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IHG’s full PointBreaks list is live now! Click here to check out the full list of hotels and start booking your stays.

If you’re looking for a getaway this summer, IHG just released a new list of hotels that you can book for just 5,000 to 15,000 IHG Rewards points per night. While this promotion is available through the end of August 2019, you’ll want to move quickly as there’s only a limited number of nights sold at this discounted rate — and the best properties get scooped up fast.

We got a preview of the PointBreaks list that included an InterContinental property, a EVEN Hotel by Miami airport discounted 57%, a Hotel Indigo in Memphis, and a Staybridge Suites in Manchester, England. That was a solid start, but thankfully that’s not all that we’re excited about on this list.

The full list reveals a total of 162 hotels, each of which is discounted at least 50%. Of those, 101 hotels are discounted to 10,000 points per night — which is just $50 worth of points per night at current TPG valuations. Good news if you want to stay domestic, there’s a whopping 97 discounted hotels in the United States — with award nights discounted between 50% and 67% off the normal rates.

Before we get into some of the best properties, here are some tips and terms to keep in mind:

5,000-point properties have been an endangered species on recent lists. In the past, IHG would put 100+ properties on sale for just 5,000 points per night. Two rounds ago, there were 13 at 5,000 per night. But, there was just 9 properties at 5k last time — with six of those located in mainland China.

The good news this time is that there’s 16 properties at 5,000 and only two of those are in mainland China. Five 5k properties are in the US, although they aren’t spread evenly. Four of those are in Texas and the other is in Sidney, Montana. Other 5k destinations include Canada, Germany, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Qatar, South Africa, Turkey and Uruguay.

Let’s take a look at some other properties that caught our eye.

Crowne Plaza London — Albert Embankment

  • Location: London, England
  • Standard rate: 55,000 points
  • PointBreaks rate: 15,000 points — a 73% discount
Image courtesy of Crowne Plaza London Albert Embankment
Image courtesy of Crowne Plaza London Albert Embankment

The highest category hotel on the list is a brand new Crowne Plaza in London. While awards typically cost 55,000 points per night ($275 at TPG valuations), this property is discounted 73% down to just 15,000 points per night ($75 at TPG valuations). This is a property that’s sure to be scooped up in a hurry.

InterContinental Houston Medical Center

  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Standard rate: 40,000 points
  • PointBreaks rate: 15,000 points — a 63% discount
Image courtesy of InterContinental Houston Medical Center.

It’s not often that we see a US-based InterContinental on the list, but we are getting a couple this time around. While this InterContinental is super-convenient to the medical center, don’t let that name dissuade you from considering this option. The Houston Zoo, Houston Museum of Natural Science and Rice University are all minutes away and downtown isn’t too much further.

InterContinental Minneapolis – St. Paul Airport

  • Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Standard rate: 35,000 points
  • PointBreaks rate: 15,000 points — a 57% discount
Image courtesy of InterContinental Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport.
Image courtesy of InterContinental Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport.

For a second time in a row, the InterContinental at the MSP Airport is being included in PointBreaks at 15,000 points per night. With rooms that have views of the airport runways, this is sure to be an AvGeek favorite again this time around, so make sure to book early.

Holiday Inn & Suites Orlando SW — Celebration Area

  • Location: Kissimmee, Florida
  • Standard rate: 40,000 points
  • PointBreaks rate: 15,000 points — a 63% discount

Families looking for a summer getaway will rejoice that there’s a property on the list just minutes away from Disney and a short drive from all of the attractions that Orlando has to offer. And at just 15,000 points per night, at least the lodging part of the trip won’t break the bank.

Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant

  • Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
  • Standard rate: 40,000 points
  • PointBreaks rate: 15,000 points — a 63% discount
Image courtesy of Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant.
Image courtesy of Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant.

Located just across the bridge from Charleston in the up-and-coming Mount Pleasant area, this brand new Hotel Indigo is making an appearance on PointBreaks for the second time in a row.

Holiday Inn Shanghai Jinshan

  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Standard rate: 20,000 points
  • PointBreaks rate: 5,000 points — a 75% discount

The biggest discount on the list is in mainland China. The typically 20k property is discounted by 75% to just 5,000 points per night.

Featured image courtesy of the InterContinental Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport — bookable for 15,000 IHG points per night through PointBreaks.


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