Hilton made an announcement back in April 2014 (access here) that they would be moving away from yearly award category changes and would adjust award categories “seasonally” that seems to roughly every other month/every three months based on the observations.
Hilton HHonors updated its web page for award category changes earlier in the week. These changes take effect on July 13.
You can access Hilton’s web page for these changes here.
You have to bear in mind that Hilton’s award categories don’t mean as much as they used to because the number of points within an award category varies a lot and can be changed unannounced.
Here are the properties moving up in award category:
Here are the properties moving down in award category:
Here are the new properties added to Hilton HHonors and their award categories:
There are total of 20 properties moving up by an award category and 13 moving down of which two by two categories.
Hilton HHonors has launched total of 89 new properties since previous update back in March. It is interesting that the Hilton Garden Inn Bali airport is just 5,000 points per night. Cannot see that one lasting long at category 1 property….