Aimed at younger guests, but may appeal to budget-minded travelers of all ages.
Sneak Peek: New Hilton Brand “Tru” Launches With 102 Hotels
Tru By Hilton: A New Desk-Less “Millennial” Hotel Brand
Will have showers but no tubs, free breakfast, free wi-fi. The rooms will have no closets and no desks, which is a deal-killer for many travelers…their intended audience is Millenials who prefer to work on their laptops in bed.
Million Mile Secrets blog has a good preview.
Another blogger’s take on the new brand: http://dealswelike.boardingarea.com/2016/01/27/a-new-hilton-brand-tru-coming-soon/
Being able to go downstairs and eat a free breakfast in your hotel can save time (half an hour) and money ($20 for a couple, per day).
This blogger has a collection of ideas for how to score a free breakfast. For example, stay at Holiday Inn Express (free breakfast) rather than Holiday Inn (no free breakfast).
This is good, money- and time-saving information.
I always like the interactive IHG PointBreaks map. It gives me inspiration for where I need to visit.
The northernmost PB this time is in Helsinki (where it’s Winter / Spring), the southernmost is in Cordoba, Argentina (where it’s Summer / Fall). Note that Cordoba is on about the same latitude as south Texas.
You can book these hotels for just 5000 points/night, if you’re quick enough when they become bookable. That is probably about 8 or 9 AM Central time tomorrow morning.
PREVIEW: IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks January 25 – April 30, 2016 (FULL LIST)
Utter the secret passphrase at check-in, and you will get a prize. Check MommyPoints blog for the secret.
This is a wonderful promotion from International Hotels Group (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Intercontinental and other brands). If you combine this promo (49 cents for 500 points) with the PointBreaks promo (rooms for 5000 points/night), you can get a great room for as little as $5 per night.
Man was short 3000 points, he called and the Customer Service Rep just gave them to him.
IHG points are the loyalty points of Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Intercontinental and some other brands.
Hyatt is wising up on this, but it still works for other hotel chains.
Hyatt Eliminating AARP Discounts
International Hotel Group (IHG) is the second-largest hotel chain in the world, with brands including Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Intercontinental. They have a promotion where you get at least 500 IHG points for every handwritten entry that you mail in. So, that’s 500 points for a 49 cent stamp plus about 3 minutes handwriting your name, address, phone number, etc.
Rooms at IHG hotels typically go for 10 thousand to 20 thousand points per night, or (in this case) $20 to $40 worth of stamps. However, from time to time IHG’s PointBreaks promotion offers rooms for only 5000 points ($10/night).
Information is at
Remember, you must create an IHG account and sign up for the promotion before you mail in your entries. And the promotion ends March 15, 2016.
You can upgrade to Diamond status at Hilton free, with a status match from another brand. The status is good until 3/31/2017. See