PointBreaks: IHG Award Nights for Just 5,000 Points
IHG Rewards (formerly Priority Club Rewards) has released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels available for booking for just 5,000 points per night through September 30, 2014.
Effective immediately, IHG Rewards members can book award nights for 5,000 points at 173 participating hotels for stays through September 30.
The new list includes 120 hotels in the U.S., 22 in the rest of the Americas, 18 in Europe, eight in Asia and Oceania, and five in the Middle East and Africa.
Deal or No Deal
With normal award prices beginning at 10,000 points per night, the PointBreaks rates represent a discount of at least 50 percent. The value proposition is unarguably a compelling one.
The question with PointBreaks, always, is whether any of the discounted hotels work for you. As far as sheer numbers go, the current list of 173 participating properties is a slight improvement over the previous quarter's 159, but it's a considerable downgrade from the roster of several quarters ago, which featured 210 hotels, including 142 in the U.S. alone. On the upside, there are four InterContinentals on the new list. It is, in short, a mixed bag.
Bottom line: Whether it's long or short, the list is always worth perusing. There just might be a hotel that fits into your existing travel plans, or that could be the centerpiece of an opportunistic trip.
As always, room nights available at the PointBreaks rate are limited, so act quickly to lock in a deal that works for you.
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This article originally appeared on FrequentFlier.com.