IHG PointBreaks offer incredibly discounted stays on rotating properties – but are these deals worth it?
What is IHG PointBreaks?
IHG PointBreaks is a program for IHG Rewards Club members to redeem select hotels for fewer points. Participating locations update each quarter and are available in three tiers – with nights available for 5,000, 10,000 and 15,000 points. With normal reward night redemptions costing as much as 70,000 points, this equates to huge savings.
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This quarter, there are three properties offering reward nights for just 5,000 points, 36 properties offering nights for 10,000 points and five properties offering nights for 15,000 points. Locations include the Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini, Staybridge Suites Niagara-On-The-Lake and other properties around the world. You can view a full list of participating hotels on the IHG PointBreaks landing page.
To qualify for one of these exclusive rates, you must book a reward night with a participating location before May 31, 2019.
How much can PointBreaks save you?
PointBreaks are almost always a great deal, but they can save you the most on a top-tier IHG property. Take the current offer at the Crowne Plaza QingdaoOrientalMovieMetropolis for example. Typically, a reward night stay at this property costs 30,000 points. With the PointBreaks deal, that cost is cut in half. Here are a few current PointBreaks deals and just how much they can save you:
Current PointBreaks deals and savings
|Property||Standard reward night cost (points)||PointBreaks reward night cost (points)||Savings|
|Holiday Inn Express & Suites Snyder||15,000||5,000||67%|
|Staybridge Suites Lake Jackson||25,000||10,000||60%|
|Crowne Plaza Queretaro||20,000||10,000||50%|
|Holiday Inn Istanbul – Tuzla Bay||15,000||10,000||34%|
|Hotel Indigo Harrisburg – Hershey||30,000||15,000||50%|
|Staybridge Suites Niagara-On-The-Lake||30,000||15,000||50%|
|Crowne Plaza QingdaoOriental MovieMetropolis||30,000||15,000||50%|
How to book an IHG Pointbreaks stay
If a property is on the Pointbreaks list for a certain quarter, you should be able to book your stay as normal and see the rate reflected. You can also follow the link directly to the location’s website directly from the PointBreaks landing page.
There are a few restrictions to keep in mind, however. Rewards Club members are limited to two PointBreaks reservations per participating hotel. Additionally – while there are no true blackout dates – properties can fill up quickly during peak times of year.
Tips for maximizing IHG PointBreaks
To ensure you get the best value out of this incredible deal, follow a few simple tips.
- Be sure to check participating locations every quarter. You never know when your dream destination will show up on the list.
- Keep in mind that while the number of PointBreaks nights with a particular hotel is limited to two, you can book deals with unlimited properties.
- Book your stays quickly after PointBreaks deals are announced. Big discounts in popular destinations might sell out quickly.
IHG PointBreaks deals are easy to redeem and can save you plenty of points on your next hotel stay. In fact, it might be worth planning your next trip around participating locations. Check in each quarter for the latest offers to take advantage of the savings before hotels fill up.