Now that we have established the number of points that you earn on average based on the spend (see my previous article here) at Hilton family of hotels hotels, it is time to have a look at the number of points that is required to get a free night/number of points earned per dollar.
Spend Requirement For A Free Night
Here I took an average number of points required for a free night at number of metropolitan cities around the world and divided that by number of points earned per dollar at Gold and Diamond levels both with and without the Hilton HHonors Amex Surpass credit card.
The sweet spot in the Hilton’s award chart are the five night stays using points. Like Marriott and SPG, Hilton has now instituted fifth night free using points. The average nightly point cost will go down by 20% on stays that are exactly five nights.
Seems that the number of points required for a “free” nights are quite a bit higher compared to the Club Carlson’s similar chart that I did last week.