I have about 70k points floating around in my IHG account, which typically can pay for about 2 nights at a Holiday Inn Express or Staybridge Suites in Orlando at 30k per night. IHG point costs seem to stay the same no matter what time of year it is; however, they seem to have updated the system in the past week or 2. They lowered a lot of the properties and made the price fluid based on date. They dropped the rates in August by half, so I can now stay 5 nights at a Staybridge Suites (4 nights plus 1 night free using points). I've been avoiding IHG hotels lately because some of the resort fees are hovering about $20 a night (not even including parking fees), but they still have a handful left without parking or resort fees. Hope this helps someone!