Preview 30+ IHG Properties on the Revamped PointBreaks List

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Yesterday we learned some big news about IHG PointBreaks that might be a positive change, depending on the execution. The big announcement was that IHG PointBreaks would no longer be a flat 5,000 points per night, and would instead be 5,000, 10,000, or 15,000 points per night. Along with the new pricing structure, IHG promised there would be double the number of properties available and that they would include some of the “best IHG properties around the world”, including upscale brands such as InterContinental, Hotel Indigo, and Crowne Plaza.

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Since the old 5,000 points per night list had gotten a little lackluster, a list with more options could be a good thing, even if the discount wasn’t as great as before. Along with yesterday’s announcement, IHG gave a few examples of properties that will be on the first new list that launches on Monday, January 29th at 12PM Eastern. These example properties included:

Intercontinental Sao Paulo

Today IHG released a much larger preview list with ten examples of hotels that will be available in each pricing tier as of Monday.

Examples of 5,000 points per night PointBreaks

Hotel Indigo Veracruz

Examples of 10,000 points per night PointBreaks

Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali

Examples of 15,000 points per night PointBreaks

Intercontinental Kiev

So far, I am pretty encouraged by the preview list. No, they didn’t put the Intercontinental Paris or New York on the PointBreaks list, but there is a decent selection of their better brands in a variety of cities around the world. We’ll see the full list on Monday at 12PM Eastern when it goes live for bookings from January 29 – April 30, 2018. I recommend being ready to secure your favorites on the list as soon as it goes live, as I’m sure the hottest properties will go quickly!

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    • Tom, you’re absolutely right (i.e. IC Cali for one)! This really amounts to a points inflation and is a further weakening of the IHG Rewards program. Next we’ll see the 5,000 level go bye-bye. Might be time to do MP’s favorite exclusively, Hyatt —-

      • IHG has been all about the inflation in recent years for sure. Come on over to the Hyatt side…no PointBreaks, but still love ’em.

  1. IHG Point Breaks used to be something I looked forward to and used every year. Now it is just one more thing I can’t afford. Very disappointed.

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