New IHG Rewards PointBreaks Winter Preview List Available

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The preview list of IHG Point Breaks hotels is now available!  As usual, the Point Breaks rooms will be available for 5,000 IHG Reward points per night for bookings (and stays) from November 24, 2014 – February 28, 2015.  This is just a preview list and the bookings do not go live until Monday of next week, which is a good thing since popular hotels get snapped up relatively quickly and this way you can look the list over in advance to see if any properties might work for your travel plans.


As is typical, the list is really a crap shoot as to whether any properties will work for your family.  Most of the properties in the United States are Holiday Inn Express or Candlewood Suites properties that aren’t exactly in tourist hotbeds.  However, there could be one that is right along the route of a road trip your family has planned, and for just 5k points you can have a place to rest, swim, sleep, and have a free breakfast before continuing your journey.  There is a smattering of Crowne Plaza properties on the United States list as well.  Outside of the United States you will see a couple of Intercontinental properties.


EVEN Hotel in Norwalk, CT – 5,000 points per night

Booking Crowne Plaza and Intercontinental properties like some of these for just 5,000 points per night is insane.  If you have travel plans to some of those locations between November 24 – February 28th, then certainly be ready on Monday morning (usually between 9-10A Central) to start securing some nights for just 5k points.  I will post again when the list is live and available for bookings.

If you are running short on IHG Reward points, you can transfer them in 1:1 from the Chase Ultimate Rewards programs and cards such as the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card.  This is not typically a great use of Ultimate Reward points, but it can be worth it for Point Breaks – especially if your account is starting from 0.  If you already have some points in your account you can also “buy” additional points at a cost of $0.007 each – check out this post by Million Mile Secrets for details on that method of obtaining IHG Rewards points.

North and South America:

Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa:

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea

Crowne Plaza Helsinki

Crowne Plaza Helsinki

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  1. This is interesting.

    They are opening the booking for Dec, Jan, and Feb?

    They’ve only been doing two months recently I’ve noticed.

  2. For the first time ever, there is a property with good reviews that would be useful for me.
    Any idea what time the booking window opens?

    • Robert, it varies, but usually by 9AM Central the properties are bookable. Typically they are bookable individually before the main PointBreaks page is up and active.

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