June 27th, 2013
The current list is valid for stays from 07/01 through 08/31. Hotels can sell out quickly.
You can stay in any PointBreaks hotel for 5,000 Priority Club/IHG points. If you already have 5,000 Priority Club/IHG points in your account then you can buy increments of 10,000 points for $70 as described below.
If you don’t have points yet Priority Club sells 5,000 points for $67.50 or you can instantly transfer 5,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Priority Club.
After you have 5,000 points in your account there is a “trick” to buy points for .7 cents each. You can book any cancellable 15,000 point hotel stay using cash and points for $70+5,000 points.
To do so just search for reward points stays in any metro area and you should find a hotel for 5,000 points+$70. The $70 paid is nonrefundable so when you cancel the hotel you will get back 15,000 points in your account. Effectively you are buying 10,000 Priority Club points with this method for $70 or 0.7 cents per points.
In other words the cost per each 5,000 point stay is just $35 once you already have 5,000 initial points in your account.
Sample hotels for $35 per night:
-Crowne Plaza Edison, NJ
-Holiday Inn Express Woodbridge, NJ
-Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport
-Candlewood Suites Kansas City Airport
-Candlewood Suites Salt Lake City-Airport
-Candlewood Suites Elgin NW-Chicago
-Candlewood Suites Miami Airport West
-Crowne Plaza Phoenix North
-Crowne Plaza Montreal Airport
-InterContinental Athens, Greece
-InterContinental Bucharest, Romania
-InterContinental San Jose, Costa Rica
-Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu