There is often bit of drama surrounding the release of the much awaited IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks hotels that go for just 5,000 points per night. We posted sneak peek (access here) and the full preview (access here) last week.
Sometimes IHG releases sneak peek – other times they don’t. They usually release preview list but not always. Most of the time the hotels become bookable in the morning US time while other times they are delayed until afternoon.
You can access IHG’s web page for PointBreaks hotels here (this is not updated with the new hotels before they have gone live and most sought after hotels fully exhausted their PB inventory).
The issue is that IHG Rewards Club this time released TWO preview list that have some discrepancies on the participating hotels. Someone mistakenly updated one of the PointBreaks pages with all the hotels and made it public late Thursday/early Friday while IHG then sent slightly different list.
Here are the differences:
I have compared both of the two lists and subtracted the hotels that appear on both.
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES KAMLOOPS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS STELLARTON-NEW GLASGOW
There are no Canada properties at all on the one list while the ones above appear on the other.
UPDATE: The Canada hotels above are indeed on the PB list this month
This property is only on one of the lists.
This one hotel appears under Idaho on one list and under Iowa on other.
This Lander hotel is under both Wyoming and West Virginia
This Lacey hotel only appears on one of the lists.
And then New Jersey. Holiday Inn Express is gone while two other hotels appear.
Not sure what is the issue with having some hotels on one of the “preview” list while gone from the other and some appearing under more than one US state. I have requested clarification IHG spokesperson but won’t hear before Monday morning US time.