New IHG PointBreaks List – Now Live for Bookings!

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The new IHG Rewards PointBreaks list is out for travel from January 29 – April 30, 2018. As promised, there are now three tiers of PointBreaks prices – 5,000, 10,000, and 15,000 IHG points per night instead of the old flat rate of 5,000 points per night. Along with the increased rates was a promise from IHG of more higher-end properties in more locations.

A quick look a the Flyertalk PointsBreaks thread shows that many folks are not happy with this new list, but I’m not sure that I totally agree. I mean, it isn’t a mind-blowing list, but there are opportunities on there that are a very nice deal. PointBreaks are always a crapshoot as to whether something on the list will line up with your travel plans in the next few months, but here’s a couple of better-than-average deals that jumped out to me as being potentially useful.

Finding good deals on the new IHG PointBreaks List

Via this new PointBreaks list, the Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith has rooms available for 15,000 points per night for 2 adults and 2 kids under 12, or 1 older and 1 younger child, featuring a double bed and a sofa bed. I’m sure this isn’t the fanciest joint in London, but getting a family of four a place to stay in London with breakfast included for just 15,000 IHG points per night is very, very good.

The Hotel Indigo in Helsinki, Finland, looks very nice for just 15,000 IHG points per night.

While I don’t think they have great snow at the moment, you could headquarter a trip to the American Southwest out of the Crowne Plaza Albuquerque for just 10,000 points per night and be within 30 minutes to some of the closest ski resorts.

While it isn’t on my immediate radar, being able to book the normally 30,000 points per night InterContinental Nairobi for 10,000 points per night strikes me as a solid deal. Similarly, booking a room for four at the normally 35,000 points per night InterContinental Real Santo Domingo for 15,000 points per night is still a good deal…even if it was a better deal a year ago.

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Purchase IHG Points for .65 cents per point

Along with the new PointBreaks tiers comes the ability to use points + cash to secure awards. I saw the option to book a 15,000 points per night property with 10,000 points + $50 or 5,000 points + $80. For the cash portion of the award, that is the same as paying 1 cent per point in the first example or 8/10 of a cent per point in the second example. In contrast, right now you can purchase IHG points for about .65 cents of a point each if you max out the current promo that awards up to a 75% bonus on purchased IHG points.

At that rate, 5k points per night properties are about $33 per night, 10k points per night properties are about $65 per night, and 15k points per night properties are about $98 per night. If you have the IHG credit card you will also get 10% of your redeemed points back, up to 100,000 points each year. You will want to compare the going cash rates to those rates and make sure the property is actually a good deal to book via PointBreaks.

Here is the full PointBreaks list – remember you can book up to two stays per property and the best properties may go quickly.

New IHG PointBreaks List

5,000 Points Per Night

United States

ILLINOIS

Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conf Ctr
Holiday Inn Express Rolling Mdws-Schaumburg Area
Candlewood Suites Springfield

MISSISSIPPI
Candlewood Suites Tupelo North

MONTANA
Candlewood Suites Sidney

NEW YORK
Holiday Inn Rochester NY – Downtown
Candlewood Suites Vestal – Binghamton

NORTH CAROLINA
Candlewood Suites Wilson

PENNSYLVANIA
Candlewood Suites Williamsport

TEXAS
Candlewood Suites Kenedy
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raymondville

Worldwide Locations

ALBERTA, CANADA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Saskatchewan
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Edmonton Arpt – Conference Ctr

BRAZIL
Holiday Inn Belo Horizonte Savassi
Holiday Inn Porto Alegre

PANAMA
Holiday Inn Panama Canal

GUANAJUATO, MEXICO
Candlewood Suites Celaya

QUERETARO, MEXICO
Candlewood Suites Queretaro Juriquilla

SINALOA, MEXICO
Holiday Inn Express Culiacan

VERACRUZ, MEXICO
Hotel Indigo Veracruz Boca Del Rio

ITALY
Holiday Inn Nola – Naples Vulcano Buono

TURKEY
Crowne Plaza Antalya
Holiday Inn Express Istanbul Airport
Holiday Inn Kayseri – Duvenonu

INDIA
Holiday Inn Express Chennai Mahindra World City

JAPAN
ANA Crowne Plaza Wakkanai

MALAYSIA
Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie

ANHUI, CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC)
Crowne Plaza Wuhu

HEBEI, CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC)
Holiday Inn Shijiazhuang Central

INNER MONGOLIA, CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC)
Crowne Plaza Ordos

JIANGSU, CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC)
Holiday Inn Express Nantong Downtown

SHANDONG, CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC)
Crowne Plaza Yantai Sea View

TIANJIN, CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC)
Crowne Plaza Tianjin Jinnan

10,000 Points Per Night

United States

ALABAMA
Holiday Inn Express Atmore
Holiday Inn Guin

ARIZONA
Holiday Inn Express Peoria North – Glendale

ARKANSAS
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bryant – Benton Area
Crowne Plaza Little Rock

CALIFORNIA
Staybridge Suites Corona South

CONNECTICUT
Crowne Plaza Danbury
Crowne Plaza Stamford

DELAWARE
Crowne Plaza Wilmington North

FLORIDA
Candlewood Suites Pensacola – University Area

GEORGIA
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Sw – Peachtree City

ILLINOIS
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Morton Peoria Area
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago North Shore – Niles
Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook
Hotel Indigo Chicago-Vernon Hills

INDIANA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Evansville North

IOWA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Northwood
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest

KANSAS
Holiday Inn Express Wichita South

LOUISIANA
Holiday Inn Alexandria – Downtown
Holiday Inn Covington
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lafayette North
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Baton Rouge -Port Allen
Candlewood Suites Slidell Northshore

MARYLAND
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chestertown
Holiday Inn Express & Suites College Park-University Area

MICHIGAN
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Farmington Hills – Detroit
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Southgate – Detroit Area
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Three Rivers

MINNESOTA
Candlewood Suites Bemidji
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St. Cloud

MISSISSIPPI
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Magee

MISSOURI
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Independence-Kansas City
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Maryville
Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Plains Southwest

NEBRASKA
Candlewood Suites Kearney
Staybridge Suites Omaha 80Th And Dodge

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Crowne Plaza Nashua

NEW JERSEY
Holiday Inn Express Bordentown – Trenton South
Crowne Plaza Edison
Crowne Plaza Saddle Brook

NEW MEXICO
Crowne Plaza Albuquerque

NEW YORK
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Batavia – Darien Lake
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kingston-Ulster
Holiday Inn Express Rochester – University Area

NORTH CAROLINA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh Ne – Medical Ctr Area
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilson-Downtown

NORTH DAKOTA
Candlewood Suites Dickinson
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dickinson
Candlewood Suites Minot

OHIO
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kent State University
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Medina
Holiday Inn Express Lordstown-Newton Falls/Warren
Holiday Inn Express Salem

OKLAHOMA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blackwell
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oklahoma City North
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oklahoma City North
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Stillwater – University Area
Crowne Plaza Tulsa – Southern Hills

PENNSYLVANIA
Staybridge Suites Stroudsburg (East) Poconos
Holiday Inn Lansdale
Candlewood Suites Pittsburgh-Airport
Crowne Plaza Reading
Holiday Inn Express Wilkes Barre East

SOUTH DAKOTA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Vermillion

TEXAS
Crowne Plaza Northwest-Brookhollow
Candlewood Suites San Angelo Tx
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites San Antonio Northwest

UTAH
Holiday Inn South Jordan – Slc South
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Vernal – Dinosaurland

VIRGINIA
Staybridge Suites Chantilly Dulles Airport
Crowne Plaza Hampton-Marina
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlottesville – Ruckersville
Holiday Inn Express Quantico – Stafford

WASHINGTON
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham

WYOMING
Holiday Inn Riverton-Convention Center

Worldwide Locations

ALBERTA, CANADA
Candlewood Suites Calgary Airport North
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Edmonton-International Airport

COLOMBIA
Crowne Plaza Barranquilla
Holiday Inn Bucaramanga Cacique
InterContinental Cali
InterContinental Medellin

PANAMA
Holiday Inn Express Panama Distrito Financiero

GUANAJUATO, MEXICO
Staybridge Suites Irapuato
Staybridge Suites Silao

HIDALGO, MEXICO
Holiday Inn Express Pachuca

GERMANY
Holiday Inn Dresden – City South

ITALY
Holiday Inn Rome – Aurelia

KAZAKHSTAN
Holiday Inn Aktau

MONGOLIA
Holiday Inn Ulaanbaatar

RUSSIA
Crowne Plaza Moscow – World Trade Centre
Holiday Inn St. Petersburg – Moskovskye V.
Staybridge Suites St. Petersburg

SERBIA
Crowne Plaza Belgrade

TURKEY
Crowne Plaza Ankara
Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Florya

UNITED KINGDOM
Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen City Centre
Holiday Inn Express London – Dartford
Holiday Inn Express London – Newbury Park
Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes
Holiday Inn Express St. Albans – M25, Jct.22

GUANGDONG, CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC)
Crowne Plaza Zhongshan Xiaolan

ZHEJIANG, CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC)
Crowne Plaza Hangzhouonethousandislandlake

INDIA
Holiday Inn Express Chennai Old Mahabalipuram Road
Crowne Plaza Kochi
Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport
Crowne Plaza Pune City Centre

INDONESIA
Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali
Holiday Inn Cikarang Jababeka

LAOS
Crowne Plaza Vientiane

MALAYSIA
Holiday Inn Resort Penang

NEPAL
Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee

VIETNAM
Crowne Plaza West Hanoi Residences

KENYA
InterContinental Nairobi

LEBANON
Crowne Plaza Beirut

OMAN
Crowne Plaza Duqm

15,000 Points Per Night

United States

ILLINOIS
Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk

KANSAS
Holiday Inn Express Kansas City – Village West

MASSACHUSETTS
Crowne Plaza Pittsfield-Berkshires
Holiday Inn Express Plainville – Foxboro Area

NEW JERSEY
Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown
Holiday Inn Express North Bergen – Lincoln Tunnel

NEW YORK
Holiday Inn Plattsburgh (Adirondack Area)
Crowne Plaza Syracuse
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Watertown-Thousand Islands

NORTH DAKOTA
Staybridge Suites Fargo

PENNSYLVANIA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Erie (Summit Township)
Crowne Plaza Philadelphia – King Of Prussia
Holiday Inn Express Grove City (Outlet Center)
Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh East Liberty

SOUTH DAKOTA
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mt Rushmore/Keystone
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sioux Falls At Empire Mall
Holiday Inn Spearfish-Convention Center

TEXAS
Crowne Plaza Suites Arlington – Ballpark – Stadium
Hotel Indigo El Paso Downtown
Crowne Plaza Houston Near Reliant – Medical

Worldwide Locations

ALBERTA, CANADA
Holiday Inn Calgary-Macleod Trail South
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary South-Macleod Trail S

SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Regina

BRAZIL
InterContinental Sao Paulo

COLOMBIA
InterContinental Cartagena De Indias

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
InterContinental Real Santo Domingo

PANAMA
InterContinental Miramar Panama

VENEZUELA
InterContinental Tamanaco Caracas

JALISCO, MEXICO
Holiday Inn Guadalajara Expo

MORELOS, MEXICO
Holiday Inn Cuernavaca
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cuernavaca

PUEBLA, MEXICO
Crowne Plaza Puebla

SONORA, MEXICO
Holiday Inn Hermosillo

VERACRUZ, MEXICO
Holiday Inn Express Tuxpan

FINLAND
Crowne Plaza Helsinki
Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre
Hotel Indigo Helsinki – Boulevard

FRANCE
Holiday Inn Nice

GEORGIA
Crowne Plaza Borjomi

GERMANY
Crowne Plaza Berlin – Potsdamer Platz
Holiday Inn Express Munich – Messe

ITALY
Crowne Plaza Venice East – Quarto D’Altino

SWITZERLAND
Holiday Inn Express Luzern – Neuenkirch

UKRAINE
InterContinental Kiev

UNITED KINGDOM
Crowne Plaza Gerrards Cross
Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith
Holiday Inn Express London – Wandsworth
Crowne Plaza Felbridge

JAPAN
Ana Crowne Plaza Hiroshima

TAIWAN
Hotel Indigo Kaohsiung Central Park

LEBANON
InterContinental Le Vendome Beirut

SAUDI ARABIA
Crowne Plaza Riyadh Minhal

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi

Of course I wish we had our pick of all these properties for just 5,000 points per night, but that isn’t our new reality and it doesn’t mean there aren’t still some good deals to be had. Just be creative, flexible, and do the math. Will any of the new PointBreaks properties work for your family’s spring travels?

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  1. As a local, putting the Holiday Inn Express Peoria, which is right by a Spring Training stadium, is completely pointless. There aren’t going to be any rooms available, much less reward nights

  2. MEH! IMHO, this list is not very impressive listing considering the dramatic increase in points required. It may be indicative of the direction of future offerings and requirements. I hope not —–

    • I have to agree with @Queenie. This list is not that inspiring especially for domestic stays….not that many states make the list.

  3. This thing was never good, so no surprise. As long as they keep $49 annual fee and let you in on all categories, no complaints 🙂

  4. Big thumbs up for the Hotel Indigo Helsinki. Stayed there this summer for way more points than this, although this is not the best time to go to Helsinki unless you like cold weather. Solid location and walking distance to many attractions.

  5. There are possibly some good deals here, but it seems like a lot of the locations aren’t great. For example, all of the UK properties that have “London” in the name are actually 30-45 minutes via public transportation from the main tourist attractions in central London. That may be worth it for adults looking to save some points/cash, but I know when I’m traveling with my kids I’d rather pay more to be closer to the sights.

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