With the recent IHG Point Breaks list coming out, I have been working on planning a mini-vacation for a friend of mine.
(SEE ALSO: Map of all IHG PointBreaks August 2015-October 2015 with sortable table)
Her dates are pretty flexible, and her location is flexible, which is good, because according to the Truth of the Traveler’s Triangle, being flexible on your dates and location are a sure way to get a great price (in this case, a series of hotels for a 7 night vacation for only 35,000 points total!)
While working through her route, I came across a trick to get a calendar of award availability. Other hotel chains (such as Hilton) provide an easy way to find multi-date calendar award availability, but with IHG, it takes a little bit of trickery, which I thought I’d share in case it benefits someone else
IHG / Priority Club multi-date calendar search
In order to get the calendar of award availability, first you need to do a long-running search. In the case of Point Breaks, since they’re usually good for approximately 3 months, I just find the hotel I’m interested in, choose “Reward Nights”, and plug in the start and end dates of the Point Breaks promotion. Here’s a screenshot for the Holiday Inn in Memphis, Tennessee
You’ll see that my end date is for October 31st, which is the last date of the current IHG Point Breaks list. Once I click Check Availability, I’m greeted with the following screen
If you don’t see that screen (instead seeing rooms available for 5,000 points a night), like I did when searching at the Candlewood Suites in Houma, Louisiana, that means that you have award availability throughout the whole date period chosen.
Finding available dates through the IHG award calendar
If you’re greeted with the “Reward Nights sold out” message, you can click “View Available Dates”, and you’ll see the multi-date award calendar.
That will let you know which dates are available (blue) and which dates are not (grey). As you can see, the hotel in Memphis is filling up fast
It may be that this trick to find the multi-date calendar search on IHG / Priority Club was already well-known, but I hope that it’s helped someone! Did you already know about how to get a calendar search on the IHG website?
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