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IHG updated their Points Break hotel list last week. To see the post I made about it earlier, click here. The Points Break list is the best deal in hotel awards. It allows you to receive a free night during the promotional period for 5,000 points (which is a good deal less than the normal cost). The list rotates every so often. This current list is good for hotel stays through January 31, 2014.
Getting the Points – IHG Rewards Club Visa
Application Link – Chase IHG Rewards Club Visa – 80,000 points after spending $1,000 in 90 days (I do not receive a commission for this card) Note: This link takes you to a landing page without the terms of the bonus offer listed. There have been no reports of anyone not getting the 80K points. For more info, see this FlyerTalk link. If you feel more comfortable seeing the bonus offer spelled out, there is another offer that gives 60,000 points instead available here – I do not receive a commission for this either).
You may not receive the points from the above card in time for this promo if you have your eyes on a particular property, but it is definitely a great card to get and hold for more Points Break hotels. The points from this offer will give you 16 nights at Point Break hotels! Not only that, but it also gives you a free night certificate at any IHG hotel annually (the annual fee is $49) and gives you IHG Platinum elite status (highest IHG status) as long as you hold the card. Great card that should be a keeper!
Points Break Hotel List
There are a couple of hundred hotels on the list so I will not listing them all here! However, if you are curious what hotels are available for booking this time around, head over here for the whole list. However, I did want to take this time to highlight some of the hotels that may work for the marathoners who have a race coming up before January 31, 2014. Even if you already have a hotel reserved, as long as it wasn’t a prepaid rate, you can still cancel that hotel and reserve one of these (which can also be cancelled).
This list may not be exhaustive but will list as many marathons and point break hotels as possible. If you know of others, please leave a comment below.
- Philadelphia Marathon – Staybridge Suites (Montgomery) and Staybridge Suites (Valley Forge)
- San Antonio Marathon – Staybridge Suites (Sea World)
- Istanbul Marathon – Holiday Inn Express (Istanbul)
- Panama City International Marathon – Crowne Plaza Hotel (Panama)
- Shanghai Marathon – Crowne Plaza Hotel (Shanghai Xianyang Lake) and Crowne Plaza Hotel (Shanghai Pudong)
- California International Marathon – Holiday Inn Express and Suites (Elk Grove/Sacramento) and Holiday Inn Express and Suites (Sacramento)
- Houston Marathon – Holiday Inn Express and Suites (Houston), Staybridge Suites (Houston), Candlewood Suites (Houston)
So, are you running any of these marathons? If so, I would definitely jump on some of these point break hotels! They are a phenomanel deal for a great experience! Even if none of these will work for you this time, I highly advise you get the IHG Visa card so you will be prepared when a city does work for you!
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