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Book IHG Award Nights at Any of 171 Hotels for Just 5,000-Points

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IHG Rewards today released its latest list of PointBreaks hotels that are available for booking for just 5,000 points per night.

Offer Details

Beginning on January 25, IHG Rewards members can book award nights for 5,000 points at 171 participating hotels, for stays through April 30, 2016.

The new list includes 113 hotels in the U.S., 19 in the rest of the Americas, 24 in Europe, 11 in Asia, and four in Oceania, Africa, and the Middle East.

Deal or No Deal

With normal IHG Rewards 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.

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As far as sheer numbers go, the current list features around 15 fewer participating properties than the previous quarter’s. And that was a significant downgrade from the roster of several quarters ago, which featured 210 hotels, including 142 in the U.S. alone. Unlike most past PointBreaks lists, there are no InterContinentals on the new one.

Numbers aside, the question with PointBreaks, always, is whether any of the discounted hotels work for you.

Bottom line: Whether it’s long or short, the PointBreaks 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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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.

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