/New IHG PointBreaks List Is Live: Book Hotels From Just 5,000 Points

New IHG PointBreaks List Is Live: Book Hotels From Just 5,000 Points

IHG’s full PointBreaks list is live now! Click here to check out the full list of hotels and start booking your stays.

If you’re looking for a getaway this spring, IHG just released a new list of hotels that you can book for just 5,000 to 15,000 IHG Rewards points per night. While this promotion is available through the end of May 2019, you’ll want to move quickly as there’s only a limited number of nights sold at this discounted rate — and the best properties get scooped up fast.

We got a preview of the PointBreaks list that includes two InterContinental properties, a Hotel Indigo outside Charleston, South Carolina, and a Crowne Plaza in Manchester, England. That was a solid start, but thankfully that’s not all that we’re excited about on this list.

The full list reveals another three InterContinental properties in addition to the two that were previewed. And two of the five are priced at 10,000 points per night. Plus, there’s a total of six Hotel Indigo properties and 14 Crowne Plaza hotels. And good news if you want to stay domestic, 50 of the hotels are in the United States — including what’s sure to be an AvGeek favorite: InterContinental Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport.

Image courtesy of InterContinental Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport.
Image courtesy of InterContinental Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport.

Before we get into some of the best properties, here are some tips and terms to keep in mind:

Yet again, the greatest disappointment of this new list is the lack of 5,000-point properties. In the past, IHG would put 100+ properties on sale for just 5,000 points per night. Last time around, there were 13 at 5,000 per night. This time, there are just nine properties at 5k — with only two of those being in the US and six located in mainland China.

That said, there are still some gems on this version. There are a total of five InterContinental properties on the list:

For those looking to visit Europe this spring, there are 10 options:

  • Holiday Inn Express Gent (Belgium) at 10,000 points per night
  • Holiday Inn Express Rome – East (Italy) at 10,000 points per night
  • Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Florya (Turkey) at 10,000 points per night
  • Holiday Inn Istanbul – Tuzla Bay (Turkey) at 10,000 points per night
  • InterContinental Sofia (Bulgaria) at 15,000 points per night
  • Crowne Plaza Toulouse (France) at 15,000 points per night
  • Holiday Inn Express Hamburg City Centre (Germany) at 15,000 points per night
  • Holiday Inn Express Inverness (UK) at 15,000 points per night
  • Holiday Inn Express London – Hammersmith (UK) at 15,000 points per night
  • Crowne Plaza Manchester – Oxford Road (UK) at 15,000 points per night

In addition to the InterContinental and European hotels, let’s take a look at some other properties that caught our eye.

Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh — Technology Center

  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Standard rate: 30,000 points
  • PointBreaks rate: 15,000 points — a 50% discount

Built in the aptly named technology center of Pittsburgh, this Hotel Indigo was built on the site of the former J&L Steel Mill and pays homage to its history with its decoration — while still being a new and modern hotel. With parks, universities and museums all around, this looks like a great spot to base while visiting Pittsburgh this spring.

Image courtesy of the Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh.
Image courtesy of the Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh.

Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road

  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Standard rate: 30,000 points
  • PointBreaks rate: 15,000 points — a 50% discount

Before you head down to the incredible InterContinental Pattaya Resort, which is also on PointBreaks for 15,000 points per night, you can stay in the bustling metropolis of Bangkok in this beautiful and funky property. While there are plenty of cheap accommodations in Bangkok, this property lets you balance budget with style.

Image courtesy of Hotel Indigo Bangkok.
Image courtesy of Hotel Indigo Bangkok.

Staybridge Suites Miami International Airport

  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Standard rate: 35,000 points
  • PointBreaks rate: 15,000 points — a 57% discount

More of a practical option than an aspirational one, this Staybridge Suite is just a couple of miles from the Miami airport and has a free shuttle both ways, free breakfast, laundry facilities and in-room kitchenettes. So, it might be the perfect place to stay in the middle of a longer trip to reset before flying onward. And, it’s less than half of the standard award rate during PointBreaks.

Here’s how the list breaks down by brand and price level:

BRAND 5,000 points
per night
10,000 points
per night
15,000 points
per night
TOTAL
Candlewood Suites 1 3 4
Crowne Plaza 1 10 3 14
Holiday Inn 2 9 2 13
Holiday Inn Express 5 33 4 42
Hotel Indigo 1 5 6
InterContinental 2 3 5
Staybridge Suites 8 3 11
TOTAL 9 66 20 95

For reference, when IHG released its first version of PointBreaks split into three levels, there were a total of 203 hotels on the list — 33 at 5,000 points, 116 at 10,000 points and 54 at 15,000 points. So, there’s been a noticeable reduction in hotels at every level.

Featured image courtesy of the Hotel Indigo Bangkok — bookable for 15,000 IHG points per night through PointBreaks.


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