The new list of hotels for IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks hotels at 5,000 points per night posted yesterday. The list is USA focused. Europe has hotels, but mostly airport hotels and Holiday Inn Express properties. There is Crowne Plaza Antwerp as one upper upscale hotel in Europe. Few properties in Asia and Middle East. Some Latin America selections.
CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC)
Middle East & Africa
Central & South America
IHG PointBreaks are a fantastic deal when your travel plans align with a hotel property. In the past year I have booked three 4-night stays on PointBreaks at Holiday Inn Brno, Czech Republic, Holiday Inn Clermont-Ferrand, France and Crowne Plaza Vilnius, Lithuania. All three places became my travel destination solely due to a PointBreaks hotel and I had a wonderful time in each place hanging out and exploring cities while spending less than $30 per night on my hotel. My PointBreaks stay this month at Crowne Plaza Vilnius was even upgraded to a one bedroom suite. That has been 12 hotel nights on IHG PointBreaks for under $300 considering all the points I earn too with Platinum amenity welcome points and 10% rebate on points redemptions as an IHG MasterCard member.
Holiday Inn Lodz jumped out at me when I saw this list. My plans in July take me to Krakow, Poland. I considered changing to Lodz, but the city does not sound too appealing.
Łodź is regarded to be the poorest among Polish cities with population over 500,000, mostly due to poor infrastructure and low living standards.
I’ll stick with Krakow, Poland for our July trip.
There is a hotel on this PointBreaks list I booked already. In June I will undertake my third annual ‘Drive out of Florida” road trip with a $15 per day rental car from Orlando, Florida to New Orleans.
This will be my ‘hot feet and sweat’ Gulf Coast tour.