New IHG Point Breaks List Released & Why 5K IHG Points Doesn’t Get You as Far as it Used To

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ihg point breaks july 2015

IHG Point Breaks July-October 2015

IHG’s Point Breaks hotels are among or should I say have been among the best deals in miles & points going back several years. They are basically a way for the program to discount hotels that I am sure are not too busy for one reason or another. Since they are also capacity controlled, many of the nicer properties go quickly.

If you aren’t familiar with Point Breaks, each hotel costs only 5,000 IHG Rewards points per night. That is a great deal since you can obtain the points relatively cheaply. For example, you can book a $70 points + cash reservation online, pay the cash portion and then cancel. You will receive 10,000 extra points in your account for the $70.

The New List Released

ihg point breaks july 2015

Today IHG has released the most recent Point Breaks and it continues the trend of less and less higher end hotels finding their way on the list. While you won’t find much that is fancy, these will be available for 5,000 points per night from July 27, 2015 through October 31, 2015 and you can begin booking on July 27, so you won’t see the prices live today.

What a Dud

It used to be that we would see several nice Intercontinental properties along with a selection of decent Crowne Plazas on Point Breaks. This time they only included one Intercontinental in Argentina and a handful of pretty obscure Crowne Plazas. There are of course a ton of Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express properties and the majority of hotels on the list are located in North America.

So this is still a deal if any of these properties fall in line with your upcoming travel plans. I would never call Point Breaks a bad deal, but it is disappointing to see less higher end properties available. It doesn’t surprise me, but it is still disappointing nonetheless.

Map & List

Here is a map of the hotels followed by a full list of the properties as taken from the IHG website. Do you have your eyes on any of these properties? Let me know in the comments!

HT: Deals We Like

Hotels in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East:

  • Holiday Inn Taicang City Centre
  • Holiday Inn Mudanjiang
  • Holiday Inn Express Ahmedabad Ashram Road
  • Crowne Plaza Wakkanai
  • Holiday Inn Manila Galleria
  • Crowne Plaza Beirut
  • Holiday Inn Harare
  • Holiday Inn Warwick Farm

Hotels in Europe:

  • Holiday Inn Brno
  • Holiday Inn Helsinki – West Ruoholahti
  • Holiday Inn Express Grenoble – Bernin
  • Holiday Inn Clermont – Ferrand Centre
  • Holiday Inn Express Hamburg City Centre
  • Holiday Inn Zwickau
  • Holiday Inn Ashkelon
  • Holiday Inn Cagliari
  • Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam – Central Station
  • Holiday Inn Lodz
  • Holiday Inn Express Lisbon – Oeiras
  • Holiday Inn Samara
  • Holiday Inn Zilina
  • Holiday Inn Express Vitoria
  • Holiday Inn Express Burnley M65, Jct.10
  • Holiday Inn Darlington – North A1M, Jct.59
  • Holiday Inn Express London – Dartford
  • Holiday Inn Express Kettering
  • Holiday Inn London – Heathrow T5
  • Holiday Inn Telford – Ironbridge

Hotels in the Americas:

Canada
  • Holiday Inn West Kelowna
  • Holiday Inn Winnipeg-South
  • Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown
  • Staybridge Suites Guelph
  • Holiday Inn Express Tremblant
Central & South America
  • InterContinental Mendoza
  • Holiday Inn Express Cartagena Bocagrande
  • Holiday Inn Bucaramanga Cacique
  • Holiday Inn Montevideo
Mexico
  • Holiday Inn Mexico Buenavista
  • Holiday Inn Durango
  • Holiday Inn Express Toluca
  • Holiday Inn Leon
  • Holiday Inn Guadalajara Centro Historico
  • Holiday Inn Express San Juan Del Rio
  • Holiday Inn Tampico Altamira
United States
  • Holiday Inn Express Birmingham – Inverness 280
  • Candlewood Suites Enterprise
  • Holiday Inn Express Huntsville West – Research PK
  • Holiday Inn Montgomery Airport South
  • Candlewood Suites Fort Smith
  • Crowne Plaza Little Rock
  • Holiday Inn Texarkana Arkansas Conv Ctr
  • Holiday Inn Canyon De Chelly (Chinle)
  • Holiday Inn Express Show Low
  • Candlewood Suites Sierra Vista
  • Holiday Inn Express Clovis-Fresno Area
  • Staybridge Suites Fairfield Napa Valley Area
  • Holiday Inn Selma-Swancourt
  • Candlewood Suites Turlock
  • Staybridge Suites Denver Tech Center
  • Candlewood Suites Grand Junction Nw
  • Holiday Inn Express Limon I-70 (EX 359)
  • Holiday Inn Express Branford-New Haven
  • Holiday Inn Hartford Downtown Area
  • Holiday Inn Express Seaford-Route 13
  • Holiday Inn Express Bonifay
  • Candlewood Suites Melbourne/Viera
  • Holiday Inn Express Niceville-Eglin AFB
  • Holiday Inn Express Tampa-I-75 @ Bruce B. Downs
  • Holiday Inn Express Acworth – Kennesaw Northwest
  • Hotel Indigo Atlanta Airport – College Park
  • Holiday Inn Express Duluth- Mall Area
  • Holiday Inn Express Omaha Airport
  • Candlewood Suites Idaho Falls
  • Holiday Inn Express Boise West – Meridian
  • Candlewood Suites Aurora-Naperville
  • Holiday Inn Express Crestwood
  • Holiday Inn Express Lincoln
  • Staybridge Suites Indianapolis-Carmel
  • Candlewood Suites Merrillville
  • Holiday Inn Richmond
  • Holiday Inn Express Vincennes
  • Holiday Inn Express Garden City
  • Holiday Inn Express Junction City
  • Candlewood Suites Wichita-Northeast
  • Holiday Inn Express Campbellsville
  • Holiday Inn Express Elizabethtown
  • Holiday Inn Hopkinsville
  • Candlewood Suites Avondale-New Orleans
  • Holiday Inn Express Eunice
  • Candlewood Suites Houma
  • Holiday Inn Express Raceland – Highway 90
  • Holiday Inn Express Plainville – Foxboro Area
  • Holiday Inn Tewksbury-Andover
  • Holiday Inn Express Cambridge
  • Holiday Inn Express Salisbury – Delmar
  • Holiday Inn Solomons-Conf Center & Marina
  • Crowne Plaza Auburn Hills
  • Holiday Inn Big Rapids
  • Holiday Inn Express Niles
  • Holiday Inn Austin Conference Center
  • Crowne Plaza Bloomington MSP Airport / MOA
  • Holiday Inn Express Chanhassen
  • Holiday Inn St. Paul NE – Lake Elmo
  • Holiday Inn Express Farmington
  • Holiday Inn Poplar Bluff
  • Holiday Inn Express Cleveland
  • Holiday Inn Express Greenwood
  • Staybridge Suites Jackson
  • Holiday Inn Express Browning
  • Staybridge Suites Great Falls
  • Holiday Inn Express Southport – Oak Island Area
  • Candlewood Suites Fayetteville Fort Bragg
  • Holiday Inn Greensboro Coliseum
  • Holiday Inn Express Murphy
  • Candlewood Suites Bismarck
  • Holiday Inn Express Minot South
  • Holiday Inn Express Hastings
  • Staybridge Suites Omaha 80th and Dodge
  • Holiday Inn Salem (I-93 At Exit 2)
  • Holiday Inn Express Haskell-Wayne Area
  • Holiday Inn Express Alamogordo
  • Holiday Inn Express Portales
  • Holiday Inn Roswell
  • Holiday Inn Express Batavia – Darien Lake
  • Holiday Inn Johnstown-Gloversville
  • Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah
  • Holiday Inn Express Ashtabula-Geneva
  • Candlewood Suites Youngstown W I-80 Niles Area
  • Holiday Inn Express Celina
  • Holiday Inn Cleveland-Mayfield
  • Staybridge Suites Cincinnati North, Oh
  • Holiday Inn Express Ada
  • Candlewood Suites Bartlesville East
  • Holiday Inn Express Pauls Valley
  • Holiday Inn Express Portland SE – Clackamas Area
  • Holiday Inn Express Medford
  • Holiday Inn Express Breezewood
  • Holiday Inn Express Dubois
  • Staybridge Suites Philadelphia- Montgomeryville
  • Holiday Inn Warren (Kinzua Dam-Allegheny)
  • Holiday Inn Express Providence-Woonsocket
  • Holiday Inn Express Greenville-Spartanburg(Duncan)
  • Holiday Inn Express Winner
  • Holiday Inn Express Memphis/Germantown
  • Holiday Inn Express Harriman
  • Holiday Inn Express Chattanooga-Hixson
  • Holiday Inn Express Brownsville
  • Holiday Inn Houston East-Channelview
  • Holiday Inn Express Henderson-Traffic Star
  • Candlewood Suites Victoria
  • Holiday Inn Express Green River
  • Holiday Inn Express Logan
  • Holiday Inn Burlington
  • Holiday Inn Express White River Junction
  • Holiday Inn Express Ellensburg
  • Holiday Inn Express Vancouver Mall/Portland Area
  • Holiday Inn Express Antigo
  • Candlewood Suites Milwaukee Airport-Oak Creek
  • Holiday Inn Express Weston
  • Candlewood Suites Cheyenne
  • Holiday Inn Rock Springs

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14 COMMENTS

  1. The quality of the properties isn’t the issue, it’s that these Points breaks lists have become smaller and smaller, and now feature mostly inconveniently located properties, often in regions out of travel season, so they’re practically useless for most people. I suppose it makes sense.

  2. You would think from your inane comments that IHG is there only to service you. They have a responsibility to their shareholders and their employees, not malcontents bemoaning the fact that they can’t get the great deal of a lifetime.

    I’m quite satisfied with the offering, even if I might not partake of this particular one.

    Too bad that your piggish behavior has infected loads of people who read these blogs. I am satisfied with the occasional good deal.

    The only thing that I see as promising is your unhappiness with their latest offerings.

  3. I have my eye on one of these hotels. It is near my state capital and lots of historic sites. I told my kids I would be taking them there soon since we love educational/historical outings. It’s a few hours from our house so we could do it as a day trip, but staying overnight will be more relaxing and fun. I only need to pick the weekend I want to book. The hotel has an indoor pool and free breakfast and based on a quick search goes for about $90-$100. 5000 points (especially after that 25,000 bonus I got recently with the Spire status) makes it worth it to me. This will be my first time booking a pointsbreak hotel.

    • Why would I need a refund? I like the offerings as they are.

      I’m not one of the malcontents who cries that there are no Intercontinental hotels on the list!!!

      Jinxy,

      Looks like I have some brothers and sisters in arms, ha ha!

  4. @Robert F – The PointBreaks have generally opened up for reservations around 9 am EST.

    @Sandra – Sounds like you “get it”. Whether it’s a more fun or convenient way to take the kids on a short trip, or indulging in a romantic getaway with your significant other, these PointBreaks are great for doing more with your travel dollar. My wife & I recently did a staycation (15 minutes from home) at a Staybridge Suites. The hotel treated us very well, great breakfast, did some shopping and golf. After the Platinum MC rebate, it cost us about $105 for the 4 nights of hotel on purchased points.

    We already have a trip planned at the end of August to Salt Lake City. Frontier r/t air for 2 out of ORD was $156 total. made reservations for hotels in Idaho Falls; Jackson, WY; West Yellowstone; and Salt Lake. Despite Rick B’s moaning, I was thrilled to see Idaho Falls, Salt Lake area and Browning, MT on the list. We’re hitting some of the Nat’l parks and this will save us hundreds of dollars. Couldn’t be happier.

  5. Aaarghh! Why didn’t this come out 2 weeks ago, when I was reserving a hotel in Medford, OR???

    No, I don’t know why anybody would want to visit Medford. But it’s a very handy stopover if you happen to be driving a moving truck from Silicon Valley to Portland.

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