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Book IHG Award Nights at 186 Hotels for 5,000-Points

IHG Rewards today released its latest list of 186 PointBreaks hotels that are available for booking for just 5,000 points per night.

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 October 26, IHG Rewards members can book award nights for 5,000 points at 186 participating hotels, for stays through January 31, 2016.

The new list includes 129 hotels in the U.S., 17 in the rest of the Americas, 27 in Europe, and 13 in Asia, 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.

The question with PointBreaks, always, is whether any of the discounted hotels work for you. As far as sheer numbers go, the current list features around 26 more participating properties than the previous quarter’s. But it’s a downgrade from the roster of several quarters ago, which featured 210 hotels, including 142 in the U.S. alone. There’s only one InterContinental on the new list, the InterContinental Cairo Semiramis – Egypt.

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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This article originally appeared on FrequentFlier.com.

By Tim Winship

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.