IHG Pointbreaks are a list of 5000 point per night hotel awards that they release every other month. There are 167 hotels on the list this time. They are normally much more per night, sometimes as much as 50,000 points, so 5000 is a steal! I love IHG Pointbreaks Hotels! In my eyes this is the best value in hotel award stays. I stayed 11 nights for free (55,000 points total!) during my April trip to China at incredible hotels like the Intercontinental Hangzhou. This list won’t go live until Monday morning, July 28 usually between 9 and 11 EST and the most popular hotels (usually the Intercontinentals) will sell out within an hour or two. Since there are no cancellation fees, it is best to book first and cancel later if you are possibly interested in the hotel and have the points to speculatively book. Since I got 132,000 points in the first Big Win promotion then another 101,000 in the second Big Win promotion, I certainly do! See our article on How to Book an IHG Pointbreaks Hotel for a step by step of the booking process. You can only make two bookings per hotel, but the bookings can be for as long of a stay as you have points for. To put this in perspective, if you get the Chase IHG Rewards card that has an 80,000 point sign on bonus after spending $1K, then you could redeem those points for 16 free nights from hotels on this list! You can access the whole list here, but I am going to highlight some of the choices that look pretty awesome to me!
These are some of the more exotic ones, but if you just want to get a hotel in the USA, there are plenty of those as well, so take a look at the list. IHG is also a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards so you can transfer part of the 40,000 Point Sign up bonus for the Chase Sapphire Preferred or part of the 70,000 Point Bonus for the Chase Ink Plus I wrote about last week too.
Hat tip to our friends at Loyalty Lobby for the letting us know about the list.
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