May092011

Priority Club New PointBreaks Hotels to July 30

My speculation on the demise of Priority Club PointBreaks was premature as a new set of hotels has been published for reward nights at 5,000 points for stays through July 30, 2011. This is a good sign and continued opportunity for cheap reward nights at 133 select hotels around the world over the next 12 weeks.

PointBreaks rewards may seem overwhelmingly targeted for U.S. locations with 79 hotels in the U.S. and 54 in all other countries. The limitation of Last Minute Rewards to U.S. hotels followed by a low presence of international hotels for PointBreaks has the appearance of Priority Club as a USA-centric loyalty program. Over 70% of IHG hotels are in the U.S. with Holiday Inn Express and Holiday Inn at around 2,500 hotels, and extended stay brands Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites with nearly 500 more hotels. The proportion of international hotels in PointBreaks is a fair sample relative to the proportion of non-U.S. hotels among 4,500 global hotels of InterContinental Hotels Group. PointBreaks include 16 Crowne Plaza hotels with 8 in the U.S. and 8 international and 3 InterContinental hotels in Egypt and Philippines available for 5,000 points per night through July 30.

Remember PointBreaks rooms are limited and once allocated rooms are booked these hotels drop off the list.

United States (79 hotels)  

ALABAMA

HOLIDAY INN BIRMINGHAM-AIRPORT 

ARKANSAS

HOLIDAY INN BLYTHEVILLE

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES SEARCY 

CALIFORNIA

CROWNE PLAZA LOS ANGELES-COMMERCE CASINO

HOLIDAY INN SAN DIEGO-MISSION VALLEY

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MORENO VALLEY (LAKE PERRIS)

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PALM DESERT

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ELK GROVE 

COLORADO

HOLIDAY INN DENVER EAST – STAPLETON

STAYBRIDGE SUITES DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

CONNECTICUT

HOLIDAY INN STAMFORD-DOWNTOWN

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SOUTHINGTON 

DELAWARE

HOLIDAY INN DOVER-DOWNTOWN 

FLORIDA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES JACKSONVILLE

CROWNE PLAZA JACKSONVILLE AIRPORT

HOLIDAY INN TITUSVILLE – KENNEDY SPACE CTR 

GEORGIA

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES SAVANNAH AIRPORT – POOLER 

ILLINOIS

CROWNE PLAZA CHICAGO-NORTHBROOK

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES CHICAGO-DEERFIELD/LINCOLNSHIRE

STAYBRIDGE SUITES SCHAUMBURG 

INDIANA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES INDIANAPOLIS NORTHWEST

HOLIDAY INN TERRE HAUTE

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS INDIANAPOLIS-FISHERS (NE BLVD) 

KANSAS

CANDLEWOOD SUITES WICHITA-NORTHEAST

HOLIDAY INN OLATHE MEDICAL CENTER

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES OVERLAND PARK-WEST 

KENTUCKY

CROWNE PLAZA LEXINGTON NEAR UK / KEENELAND 

LOUISIANA

CROWNE PLAZA EXECUTIVE CENTER BATON ROUGE

STAYBRIDGE SUITES COVINGTON 

MARYLAND

HOLIDAY INN BALTIMORE-BWI INTL AIRPORT

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BALTIMORE-BWI AIRPORT WEST 

MICHIGAN

HOLIDAY INN FLINT

HOLIDAY INN JACKSON NW – AIRPORT ROAD

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES DETROIT – FARMINGTON HILLS 

MINNESOTA

CROWNE PLAZA BLOOMINGTON MSP AIRPORT / MOA

HOLIDAY INN MINNEAPOLIS NW-ELK RIVER 

MISSOURI

CROWNE PLAZA ST. LOUIS AIRPORT

HOLIDAY INN KANSAS CITY-NE-I-435 NORTH

STAYBRIDGE SUITES KANSAS CITY-INDEPENDENCE 

MISSISSIPPI

HOLIDAY INN TRUSTMARK PARK-PEARL 

MONTANA

HOLIDAY INN THE GRAND MONTANA-BILLINGS 

NEW JERSEY

CANDLEWOOD SUITES SOMERSET

HOLIDAY INN BUDD LAKE – ROCKAWAY AREA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES VINELAND 

NEVADA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LAS VEGAS – SOUTH 

NEW YORK

CROWNE PLAZA ALBANY-CITY CENTER 

HOLIDAY INN SCHENECTADY 

NORTH CAROLINA

HOLIDAY INN ASHEVILLE-BILTMORE EAST

HOLIDAY INN SALISBURY

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WINSTON SALEM DOWNTOWN WEST 

OHIO

HOLIDAY INN PERRYSBURG-FRENCH QUARTER

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PERRYSBURG (I-75)

STAYBRIDGE SUITES CLEVELAND MAYFIELD HTS BEACHWD 

OKLAHOMA

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES STILLWATER – UNIVERSITY WEST

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES TULSA SOUTH 

PENNSYLVANIA

HOLIDAY INN HARRISBURG-EAST (AIRPORT AREA) 

SOUTH CAROLINA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES BLUFFTON-HILTON HEAD

HOLIDAY INN GREENVILLE-I-85 @ AUGUSTA RD

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES COLUMBIA N I 77 TWO NOTCH RD 

TENNESSEE

HOLIDAY INN KNOXVILLE-WEST (I-40 & I-75)

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES GOODLETTSVILLE

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES MEMPHIS – WOLFCHASE GALLERIA 

TEXAS

CANDLEWOOD SUITES DALLAS, FT WORTH/FOSSIL CREEK

CANDLEWOOD SUITES HOUSTON BY THE GALLERIA

HOLIDAY INN AUSTIN NORTH – ROUND ROCK

HOLIDAY INN GARLAND

STAYBRIDGE SUITES BROWNSVILLE

STAYBRIDGE SUITES PLANO – RICHARDSON AREA 

UTAH

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES OREM-NORTH PROVO 

VIRGINIA

CANDLEWOOD SUITES WASHINGTON-FAIRFAX

CROWNE PLAZA WILLIAMSBURG

HOLIDAY INN GOLF & CONF CTR-STAUNTON

HOLIDAY INN LEESBURG AT CARRADOC HALL

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WASHINGTON DC SW – SPRINGFIELD

STAYBRIDGE SUITES CHANTILLY – DULLES AIRPORT 

WASHINGTON

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES SEATTLE (NORTHGATE MALL AREA)

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES SEATTLE-KENT 

WISCONSIN

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS JANESVILLE-I-90 & US HWY 14

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES MILWAUKEE AIRPORT 

WYOMING

HOLIDAY INN RIVERTON-CONVENTION CENTER 

 

Canada (5 hotels)  

ALBERTA

HOLIDAY INN 67 STREET 

NEW BRUNSWICK

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL FREDERICTON-LORD BEAVERBROOK 

NOVA SCOTIA

HOLIDAY INN TRURO 

ONTARIO

HOLIDAY INN PETERBOROUGH-WATERFRONT 

QUEBEC

HOLIDAY INN LAVAL – MONTREAL

Mexico (9 hotels 

CROWNE PLAZA MEXICALI-BAJA CALIFORNIA

HOLIDAY INN CIUDAD DE MEXICO-TRADE CENTER

HOLIDAY INN MONTERREY CENTRO

HOLIDAY INN PUEBLA FINSA

HOLIDAY INN PACHUCA, HGO

HOLIDAY INN SALAMANCA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CIUDAD VICTORIA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CHIHUAHUA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PARAISO DOS BOCAS 

Central & South America (4 hotels) 

BRAZIL

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CUIABA 

COSTA RICA

HOTEL INDIGO SAN JOSE FORUM COSTA RICA 

EL SALVADOR

HOLIDAY INN SAN SALVADOR 

HONDURAS

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SAN PEDRO SULA

Europe (17 hotels)  

CZECH REPUBLIC

HOLIDAY INN PRAGUE CONGRESS CENTRE 

FINLAND

HOLIDAY INN TURKU 

FRANCE

HOLIDAY INN STRASBOURG – ILLKIRCH 

GEORGIA

HOLIDAY INN TBILISI 

GERMANY

HOLIDAY INN FULDA

ITALY

HOLIDAY INN VERONA – CONGRESS CENTRE 

NETHERLANDS

HOLIDAY INN EINDHOVEN 

SLOVAKIA

HOLIDAY INN BRATISLAVA 

SPAIN

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MADRID – GETAFE

UNITED KINGDOM

CROWNE PLAZA LONDON – GATWICK AIRPORT

HOLIDAY INN BELFAST

HOLIDAY INN LEEDS – WAKEFIELD M1, JCT.40

HOLIDAY INN MANCHESTER AIRPORT

HOLIDAY INN ROTHERHAM -SHEFFIELD M1,JCT.33

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LEICESTER – WALKERS STADIUM

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NUNEATON

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SWINDON CITY CENTRE

Africa (2 hotels)  

SOUTH AFRICA

CROWNE PLAZA JOHANNESBURG – THE ROSEBANK

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PRETORIA – SUNNYPARK 

Middle East (4 hotels)  

EGYPT

INTERCONTINENTAL ABU SOMA

INTERCONTINENTAL CAIRO SEMIRAMIS 

JORDAN

HOLIDAY INN AMMAN

OMAN

CROWNE PLAZA RESORT SALALAH 

Asia (10 hotels 

CHINA-PEOPLES REPUBLIC

CROWNE PLAZA CITY CENTRE CHANGSHA

CROWNE PLAZA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BEIJING

HOLIDAY INN HANGZHOU

HOLIDAY INN NANJING AQUA CITY

HOLIDAY INN SEA VIEW QINHUANGDAO

HOLIDAY INN TIANJIN RIVERSIDE

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BEIJING DONGZHIMEN 

MALAYSIA

CROWNE PLAZA KUALA LUMPUR

PHILIPPINES

INTERCONTINENTAL MANILA 

THAILAND

HOLIDAY INN CHIANGMAI

Oceania (2 hotels) 

AUSTRALIA

HOLIDAY INN CAIRNS

HOLIDAY INN ESPLANADE DARWIN

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. Hey Ric,

    I’m planning a short trip to San Diego and at first had booked the Westin San Diego for $60 and 4000 SPG points per night. Also, the parking fee is $32 a night I believe.

    But now looking at the Points Breaks I think I will grab the San Diego Mission Valley Holiday Inn for 5000 priority points a night and save my cash and spg points.

    What are your thoughts? Is Mission Valley that far away from being able to do the touristy things in San Diego?

  2. I checked the HI website & they have free parking. It is about 11-12 miles to downtown.

    It is part way up the 15 freeway to the North County area. If you have a car, no big deal. Take 15 South to 8 West & 163 South to get to Zoo, etc. The Wild Animal Park is north of the hotel off the 15 freeway.

    The Westin may be nicer but for 5K points/night, this HI is like paying $30 night.

    I would check Tripadvisor reviews to see if this hotel is acceptable to you.

  3. Used my points for an early June stay in Houston. Used 10K pts for 2 nights @Candlewood suites in Houston. Coupled with the nearly free AA Eagle ticket that was offered to me (targeted), will be an inexpensive trip.

    Glad to see the PointsBreaks continue. 🙂

  4. Thanks chemist661 for answering Phil’s question about San Diego.

    I haven’t traveled to San Diego in about 15 years.

    Every year for the past five years I have said I was heading to San Diego to check out all the hotels, but I still haven’t scheduled that trip. I just find it so hard to get past the Orange County curtain whenever I head south from Monterey.

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