNE PLAZA TUXPAN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES QUERETARO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PARAISO DOS BOCAS
HOLIDAY INN QUERETARO ZONA DIAMANTE
HOLIDAY INN REYNOSA-INDUSTRIAL PONIENTE

 

CANADA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BONNYVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS STELLARTON-NEW GLASGOW
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES KAMLOOPS
HOLIDAY INN KITCHENER – CAMBRIDGE CONF CTR

Featured image courtesy of InterContinental Bandung Dago Pakar.

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