As an example, the InterContinental in Sydney, Australia will see an increase from 55,000 points per night to 60,000.
With the holidays coming up this can be an excellent way to put out-of-towners up in a hotel.
IHG has released their latest rewards PointBreaks list for bookings through October 31, 2016.
Per the T&C you can earn one gift card in every 7 day period of the promotion, so technically you could earn up to 10 for a total of $500 in AMEX gift cards!
Redeeming IHG points at some of the upper end properties is a great way to maximize these points. In fact, a couple years back, reader SJ purchased 3 of the 100,000 point packages and was able to stay at the InterContinental Le Grand Paris for a romantic anniversary.
I was dismayed to look over the list today and find that IHG had not only increased a bunch of properties to require more points for redemption, they also upped the top redemption levels to 55,000 and 60,000. It was done quietly without any fanfare, but the extra points required are kind of a big deal.
What delightfully unique hotel was chosen as Kimpton’s first property outside of the US?
I was disappointed to see that the most recent list didn’t include any InterContinental properties at all, nor any of my favorite Crowne Plaza hotels (like the one in Times Square of New York, or even the Crowne Plaza at Toronto Airport in Canada that has quiet zones great for jet-lagged travelers).
PointBreaks can be a great way to save on some of IHG’s properties. At the upper end, some of IHG’s Intercontinental hotels redeem at a 50,000 point level yet every night in a PointBreaks property is just 5,000 points.
It looks a little crazy, but I bet selfies on a pancake will be a hit especially with Millennials. In fact, visitors have already been making pancake selfies, taking a selfie with their pancake selfie, and posting it on social media sites. Is that considered a triple selfie?
Read about the poor fellow who ended up with a measly 1,000 IHG Rewards points instead of the 90,000 he thought he was going to get.
To help you get a jump on today’s PointBreaks, here is the full list of properties from the sneak peek preview list, broken down by country and state, with links for each property.
IHG PointBreaks can be a really solid way to save on stays at their properties. The quarterly list of IHG PointBreaks is now live, and bookings can be made for stays through July 31, 2015. Here is the full list of properties, along with links for each and a breakdown of each type.
InterContinental Hotels Group is running a flash sale for Vegas property award night redemptions. Bookings made at The Venetian or the Palazzo are half off, at 25,000 points. The sale ends March 11, 2015 at noon EST.
IHG has a fun quiz set up you can take to determine what kind of traveler you are and what rewards and experiences you might enjoy.
Last week IHG gave us a preview of the properties on the PointBreaks list available for booking starting today. The list is now live on their website, and bookings can be made through February 28, 2015.
IHG Rewards Club is offering up to 60% bonus on purchased points.
IHG is currently running a new version of their Big Win promotion, called Into the Nights. The promotion is more than a bit confusing since different people have received different offers, and IHG themselves didn’t really do a good job of being clear on the specifics.