New IHG PointBreaks Hotels for 5,000 Points Per Night!

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Yesterday afternoon we learned that the new IHG PointBreaks preview list that will be valid for bookings and travel from July 31 – October 31, 2017, was going to be released today! Turns out it went live a tiny bit earlier than expected last night, but that is great news since it gives more time to plan out your potential bookings for just 5,000 IHG points per night instead of the usual 20,000 – 35,000+ points per night that many of these properties usually sell for outside of the PointBreaks dates. Note that you can’t make bookings at the 5,000 points per night rate yet – I expect that to give live as scheduled at some point on Monday the 31st.

 

New IHG Point Breaks for Summer and Fall Travel

The always helpful IHG PointBreaks Flyertalk thread seems to be generally agree that this list is less than exciting. However, I somewhat disagree. No, there isn’t an Intercontinental property in a super exciting city available for just 5,000 points per night, but there are still about 100 properties around the world that you can stay at for just 5,000 points per night, which is really pretty outstanding and unmatched by most other programs. You do need to be a little creative with the list and potentially stay a tad further away from the most popular sights and sounds, but that isn’t always a terrible thing…especially for the price.

Crowne Plaza Anapolis

Let’s look for a minute at some US properties on the list that happen to be located within a reasonable distance to Yellowstone National Park, a must visit destination in my view. The Candlewood Suites Idaho Falls is often near $150 a night in the late summer. It is located on the Snake River within an hour or two by car from Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. At just 5,000 points per night you could probably even spread out and get the family two rooms instead of just one!

Candlewood Suites Idaho Falls

As you make your way around that part of the country, you could also include a stay at the Holiday Inn Express Lander, Wyoming for just 5,000 points per night via this Point Breaks list. That hotel can approach close to $200 per night on some August dates. For those not familiar, Lander is southeast of Yellowstone and very close to the Wind River Indian Reservation, which also very much seems to be worth a visit. Neither Lander or Idaho Falls is right in Yellowstone, but both could be used as trip anchors and offer some very affordable hotel nights in that beautiful part of the country for just 5,000 points per night.

Here is the IHG PointBreaks list valid from July 31 – October 31, 2017. It is always possible it will shift a bit before it actually goes live on Monday.

United States

ARIZONA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES YUMA

ARKANSAS

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MAGNOLIA-LAKE COLUMBIA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES NORTH LITTLE ROCK

HOLIDAY INN TEXARKANA ARKANSAS CONV CTR

CALIFORNIA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BANNING

HOLIDAY INN SACRAMENTO RANCHO CORDOVA

COLORADO

CANDLEWOOD SUITES LONGMONT

CONNECTICUT

HOLIDAY INN SPRINGFIELD SOUTH – ENFIELD CT

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SOUTHINGTON

DELAWARE

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SEAFORD-ROUTE 13

FLORIDA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CRESTVIEW SOUTH I-10

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES JACKSONVILLE – BLOUNT ISLAND

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES TAMPA NORTH – WESLEY CHAPEL

GEORGIA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MILLEDGEVILLE

IDAHO

CANDLEWOOD SUITES IDAHO FALLS

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SANDPOINT NORTH

ILLINOIS

CANDLEWOOD SUITES AURORA-NAPERVILLE

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CRESTWOOD

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LINCOLN

INDIANA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES LOUISVILLE NORTH

HOTEL INDIGO COLUMBUS ARCHITECTURAL CENTER

CANDLEWOOD SUITES ELKHART

IOWA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SHELDON

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SIOUX CENTER

KANSAS

CANDLEWOOD SUITES EMPORIA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LANSING-LEAVENWORTH

KENTUCKY

CANDLEWOOD SUITES BOWLING GREEN

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SHELBYVILLE

LOUISIANA

STAYBRIDGE SUITES COVINGTON

CANDLEWOOD SUITES LAFAYETTE

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LEESVILLE-FT. POLK

MARYLAND

CROWNE PLAZA ANNAPOLIS

MASSACHUSETTS

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SWANSEA

MICHIGAN

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LAPEER

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES ROSEVILLE

CANDLEWOOD SUITES ST. JOSEPH/BENTON HARBOR

MISSISSIPPI

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CANTON

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LUCEDALE

NEBRASKA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES OMAHA – MILLARD AREA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CHERRY HILLS

NEW HAMPSHIRE

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS KEENE

HOLIDAY INN SALEM (I-93 AT EXIT 2)

NEW MEXICO 

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES DEMING MIMBRES VALLEY

NEW YORK

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BUFFALO DOWNTOWN

CANDLEWOOD SUITES WATERTOWN-FORT DRUM

HOLIDAY INN JOHNSTOWN-GLOVERSVILLE

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS OWEGO

NORTH CAROLINA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES JACKSONVILLE

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WILLIAMSTON

NORTH DAKOTA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES BISMARCK

OHIO

HOLIDAY INN DAYTON/FAIRBORN I-675

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LONDON-I-70

HOLIDAY INN CLEVELAND NORTHEAST – MENTOR

OKLAHOMA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES ENID

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES TULSA WEST – SAND SPRINGS

PENNSYLVANIA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BELLE VERNON

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES DUBOIS

CANDLEWOOD SUITES SAYRE

SOUTH CAROLINA

STAYBRIDGE SUITES GREENVILLE I-85 WOODRUFF ROAD

TENNESSEE

STAYBRIDGE SUITES KNOXVILLE OAK RIDGE

TEXAS

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BEEVILLE

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CENTER

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES GAINESVILLE

HOLIDAY INN LAS COLINAS

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES SCHULENBURG

VIRGINIA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES CHESAPEAKE/SUFFOLK

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS FREDERICKSBURG SOUTHPOINT

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WILLIAMSBRG BUSCH GARDENS AREA

WEST VIRGINIA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES LOGAN

CANDLEWOOD SUITES MORGANTOWN-UNIV WEST VIRGINIA

WISCONSIN

STAYBRIDGE SUITES MILWAUKEE WEST-OCONOMOWOC

WYOMING

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES LANDER

Europe

FRANCE
HOLIDAY INN CLERMONT – FERRAND CENTRE

GERMANY
HOLIDAY INN LEIPZIG – GÜNTHERSDORF

RUSSIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS VORONEZH – KIROVA

SLOVAKIA
HOLIDAY INN ZILINA

SPAIN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MADRID – TRES CANTOS

TURKEY
HOLIDAY INN GEBZE – ISTANBUL ASIA

UNITED KINGDOM
CROWNE PLAZA ABERDEEN AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ABERDEEN AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN IPSWICH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LONDON – CROYDON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WAKEFIELD

Stay in Scotland for 5,000 points per night – Crowne Plaza Aberdeen

Asia

INDIA
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES BENGALURU WHITEFIELD
CROWNE PLAZA JAIPUR TONK ROAD
CROWNE PLAZA NEW DELHI MAYUR VIHAR NOIDA

INDONESIA
INTERCONTINENTAL BANDUNG DAGO PAKAR

 

Middle East & Africa

SOUTH AFRICA
CROWNE PLAZA JOHANNESBURG – THE ROSEBANK

 

Central & South America

ARGENTINA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ROSARIO

BRAZIL

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BELÉM ANANINDEUA

HOLIDAY INN MANAUS

CHILE

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PUERTO MONTT – PATAGONIA

COLOMBIA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS YOPAL

ECUADOR

HOLIDAY INN GUAYAQUIL AIRPORT

PARAGUAY

CROWNE PLAZA ASUNCION

Mexico

QUERETARO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES QUERETARO
HOLIDAY INN QUERETARO ZONA DIAMANTE

TABASCO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PARAISO DOS BOCAS

TAMAULIPAS
HOLIDAY INN REYNOSA-INDUSTRIAL PONIENTE

VERACRUZ
CROWNE PLAZA TUXPAN

Canada

ALBERTA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BONNYVILLE

BRITISH COLUMBIA
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES KAMLOOPS

NOVA SCOTIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS STELLARTON-NEW GLASGOW

ONTARIO
HOLIDAY INN KITCHENER – CAMBRIDGE CONF CTR

While the prices aren’t nearly as good as when a sale is going on, you can purchase IHG points if you are in need. They also transfer in 1:1 from Chase Ultimate Rewards, though that process isn’t typically instant.

Are you going to be able to turn any of these properties into an affordable family vacation? Have you spotted any hidden gems on the list?

Editorial Note: The opinions expressed here are mine and not provided, reviewed, by any bank, card issuer, or other company unless otherwise stated.

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