PointBreaks are one of the best hotel loyalty program discount room offers available. For just 5,000 points per reward night an InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club member can book a free night. And even if you don’t have points, the cost to buy 5,000 points is as low as $57.50 to purchase directly from Priority Club. Within 24 hours you can have up to 40,000 points to book a room.
The primary condition to keep in mind with PointBreaks is the list of hotels dwindles down as the available rooms at properties are reserved and hotels are removed from the list.
This new list of properties went online on Monday and already the InterContinental Vienna has been removed from the list. Not surprising since this hotel offered a $200 per night savings with the PointsBreak free night. This is the first week the updated PointBreaks hotels have been posted, so more than 160 hotels are still available for reservations.
United States Hotels (88 hotels)
Canada (12 hotels)
Mexico (all IHG hotels in Mexico are 50% discount on free nights using points thru December 1, 2009)
Central and South America (7 hotels)
Europe (27 hotels)
Africa/Middle East (11 hotels)
Asia (10 hotels)
Oceania (6 hotels)
Priority Club Points Purchase link: https://priorityclub.points.com/purchase/index.jsp
Mexico Reward Nights are 50% points thru December 1, 2009
This PointBreaks offer has one different feature from past offers. All award nights in Mexico are offered as 50% off award nights for all IHG member hotels rather than the regular 5,000 points per night PointsBreak offers.
Many of the hotels in Mexico will be more than 5,000 points, however, all hotels in Mexico are available for a 50% free night redemption with points through December 1, 2009.
Some notable IHG member hotels still on the list today:
InterContinental Mauritius – Balaclava Fort
Oct.12-17 room rate is 144€/night = $203/night. This hotel is available for a 5-night stay at 25,000 points =$1,015 USD room rate value.
October 12-17, 2009 $158USD per night, 25,000 points = $790 value
InterContinental Wellington, New Zealand
October 12-17, 2009 248NZD = $160USD per night. 25,000 points = $800 value.
These are probably not even the highest value hotels. They are just samples of the bargains available at upper-upscale and resort hotels in the list of more than 160 PointBreaks hotel offers currently listed. Mexico is an additional offer with its 50% discount on free nights using points at all IHG hotels.