Oct252008

IHG Priority Club PointBreaks Hotels Fall/Winter List

IHG Priority Club PointBreaks Hotels

IHG Priority Club posted its list of participating PointBreaks hotels this past week.  The current list of hotels is available for 5,000 points per night for reservations through the end of February 2009.

This is one of the best redemption deals available through hotel loyalty programs.

IHG Priority Club hotel brands are Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo, and InterContinental Hotel. 

Even if these hotel brands are not on your regular stay list and consequently you do not have Priority Club points, the low cost of a free night using points makes these offers worthy of considering the option to buy points ($11.50 to $13.50 per 1,000 points and there is a 10% bonus on purchases made through November 6) or make a points exchange using American Express Membership Rewards (1,000 Membership Rewards points converts to 1,000 Priority Club points) or Diners Club Rewards (1,250 Club Rewards = 1,500 Priority Club points).

Loyalty Traveler analysis shows the Priority Club purchase option is a better value than the AmEx or Diners points transfer to Priority Club.  Save your credit card points for airline miles or a better hotel points exchange value.

The current PointBreaks selection consists of 163 hotels:

·         USA – 78 hotels

·         Canada – 9 hotels

·         Mexico – 5 hotels

·         South America – 8 hotels

·         Europe – 25 hotels

·         Middle East/Africa – 14 hotels

·         Asia – 21 hotels

·         Oceania – 3 hotels

Generally the best values are for stays at InterContinental and Crowne Plaza hotel properties.

Here is an example of the savings using a PointBreaks award:

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor (Perfect for the night before your Mexico cruise)

Priority Club PointBreaks Crowne Plaza LA Harbor

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor PointBreaks Reservation

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor best available rate

The same reservation paying cash will be double the price of just buying points for a PointBreaks award.

Priority Club LA Crowne Plaza total rate

Paid Night At Crowne Plaza LA Harbour $145;

PointBreaks Night Buying 5,000 Points at $13.50/1,000 = $67.50

[Loyalty Traveler note:  I find Priority Club has one of the most frustrating websites for getting reservation options. I constantly get locked into a reservations page with limited choices for rate types.  I am not technically savvy enough to understand what is happening. 

For example, when I am searching I can get locked out of AAA rates when looking at multiple properties.  I have to close my browser completely and start again. 

I am having trouble today accessing PointBreaks.  I am not getting reward night options using the direct link. 

I only get this option when linking to a hotel from the PointBreaks page. 

Priority Club Double Feature rate

PointBreaks links to hotels keeps taking me to this option and not the Reward Nights option

Clearing my cookies did not solve the problem.

I have more trouble with IHG Priority Club than any other hotel site. Today, I can’t access PointBreaks directly, but I did get to PointBreaks reward nights using an indirect hotel search route.]

List of PointBreaks Hotels Available October 25, 2008

United States

  

ALASKA

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites FAIRBANKS

 

ALABAMA

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites BIRMINGHAM-IRONDALE (EAST)

Staybridge Suites MONTGOMERY-EASTCHASE

 

ARIZONA

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites FLORENCE

Staybridge Suites PHOENIX-GLENDALE

Holiday Inn Express TUCSON

Holiday Inn YUMA

 

CALIFORNIA

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites SAN DIMAS

Crowne Plaza Hotel LOS ANGELES HARBOR HOTEL

Hotel Indigo ONTARIO RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Holiday Inn Express YREKA-SHASTA AREA

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites SAN JOSE-MORGAN HILL

 

COLORADO

Staybridge Suites DENVER-CHERRY CREEK

Staybridge Suites DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Candlewood Suites MERIDIAN BUSINESS PARK

Candlewood Suites LOVELAND

 

CONNECTICUT

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites KILLINGLY (DAYVILLE)

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites PLAINFIELD

 

GEORGIA

Holiday Inn Express AMERICUS

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites BUFORD-MALL OF GA

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites CANTON

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites MACON-WEST

 

IOWA

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites AMES

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites SHELDON

 

ILLINOIS

Crowne Plaza Hotel GLEN ELLYN-LOMBARD

Candlewood Suites CHICAGO/LIBERTYVILLE

Crowne Plaza Hotel CHICAGO-NORTH SHORE

Hotel Indigo CHICAGO-VERNON HILLS

 

KANSAS

Holiday Inn TOPEKA-WEST

Candlewood Suites OLATHE

 

KENTUCKY

Holiday Inn Express MONTICELLO

Candlewood Suites PADUCAH

Holiday Inn LOUISVILLE AIRPORT – FAIR/EXPO

 

LOUISIANA

Candlewood Suites LAFAYETTE

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites LAFAYETTE

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites GREAT BARRINGTON

Holiday Inn Express PROVIDENCE-NORTH ATTLEBORO

Crowne Plaza Hotel PITTSFIELD-BERKSHIRES

 

MARYLAND

Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE-BWI AIRPORT WEST

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites HAGERSTOWN

Holiday Inn Express ANNAPOLIS EAST-KENT ISLAND

 

MINNESOTA

Holiday Inn Express ALBERT LEA-I-35 & I-90

Crowne Plaza Hotel MPLS/ST PAUL ARPT-MALL OF AMER

 

MISSOURI

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites SEDALIA

Holiday Inn Express KANSAS CITY-LIBERTY (HWY 152)

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites ST. LOUIS WEST-O’FALLON

Candlewood Suites SPRINGFIELD SOUTH

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Holiday Inn ASHEVILLE-AIRPORT (I-26)

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites MT. HOLLY-BELMONT

Staybridge Suites DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL-RTP

Candlewood Suites WILSON

 

NEBRASKA

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites LEXINGTON

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites OMAHA WEST

 

NEW JERSEY

Hotel Indigo BASKING RIDGE

Hotel Indigo SKYVIEW RAHWAY

Holiday Inn GW BRIDGE-FORT LEE NYC AREA

Holiday Inn Express PARAMUS

Staybridge Suites PARSIPPANY

 

NEW MEXICO

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites CARLSBAD

Holiday Inn Express HOBBS

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites LAS CRUCES

 

NEVADA

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites CARSON CITY

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites ELKO

Staybridge Suites LAS VEGAS

 

NEW YORK

Holiday Inn ALBANY, NY – WOLF ROAD

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites EAST GREENBUSH (ALBANY-SKYLINE)

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites SALAMANCA

 

OREGON

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites ASHLAND

Holiday Inn Express MEDFORD

 

VIRGINIA

Holiday Inn Express DUBLIN

Holiday Inn Express SPRINGFIELD-I-95 S OF I-495

 

WISCONSIN

Candlewood Suites APPLETON

Candlewood Suites KENOSHA

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites MADISON WEST

 

WYOMING

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites BUFFALO

Holiday Inn CASPER EAST-MCMURRY PARK

Candlewood Suites CHEYENNE

Candlewood Suites SHERIDAN

 

 

Canada

 

ALBERTA

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites DRAYTON VALLEY

Holiday Inn CALGARY-MACLEOD TRAIL SOUTH

 

NEWFOUNDLAND/LABRADOR

Holiday Inn STEPHENVILLE

 

NOVA SCOTIA

Holiday Inn Express STELLARTON-NEW GLASGOW

 

ONTARIO

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites COLLINGWOOD-BLUE MOUNTAIN

Crowne Plaza Hotel HAMILTON

Holiday Inn WINDSOR DOWNTOWN

Holiday Inn Hotels & Suites LONDON

 

QUEBEC

Holiday Inn Express QUEBEC CITY (SAINTE-FOY)

 

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Mexico

 

Holiday Inn CAMPECHE

Holiday Inn SELECT GUADALAJARA

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites MEXICO CITY AT THE WTC

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites MONTERREY CENTRO-AV. COLON

Holiday Inn Express SALTILLO ZONA AEROPUERTO

 

 

Central & South America

 

 

ARGENTINA

Holiday Inn ROSARIO

 

BRAZIL

Holiday Inn Express NATAL

Crowne Plaza Hotel BELEM

Holiday Inn Express CURITIBA-AIRPORT

Holiday Inn PORTO ALEGRE

Holiday Inn RECIFE

 

CHILE

Holiday Inn Express PUERTO MONTT

 

VENEZUELA

Crowne Plaza Hotel MARUMA HOTEL & CASINO

 

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Europe

 

BELARUS

Crowne Plaza Hotel MINSK

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

Holiday Inn PRAGUE CONGRESS CENTRE

 

FRANCE

Holiday Inn CAEN CITY CENTRE

Holiday Inn NIMES, PETITE CAMARGUE

Express by Holiday Inn GRENOBLE-BERNIN

Holiday Inn MULHOUSE

Crowne Plaza Hotel PARIS-CHAMPS ELYSEES

 

GERMANY

Holiday Inn BAUTZEN

Holiday Inn FRANKFURT AIRPORT-NORTH

Express by Holiday Inn FRANKFURT AIRPORT

Express by Holiday Inn SINGEN

 

ITALY

Holiday Inn BOLOGNA-VIA EMILIA

Express by Holiday Inn VENICE EAST-QUARTO D’ALTINO

 

RUSSIA

Holiday Inn CHELYABINSK-RIVERSIDE

Holiday Inn SAMARA

 

SPAIN

Express by Holiday Inn MALAGA AIRPORT

Express by Holiday Inn ONDA-PROVINCIA DE CASTELLON

 

SWITZERLAND

Holiday Inn BERN-WESTSIDE

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Holiday Inn Express BURNLEY

Express by Holiday Inn CANTERBURY

Holiday Inn SHEFFIELD

Express by Holiday Inn CHELTENHAM

Staybridge Suites LIVERPOOL

Crowne Plaza Hotel MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE

Holiday Inn WASHINGTON

 

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Middle East

 

EGYPT

InterContinental Hotel GIZA (PYRAMIDS PARK RESORT)

InterContinental Hotel CITYSTARS CAIRO

 

SAUDI ARABIA

Holiday Inn HAFR AL BATIN

Holiday Inn JEDDAH-AL SALAM

 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Holiday Inn Express DUBAI-JUMEIRAH

Express by Holiday inn DUBAI-SAFA PARK

 

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Africa

  

GHANA

Holiday Inn ACCRA AIRPORT

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Holiday Inn SOWETO-FREEDOM SQUARE

Express by Holiday Inn SANDTON-WOODMEAD

Holiday Inn SANDTON-RIVONIA ROAD

 

ZIMBABWE

Express by Holiday Inn BEITBRIDGE

Holiday Inn BULAWAYO

Crowne Plaza Hotel HARARE-MONOMOTAPA

Holiday Inn HARARE

 

 

Asia

 

CHINA – PEOPLES REPUBLIC

Crowne Plaza Hotel CHANGSHU

Holiday Inn CHANG AN WEST BEIJING

Crowne Plaza Hotel CITY CENTRE CHANGSHA

Holiday Inn EAST CENTURY CITY CHENGDU

Holiday Inn LIDO BEIJING

Holiday Inn Express BEIJING GUANGSHUN

InterContinental Hotel BEIJING FINANCIAL STREET

Holiday Inn Express BEIJING MINZUYUAN

Crowne Plaza Hotel BEIJING

Crowne Plaza Hotel LAKE MALAREN SHANGHAI

Holiday Inn Express MEILONG SHANGHAI

Holiday Inn Express WUJIAOCHANG SHANGHAI

Holiday Inn SHENYANG-CITY CENTRE

Holiday Inn SEA VIEW QINHUANGDAO

Holiday Inn Express LUOHU SHENZHEN

 

INDIA

Holiday Inn GEM PARK-OOTY

 

JAPAN

Holiday Inn KOCHI

Holiday Inn MITO

 

MALAYSIA

Holiday Inn MELAKA

 

SRI LANKA

Holiday Inn COLOMBO

 

TAIWAN

Holiday Inn Express TAOYUAN

 

 

Oceania

 

AUSTRALIA

Crowne Plaza Hotel PELICAN WATERS GOLF RESORT & SPA

Crowne Plaza Hotel TORQUAY

 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Holiday Inn PORT MORESBY

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. FlyerTalker Rupert_S explained why the PointBreaks link is not working in a FlyerTalk post yesterday:

    “The underlying problem is that they had the wrong rate code in the link “IKMOV” instead of “IVANI” on the Points Saver page – hence why everyone was getting the “Double Feature” in the rate drop down box rather than “Reward Nights”

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