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2018 Pointbreaks Discussion Thread

2018 Pointbreaks Discussion Thread

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Created WIKI Mar2017 purely to add the "new" IHG PB List URL as I can't find by screen navigation since IHG changed the reservation screens etc, and the old url if saved no longer works either.

Just got fed up trying to find , much easier to store in wiki, hope this helps others

Pointbeaks changed the amount of points needed: This is discussed in this thread: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/inte...5k-10-15k.html

This thread is about the discussion about the locations and the actual list, please use the thread above for discussions about the increased number of points needed for pointbreak redemptions.


Use this URL for "Live" PB Listing:

The PREVIEW list usually appears on IHG's blog first
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Old Jan 29, 18, 11:17 am
Join Date: Nov 2014
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True Yellowjj, 11 at 5000 and only 33 out of 200 in total.
Proof that this is a DEVALUATION.
Most of the 10000 and 15000 point hotels (there are some exceptions) are average hotels..and if they're a good brand in not the most desirable of locations.
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Old Jan 29, 18, 11:19 am
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Wasn't overly useful for me this time.
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Old Jan 29, 18, 11:19 am
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Most of the hotels at 10k/15k would be unremarkable at 5k.
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Old Jan 29, 18, 11:20 am
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Not quite what I was expecting to see...
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Old Jan 29, 18, 11:21 am
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Well that wasn't worth me delaying my trip to the pub for!
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Old Jan 29, 18, 11:21 am
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Managed to snag two stays in Rome, one for two nights and the other for one night. Also snagged two nights in the Naples hotel, without even checking where it is or what it is like.
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Old Jan 29, 18, 11:22 am
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I see that three properties at which I stayed for 5K/night within the past 24 months are now on the list at 10K/night: CP Edison, NJ; CP Saddle Brook, NJ; and HIX, Batavia, NY.
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Old Jan 29, 18, 11:24 am
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The goal of IHG it seems is to wipe out the 5000 point hotels completely. They probably would have done it eventually anyway but didn't help when some lobbied them to make "better" hotels available for more points.
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Old Jan 29, 18, 11:25 am
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I swear a couple of the 10/15k were previously on the 5k list. Nothing useful for me this time.
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Old Jan 29, 18, 11:26 am
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IHG hotels in preview list are offering PointBreaks prices now, although the full list has not posted yet

update: nevermind

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Old Jan 29, 18, 11:26 am
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The. End.
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Old Jan 29, 18, 11:27 am
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Pointbreaks is dead

Well, after the recent "enhancement" we can safely say that IHG has effectively killed Point Breaks.

Holiday Inn that were previously going for 25000 points are 15000 in the low season? Give me a break, not a Point Break.
A NJ Crowne Plaza Saddle Brook that was on Point Breaks 1.5 years ago for 5000 in October is twice as much now for February?

And to all the bloggers trumpeting about "oh, look, they promise nicer hotels and more availability" yeah, go lounge at Holiday Inn Express Tuxpan for 15000.

And, apparently, you're not able to add other people to the bookings.
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Old Jan 29, 18, 11:27 am
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Crap. For the first time absolutely nothing appealling for us. Combined with recent devaluation of specific properties this make life easier - will not bother pursuing the current accelerate promo as points are worth so much less now. Instead will concentrate on Hilton, Starwood/Marriott and Accor. Goodbye Spire this year I think.
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Old Jan 29, 18, 11:30 am
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Nothing I can use at all. Usually can find ` 1or 2 but this list is a total waste for me. Oh well maybe next time
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Old Jan 29, 18, 11:30 am
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IC Nairobi for 10K points is not bad at all
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