Nov272018

Antwerp, Helsinki, Vilnius New Year’s Eve on IHG PointBreaks

IHG Rewards Club released its list of PointBreaks hotel reward night discounts for stays through February 28, 2019. Out of curiosity, I checked to see if some of the hotels in Europe are available for December 31 reward nights. Hotel Indigo Antwerp, Holiday Inn Helsinki-City Center and Holiday Inn Vilnius all have reward night availability for December 31 and surrounding dates.

Loyalty Traveler – IHG PointBreaks entire list for stays by Feb 28, 2019

Loyalty Traveler – Six IHG promotion offers end Nov 30

Members can buy points for $5.00 per 1,000 points through Friday November 30.

15,000 points = $75 (when you spend $260 for 52,000 points).

10,000 points = $50

Hotel Indigo Antwerp-City Centre = 15,000 points.

Dec 30 – Jan 2 (3-night stay) Room rate = $158.15 nonrefundable rate Standard Queen Room.

$490.69 USD after tax

3-night reward stay at Hotel Indigo Antwerp for $225 buys 45,000 points. 45,000 points saves $265.69 on a 3-night stay in Antwerp over New Year’s.

Hotel Indigo Antwerp ranks #2 of 76 hotels in Antwerp, Belgium on Tripadvisor.

 

Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre, Finland = 15,000 points Standard Queen Room.

Dec 30 – Jan 2 (3-night stay) Room rate = $421.88 EUR per night nonrefundable rate = $477.67 USD.

Buy 45,000 points for $225 or pay $477.67 for a 3-night stay at Holiday Inn Helsinki. 45,000 points cuts the rate by $252.67 for a 3-night stay.

Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre ranks Tripadvisor #18 of 68 hotels in Helsinki.

Holiday Inn Vilnius, Lithuania =  10,000 points Standard Double Bed Room.

Dec 30 – Jan 2 (3-night stay) Room rate = $236.62 EUR per night nonrefundable rate = $267.91 USD.

Buy 30,000 points for $150 or pay $267.91 for a 3-night stay at Holiday Inn Vilnius. 30,000 points save $117.91 on this 3-night stay.

Holiday Inn Vilnius ranks Tripadvisor #5 of 93 hotels in Vilnius, Lithuania.

This is a hotel I stayed at once and really enjoyed. About ten minutes walk to Old Town and hotel is a good transportation intersection for airport bus.

Loyalty Traveler – Review Chic Holiday Inn Vilnius (April 19, 2016).

These are the hotels I checked out yesterday as ones in Europe where I would like to stay if in these places before February. Today I was surprised to find these three city center hotels are available for stays over New Year’s.

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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