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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.

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Use this URL for "Live" PB Listing:
https://www.ihg.com/rewardsclub/cont...intbreaks.html

The PREVIEW list usually appears on IHG's blog first
https://blog.ihg.com/ihg-rewards-clu...breaks-preview
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Old Jan 25, 18, 3:28 am
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Originally Posted by larrythai View Post
Darn it....nothing but a bunch of hotels in the center of London
hopefully we see some sort of previews on some blogs today... cant wait!
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Old Jan 25, 18, 5:24 am
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What blogs do you typically watch for the previews? I find myself googling it every quarter, searching for a preview.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 7:02 am
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There's always the official blog. Sometimes points blogs like OMAAT post a limited preview a couple of days prior.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 7:14 am
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T minus one day until the griping about the poor list of properties begins��

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Old Jan 25, 18, 12:47 pm
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How about we take bets on whether IHG changes PBs to 10K a night without prior notice, in line with recent changes to Ambassador and top-category redemptions.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 1:15 pm
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How about we take bets on whether IHG changes PBs to 10K a night without prior notice, in line with recent changes to Ambassador and top-category redemptions.
I hope not - PB is the only thing that i exciting about IHG. if they ruin it...there is no hope
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Old Jan 25, 18, 2:43 pm
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Per Points with a Crew, the new rates will be 5k, 10k, 15k. I don't mind that, IF the list improves overall and there is a healthy number of 5k properties on there. The initial preview sounds interesting - IC Nairobi and Sao Paulo, but I don't know ow how long a higher quality of hotel will be maintained.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by moe8555 View Post
How about we take bets on whether IHG changes PBs to 10K a night without prior notice, in line with recent changes to Ambassador and top-category redemptions.
So...looks like partially true?

PBs seem to be moving to a 3-tier program...with different hotels at 5/10/15K

http://www.pointswithacrew.com/im-no...-point-breaks/
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Old Jan 25, 18, 2:51 pm
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So...looks like partially true?

PBs seem to be moving to a 3-tier program...with different hotels at 5/10/15K

I've got a bad feeling about the new IHG Point Breaks list - Points with a Crew
Yeah well enough people on here wanted that so it seems they got it. Watch all the FL hotels be 15k, useless.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 3:22 pm
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Killed the BRG program

AMB deval

big points deval this yr

more than likely killed the PB program ...
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Old Jan 25, 18, 3:37 pm
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Doesn't seem like a good change. PB were the only attractive thing left with IHG.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 3:42 pm
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I'm okay with this list but I would have rather them move to a half off normal price system rather than this tiered system because although there are some pretty good values on this list (eg IC Nairobi, which I redeemed points for at the regular rate last year because the cash price is regularly $150+), I would be conerned that a few years down the road the 5ks will all be hotels that are normally 10k, 10ks all hotels that are normall 15k, and 15ks all hotels that are normally 20k, and this will be more like Marriott's PointSavers than a truly good deal.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 4:56 pm
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Yeah well enough people on here wanted that so it seems they got it. Watch all the FL hotels be 15k, useless.
That is why i did not like all these wishes for increasing the price of the PB. ( But good job of IHG they see the customer want increase and they deliver.)
So let enjoy the next few so so PB lists and my prediction is in less then 2 years we will have 30 000 PB hotels.

And lets not forget that IHG pays hotels around 20$ per nights for these PB in most cases ( unless hotels have very high occupancy rate ),
so they are not at a loss
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Old Jan 25, 18, 5:33 pm
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Originally Posted by 1353513636 View Post
I would be conerned that a few years down the road the 5ks will all be hotels that are normally 10k, 10ks all hotels that are normall 15k, and 15ks all hotels that are normally 20k, and this will be more like Marriott's PointSavers than a truly good deal.
In the world of hotel programs, a few years down the road is an eternity, and nobody can predict what will happen. Will we see 100k rates at the best ICs? Will there be another recession and hotels will be desperate to increase occupancy, and we'll see a revival of super lucrative (FFN-type) promos? Who knows. The best advice is to use your points here and now, and for that, this may be a desirable change. The last few PB lists have been bleak, so I welcome the opportunity to pay slightly more and potentially have access to much better hotels.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 5:36 pm
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I believe there will be over 200 hotels on the upcoming PB list, compared to about 100 for the last two promotions. It will be interesting to see what the breakdown is between the three tiers, and in particular how many hotels remain at 5,000 points.
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