The summer list of hotels available at IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks rates of 5,000 to 15,000 points per night will post Tuesday, May 28 at 12 noon ET according to The Points Guy. I no longer seem to be an insider receiving IHG Rewards Club advance email notification of PointBreaks, but I figured they would appear prior to May 31, 2019 before the current list expired.
Four hotels are in the preview posted by The Points Guy:
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur 15,000 points (normally 30,000).
Even Hotel – Miami Airport 15,000 points (normally 35,000).
Hotel Indigo Memphis Downtown 15,000 points (normally 30,000).
Staybridge Suites Manchester Oxford Road (UK) 15,000 points (normally 35,000).
These PointBreaks deals are likely for bookings through August 31, but no specifics on the dates given yet.
Be ready at 12 noon ET, 9am Pacific if you are interested in a discount rate for summer travel.
The last PointBreaks hotel I booked was for Hotel Indigo Warsaw Nowy Swiat on February 28, 2019. Turned out I had to cancel that 15,000 points reward night stay for a paid night at Holiday Inn Warsaw that allowed me to earn 60,757 points spending $291 for 3 nights in Warsaw staying at the Holiday Inn Warsaw, InterContinental Warsaw and Holiday Inn Express Warsaw Airport. That was the second time I missed out on a cheap Hotel Indigo PointBreaks stay due to completing a paid stay to earn a large number of bonus points through a different IHG Rewards Club promotion. I had to miss out on Hotel Indigo Krakow in 2017 for 5,000 points due to needing a paid stay at Holiday Inn Krakow to complete my bonus points promotion tasks.
My hotel calendar is all booked up for my summer travel plans and I doubt there will be a deal that causes me to change plans, unless one of the cities I already plan to stay offers a compelling PointBreaks discount.
IHG Rewards Club is already in my plans with 5 nights planned in June and July to complete my IHG Accelerate tasks (May 1-Aug 31) for 4 nights total between 2 different IHG brands and one Points and Cash stay to earn 37,700 bonus points. You need to register for IHG Accelerate May 2019 by June 18 to participate. This is a targeted promotion and not everyone is eligible.
Loyalty Traveler – My IHG Accelerate Summer 2019 tasks posted May 1.
I expect to earn about 48,000 points for $430 in spend with 5 hotel nights in Europe I need.
My anticipation is for the next set of Pointbreaks covering September and October when I will be looking for an opportunity to plan travel around IHG discount stays. The timing of PointBreaks has not been working for me over the past year. My trips have been falling in the weeks soon after the new PointBreaks lists are released or before I have booked any flights to be certain of hotel dates. I had InterContinental Bucharest booked last October when it was on PointBreaks, but decided to remain in Cluj-Napoca, Romania instead where I was staying at the Hampton Inn Cluj-Napoca for six nights at 4,833 Hilton Honors points per night.
My mind lately is on a USA road trip and I can probably wait until the last week of August to plan that journey. Hard to say though if new and different ideas take hold in my travel mind before then.
Still, I will be online looking for the new IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks hotels list on Tuesday morning in California just to see if there is anything useful for my travels. Some compelling deals could motivate me to plan more travel for late August.