New InterContinental Hotels Groug Priority Club Points Breaks Are Out Until March 31st

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InterContinental Hotels Group’s Priority Club just launched their first quarter 2012 Points Break list. These hotels are great way to use Priority Club points at deep discount as all these hotels are only 5000 Priority Club points per night.

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My favorite hotels of this group are the InterContinental ones. The Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Crowne Plaza hotels are way too inconsistent for my taste. I am sure that there are brilliant Holiday Inn hotels, but you never know before you are actually at the property. If you are only planning to sleep at the hotel, I am sure that all these will do as well.

There are only nine InterContinental hotels on the Points Break list. The most interesting one is probably the property in Tahiti, and I am actually quite surprised to see it on the list, although you can usually find rates for less than $200 there.  The one in Phnom Penh is quite nice. I have stayed there couple of times. Normally the rates there are around $100 per night.

The problem that I have, when I am redeeming “free” nights at InterContinental properties, is that officially the main Royal Ambassador benefits like upgrades, 8AM check in and complimentary minibar do not apply. Other problem is that, if you consider qualifying for the Royal Ambassador status that requires around 50 nights at IHG hotels, there is opportunity cost as well. Let’s consider the following points:

– On average, I have earned 7K Priority Club points per paid stay (1 night) at IC’s considering Royal Ambassador, Platinum, Ambassador Accelerator, quarterly stay, and three times a year global bonuses

– Value of confirmed Royal Ambassador benefits – maybe $20 per stay

– Value of qualifying stay for IC RA renewal – maybe $10 per stay

– Possibility of getting cash back for a paid booking – have varied from 5% to 13%

So in my opinion, it doesn’t really make a sense to use a Points Break night unless the InterContinental hotel is at least $150 considering the points that I made above.

Here is a list of InterContinental hotels in the current list that should be now all bookable.

INTERCONTINENTAL THE PALACE PORT GHALIB RESORT EGYPT

INTERCONTINENTAL TASHKENT UZBEKISTAN

INTERCONTINENTAL PHNOM PENH CAMBODIA

INTERCONTINENTAL SHANGHAI PUXI CHINA

INTERCONTINENTAL JAKARTA MIDPLAZA INDONESIA

INTERCONTINENTAL RESORT TAHITI FRENCH POLYNESIA

INTERCONTINENTAL HAMBURG GERMANY

INTERCONTINENTAL V CENTENARIO SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

INTERCONTINENTAL REAL GUATEMALA GUATEMALA

Here’s the full list of Point Breaks hotels available as of now. Please note that some of these hotels might be off the list relatively soon.

Africa
TANZANIA
HOLIDAY INN DAR ES SALAAM CITY CENTRE

Middle East
EGYPT
INTERCONTINENTAL THE PALACE PORT GHALIB RESORT

SAUDI ARABIA
HOLIDAY INN JEDDAH – AL SALAM

UZBEKISTAN
INTERCONTINENTAL TASHKENT

Asia
CAMBODIA
INTERCONTINENTAL PHNOM PENH

CHINA-PEOPLES REPUBLIC
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL CHENGDU CITY CENTER
HOLIDAY INN CHANGZHOU WUJIN
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL ORDOS
HOLIDAY INN HOHHOT
HOLIDAY INN HARBIN-CITY CENTRE
INTERCONTINENTAL SHANGHAI PUXI

FRENCH POLYNESIA/TAHITI
INTERCONTINENTAL RESORT TAHITI

INDIA
HOLIDAY INN JAIPUR

INDONESIA
INTERCONTINENTAL JAKARTA MIDPLAZA

Europe

GERMANY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS FRANKFURT AIRPORT
INTERCONTINENTAL HAMBURG
HOLIDAY INN MANNHEIM CITY CENTRE

IRELAND
HOLIDAY INN KILLARNEY

ITALY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS FOLIGNO

SPAIN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ALICANTE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BARCELONA – MONTMELO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ONDA – PROVINCIA DE CASTELLON

UNITED KINGDOM
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BURTON UPON TRENT
HOLIDAY INN DERBY – NOTTINGHAM M1, JCT.25
HOLIDAY INN SWINDON

Mexico
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL TORREON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CANCUN ZONA HOTELERA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS TAMPICO
HOLIDAY INN TUXTLA GUTIERREZ
HOLIDAY INN VERACRUZ-CENTRO HISTORICO
STAYBRIDGE SUITES MONTERREY – SAN PEDRO
Oceania
AUSTRALIA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL ALICE SPRINGS
Central & South America
ARGENTINA
HOLIDAY INN ROSARIO

BRAZIL
HOLIDAY INN FORTALEZA

COLOMBIA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL TEQUENDAMA BOGOTA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MEDELLIN

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
INTERCONTINENTAL V CENTENARIO SANTO DOMINGO

GUATEMALA
INTERCONTINENTAL REAL GUATEMALA

NICARAGUA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL MANAGUA

PANAMA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL PANAMA

United States
ALABAMA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES FULTONDALE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ANNISTON/OXFORD
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES PELL CITY

ARKANSAS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES CONWAY
CANDLEWOOD SUITES FAYETTEVILLE-UNIV OF ARKANSAS
HOLIDAY INN NORTH LITTLE ROCK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MONTICELLO
STAYBRIDGE SUITES ROGERS – BENTONVILLE

ARIZONA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL PHOENIX

CALIFORNIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS FORTUNA (FERNDALE AREA)
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ONTARIO AIRPORT-MILLS MALL
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WEST SACRAMENTO – CAPITOL AREA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES SILICON VALLEY-MILPITAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES OAKLAND-AIRPORT
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SANTA MARIA

COLORADO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES GRAND JUNCTION

DELAWARE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SEAFORD-ROUTE 13

FLORIDA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BONITA SPRINGS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES COCOA
HOTEL INDIGO FT MYERS DTWN RIVER DISTRICT
HOLIDAY INN JACKSONVILLE S-9A & BAYMEADOWS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MELBOURNE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SANFORD (LAKE MARY AREA)
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES THE VILLAGES

GEORGIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BREMEN
STAYBRIDGE SUITES COLUMBUS – FORT BENNING
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES COMMERCE-TANGER OUTLETS

IOWA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES AMES
CANDLEWOOD SUITES DES MOINES

IDAHO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MCCALL-THE HUNT LODGE

ILLINOIS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MARION
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES O’FALLON/SHILOH
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ROCKFORD
CANDLEWOOD SUITES OFALLON, IL – ST. LOUIS AREA

INDIANA
HOTEL INDIGO COLUMBUS ARCHITECTURAL CENTER
CANDLEWOOD SUITES FORT WAYNE – NW
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MERRILLVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES WABASH

KANSAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS DODGE CITY
CANDLEWOOD SUITES TOPEKA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES KANSAS CITY-OVERLAND PARK

KENTUCKY
HOLIDAY INN HOPKINSVILLE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES PADUCAH

LOUISIANA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL LAFAYETTE AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES RUSTON
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LAKE CHARLES-SULPHUR

MASSACHUSETTS
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL BOSTON-NATICK
HOLIDAY INN BERKSHIRES
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PROVIDENCE-NORTH ATTLEBORO
HOLIDAY INN TAUNTON-FOXBORO AREA

MARYLAND
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS FREDERICK-FSK MALL(I270/RT 85)

MICHIGAN
STAYBRIDGE SUITES DETROIT-UTICA

MISSOURI
STAYBRIDGE SUITES COLUMBIA-HWY 63 & I-70
CANDLEWOOD SUITES JOPLIN
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ST. ROBERT

MISSISSIPPI
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES FOREST
CANDLEWOOD SUITES PEARL
STAYBRIDGE SUITES JACKSON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MERIDIAN
CANDLEWOOD SUITES OLIVE BRANCH

NORTH CAROLINA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES GREENVILLE NC
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HILLSBOROUGH (DURHAM AREA)
HOLIDAY INN RALEIGH NORTH – CAPITAL BLVD
STAYBRIDGE SUITES DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL-RTP


NORTH DAKOTA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MINOT SOUTH

NEW HAMPSHIRE
HOLIDAY INN CONCORD DOWNTOWN

NEW JERSEY
HOLIDAY INN SELECT CLINTON

NEW MEXICO
HOLIDAY INN DEMING

NEVADA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES CARSON CITY
STAYBRIDGE SUITES RENO

NEW YORK
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL LONG ISLAND – MACARTHUR ARPT
HOLIDAY INN MT. KISCO (WESTCHESTER COUNTY)
HOLIDAY INN UTICA

OHIO
STAYBRIDGE SUITES COLUMBUS-AIRPORT
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL DAYTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LONDON-I-70
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MENTOR (LAMALFA CONF CENTRE)

OKLAHOMA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MIDWEST CITY
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL OKLAHOMA CITY
CANDLEWOOD SUITES TULSA


OREGON

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GRANTS PASS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES MEDFORD
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES PORTLAND-JANTZEN BEACH

PENNSYLVANIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MEADVILLE (I-79 EXIT 147A)
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL PHILADELPHIA WEST

RHODE ISLAND
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES PROVIDENCE-WOONSOCKET

SOUTH CAROLINA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ORANGEBURG
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES I-26 & US 29 AT WESTGATE MALL

SOUTH DAKOTA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES WATERTOWN

TENNESSEE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MEMPHIS SOUTHWIND
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS KNOXVILLE-STRAWBERRY PLAINS

TEXAS
STAYBRIDGE SUITES AUSTIN-ROUND ROCK
HOLIDAY INN BROWNSVILLE
HOLIDAY INN DALLAS NORTH-ADDISON
CROWNE PLAZA SUITES DALLAS-PARK CENTRAL
HOLIDAY INN HOUSTON-SW-HWY 59S@BELTWY 8
HOLIDAY INN HOUSTON NORTHWEST WILLOWBROOK
STAYBRIDGE SUITES LUBBOCK


UTAH

CANDLEWOOD SUITES SALT LAKE CITY-AIRPORT

VIRGINIA
HOLIDAY INN ALEXANDRIA SW-EISENHOWER AVE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES HAMPTON
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL RICHMOND DOWNTOWN

VERMONT
HOLIDAY INN RUTLAND-KILLINGTON AREA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SPRINGFIELD

WASHINGTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BOTHELL-CANYON PARK (I-405)
HOLIDAY INN SEATTLE-ISSAQUAH

WISCONSIN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES DELAFIELD
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MILWAUKEE-WEST MEDICAL CENTER

WEST VIRGINIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NEWELL-CHESTER WV

WYOMING
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CASPER-I-25
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SHERIDAN

Canada
ALBERTA
HOLIDAY INN 67 STREET

NEW BRUNSWICK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES SAINT JOHN HARBOUR SIDE

ONTARIO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BRAMPTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BARRIE

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