Hilton Honors made very ill advised decision spring last year to stop advising members about award category changes and new hotels joining the program.
Over the past two weeks, we have published the list of all Hilton Honors hotel at 5,000 points (read more here) and 10,000 points (read more here) per night levels. Last week we also released a list of all 5,221 Hilton Honors hotels (read more here) and the number of points required for standard awards.
You can access Hilton Honors here.
There has been lot of talk about the devaluation over the past couple of weeks and we decided to set the record straight.
We have compiled the list of changes that have taken place between April 2017 and March 2018:
Total of 124 hotels require 5,000 more points per night and 97 hotels require 10,000 more. Only one hotel has gone down and requires 10,000 less.
Hilton Honors has 450 new properties added to its portfolio since we published the list back in 2017. Some of these could be rebrands (may have changed brand within Hilton portfolio).
I wish that Hilton Honors would be more open with its members about these changes. More information and communication the better. This obfuscation is almost like from Delta’s playbook and disliked by members.
To be honest, I was surprised that only 221 hotels had moved up in number of points required for a free night compared to last year. That represents less than 5% of Hilton’s hotel portfolio as of today. I am not impressed, however, that only one hotel requires less points.