The new Priority Club Point Breaks list is finally out. These were all available for booking several hours ago, but International Hotels Group’s Priority Club took their time to update the list. These are valid until May 31st, 2012. But, some of the more popular properties will drop off the list far sooner.
This is a great way to save on redemptions. I just made a week along bookings for both the InterContinental Asiana in Saigon and InterContinental Manila properties. I think that these good represent a very good value using points.
I really cannot get too excited about most of these Point Break hotels, but I might book the CP in Prague for few days later next month as well as the HIX in Cape Town. The Holiday Inn Ploenchit is an excellent property, but I find it hard to use points in Bangkok considering how inexpensive the better properties are.
My tips for booking Point Breaks:
1. The popular properties will drop off the list in a day or two. You need to act fast.
2. Book Point Breaks one day at a time. This way you have more flexibility to cancel/shorten your stay if needed. It might also show better availability this way, when some room types are sold out.
Things to consider
Most of the Royal Ambassador benefits do not officially apply when you redeem points for free nights. I would say that it is often fifty-fifty if you get them though. More unlikely if the property is on the Point Breaks list due to rise in free night redemptions.
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL PRAGUE
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HOLIDAY INN GUELPH HOTEL & CONFERENCE CTR
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BEDFORD
HOTEL INDIGO INDIANAPOLIS FISHERS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS INDIANAPOLIS SOUTH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS INDIANAPOLIS AIRPORT
HOTEL INDIGO BASKING RIDGE
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CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL NEWARK AIRPORT
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