Now that Hilton is royally “screwing” those that tend to use their points for high end aspirational properties, it is good to note that awards are actually bookable all the way until 2015. You can read my piece about this Hilton change here.
Above is the comparison table for the new point requirements for category 10 properties. Some of them are going up more than 100% considering the current sweet spot of 6 night VIP awards.
Here’s how you can find availability all the to 2015
Hilton’s regular search only allows you to search for the next 12 months, although reservations are open for 24 months.
You need to choose some dates in 2014 and choose flexible dates.
Then, when you get the availability calendar, you can change the dates for all the to February 2015 using the calendar on the upper right. Sometimes, you need to scroll down few weeks first using the “forward a week” on the left.
Right now, the last day for arrivals seems to be February 23, 2015, but the stay can be until May 2015.
Conrad Koh Samui
You can book the hotel all the way until March, 2015.
Also available until the beginning of March, 2015.
Hilton Bora Bora
Totally open for bookings until March 15, 2015
Many plan their aspirational trips well in advance. You can use this truck to lock down your favorite Hilton properties all the way until 2015 and make sure that your points don’t get royally devalued.