IHG PointBreaks are offered in 3 tiers: from 5,000 to 15,000 points per night.
No, there are no gems, and there probably won’t be any gems in any upcoming IHG PointBreaks — ever! So if you keep coming back for gems whining why there are no gems (as I have admittedly done many times before), then you should stop torturing yourselves.
I’m not excited by this list at all, so there won’t be any pictures or long descriptions. I just don’t feel like pouring too much time into this.
Remember, though, that you can often buy IHG points at $0.05 each. If you have the old $49 IHG card, you get additional 10% point rebate, which makes it $0.045. And if you have the new IHG card you get the 4th night free (if you find a hotel where you want to spend 4 nights, that is).
Some of these deals look appealing to me. Not mind-blowing, but appealing. Although, I haven’t found any semi-decent IHG PointBreak hotels in the 5,000 tier (there are a few locations in China I don’t know anything about).
However, the 10,000 points tier has a few decent choices
Most of these hotels average around $100 per night, except for the Holiday Inn London – Groydon; that one can go for around 130 pounds.
If you are going to Europe, these are central hotels in 2 great European cities.
Holiday Inn Express London – Croydon
This one is also a central hotel — in Groydon that is, but a train can take you to Central London in 20 minutes (or so they claim).
Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea
Much cheaper than a comparable hotel in Israel.
Crowne Plaza Johannesburg – The Rosebank
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
I don’t like Manila, but hotels can be expensive there, so if you need an overnight stay…
The 15,000 IHG PointBreak Hotels tier has a few decent choices, as well!
IHG PointBreaks Hotels: the U.S.
We are in the middle of summer, so call me crazy, but I believe some of these are worth considering. The Indigo Orange Beach is very close to what you can call a gem — a beautiful new beachfront hotel that can cost as much as $300 in season.
Holiday Inn Express Myrtle Beach-Broadway@The Bch
IHG PointBreaks Hotels: The World
Holiday Inn & Suites Montreal Centre-ville Ouest
InterContinental Buenos Aires
Crowne Plaza Nairobi
Again, these hotels are not incredible bargains, but try to think of them as $100 hotels in really good locations, which will cost you even less with a right credit card. Would you book any of them for $100 or less? I think, I would.
Anyway, what do you think? Have you found at least 1 IHG PointBreaks hotel you’d like to book?