Apr262011

Is this the end of the Priority Club PointBreaks 5,000 points Reward?

The good news is the current list of Prioriy Club PointBreaks hotels has been extended to May 15, 2011. There are no new hotels added to the list from the previous offer for March and April stays. The list has been shortened from 107 hotels on February 28, 2011 that were available for booking through April 30, down to 70 hotels that have extended the PointBreaks 5,000 points per night reward until May 15.

There is speculation on FlyerTalk that Priority Club PointBreaks rewards as we have known them at 5,000 points are dying off in May 2011.

The evidence:

  1. PointBreaks list extended for three weeks with no new properties listed.
  2. Priority Club launches Last Minute Rewards at 50% off the standard reward night rate next week with an email scheduled for Monday May 1 on participating hotels for the weekend of Friday May 6 – Sunday May 8.
  3. A new version of the InterContinental Ambassador brochure delivered last week describes PointBreaks Reward nights as 50% off.

Not only the PointBreaks news, but FlyerTalk member Chongcao in the UK received an InterContinental Ambassador brochure with no mention of 10,000 point hotel Priority Club rewards. Currently there are still about 200 properties listed as 10,000 point hotel rewards. Chongcao actually posted lists of Priority Club hotels March 2010 showing the different levels of hotel rewards available through Priority Club. This is still my web destination when I want to check hotel reward levels for 10K and 25K and InterContinental Hotels at 30K and 40K. Sounds like Chongcao may update the list soon for 2011.

Priority Club PointBreaks Hotels available through May 15 for 5,000 points per night:

United States  (34 hotels)

ALABAMA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES TALLADEGA 

ARIZONA

STAYBRIDGE SUITES TUCSON AIRPORT

ARKANSAS

CANDLEWOOD SUITES FORT SMITH

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS JONESBORO

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BENTONVILLE 

CALIFORNIA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SANTA NELLA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES FRESNO SOUTH

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MERCED

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES VACAVILLE 

FLORIDA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES JACKSONVILLE EAST MERRIL ROAD 

GEORGIA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES MACON

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BRASELTON 

IOWA

STAYBRIDGE SUITES WEST DES MOINES 

IDAHO

CANDLEWOOD SUITES BOISE – TOWNE SQUARE 

ILLINOIS

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES CHICAGO-LIBERTYVILLE

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES DANVILLE

STAYBRIDGE SUITES PEORIA-DOWNTOWN 

KANSAS

CANDLEWOOD SUITES WICHITA-AIRPORT 

LOUISIANA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES NEW IBERIA 

MARYLAND

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CAMBRIDGE 

MICHIGAN

CANDLEWOOD SUITES DETROIT-FARMINGTON HILLS

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ALLEN PARK-DEARBORN 

MISSISSIPPI

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES STARKVILLE 

MISSOURI

CANDLEWOOD SUITES JEFFERSON CITY

HOLIDAY INN ST. JOSEPH RIVERFRONT/HIST. 

NEW YORK

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS OWEGO 

OKLAHOMA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES OKLAHOMA CITY

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES OKMULGEE 

SOUTH CAROLINA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CHARLESTON-MONCKS CORNER 

TEXAS

CANDLEWOOD SUITES HOUSTON PARK ROW

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOUSTON SOUTHWEST – SUGAR LAND

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES HOUSTON NW BELTWAY 8-WEST ROAD 

VIRGINIA

HOLIDAY INN NORTON

WISCONSIN

CANDLEWOOD SUITES WAUSAU-RIB MOUNTAIN

Offer and participating hotels are subject to change at any time, valid for stays thru May 15, 2011. Reward night terms and conditions apply.

36 international hotels

Canada

ALBERTA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES EDMONTON NORTH

BRITISH COLUMBIA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES SQUAMISH

ONTARIO

HOLIDAY INN WHITBY OSHAWA

SASKATCHEWAN

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES PRINCE ALBERT

Mexico 

CROWNE PLAZA RESORT MAZATLAN

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES GUADALAJARA-CENTRO HISTORICO

INTERCONTINENTAL PRESIDENTE MERIDA

Central & South America

ARGENTINA

HOLIDAY INN SANTA FE 

BRAZIL

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL CURITIBA

Europe 

AUSTRIA

HOLIDAY INN FELDKIRCH 

CZECH REPUBLIC

HOLIDAY INN PRAGUE AIRPORT 

FRANCE

HOLIDAY INN BLOIS-LOIRE VALLEY 

GERMANY

HOLIDAY INN FRANKFURT AIRPORT-NEU-ISENBURG 

HOLIDAY INN LEIPZIG-GÜNTHERSDORF

SPAIN

HOLIDAY INN ELCHE

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MADRID-LEGANES 

TURKEY

HOLIDAY INN BURSA

UNITED KINGDOM

HOLIDAY INN ASHFORD-CENTRAL

HOLIDAY INN GLASGOW AIRPORT

HOLIDAY INN LUTON-SOUTH M1, JCT.9

HOLIDAY INN NEWPORT

HOLIDAY INN WASHINGTON

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS DROITWICH M5, JCT.5

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LONDON-STANSTED AIRPORT

Africa

SOUTH AFRICA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SANDTON-WOODMEAD

Middle East 

EGYPT

CROWNE PLAZA SAHARA OASIS PORT GHALIB RESORT 

SAUDI ARABIA

HOLIDAY INN JEDDAH-AL SALAM

Asia 

CHINA-PEOPLES REPUBLIC

HOLIDAY INN BINHAI TIANJIN

HOLIDAY INN DOWNTOWN HEFEI

HOLIDAY INN ERDOS CITY

HOLIDAY INN HANGZHOU THOUSAND ISLAND LAKE

HOLIDAY INN SHANGHAI WEST

HOLIDAY INN YOULIAN SUZHOU

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SHANGHAI SANLIN

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS TIANJIN BINHAI 

PHILIPPINES

HOLIDAY INN CLARK

Oceania 

There are no properties available at this time.

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. I guess that it was bound to come. With the contests and the crack the case there are a whole lot of points sitting out there. And at 5K a night, points breaks are big money losers for them I am sure.

  2. I guess this is why they can afford to give 60,000 bonus points for their credit card. No thanks! The trend of devaluing “loyalty” programs will only accelerate in the coming years. Take advantage while you can.

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