IHG Launches Its Newest PointsBreaks Promotion For Cheap Hotel Stays

IHG PointsBreaks

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IHG’s Rewards Club loyalty program isn’t among the best in the world of points and miles. But each quarter, they run a promotion called IHG PointsBreaks that we think is one of the best deals in the hotel industry, thanks to some steep discounts when booking hotel stays with points.

The hotel chain launched its new PointsBreaks promotion this week which is bookable for stays through Jan. 31, 2020. However, if any of the properties on the list will work for your travel plans, you should book fast – the best options typically don’t last long.

See the full list of properties here.


What is IHG PointsBreaks?

On a quarterly basis, IHG makes hundreds of hotels available to book for just 5,000, 10,000, or 15,000 points per night through the PointsBreaks program. The hotels are available on a limited basis so the best hotels typically sell out quickly.

As of Monday, the promotion is now live and properties can be booked for stays through Jan. 31, 2020 (subject to availability). The full list of available properties can be found here.

If any of these properties work for your upcoming travel plans, this is a great way to stretch the value of your hard-earned IHG Rewards Club points.


The Best PointsBreaks Properties Bookable Through Jan. 31, 2020

Generally speaking, the InterContinental & Kimpton hotels are the most popular on the PointsBreaks list and tend to sell out first. And while there are almost 200 properties in total, there are only eight InterContintal properties on the current PointsBreaks list which can be booked for either 10,000 or 15,000 points each night. Below, we will highlight a few of our favorite properties included on the current list.


The Crowne Plaza Geneva

The Crowne Plaza Geneva is a great option on the newest Points Breaks list. A night at the property would typically cost 40,000 points. However, during the current PointsBreak promotion, it can be booked for only 15,000 points each night!

Switzerland isn’t cheap, so if you have travel plans before the end of this coming January, this is a great opportunity to save on lodging. You can even combine the IHG PointsBreaks rate with the annual free night certificate provided by select IHG credit cards.

The Holiday Inn Zürich – Messe is also on the current IHG PointsBreaks list and it is also pricing out at 15,000 points each night.


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The InterContinental Cartagena de Indias

The Intercontinental Cartagena De Indias in Colombia is another great option on the latest IHG PointsBreaks list. A night at the property would typically cost 35,000 points. However, during the current PointsBreak promotion, it can be booked for less than half that at only 15,000 points each night!


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Combine PointsBreaks with the IHG Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card

One of the best things about the PointsBreaks program is that you can receive a free fourth night on award bookings if you hold any of the IHG credit cards, including the no annual fee IHG Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card. This means you could book a four-night stay through the PointsBreaks promotion and only pay for three discounted nights. And right now, the card is offering a sign-up bonus of 60,000 points after spending $2,000 in the first three months of card membership.



Click Here to learn more about the IHG Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card. 


Bottom Line

IHG PointsBreaks is a great way to stretch the value of your IHG Rewards Club points. If you hold the IHG Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card, the value can be stretched even further with a free fourth night. For a full list of properties bookable through the IHG PointsBreaks promotion, visit the IHG official PointsBreaks page.


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