Oct022009

Priority Club PointBreaks Hotels Updated through Jan 31, 2010

Priority Club offers free hotel nights for only 5,000 points through PointBreaks. The new PointBeaks list just came out and reservations are allowed for stays through January 31.

The list this time is much smaller, at only 103 hotels, than in updates the past year. In July 2009 there were over 160 hotels on the list.

Apparently, according to Lucky at One Mile at a Time there were some InterContinental Hotels available yesterday and they are already gone from the list. You have to be fast with PointBreaks to get the hotel value hotels. This is also a PointBreaks list absent of any InterContinental Hotels.

I hope Priority Club is not following the road taken by Hilton HHonors where PointStretcher 40% Discount awards have dwindled to the point of nonexistence recently.

Priority Club Insider website has a good summary of PointBreaks awards for the Priority Club uninitiated.

Loyalty traveler PointBreaks tips for the novice Priority Club member:

You can buy up to 40,000 points from Priority Club in any 12-month period.

                1,000 – 9,000 points = US$13.50 per 1,000 points

                          ($67.50 to buy a PointBreaks award)

                10,000 – 19,000 points = US$12.50 per 1,000 points

                          ($62.50 to buy PointBreaks award)

                20,000 – 40,000 points = $11.50 per 1,000 points

                          ($57.50 to buy PointBreaks award)

An added bonus to a cheap PointBreaks room night is points purchases count toward elite qualification credit. Priority Club sells Gold elite status for $50, but you can also qualify for Gold elite with the purchase of 20,000 points ($223) and have sufficient points to redeem four free PointBreaks nights.

 

Last November I purchased 10,000 Priority Club Rewards points and redeemed two PointBreaks free nights at Holiday Inn Express hotels in Ashland, Oregon and Yreka, California just off Interstate 5 while on a roadtrip to Vancouver, Canada. I had two hotel stays on PointBreaks with my purchased points and saved more than 50% on the lowest room rates for these two nights.

Yreka Holiday Inn Express had their grand opening gala the night of my PointBreaks stay. In addition to the cheap room I received a hotel tour, swag bag and free beer at the lobby party with all the town travel agents and dignitaries. Really cool experience.

 

 

 

October 2009 PointBreaks Hotels by Region

USA = 62 Hotels

Canada = 8 hotels

Mexico = 0 hotels

Central/South America = 2 hotels

Europe = 18 hotels

Middle East/Africa = 1 hotel

Asia = 9 hotels

Australia-Oceania = 3 hotels

Total Hotels on October 2009 PointBreaks List = 103

Total Hotels on July 2009 PointBreaks List = 161

Total Hotels October 2008 PointBreaks List = 163

My July 2009 post did not list the PointBreaks hotels and since they disappear from the list when allocated rooms are reserved, I will try to post the complete list on Loyalty Traveler each time there is a PointBreaks update for historical reference on hotel selections.

USA

ALABAMA

Candlewood Suites HUNTSVILLE

 

CALIFORNIA

Holiday Inn Express MORENO VALLEY (LAKE PERRIS)

Staybridge Suites SUNNYVALE

Crowne Plaza FULLERTON

Crowne Plaza CONCORD

  

COLORADO

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites GRAND JUNCTION – AIRPORT

Staybridge Suites DENVER TECH CENTER

 

CONNECTICUT

Candlewood Suites HARTFORD/MERIDEN

Crowne Plaza HARTFORD SOUTH CROMWELL

 

DELAWARE

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites WILMINGTON – NEWARK

 

FLORIDA

Candlewood Suites LAKE MARY

Hotel Indigo MIAMI DADELAND

 

GEORGIA

Staybridge Suites ATLANTA PERIMETER CENTER WEST

Crowne Plaza ATLANTA – MARIETTA

 

IDAHO

Candlewood Suites BOISE – MERIDIAN

  

ILLINOIS

Hotel Indigo CHICAGO – SCHAUMBERG NORTH

 

INDIANA

Candlewood Suites INDIANAPOLIS

Holiday Inn LAFAYETTE – CITY CENTRE

 

IOWA

Holiday Inn SIOUX CITY

 

MAINE

Holiday Inn BANGOR

 

MARYLAND

Staybridge Suites BALTIMORE – COLUMBIA

Crowne Plaza WASHINGTON DC – ROCKVILLE

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Holiday Inn ROCKLAND

Hotel Indigo BOSTON – NEWTON RIVERSIDE

 

MICHIGAN

Candlewood Suites DETROIT – ANN ARBOR

Holiday Inn Express MONROE

 

MINNESOTTA

Candlewood Suites MINNEAPOLIS – RICHFIELD

Holiday Inn MIDLAND

Crowne Plaza MINNEAPOLIS NORTH

  

MISSOURI

Holiday Inn AIRPORT WEST EARTH CITY

Candlewood Suites ST. LOUIS

Crowne Plaza ST. LOUIS AIRPORT

 

MONTANNA

Holiday Inn GREAT FALLS

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Crowne Plaza NASHUA

 

NEW JERSEY

Candlewood Suites PARSIPPANY – MORRIS PLAINS

Crowne Plaza Paramus

Candlewood Suites PARSIPPANY

 

NEW MEXICO

Candlewood Suites ALBUQUERQUE

 

NEW YORK

Candlewood Suites NANUET – ROCKLAND COUNTY

Candlewood Suites SYRACUSE – AIRPORT

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Candlewood Suites CHARLOTTE – UNIVERSITY

Candlewood Suites DURHAM – RTP

Holiday Inn WINSTON- SALEM – UNIV PARKWAY

 

NORTH DAKOTA

Holiday Inn MINOT

 

OHIO

Staybridge Suites TOLEDO – MAUMEE

Crowne Plaza CINCINNATI BLUE ASH

Crowne Plaza COLUMBUS NORTH

 

OKLAHOMA

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites STILLWATER – UNIVERSITY WEST

 

OREGON

Crowne Plaza PORTLAND – LAKE OSWEGO

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Sutes CONCORDVILLE – BRANDYWINE

 

RHODE ISLAND

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites WARWICK – PROVIDENCE (AIRPORT)

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites GREENVILLE – I-85 & WOODRUFF RD.

 

TENNESSEE

Holiday Inn MEMPHIS – WOLFCHASE GALLERIA

 

TEXAS

Crowne Plaza DALLAS – PARK CENTRAL

Staybridge Suites HOUSTON WEST/ENERGY CORRIDOR

Candlewood Suites DALLAS/MARKET CENTER

 

UTAH

Candlewood Suites SALT LAKE CITY

 

VIRGINIA

Holiday Inn Select NORFOLK

 

WASHINGTON

Staybridge Suites VANCOUVER

Holiday Inn DOWNTOWN – EVERETT

 

WISCONSIN

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites MADISON WEST

Staybridge Suites MILWAUKEE WEST – OCONONOWOC

 

 

CANADA

Alberta

Holiday Inn HINTON

 

British Columbia

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites NORTH VANCOUVER

 

New Brunswick

Crowne Plaza MONCTON DOWNTOWN

 

Ontario

Staybridge Suites GUELPH

Crowne Plaza TORONTO AIRPORT

Holiday Inn Select MISSISSAUGA

 

Quebec

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites MONTREAL CENTRE – VILLE DOWNTOWN

Holiday Inn POINTE – CLAIRE MONTREAL AIRPORT

 

 

CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA

Chile
Holiday Inn Express Concepcion

Guatemala
Holiday Inn Guatemala

 

EUROPE

BELGIUM

Crowne Plaza ANTWERP

 

CYPRUS

Holiday Inn NICOSIA CITY CENTRE

 

FRANCE

Holiday Inn TOULOUSE AIRPORT

Holiday Inn PARIS – VAL DE BIÈVRE

Holiday Inn PARIS – VÉLIZY

 

GERMANY

Holiday Inn Express COLOGNE – MUELHEIM

Holiday Inn ZWICHAU

Holiday Inn MINDEN

Holiday Inn Express BADEN – BADEN

 

GREECE

Holiday Inn ATHENS – ATTICA AVENUE

Holiday Inn THESSALONIKI

 

ITALY

Crowne Plaza MILAN – LINATE

 

LITHUANIA

Holiday Inn VILNIUS

 

LONDON

Crowne Plaza GATWICK – CRAWLEY

Holiday Inn Express SWINDON CITY CENTRE

 

SLOVAKIA

Crowne Plaza BRATISLAVA

 

SPAIN

Holiday Inn Express MADRID – SAN SEBASTIAN D/L REYES

 

TURKEY

Holiday Inn ISTANBUL AIRPORT – NORTH

 

AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST

Kuwait

Holiday Inn KUWAIT

 

ASIA

China

Holiday Inn BEIJING DESHENGMEN

Holiday Inn Express SOUTH HEFEI

Holiday Inn Express TIANJIN BINHAI

Holiday Inn Express ZHENGZHOU

Crowne Plaza CENTURY PARK SHANGHAI

Crowne Plaza ZHONGSHAN XIAOLAN

Holiday Inn YUEYANG

 

Japan

Crowne Plaza ANA CHITOSE

Crowne Plaza ANA TOYAMA

 

OCEANIA

AUSTRALIA

Holiday Inn ROOTY HILL

Holiday Inn CAIRNS

Holiday Inn POTTS POINT – SYDNEY

 

 

 

Holiday Inn Express, Yreka, California

Holiday Inn Express, Yreka, California

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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