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IHG Pointbreaks: One of the Best Kept Secrets in Travel

The IHG PointBreaks promotions are one of the best deals (and best kept secrets) in the world of travel. Here’s how it works: every quarter, the Intercontinental group releases a selected list of hotels around the world that are bookable with 5,000, 10,000 or 15,000 points—a fraction of the normal rate.

The list usually includes 200+ hotels, distributed both geographically and across the range of IHG brands (Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Indigo, Crowne Plaza, Intercontinental, etc.). The current batch of hotels are bookable through October 31, when a new roster will be announced. They range from modest establishments in far-flung locales to upscale accommodations in major cities. There are eight Intercontinental properties on the list this time around, including Cleveland and Miami Doral for 15,000 points. When you consider that IHG points are generally valued at half a cent each, that works out to $75 for a room at a top-flight hotel.

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