A few months ago IHG began having small flash sales where they discount redemptions on a small selection of properties around the world. While previous sales have had many more properties available, their latest sale is much smaller with only 22 locations.
The sale takes 50% off of the normal point redemption cost for these properties. You must book from January 1-2 and stay at the hotels from January 3-5. Click through to their site for a full list of the properties included and the cost to stay at them. While I have not been able to match up any stays with this deal, if any of these hotels are located in cities that you will be visiting next week then it is probably a good deal!