Update: the list is now live.
New IHG PointBreaks list is about to be released on Monday. Are you excited? No? Honestly, I’m always looking forward to it, even though I won’t be taking advantage of the current promo (again). But for this price, how can you complain, right? You may view the full list here
It looks like someone at IHG accidentally released it and prematurely updated PointBreaks page, though it won’t be bookable till Monday. All hotels on the list will cost 5,000 IHG points per night as long as there is award availability. If you have IHG co-branded credit card, you’ll get 10% rebate. Once the quota is filled, the hotel will drop off the list.
You have a few options to get the points right now if you don’t already have them in your IHG account:
1) Transfer the points from Chase Ultimate Rewards to IHG 1:1 if you have Chase Sapphire Preferred, Reserve or Ink Plus cards. Per reports, the points don’t always transfer instantly.
2) Buy them directly from IHG at a cost of 13.50 per one thousand points. LINK (you may get a targeted bonus offer when you sign in)
3) You can also buy them via “Cash+Points” trick, where you make a reservation at a random IHG hotel, then cancel it and get the points refunded. That way, they end up costing 0.7 cents each. You have to have 5,000 points to begin with. I don’t endorse this method and IHG may suspend your account if you do it too many times, but it’s there if you are willing to risk it.
If you are interested in a specific property, I recommend you book it right away. Reserve with points, ask questions later, since you can always cancel and get your points back. Obviously, don’t just book hotels if you don’t intend on staying there. Start checking on Monday morning because some hotels update the rate before the official announcement is made. You are allowed two reservations per IHG account, but they can be for as long as you like.
Few possible gems in United States:
Why? Florida is always popular, regardless of the season. Hotel in Jacksonville could provide a decent base for exploring St. Augustine.
Why? It’s a good base for visiting Niagara Falls. Enough said.
CROWNE PLAZA ANNAPOLIS
Why? Crowne Plaza tends to be a bit nicer than Holiday Inn Express and similar brands. According to the website, it’s a good base for exploring landmarks like historic Annapolis, Maryland State House and US Naval Academy.
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LONGMONT
Why? Close to Denver and Rocky Mountain National park.
STAYBRIDGE SUITES KNOXVILLE OAK RIDGE
Here is a full list of participating hotels in USA:
Leana is the founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.