IHG InterContinental

Great List of Properties in November IHG Point Breaks

The new list of November Point Breaks was released yesterday and can been viewed here. The list has a handful of amazing deals and some of the great properties are:

InterContinental Resort Tahiti

InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers

InterContinental Maracaibo, Venezuela

InterContinental Shanghai Rujin

InterContinental Kunming, China

Crowne Plaza Muscat

Crowne Plaza Prague

Crowne Plaza Panama

Crowne Plaza Padova

Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central

In my opinion this is one of the best Point Breaks lists. Normally you can expect and random assortment of mostly lower tier properties with a select few top tier hotels, but this list is stacked with a total of 6 InterContinentals and 19 Crowne Plazas. The real gems are the InterContinental Tahiti and Shanghai and both are an absolute steal at 5,000 points per night. I would book a week in Tahiti in a heartbeat if I could break free from school in the next few months, but that is not going to happen so someone go and enjoy it for me!

Any of these locations are a great deal if you are traveling to any of the destinations on the list. The full list will be out on November 1st and I will be available on the Point Breaks page where you can book the awards nights at the discounted 5,000 points per night. Stays can be book through January 31, 2014.

What is IHG Rewards Club Point Breaks?

They are discounted award redemptions at select IHG hotels–Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Indigo, Holiday Inn, etc. All nightly rates are reduced to 5,000 per night no matter what category the hotel is in. This makes staying at any of the InterContinental hotels a huge value if you can make it fit into your travels. Nightly rates normally run anywhere from 20,000-50,000 at IC, Crowne Plazas, and Hotel Indigos. The list of selected properties changes every 2 months, so the next one will launch in January.

There are ways to buy IHG points directly for .7 cents per point using the cash & points method, which would make each 5,000 night stay cost just $35. Normally the points cost 1.15-1.35 cents each and you can purchase up to the 50,000 limit, but with around about method and per Priority Club’s Terms and Conditions there is a much cheaper way. When booking an award night you can choose to redeem what existing points you have in your account and purchase 10,000 points for $70. At this rate you are buying points for 0.7 cents each.

Essentially you are just purchasing extra points to have enough to make the reservation, but if you ever need to cancel the reservation all of the points will be deposited back into your account. Note: You will not get your money back, instead you will have purchased 10,000 points for $70. This can make for a cheap way to get some extra IHG points, and you could buy 100,000 points for $700. Even if you end up redeeming these points at normal priced properties you can get a huge return on them. The real way to maximize them? Book at stay at an InterContinental like the IC Tahiti that runs around $236 or 40,000 points per night. If you booked a stay at a property on Point Breaks list for 5,000 points you are only paying $35 a night and getting a value of 4.7 cents per point!

Overall I am very impressed with this round of Point Breaks properties and since I can’t travel during the next couple months I will be looking forward to January Point Breaks list. The complete list for November will be up on the IHG site on November 1st, so be sure to check back.

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