Goodbye Point Breaks – What Was Your Favorite IHG Point Breaks Award Since Inception?


Last week we wrote about the unfortunate news that IHG Rewards Club is going to discontinue their popular Point Breaks and the comments from readers varied greatly, though obviously nobody is happy about this.

I thought it’s a good time to reflect on the past years and list our favorite or best value Point Break awards to keep up the spirit.

You can access IHG’s original page for PointBreaks here.

The page has been deactivated as soon as the previous point break booking period expired on Jan 31.

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To those who missed it, last week there was no update on new Point Breaks and upon inquiry we just IHG’s reply that Point Breaks have been discontinued for the time being.

Here’s once again the statement from the IHG spokesperson:

We do not have a new IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks promotion planned currently. However, our guests can take advantage of our current offers, City Lights (advisory attached) and the IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card promotion. We look forward to sharing more details on other promotions in the coming weeks.

I don’t want to get into the bad and ugly or how many people will leave IHG for good now.

Let’s focus on our best Point Breaks redemptions since the program was around – what did you score?

My personal favorites:

  • Intercontinental Tahiti
  • Intercontinental Thalasso Bora Bora
  • Intercontinental Tokyo
  • Intercontinental Tokyo The Strings
  • Intercontinental Doha
  • Intercontinental Phu Quoc
  • Intercontinental Hanoi

I was also able to make decent use of other random destinations including those that I might have not otherwise visited. Those were good enough to make me leave my comfort zone and look at something new.

Unfortunately ever since IHG broke down the PB program into three tiers there was rarely any phenomenal deal to be had that would it worthwhile to go out of my way. The IC Phu Quoc in Vietnam was probably one of the best picks in recent time.


It’s sad this option is gone for now and I hope IHG comes out with something new to entice members. For the time being I see good value in using the 4th night free award of the IHG Premier credit card in combination with 10% points back from the classic card and another 10% back from Ambassador.

What were your personal favorites of the point breaks program throughout the years? List them below!

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